KNIT-A-SQUARE WISH LIST 2017
Over the years Knit-a-Square has grown rather organically and kindhearted members have been sending an ever increasing variety of goodies, but it has become essential for Knit-a-Square to have an appraisal and re-evaluate its whole approach in order for the office team to comfortably handle the number of items arriving.
In future Knit-a-Square will ONLY be able to distribute squares, assembled blankets, hats, hand-warmers and cuddly toys. All other items, as mentioned below, will be distributed through a third-party and not directly by KAS.
The focus for the coming year, and for some time to come will be :
Squares for blankets - Hats & Hand-warmers - Cuddly Toys
In order to make life easier for the office team we need the following assistance :
HATS & BEANIES
ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT ARE WELCOME
TO HELP US COPE AND STREAM-LINE THE OFFICE OPERATION, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A TRUSTED THIRD PARTY IN THE FUTURE :
Jumpers and Grace Vests : Have already been successfully distributed by Erica Lüttich from the Outreach Foundation. However, although Erica sent lots of photographs of the children wearing the garments, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible each time.
Toothbrushes, tissues and toiletry items : A third party distributor has yet to be identified, but church outreach departments will help.
Store bought or second-hand clothing : Will be distributed through Wandi and the Methodist Church quarterly outreach gatherings.
Underwear : All underwear will be given to the Rape Crisis Centre in Beoni which deals with many children up to the age of 14 in all crisis situations.
Socks : A third party distributor has yet to be identified.
KasCuddles & Baby Items : Will be distributed via Hotel Hope and Sister Susan at the Baragwanath Hospital Maternity Ward.
GENERAL POSTING & PACKING NEEDS
BONA FIDE GIFT
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
AND CARING HEARTS!
Thank you, Pam. This is superb!!! xo
Thanks Pam. :))
This page has been very informative for me as a first time contributor to 'knit a square' - thank you! :)
Thank you Pam, it is always good to get the wishlist and have focus on what is really needed for the year.
Looking forward to contributing, but could you give me an idea of stitches and length for the arm warmers or does it not matter?
There are patterns for knitting two different patterns http://www.knit-a-square.com/easy-knitting-pattern, or crochet http://www.knit-a-square.com/free-crochet-patterns in the KAS Pattern Book listed at the top of the page. Most hand warmers start out as a square and get sewn up. I make the crochet warmers and crochet up the side, I think it is option 3. Hope this helps.
Could the section on "how to stitch together a KAS blanket" be added to the KAS pattern pages as an instructional page please?
Arlene, I've added the blanket instructions to the KAS Pattern Book intros. Hope this is fine.
Here are the links [scroll down the page] http://forum.knit-a-square.com/page/patterns
Thank you so much