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"These are great. I love your spider!"
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"You did a terrific job on all three Joanna! The children will love them!"
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"I am very much afraid of big spiders, but not this one, he looks so cute!  Love the bee and the butterfly. Tulips from Holland Joanna? :)))"
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Here are 3 more squares for the November theme. The Spider was my attempt at a Cute arachnid; he should be called a Bear or Frog though, that web was rather a challenge to incorporate into the square, I had to frog numerous times to get the stitch…
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More Fireworks

Here are three more Firework Surprise Squares, these were coordinates for my initial November Themed squares; the pink coordinated with the Hug, red with the (Lady)bug and the browns and grays with the Slug. I really do enjoy making these and I…
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Nov2014 Collage

Here are 3 more squares for the November theme. The Spider was my attempt at a Cute arachnid; he should be called a Bear or Frog though, that web was rather a challenge to incorporate into the square, I had to frog numerous times to get the stitch…
Nov 13, 2014
Joanna Dowlearn replied to Linda Maltby's discussion NOVEMBER THEME - BUGS, SLUGS AND HUGS
"Here are 3 more squares for the November theme.  The Spider was my attempt at a Cute arachnid; he should be called a Bear or Frog though, that web was rather a challenge to incorporate into the square, I had to frog numerous times to get the…"
Nov 13, 2014
Joanna Dowlearn replied to Linda Maltby's discussion NOVEMBER THEME - BUGS, SLUGS AND HUGS
"Here are three more Firework Surprise Squares, these were coordinates for my initial November Themed squares; the pink coordinated with the Hug, red with the (Lady)bug and the browns and grays with the Slug.  I really do enjoy making these and…"
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"Absolutely ADORABLE! Your work is inspiring. The children will be blessed by your squares."
Nov 12, 2014
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At 6:14am on November 9, 2014, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Greetings Joanna from Canada above MN! 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!  To see and hear what we do I suggest listening to this great original song about KAS and how easy it is to get involved, written and produced by KAS members and supporters.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvqcUZ4OGs&feature=youtu.be

 

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 being mentioned.

 

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! 

At 6:46am on November 6, 2014, Anneke said…

Thank you so much Joanna :)

 When I had finished the wings part it looked like the vanes of a windmill LOL.

I thought: I can unravel it or just give it a try. When I had sewn it onto te square it looked like the wings of a butterfly, I made it in shape while sewing. The body was different in the original pattern, I made it more like what a child should love. I made a mistake: the body looks smaller than the wings! It has become an alien butterfly :))) ....I hope you will give yours a new try :)

At 2:48am on November 6, 2014, Mary Anne Fellows said…

Welcome to KAS, Joanna, from Georgia!  We are thrilled to have you here on the forum and contributing with your lovely squares!  Your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing what you create in the future.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  You couldn't find a more supportive group or a more wonderful charity to get involved in!

At 5:09am on October 31, 2014, Susan Haines said…

Welcome to KAS from Nashville, TN!  So happy to have you join us in our efforts to warm orphans and vulnerable children of South Africa!!

At 4:39am on October 31, 2014, Gloria Grandy said…

Hello Joanna.  Welcome to Knit-a-Square from Nova Scotia, Canada.  A desire to share and to help keep the children in South Africa warm has brought together a wonderful group of caring individuals from all over the world.  We are delighted that you have joined us.

This is where we receive information from Ronda and the volunteers in South Africa (South Africa Reports),  have our questions answered (Helpful Hints), find patterns (Kas Pattern Book)  share photos (Photo tab), conversation, and an occasional good laugh (Share a Yarn) with other Forum members.  There are many ongoing discussions (DiscussionsCategories) for you to follow and/or join, and other specific groups (Groups) that may interest you.  Just browse through the tabs at the top of the page, and I’m sure you’ll find whatever information you need.

The KAS Pattern Book includes patterns for garments that have been designed by KAS with the specific needs of the children in mind.  We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years, as this age group is in need of warm garments and blankets.

Our main focus is 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) squares for blankets.  It doesn’t matter if they are simple knitted or crocheted squares (Plain Janes, we love to call them) or fancy squares.  What does matter is that they measure 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) and that they are warm.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS. They provide the framework for a few fancy squares to create individuality in a blanket.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are always needed.

If you have’t already seen it, please have a look at our very own Knit a Square Song.  We hope you will like it and share it with all of your friends :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvqcUZ4OGs&feature=youtu.be 

Every square you send will be received in South Africa, stitched into a blanket by the wonderful volunteers there, and lovingly wrapped around the shoulders of a vulnerable or needy child, giving him or her warmth and the assurance that someone cares.

Each month we have a different theme/challenge.  These are for fun and inspiration, and you are welcome to join in any or all of them.  You will find information regarding all of these (including the current ones) under the DiscussionsCategories tab at the top.

Regarding postage, many of us use sea-mail and find that parcels take between 6-10 weeks to arrive in South Africa.  Since parcels are arriving all the time, this is perfectly okay and we encourage you to use the least expensive way to send.  Also, it is extremely important that it is clearly marked on our packages “Knitted Squares for Charity Only – No Commercial Value”. 

So please sit back, relax, put your feet up, grab your yarn and hook/needles and enjoy.  You are among friends.

 
 
 

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