Hi Nichola, I live on the south east coast of Kent, UK. I was born in Gloucester which is in the west of UK but have lived in Hythe just over 40 years. I have been a member of the forum since January 2013. Knitting for KAS is very addictive, but I really enjoy it, hope it 'grabs' you in the same way!! Where is Newcastle in Australia? My husband and I have been to Australia a couple of times, first time to Brisbane and Sydney, second time to Melbourne and Adelaide, we drove along the Great Ocean Road, great experience. Keep knitting!
Welcome Nichola, from Georgia in the U.S.! We are so happy to have you on board and can't wait to see all your lovely squares!! (No pressure, lol!).
You will find the KAS forum to be a very friendly and supportive group. If you ever have a question, don't hesitate to ask!
Welcome to KAS...from over here in WA. So GREAT to see another Aussie in the forum.
Are you a knitter or a crocheter?...or perhaps both?
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. :)) The Australian/NZ group is called 'Downunder and Land of the Long White Cloud". There you will find info particularly relevant to our part of the world.
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.