"This gorgeous blanket and the chat about octopi vs octopuses reminds me of the Beatles song...."Octopus Garden"
I'd like to be under the seaIn an octopus' garden in the shadeHe'd let us in, knows where we've beenIn his…"
"New member Sandy Hills added this blanket to the Photo Gallery. I thought it was perfect for the theme...blue water,green sea grass and red sandstone/sand. It reminds me of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The sand and rocks are red from…"
"Thanks, Bev. We were talking about this very early this morning and agreed that if it followed the Latin rule it should be octopi, but could be octopuses (which sounds awful to me!), so I decided to google it, but you beat me to it! Think I'll…"
"My children always insist that shades I call green are actually blue but I suppose none of us know if we're seeing the same as other people. At least nobody can argue with 'ocean' for this theme, Bev, - let's agree that…"
"All great squares, Linda - thank you. The variegated yarn is perfect for the sea, and the wheel spoke 'sun' is a lovely touch. And the ripples - what can I say, except that I'm so glad you got carried away!"
"Flippa! I loved the theme song to this tv series when I was a child.
When I got half way through this square, I couldn't decide if it was blue or green, as it looked different in different light settings. I was worried it was green. I looked…"
"Your octopuses/octopi have found the perfect beach to hangout at, Patricia. I absolutely LOVE the beach colours you have used and the brighter blue really makes them pop!!
What an interesting question you posed, Lesley. I had to google it, as…"
"Patricia, I could sense this was your creation before I saw your name and picture above it. It has your style and flair for toning colours and neatness written all over. A top class blanket indeed. Love it."
"I'm loving all the seaside squares ! Great colours and the pictures squares are fabulous and will be a delight for the children.
Sun shining into the deep blue sea. C2C box stitch on the left and right, plus my…"
I have a pattern for the African Flower Ball. I can send it to you, but I found it on Internet under African Flower Soccer Ball. It was created to celebrate the World Cup in SA. If you can't find it ther, let me know and I'll send you my copy. It's only 5 rounds. You need 12 to make a ball the size of mine, which is smaller then a regular soccerball.
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 children. 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 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. :))
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.
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We are so pleased you have joined us, a circle of caring friendsand volunteers from all over the globe determined to make a difference in a child life stitch by stitch, one square at a time. Spread the warmth and knit a square.”
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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]. for July figures click :