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Comment by Anne Powell on February 21, 2015 at 2:02am

Here's the Link to the Blue Scarf Project discussion.  You will find all the details about scarf requirements and WHY we are doing this in the introduction

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/special-report-the-navy...

Pam is doing a "Totaliser" in the intro, so once a month when we hear from Ronda how many scarves have arrived, Pam will update it   For every 10 scarves she will use a scarf symbol. Every time we reach 50, she will post a school bus.

The current number of scarves to arrive is 44 - we are close to getting our first bus!

Please post photos of your scarves in the discussion and in Photos - we have an album started.

Thanks, Helen, for promoting this to the US Group.  I must do this for the other major groups as well.  You said it so well, that I may just "steal" some of your words!!!!

Comment by maureen fast on February 21, 2015 at 1:45am

Ok, Helen.  I thought they all had to be a uniform length and look for their uniforms.

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on February 20, 2015 at 4:38pm

Look above where there is a tab called "Discussion/Categories."  Click on that and scroll down to the Navy Blue Scarf Project.  All the directions are in that discussion.

Comment by LoomaHat on February 20, 2015 at 4:10pm

Helen - Where can we find the post you mention in your comment? - I can create a loom knitting pattern for the scarf and post it on my site but I need the specifics

Thanks, 

denise

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on February 20, 2015 at 4:04pm

Maureen.......Google "How to add tassels to a scarf."  There are some great visual demonstrations that are easy to understand on You Tube.

Comment by maureen fast on February 20, 2015 at 2:42pm

Could you please describe how you add the tassels onto the Navy blue scarves.

Thanks, Maureen

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on February 20, 2015 at 11:11am

It seems every time the group hears from me we have a fundraiser in the offing! So, no, not this time!  I am posting to encourage all of us in the U.S. group to get involved with the Navy Scarf project.  This is a really important project for KAS and will benefit the cold school children.  The benefit KAS receives in having their mail picked up and delivered to the offices by the pharmaceutical company and in addition the monetary help in rent money are both real advantages for KAS.  In return, we need to get on board and support KAS by making and donating the navy scarves.  The directions on the Forum are really clear, whether knitted or crocheted.

If you are crocheting a navy scarf, I have discovered a time saver.  My good Canadian friend Anne Powell happened to mention in a KAS post related to the scarves that she is crocheting her scarves long-wise the length of the scarf.  I had just completed my first scarf and was crocheting side to side and had been grousing about having to turn each row.  I just began my second scarf, and aside from the monotony of chaining 43 inches, I am finding the going SO much easier and quicker to simply crochet the full length of the scarf and then turn. Anything that will save time is worth a go. 

Thank you so much to all of you for your participation and your caring about the children.  They need so much...........and we are blessed with so much to give.

Comment by Amy on January 30, 2015 at 2:13pm

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/international-postage-r...

This link is has lots of valuable information.  Helen Flagg is the guru of shipping from the USA.

I actually switched to the long custom form...still very easy to fill out... because I ship sweaters and cuddles together.  I find that with more weight you actually get a better rate.  In January I sent 14 lbs. for a little over $100. 

If you know that your post office workers are easy going, ask them about your options.  Everything from the United States has to go air mail and that is why it is so expensive.  I was told that the surface shipments were getting lost along the way.  I was sending three 4 lbs. packages for $120 before, the heavier package works for me.  Fewer packages throughout the year, but I save some money. 

The cost of mailing is one reason why I buy clearance yarn and use coupons.  I can make a garment for under $10, but it will cost more to send.

Do not know if this information helps at all.  Please note that I started shipping this way in July and I haven't heard from SA if it has caused any extra cost on their end.  That is never my intention.

Comment by Diane Murray on January 30, 2015 at 12:26pm

dikdnt realize it would cost so much to mail-does it have to go first class?Saw that Penny posted it would be $40.oo

Comment by Jana Benitez on January 29, 2015 at 10:46pm

I've found it's about $10/lb. 

Don't make the pkg over 4lbs or you have to fill out the long customs form. 

I do use a bubble bag as I don't want to pay for the box. 

 

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