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Gwen Boese replied to Amy's discussion KAS SNIPPETS - JUNE 2018
"3 cheers for those RJSKnitters! We had so much fun that day and felt rewarded and blessed."
Jun 21
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"What beautiful children and so happy looking.  Would be so much fun to be there when they get those gifts.  God bless all the volunteers out there distributing. Gwen from NS Canada"
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"Leanne ,you are truly an inspiration. I love your reports about the work you are doing.  I wish so much I could come spend a day at the Volunteer Base and help open packages.  We also get a lot of enjoyment in packaging our squares and…"
Oct 28, 2017
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At 2:30am on September 13, 2016, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

(by large gauge I mean the circle loom sets commonly found in department stores like Walmart)

At 2:29am on September 13, 2016, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Gwen you asked about what yarn to best use on a knitting loom?  I have fairly large gauge looms so when using them to make a hat I use two strands of knitting worsted (size 4) or one strand of chunky (size 5) on those looms. I've since discovered smaller gauge looms, right down to sock yarn sized....when I have a couple of months I'll tackle socks...yikes. The smaller gauge looms work great for sport weight yarn or DK weight yarn (size 3).  Hope this helps some?



At 2:27am on September 13, 2016, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Welcome to Knit A Square, Gwen a charity providing blankets, hand warmers, soft toys and hats to orphans and AIDS victim children throughout South Africa.   We are very glad to have you with us!  I am in the middle of Canada and we have the option of sea mail to post. J It takes 6 weeks or so but gets there just the same.  Check out our Groups area (see top of Square Circle page, far right) to find groups formed in your countries .  You can join as few or many groups as you wish and there are many good tips for posting to be found there, as well as fun get-togethers and knitting afternoons and other tidbits members share.  The photos section contains a small sampling of contributors’ items;  some of us have a dickens of a time uploading photos for some reason.  The Discussions section is large but check out the reports from South Africa and drop into Café KAS for a giggle if you want one, also there’s Postal Information there.  Again, welcome!  Ask questions freely and have fun sending your love and warmth to the children! (And check out the monthly challenges for interesting ideas of what to knit or crochet or loom knit along with other KASers)

At 11:36am on September 9, 2016, Linda Maltby said…

Welcome Gwen.  Nice to have another Canadian on board :-) 

At 2:11am on September 8, 2016, Gloria Grandy said…

Nice to have you back, Gwen ... :)) xo

At 12:03pm on September 3, 2016, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Gwen.

A warm welcome to Knit A Square from over here in Western Australia. It's great to see another Aussie join the forum.  :))

Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for a vulnerable child in South Africa. The children love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of  patterns provided by our fellow KASers.  If you would kindly check out our wishlist for 2016, you can see what items we are currently focusing on. 


 Clicking on the  'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have . Any other questions...please ask...we love to help.  :))

Here is a link to postage information, including our packing slip that we attach INSIDE our parcel to assist in the unpacking/recording process at Knit-A-Square in S. Africa.


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.

Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link:


It is just for fun and there is no pressure to join in.  ANY squares you may like to make will be much appreciated.  :))

You may also like to check out our KASshop tab at the top of the page. There are cards and gifts for many occasions.

Thank you for joining us.  :)) 



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