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Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Zalewski Nov 5, 2017. 406 Replies

"Variety is the Spice of Life"- and this month's theme offers plenty of variety whatever your level of skills in knitting or crochet. Let  your imagination run riot with  yarn, colour,  stitch  and…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by mary Nov 9, 2016. 448 Replies

I am delighted  to host  again a KAS monthly theme.  There is something for everyone in this month's challenge,   so do  let your imagination run riot with a variety  of yarn, stitch, colour,…Continue

OCTOBER 2015 THEME - Grannies and Garters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elsi Nov 22, 2015. 85 Replies

I am  delighted to host this,  my first KAS monthly theme, and what a fun title to inspire us to get our needles clicking!  From  crochet enthusiasts,  we are looking for lots of Granny Squares where…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Dec 10, 2015. 24 Replies

I  am involved with my local Wednesday Club here in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders, 35 miles south of Edinburgh.  The Club meets every fortnight in the afternoon  and is aimed at the…Continue

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Susan Donaldson replied to Amy's discussion JULY 2018 THEME- THE WONDER OF LEARNING
"A wodnerful contribution from Alice of Earlston Wednesday Club, with 32 striped squares, 15 plain janes and 6 pairs of handwarmers"
Jul 9
Susan Donaldson replied to Sue Gillman's discussion May 2018 - Warm Hands Warm Hearts
"Gorgeous and fun!  I love the rich purple colour. "
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"I love the touch of blue in these."
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Christmas Squares

"Ever so nice!"
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Christmas Squares

For some reason I cannot add squares as usual onto My Page , all I get isthe circle icon going round and round. So here are my latest. Thank YouSusan Donaldson
Apr 14
Susan Donaldson replied to Valerie Zalewski's discussion APRIL THEME: CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
"Many thanks, Gloria for  your lovely comment.  The dark blue and the red are actually wool with a sparkle, but the sparkle has not shown up in the photograph!  "
Apr 9
Susan Donaldson replied to Valerie Zalewski's discussion APRIL THEME: CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
"Two squarws inspired by Chrsitmas colours."
Apr 9
Susan Donaldson replied to Gloria Grandy's discussion MARCH - THINK BOYS
"More squares from teh Earlsotn Wednesday Club"
Mar 19
Susan Donaldson replied to Gloria Grandy's discussion MARCH - THINK BOYS
"I have been busy this past few months crocheting my first full KAS "granny" blanket.  It took time to work out how to start it to achieve a rectangular, rather than a square, but I found a very helpful video.   Hopeully it is…"
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"What cuties heading off to SA to make some children very happy"
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"You've been out treasure hunting again!  These are cuties!  Thank you Susan."
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At 7:39am on December 31, 2015, Diana D said…

Hi Susan,

BBC news is reporting severe  floods across Northern England and Scotland due to storm Frank; and I thought of you. I hope you are safe and dry. Take care.



At 4:42am on November 15, 2015, Diana D said…

"Hi Susan,

Thanks for such generous and colorful contribution from Earlston Wed. Club. They ROCK!! I'm glad to hear you are safe in your part of the world.

Best, diana"

At 3:58am on October 5, 2015, Diana D said…

I dedicated this square to you, Susan. THANKS!!!

At 5:16am on October 21, 2014, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Susan are you aware you have won the award for October?  Click here:  http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/october-2014-square-heart-award?id=3276523%3ATopic%3A544466&page=2#comments   So many kind and very well deserved comments on there. I thought if you ever have a downer day this might be the perfect antidote for you!  Love, Jeanne 

At 9:21am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…

Susan, October it is !   You can amend the title [and anything else] because the theme is all yours :-)

At 2:13am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…
Hi Susan I've sent you a friend request. Hopefully you will be able to correspond this way !!
At 7:32am on May 24, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Susan, thanks for your comment about the Tunisian squares.  My Tunisian hook doesn't have a size but when placed beside a regular hook it looks like it might be a 5.50mm or a 6.00mm.  I used RedHeart Kids yarn for the squares.  It is a medium weight #4.  Having said that, I'm wondering if your yarn is charted the same way as here in Canada !  If you are having difficulty with the return row, would a finer yarn help ?

BTW, the Tunisian tutorial is great !  I have it bookmarked and am looking forward to her next lessons :-)

Linda x

At 9:50am on November 9, 2012, Pam Antink said…

It is a pleasure Susan - thank you for your kind words, yes, KAS is a real global knitting/crocheting 'family' who care.  Knitting is a bit like playing the piano, some people are virtuosos, and, some of us are content to trundle along.  Everyone is supportive of each other's work, and, the inspired by shared ideas. I'm not a very good knitter, but loved the concept of team-working with the SA Ladies from the townships, and, taking direct action - so my best contribution is help with the organisational side of things!  Loved you vibrant coloured hats - Ronda says the firery colours go down well with the kids. 

At 6:46pm on November 5, 2012, Gitta Seyfert said…

Welcome to KAS Susan and warm greetings from South Africa :)

At 11:51am on November 5, 2012, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Susan, so glad you’ve joined us. Keeping the children in South Africa warm has brought together a world-wide group of caring knitters and crocheters. I'm also a crocheter and enjoy making squares for the children.

Great granny squares !   Exciting that you saw some of your squares and know they will be protecting a child from the cold. 

If you haven’t already, please read through the welcome message on the forum main page for helpful hints and things that might interest you. The FAQ category should answer any general questions you may have. If not, please ask. http://forum.knit-a-square.com

If you would like to try something different, you might like the Monthly challenge.  This is a fun way to try new ideas or patterns.  Every month, a theme is chosen, and if you wish, you may create something new and different......it could be making a plain square using a new colour, a different stitch or a totally new way of knitting/ crocheting.  An 8”/20cm square is the perfect size for experimenting.

This month’s challenge is In Celebration of the Plain Jane. Check out the different interpretations of a “Plain Jane” or basic square. Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and still help the children.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are needed all the time.



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