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!
I have been knitting dolls for Uthando project for a few yrs now but as I also have been doing the squares for here and are now putting them all ready to post one each pay day, I was wondering if these dolls would be suitable for older children . I have 4 girls at the moment ready to go.. they are a little larger than the teddies I see here... what do you think...
Yes please Elaine ! The Uthando project has lovely toy patterns. Georgia Efford gave KAS permission to use the patterns for the children in South Africa. We have posted the patterns here: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/uthando-project-patterns
Would you post a photo in the Teddy Bear Picnic January theme? We would love to see your 'girls'.
Will do , I could't find the folder with the photo in when I posted this so will head there now.. I have modified a pattern for a book on dolls.. I found lots of errors and also the dolls were not long enough in the body and I had to redo some of the jumper patterns as well .. If anyone is interested in making these lovely dolls, I will sit and type out the patterns and post them.. I may take a little while.. although it shames me to say not the 2 yrs I have had all the toys and squares, but the Lord has been on my case lately and I have a dear younger (and healther) friend who is helping me tye ends, and fill in your labels.. All going well they should be posted one a fortnight from next Thursday, God willing.