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are these squares unacceptable

My friend and I did not check the KAS website (big mistake) before she made several squares for me to ship for her.  She didn't know that she needed to add tails,  and the squares vary in size quite a bit.  Some are almost 8" x 8", but others are as small as 6" x 6".  Is there any hope for these squares?  (I don't think that she'll want to redo them.)

Added by Beverly on January 26, 2015 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

are these squares unacceptable?

My friend from church and I did not look at the KAS website (big mistake) before she made some squares for me to ship for her.  Consequently, she didn't know that she was supposed to leave tails, and some of the squares are only 6" x 6".  Is there any hope for these squares?  (She will not want to redo them.)

Added by Beverly on January 26, 2015 at 8:38am — No Comments

TY for

TY for all the welcomes.

Added by Alicia Bell on January 13, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments

Achieved mt personal goal

Yesterday I reached my own Table Mountain! Back in April when I started making squares I set myself a target of 10 blankets. I got so carried away with it they were soon done. What next I asked myself! Aim high I said to myself and added a nought. 100 blankets!! Well my house went to rack and ruin and off I went. Then a few months later I said to myself again "by the end of the year", thinking this was a tall order but nothing ventured nothing gained! Well I failed!! I finished the hundredth… Continue

Added by Cath Riley on January 7, 2015 at 8:18am — 6 Comments

Roz's KAS blog

 I have decided to do a KAS blog.  The diary of a KAS knitter, warts and all.  It will contain, I think, my journey as a KAS knitter.  I'm sure there will be 'red herrings' aplenty and I'm not sure how regular the entries will be.  I have to learn how to put photos of my KAS work into my blog and maybe even one of myself since no-one at KAS has any idea what I look like. There will be highs and lows [the times when I cease working for KAS for a while, for instance].  It will tell of the…

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Added by rosamund goodwin on January 2, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

Withdrawl symptoms

I retired my crochet hook for Christmas eve, Christmas day and today as there were/are just too many other things that need doing and a houseful of people who need feeding but my hands are itching to pick it up again. Is this normal I ask myself!!

Added by Cath Riley on December 27, 2014 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

Thank You

I was just overwhelmed by the wonderful welcome I received when I joined this blog. Thank you all so much for your words and advice.

I am starting to learn which patterns hold the square shape better. I really like a k4,p4 with 4 rows to make a checkerboard pattern. It works nicely to not only hold the shape of the square but also I know how many squares makes 8 inches.

Thank you so much I look forward to sending them. Any advice on mailing them?

Lynne

Added by Lynne Marie Pepin on August 15, 2014 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

Postage

I have just sent off my first few squares to KAS but it seemed that they could have bought a blanket for the cost of sending one small parcel!  Is there some central UK address where they are collected for bulk mailing?  Thinking about it that might not be very much cheaper.

Perhaps I will post the KAS details on a local blog web page and see if I can get more people to knit and get a bigger consignment together,

Best wishes to all

Karen

Added by Karen Coles on July 29, 2014 at 1:46am — 1 Comment

Mandela 15 Top Quotes

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Nations around the world are set to join South Africa on 18 July in its commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day.

On the occasion, International Business Times UK has compliled top 15 quotes of Mandela, who was often affectionately referred to by the tribal name Madiba.

  • Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
  • Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back…
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Added by Robin Monsees on July 18, 2014 at 4:12am — No Comments

"Footsteps of Mandela" Musical Tribute Info

'Footsteps of Mandela' Musical Tribute Set For July 18 At New York's Riverside Church

International Mandela Day celebrated in a performance of original music, drumming and the spoken word streamed live around the world.

The performance and HD broadcast will take place on Friday, July 18, 7 pm, at the Riverside Church, one of the most beautiful churches in North America and has stood for freedom and social…

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Added by Robin Monsees on July 13, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Apr Squares

Caught up with my resolutions so now the pressure is off and I can take some time on the squares.  The photo came out rather purple, but the actual colour is bergundy.

