"Marion a friend of mine Marioth Brown joined your ABC blanket and I did the butterfly one.
Your butterfly squares are absolutely exquisite. I hope you don’t mind that I divided them into two blankets. I’ve given them to another friend to…"
"Thank you Susanne and Valerie.
Dont stress about the squares. We used them all and as far as KAS is concerned everything goes.
No matter what we put together we always have lovely blankets to warm our children. "
"Thank you Bev and Gloria. I love Tuesdays just to go to The Barn and have coffee and muffins,a busy morning, a lot of chatting and what we love most... opening the post. Luckily we all have different tastes in sewing up our blankets.
"Thanks Amy. We try to separate the picture squares which means we need collect suitable squares to compliment the main square. Sometimes this takes weeks to collect them. Amy watch this space for for your other vehicle squares. It wasn’t…"
"1 is Linda Maltbys STUNNING memory blanket for her mum.
2- 8 are Cath’s squares sewn together by my team . I joined number 4.
5 and 6 are different yarns that Cath used and are fabulous.
I did the Christmas one number 9.
10 -13 were also…"
"Judith you sent so many beautiful squares. The rose squares are amazing. I’ve just edged the “autumn shades” one that Ana stitched together. I hope you don’t mind that I repositioned some of the squares on the blanket I did.…"
"Anneke and Sharon your blankets are truly magnificent.
My team joined all the blankets from the bright pink one. The pink squares were some of the hundreds that we received from Kings College.
All the granny squares are from Cath.
"There are so many talented contributors out there.
I wouldn’t know where to start making those squares but they were great to work with.
Looking forward to seeing the next batch of blankets. Thank you Christine."
Hi Estelle, as a South African you understand the hardship the children face every day. Thank you for making squares to keep them warm.
If you are interested, the South African volunteer team based in Johannesburg meets every Thursday to open parcels and sort squares. They would appreciate your help if you have time. Here is the contact number: +27 82 655 5150
Greetings Estelle from the middle of Canada. You're a lot closer to the action than I am, that's for sure! Welcome to a worldwide network of loving happy people helping African HIV/Aids orphans and the poorest of the poor. Glad to have you with us! It's so heartening to know that in this global, often so impersonal world, we're actually making a difference, a REAL difference, in the lives of these children. Check out the Forum, in the header above, for the various discussion threads, and Photos for all the lovely photos of members' work and Groups where you can join groups from countries around the world, not to mention Patterns where you can get inspired with easy level patterns of things the children really need, the right sizes and shapes.
When you click on Discussions, the Featured Discussions grouping (in the Forum section above) shows the most important subjects at the moment, latest challenges, latest news etc. I also recommend the Café KAS Discussion section, which contains the Furry, Feathered and Fishy Companions and Share A Yarn threads. I am so much a Yarnaholic! Thanks again for helping the AIDS orphans in Africa!
Welcome to KAS from over here in Western Australia.
Plain Jane squares, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of KAS and are ALWAYS our most needed item. This type of square being a garter stitch/single colour or striped square and I think it is single or double crochet if your preference is for crochet. By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of other patterns provided by our fellow KASers, if you are wanting to mix it up a bit and make other patterned squares as well.
If you click on the groups tab at the top of the page you will find all the different groups and you are free to join as many as you would like. :))
Please check out the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page as this may answer many initial questions you may have and will help you get started. Any other questions...just ask...we love to help. :))
If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.
If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.
KAS supplied blankets, hats, handwarmers and toys to over 5,500 children in 2017. If Ronda’s wishes come true, in 2018 even more children will receive the gift of warmth and love from around the world.