Ronda has expressed the need for a newer vehicle to transport squares and blankets. Helen Flagg has proposed to the US Group that we raise funds to help KAS purchase a car. The idea has gone global and there is an initiative on the…"
"Thank you so much Jan.....sending the postal info is very helpful. I think I was over-charged. One place charged me $4 and another place charged me $7......I knew something didn't add up for the same pieces. Thanks again.
"Can someone explain to me what planet Pearl is? Several months back I knit squares from Calif. but the postage got so much on our fixed income I had to stop. I want to help if there's another way......let me know......thanks"
"Dorothy........I did reseach on the 'Tyvek envelopes' they look great and I notice there lighter weight than the paper envelopes so that will be my next try. I'll go to the post-office to. I'll keep you posted on this."
"Hi Dorothy....I told Sandy wrong. the enveope was not $5.36Cents it was 6.36cent. I typed that wrong. I hope other post so I can see whats wrong. The mail station keeps telling it's because it going out of the USA. ????? Hey...what ia a Tyvek…"
"zanie.......I do hope you get this comment. I want to thank you a bunch for your response to help me with the little vest. I'm doing nicely on it. I'm having a little trouble trying to navigate on this whole site as I'm not the…"
Thanks for the comment - they are all knitted squares and I just laid them out on my table (they were sent to Africa as individual squares). It was a fun bunch to work on. I enjoy every minute of this project and can't wait for…"
"Sandy--got the ezine and was so moved by all the stories of the children. Thank you for all of your work you'v put into it. I do have a question. Today I was pretty upset as the last time I sent my envelope it was $3. and this time today same…"
"Hi Rosemary - so sorry you r having probs. I am not sure which vest/jumper you are referring to, but, I think the easiest way to get you sorted out is to start from the beginning. Using whatever size needles you want (this because the pattern allows…"
"Sandy.......Oh dear, I know how busy you are so if someone here catches this that will be great if not I'll ask my knitting teacher altho were out for the summer for now. But I can do other projects. And yes....that is the pull-over with the…"
Ronda has expressed the need for a newer vehicle to transport squares and blankets. Helen Flagg has proposed to the US Group that we raise funds to help KAS purchase a car. The idea has gone global and there is an initiative on the forum about it. Check the latest ezine video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VK9mbUrGWI&feature=youtu.be
Hi Rosemary - so sorry you r having probs. I am not sure which vest/jumper you are referring to, but, I think the easiest way to get you sorted out is to start from the beginning. Using whatever size needles you want (this because the pattern allows for small vests/jumpers on small needles and larger ones on larger needles.
Cast on 44 stitches - Right? It sounds as if yoou are doing what we call a rib (border) to begin with - so - 1st row - knit 2 purl 2, second row purl 2 knit 2. Do this for a couple of inches or more, if you wish. Do not change your needles and start your pattern, which is prob ably stocking stitch from the sounds of it, being 1 row plain, 1 row purl. Continue until your garment measures 10" (or whatever length you wish).
NOW with right side of work facing - cast on 12 stitches, (44 and 12 + 56 - right?) Knit 2, purl 2 to end of row.
NEXT ROW cast on 12 stitches (56 + 12 = 68) so knit 2, purl 2 to end of row - (NO INCREASING IN THIS PATTERN). Continue the yoke/sleeve section of knit 2, purl 2 - for at least 5 - 6". CAST OFF and knit another side to match.
Sew your jumper up.
I do hope this helps you, please let me know if it doesn't and we'll make another plan. Best wishes and thank you for your great enthusiasm for the Knit-a-square cause.
At the end of each month I publish the list of the squares arriving. If you go to this link you can download a 20 page list of all those who have donated squares.
I would love to thank each and every one of you personally, but I hope you will understand that with the volume of squares arriving in South Africa, (which of course we want in order to make more blankets for the orphans) and only Kalai and I, it is just not possible to do that in the time available to us.
We really want to make the most of our time working hard to get more squares to Africa and writing and sending the e-zines which bring news to you of the children and their blankets.
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 :