"Pleased to see K-A-S almost received enough in donations to cover the month's expenses, but it would be even better if we had just a little more income, as it appears we are still operating at a loss each month.
A huge YAY to everyone who was…"
"Over 120 subscribers are donating monthly in support of Knit-a-Square. This helps greatly in paying the ongoing expenses. With the added expense of paying a processing fee on all overseas parcels [$3.75 USD per parcel], Knit-a-Square is…"
"In Ganya Yabatho there are a lot of stripey hats which look as if they were made by one person. They look just lovely. All the blankets and hats look bright and cheerful. Rebecca that is so exiting to see your square !"
Yes, Linda gets some credit, but she had a good student, so you both get credit.
And, as you said, mustn't get upset about the yarn things. Or as we say, this is a "first world problem". In the third world, it is just finding food to eat, and something that will keep you warm. How lucky we are!
I'm enjoying the time with Craig, but it will end soon; he flies back to AUS on Wednesday. While he was here, I made him some fingerless gloves, a headband, and some warm and cushy slippers, all of which he says he loves. I also bought some yarn on sale to make him a hat, and of course, got some other soft discounted yarn for KAS. Yeah! a new box of yarn to play with .... like I didn't have any before that! Ha ha.
Hi, Pam, I just saw your beautiful blue and orange granny square on the July page. It is a winner! Your stitching looks so neat ... have you really been doing this only a few months???? You are amazing.
Crochet uses a lot more yarn than knitting, so if you are used to knitting and the yarn it takes you will be surprised by the way crochet eats up the skeins. One estimate that I read about said you need a length of yarn that is 3 times the length of the row for a row of single crochet. Unless of course you crochet much tighter or much looser, LOL ....In truth, I have found that doesn't quite work for me. I crochet a tiny bit tight, and still need more yarn than that. Don't know if any of this will help you, but it might give you a way to estimate if a yarn scrap is long enough. In any event, your work is looking GREAT, so just keep on doing what you're doing!
Thanks, Pam. Good thing I tossed this to you, because I had completely forgotten about the memory blankets. That's why we pay you the big bucks .... LOL.
I love the granny squares you've been making, and hope you have a minute or two each day to work on your own squares. But you do so much for KAS, and I don't want that to stop, either. Maybe we need to figure out a way to donate hours to your day!
We are having a beautiful summer here, hope yours is the same.
Craig is home for a few weeks, so we are enjoying our time together, but have been quite busy rushing around, but had a wrench in the works when he developed a tooth problem and needed an emergency root canal! Yuck! (I'm sorry for him, but just glad it isn't me!!!)
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 June figures click :