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Squares Delivery

I am so glad to see that our squares finally made it to their destination.

Added by Verna Thompson on January 17, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

Alphabet appliques

Just found this amazing site.   The young lady name is Sarah - no last name listed.   She calls the site

Repeat Crafter Me and she gives her permission for people to use her patterns.   This line is for her alphabet blanket and she give instructions for how to make each appliques.   They are chocheted.   Don't know how long site will be up.   

Just in case anyone is interested.   …

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Added by Fannie Blakely on September 14, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Alphabet appliques

Just found this amazing site.   The young lady name is Sarah - no last name listed.   She calls the site

Repeat Crafter Me and she gives her permission for people to use her patterns.   This line is for her alphabet blanket and she give instructions for how to make each appliques.   They are chocheted.   Don't know how long site will be up.   

Just in case anyone is interested.   …

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Added by Fannie Blakely on September 14, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

I've been hacked!

Friends of mine have told me they have received a strange email from me. Some of the names they were sent to are from the forum. If you are one of these names please don't open it and delete it. I HAVE NOT SENT IT AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT.

Added by Cath Riley on September 12, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

new ideas for knitt

http://forum.darievna.ru/topic1005.html

Added by TATIANA MARTIN on June 28, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments

kingsley

 

I have just joined and i am from the Northamptonshire area. I live in Kettering and would be like to know if there is anyone knitting sqares locally

Added by Frances O'Callaghan on May 7, 2015 at 4:51am — No Comments

kingsley

 

I have just joined and i am from the Northamptonshire area. I live in Kettering and would be like to know if there is anyone knitting sqares locally

Added by Frances O'Callaghan on May 7, 2015 at 4:51am — 3 Comments

Questions from a new member


As a "knitter and crocheter" was looking for a website-forum such as this.  Before I get started, have a few questions would like to "talk" about with any member willing to respond.  Thanks for your help, glad to be aboard. 

Dianne from Northern California ........

Added by Dianne Holmes on April 29, 2015 at 4:50am — 1 Comment

Bbc radio Merseyside

A few months ago I put a notice in my church's newsletter asking people to make 8inch squares for KAS. To date I have received 720 squares which is great. This was picked up by the local radio station who rang and asked me if I would go on one of their shows to talk about it. How could I refuse to spread the word, even though I was a bit nervous about it? The interview was recorded on Thursday and today was the day it was broadcast and they are giving enquirers my details tomorrow. Who knows… Continue

Added by Cath Riley on February 16, 2015 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

My last post :(

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.

Added by Beatrice Blanche Molten on February 11, 2015 at 5:57am — 15 Comments

Dog yarn!

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…

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Added by Beatrice Blanche Molten on February 10, 2015 at 4:01am — 1 Comment

Dog Yarn

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…

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Added by Beatrice Blanche Molten on January 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

There are more than 500 women knitting for KAS in the Czech republic

Hello everybody,

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…

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Added by eva adamkova on January 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

NEWS FLASH !

1 February 2016

Website Update.

www.knit-a-square.com

Apparently there are ongoing issues with the site and now with the forum for some members. Please can you refer to the featured discussion and let me know if you are able to access both the site and the forum Grateful thanks Sandy 

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