I have put down my knitting needles for a couple of days. My first parcel for Kas is ready to be posted on Tuesday and now it's time to enjoy the Festive Season. I have written a little poem I would like to share…Continue
Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 30, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments
My progress so far are six completed squares, five green, one white and one just started. Hopefully I will get a couple more done tonight. It is a real joy and very relaxing to sit down and work for this wonderful cause and the children involved. The squares are knitted in different patterns, all of which can be used either back or front, the patterns are the same either side, which makes assembling them much easier. I left a fairly long tail on each one of the squares and tied them up in…Continue
Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 20, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
For my first Kas Project I have chosen to knit 35 squares, needed for a full blanket. The colours I have chosen for this project will reflect the season of Spring, which is upon us now, even though it doesn't feel like it yet. I have chosen a light green, corresponding to green grasses and plants, coming to life after a long, cold and dark winter. Next I chose white in correspondence to purity, cleanliness, freshness, and brightness, as the days are getting finally longer and the whole world…Continue
Does anybody have unique or unusual Valentine`s Day projects? If so, could you post pictures I would love to see them! I hate being without a new challenge, despite the fact that I have like ten books worth of projects waiting to be done, and like twenty balls of yarn waiting to be used. Anyways, please post cool projects, or the websites that they came from! Over and out.
Added by Cassie H on January 28, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Wow....I made my first 2 squares today....I am impressed by me!!
Added by Siana K on January 23, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
I have started to knit with this 100 % Lion's Brand FISHERMAN'S WOOL now and by using 5.5mm knitting needles as the label recommends for 16 sts per 10cm
My square came out too large (8.5 x 8.5 inches). Therefore I went ahead and cast on only 30 stitches with the 5.5 mm knitting needles and that resulted in 8 by 8 ' squares.
I hope this is ok. My goal is to finish 36 squares by the end of January. I am on my 9.th square now. But I could always just use it for another local…Continue
Added by Monika Hazelwood on January 21, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
I received many welcoming emails when I joined the forum. My sister and I worked to sent a box to Florida to be sent on to SA. We had around 5 vests, 40 sqs and a dozen hats. I forgot to take pics, but will next time--working on next shipment now!
Thank you all who welcomed me to KAS Forum. I have already knitted my first little top. Had some chunky wool , added a few stripes and am now on the hat. This is going to be so addictive. Governments and Customs can be very difficult for the Charities to overcome but someone always finds a way through. I love all the photographs of the children and the blankets, all little works of art made with love.
Thank you for the…Continue
Added by maridu on November 10, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments
Great to see your smiling face Jo. You will enjoy your time with KAS. I am sure the moderators will lead you to the tips and hints of finding your way on the www and the projects.
I started knitting in July 2011 and joined the forum in November and it was so great to have the warmth of the group.
Although there are 2500+ forum members there are others knitting who are not in the forum'
I will watch out for your photos.
Maudie - Tassie …;)
How strange that I have just noticed this link on my own page. I guess it is a bit like buying a red car - suddenly you see them everywhere.
I must have noticed it because I have started a blog on my www.woo-girl.com website. The blog became available after I upgraded so the google search engine might allow people to find me.
I hope so as I want to send more money to KAS for a delivery van for distributions.
Added by Maureen (Maudie) Anne Bryan on September 17, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments
If I remember correctly I made a blanket for one of my sons friends for christmas about 7 years ago, they were about 3"…Continue
I posted my first parcel the other day. 3 girls at work are chipping in with the next knitting effort and I am now working on a couple of ladies at a local retirement village to part with some of their stash :)
Thank you so much for all the positive feedback. All your comments are greatly appreciated.
I just recently attended "STITCHES" (MIDWEST) earlier this month and I had a great time. I took a class with Master Knitter, Ms. Lily Chin. She is am excellent instructor. The class a that I took is called "Join As You Go". I learned a lot but I'm going to have to practice. The technique is really cool because it eliminates bulkiness in the seams of your garment. I'm gonna take…Continue
I’ve never written a blog before but this calls for drastic action. I’m Karen, thirty-four-years old and I live in Gloucestershire in the UK with my husband, our three-year-old daughter and an aged cat…. and I have a problem… my UFO (or ‘work in progress’) pile is getting seriously out of hand.
After a discussion on the forum a couple of weeks ago, I decided it needed tackling. I thought I’d try to finish one project at a time, ‘rewarding’ myself by knitting five squares…Continue
Its been a while since I last posted but it is hectic in the home at the moment, Ruth and Kathleen have been knitting away. Jean is not feeling very well at the moment so her knitting is hit and miss but her heart is in it. We have a new lady called Doreen who is staying with us for a while, who is a member of a patchwork club in the village of Epworth which is five miles away from us and from what I understand she has already started knitting squares. She normally…Continue
It's about my hair and hats - recent changes that followed, one upon the other.
My curly-frizzy hair has long been a source of more problems than pride. Always unmanageable unless I cropped it close, which my husband deplores and frankly I don't care for much, either. As a teenager I struggled to straighten it, till in the mid-'70s it was acceptable as "natural": when asked where I got my "permanent" - I'd reply, "From my dad, and it is permanent."
The curl flopped to…Continue