"Hi Valerie. Have you tried putting a small stack of squares in a kitchen zip lock plastic bag... 3/4 seal the bag... push all the air out then complete sealing the bag. The bag practically forms a vacuum. I think if the bags were then…"
"Estelle, your blankets always look amazing. And extra special thanks to the talented ladies who magic the odd shaped squares together... the results are fantastic. As the recent article on the forum showed we have knitters of all ages..…"
"Thanks Pam. Some great colour co ordinating of squares. Also nice to see the picture squares being shared to highlight a blanket. often we see blankets that have numerous picture squares, and whilst they look lovely, I think it a shame that…"
"Oh my goodness what adorable elephants. I love this idea of using the knit and garter stitches to form a frame around the picture within. You have a good eye for detail and quite some concentration to get this pattern right. I do not…"
You were concerned about the arrival of your parcel and I have just noticed this photo amongst the last batch I received. I haven't been able to match it to a particular blanket at present but at least something has arrived safely. I'll let you know if I find anything else,
Hi Susanne. I see you have already caught up with the news that Ronda wants those of us in the forum to join the squares as they are overwhelmed with squares to join. I have been crocheting them together as it suits me. I put a demo photo on the forum. I lay out 10 and then hold them back to back and crochet a continuous join across the five meeting sides. I have also decided to knit five in one go i.e. knitting a strip. The tails are good for sewing together. I took my off 35 squares worth of tails and knitted 18 fish to add on. Maudie
Hi Susan :) I hope you enjoyed your short stay in Holland, unfortunately the weather was grey and cold. Also I heard that there was a dance festival and a marathon in Amsterdam this weekend, so I hope it was not too overcrowded :))
Next time you visit Holland we hopefully can meet, eat and chat and there is a lot more to see in my tiny country :)
Wish you a good flight to Milan, speak soon, take care.
Hi Susan, I hope you receive this message. It should be great to meet! A lovely surprise that you are in Amsterdam! I live at about 24 miles from Amsterdam. Till when are you here? Where, when can we meet? Anneke :)
I finally got my 1st square for June finished today.....lol. I sent a parcel a couple of days ago, but have quite a few more squares to de-tail and butterfly, then send. Went to our local yarn/fabric/haberdashery store today to find a replacement for my favourite yarn sewing needle (my old favourite has gone missing) and treated myself to a 50gm ball of silvery 'fun fur' yarn ($4) in readiness for July....lol.
I hope you had a GREAT holiday/visit with your family. :))
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.