Yesterday I went to the doctor to get my foot checked out. It has been very sore lately and very recently it started to turn black. My doctor told me it was necrosis, the result of a broken ankle from when I fell down the stairs to my laundry room. This means that my foot is literally dead and will need to be amputated, so I expect to be out for a few weeks or months. I will truly miss reading all of your stories and blog posts. Goodbye for now.
Time to make another batch of my special home made yarn!
Just had my nephew Jason shave my dear companion Rufus (my dog) yesterday. You can't tell from the picture, but the amount of hair that came off that dog is large enough to make about 20-30 feet of yarn! I enjoy making my own yarn out of dog hair, as I find that it's quality is superior to that of regular yarn. I just love making things from scratch; nothing pays off like hard work! Oh dear, I think I just…Continue
Most people buy store-bought yarn for their knitting, but I prefer to make my own. Not only is it cost efficient, but it's softer and much easier to knit with. Manufactured yarn that you buy at the store just doesn't compare to when you make it yourself. Some people like to use wool from a sheep, but I have found that dog hair works just as well. Every couple of months I clip my dog's hair and use a hand spindle to spin the hair into yarn. It takes about 8 to 12 hours to make seven feet of…Continue
Added by Beatrice Blanche Molten on January 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
I want to share how proud I am of all the ladies in the Czech republic (small country in the heart of Europe) who have decided to support this project. I translated the KAS web page into Czech language a few month ago. The website was shared on Facebook four days ago and we have almost 600 members now....
Almost everybody in the Czech republic is now busy with knitting or crocheting....and wishing from the bottom of their hearts only the best to all the…Continue
Added by eva adamkova on January 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
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.)
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
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…Continue
Added by rosamund goodwin on January 2, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments
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?
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
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.
Added by Robin Monsees on July 18, 2014 at 4:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robin Monsees on July 13, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Loretta on June 1, 2014 at 11:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Loretta on May 14, 2014 at 4:58am — No Comments