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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Dec 22, 2017. 1 Reply

Wouldn't it be fantastic if postal services offered a discount for items being posted for charity.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracey Schimpf Oct 7, 2016. 2 Replies

Whilst reading on the square circle I was dismayed to read that covering the square in plastic causes the squares  to arrive smelly.  I have been sending all of my squares wrapped in plastic.  I hope…Continue

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"Oh yeah!!!!  Also, I get really annoyed when I read of the postal service in South Africa charging Ronda customs fees on some parcels, when they know that the items are going to help the children of their country! "
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At 5:42am on November 24, 2014, Gloria Grandy said…

Hi Tracey!  May I echo Bev?  WOW!! 110 squares ... what a fabulous contribution.  And I also echo Bev in saying that any yarn is acceptable.  I always tell folks that the only requirement is that our squares are 8" x 8" and warm :)  Thank you so very much for joining us. xo

At 6:01pm on November 23, 2014, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Tracey.

Yes, you are right....not a lot has changed in Bridgetown over the years....a few more shops, a slightly increased population. Quite a few FIFO workers... and people from Perth seem to like the idea of retiring here....some stay and some cannot stand winter 'down south' even though our winters are a little milder than they used to be, I think.

Wow!! 110 squares already.....That is great!! Yes, postage is expensive from Australia. I ALWAYS send mine seamail....and I tell the postal clerk, because some of them automatically assume that I want them sent airmail.

Any kind of yarn whether it be acrylic, wool or blends is perfectly acceptable....that is just one of the great things about knitting/crocheting for KAS.

I would hold off on posting any more squares, just for the moment, as they are in their third month of a postal strike over there and Ronda (in South Africa) is a little concerned about having too many parcels just sitting at the post office over there. They are keeping us updated as often as possible, here in the forum.......but if you ever want to know the latest update and can't find it, just ask, you will soon get an answer.  :))

Weird weather here today....windy cold, windy sunny....should be doing my washing...lol.

At 6:43am on August 28, 2014, Gloria Grandy said…

Hello Tracey.  A very warm welcome to you from Nova Scotia, Canada.  We are delighted that you have joined us.

At 1:30pm on August 27, 2014, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Tracey.

Welcome to KAS from down here in Bridgetown  :))

Its great to see another West Aussie join the forum.

Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and help the children.  Plain Janes, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of KAS.  Since a blanket is created with 35 squares sent by people from around the world, squares are needed all the time. The basic square being a garter stitch/single colour or striped square or 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 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.  :)) Here is the link for the Aussie/NZ group:   http://forum.knit-a-square.com/group/downunderandlandofthewhitecloud

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. Anything you care to make and send will be so appreciated by Ronda and the team and the children of South Africa.

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.

We also have a theme for every month that you might like to view and participate in, but there is absolutely no pressure to do so. The theme for August can be found here:


Thanks for joining us.  :))



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