"Hi Jayne, it is disappointing when a parcel doesn't appear on the received list. Your parcel will be somewhere in the South African postal system and will eventually reach KAS. Or you might see a hat or pair of hand warmers on a child !…"
"I posted two parcels in March. Only one has appeared on the received list. The missing parcel contained 14 hats, 6 hand warmers & 2 teddies. Is there anyway I can check if you have received but not recorded the parcel before I contact the UK…"
A warm welcome to Knit A Square..... from over here in Western Australia.Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the vulnerable children of South Africa. They love to receive their…"
Hi Jayne, it is disappointing when a parcel doesn't appear on the received list. Your parcel will be somewhere in the South African postal system and will eventually reach KAS. Or you might see a hat or pair of hand warmers on a child ! Sometimes a new volunteer will forget to record the parcel contents. After 8 years of sending parcels I have grown to trust that the items do get to the children....eventually.
My parcels from Canada take a minimum of 8 weeks to arrive and sometimes up to 4 months. I use surface mail as airmail is too expensive. I sent 4 parcels in May and 3 are noted on the June list. Hard to say when the 4th will arrive but I am confident it will show up. Hope this helps to reassure you. Linda
A warm welcome to Knit A Square..... from over here in Western Australia. Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the vulnerable children of South Africa. They 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 K-A-Sers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist, you can see what items we are currently focusing on. http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/wish-list-2017
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. :)) You can also find postage information and a packing slip to send with parcels there.
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 creations...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.
Postal costs for incoming parcels has risen alarmingly since mid-April
because of a new rule that ALL overseas parcels attract the customary
handling fee and that has been increased to R51.50 PER PARCEL[$3.74USD].