The photos on the Kas site are so pretty and now my mind is going in all directions - want to make hand warmers, want to crochet squares, want to make complex squares, ....

I have the address of the group and it is very close to where I work so will pop in one Thursday to drop off my squares and meet…

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Added by Loretta on June 1, 2014 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Knit Week

I did an internet course and I have a blog, so this week the update was about the charity squares and the link to the square circle site - sending the message out into the Internet space and hope others join.

I need to find a drop off point as I have the advantage of working in Johannesburg and can meet the team. 

I have found a local knit site so am going off there today, armed with squares and will tell them about the site.  Hope it gets advertised as…

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Added by Loretta on May 25, 2014 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

March Squares

Added by Loretta on May 25, 2014 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Feb Squares

Added by Loretta on May 25, 2014 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Election Squares

Well I thought our elections would take a while so I went armed with needles and wool and thought this would be a good time to start on the squares.

I have decided that I must make at least 1 each week from January so need to do a serious catch up.

The voting went pretty quickly so did not manage to do much, but have set myself a target and now need to get going.…

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Added by Loretta on May 14, 2014 at 4:58am — No Comments

My first posting - hoorah!

Just a few examples from my first parcel  -  I'm off to the PO now! Thanks Heather Mensah for giving me the info. Such a worthwhile charity and such an enjoyable way of wiling away a few…

Added by Pauline Foster on April 29, 2014 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

Hi Everyone

This is just to introduce myself to the community.  I have finally found the web site that I wanted.  I love knitting, in small patches, and am a teacher of young children, so am very happy to know these squares and send them to you.  I want to try the vest etc too, but at a later date.  I have lived in England for a long time and in the States, and various other parts of the world, and I love the fact that this is an international community.  I am a grandma, to a three year old little girl,…

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Added by Eleanor I Woodward on November 8, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Hi Everyone

This is just to introduce myself to the community.  I have finally found the web site that I wanted.  I love knitting, in small patches, and am a teacher of young children, so am very happy to know these squares and send them to you.  I want to try the vest etc too, but at a later date.  I have lived in England for a long time and in the States, and various other parts of the world, and I love the fact that this is an international community.  I am a grandma, to a three year old little girl,…

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Added by Eleanor I Woodward on November 8, 2013 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

ONE SQUARE FOR AN ELBOW – Recipe for a KAS BLANKET

ONE SQUARE FOR AN ELBOW – Recipe for a KAS BLANKET

One square for an elbow, one for an arm,

One for a shoulder, to help keep it warm.…

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Added by Arlene G on September 21, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

New French volunteers !

Hi everyone ! Let me tell you a nice story ...



A few month ago, I sent a long letter to 10 nursing homes, about KAS , about the needs of the vulnerable children in South Africa. I asked them if they would knit for us.

2 weeks later, I called each nursing home. Some just said "no thanks", some said "not interested" (!!!!), but the last one ...



It is a nursing home in Noisy Le Roi, very near my house, called Les Jardins de Noisy.

I had a lady called Corinne on the… Continue

Added by Isabelle Bourguignon on September 17, 2013 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

NEWS FLASH !

THE DECEMBER SQUARES LIST IS AVAILABLE.

Thanks to the dedication of the volunteers, the total of 18,684 squares is the second highest for 2014.   This is a fantastic feat considering the last two Thursdays of December were holidays [Christmas and New Year’s Day] 

The S.A. team will not receive parcels in the order sent and is still attempting to clear the backlog. Please be patient and watch the Squares Lists for your name. 

If your parcel is not on this list, it will be on the next one or even the one after that !

The December 2014 Squares List is available on www.knit-a-square.com “Received Squares”

Graphs for Squares, Hats and Tops are here

Please include the Packing Slip in your parcel to help the team with recording.

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This photo shows some excellent vests with good body length and generous armholes.  We are recommending having armholes 1/3, side seam 2/3 of total body length. 

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