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Roz's KAS blog

 I have decided to do a KAS blog.  The diary of a KAS knitter, warts and all.  I have no idea whether it will be private or public, such things happen quite by I find.  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 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…

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Added by rosamund goodwin on November 12, 2014 at 8:22pm — No 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 Guerin 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

Help

I want to start knitting squares but i am confused. The squares should be 8" squares, the pattern says 32 stitches which makes the squares 6" or am i wrong. Any advise would help

Added by Melanie Stanton on July 30, 2013 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Thank you all

 Hello All,

Would just like to leave a quick message to say thank you to all the members that have left encouraging, kind, and helpful comments. I have really enjoyed learning something new, and feel happy about being able to help with a cause such as the KAS project, even if only in a small way. Looking forward to being able to send in more squares, and hopefully as I…

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Added by Bec Sutton on June 11, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

my first square!

this is my first square I'm so happy I can't stop smiling. it's so cool to think that soon a kid in Africa will be receiving this square along with many other squares as a blanket. I wonder if they will wonder what the makers of their gift are like.

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Added by brianna bernard on June 10, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Happy Easter Everyone

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…

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Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 30, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments

Project 1 - Part 2 / Knitting for Kas

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…

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Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 20, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

NEWS FLASH !

THE NOVEMBER SQUARES LIST IS AVAILABLE  HERE  ! 

The South African Postal strike is over.  However, the huge backlog means the S.A. team will not receive parcels in the order sent.  Do not be dismayed if your parcel is not on this list, it will be on the next one or even the one after that !

In your parcel, please remember to include the Packing Inventory slip found HERE.  

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PATTERN REVISIONS !

A NOTE ABOUT OUR PATTERN REVISIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

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. 

To read more go to : 

Pattern Revisions

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Read the latest KasBlog from Andrea :

THE KNIT(-A-SQUARE) RETREAT

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Ronda on the Radio!

20th June 2014

LISTEN TO RONDA !

Ronda was interviewed live on Radio Veritas at 08h30 on 20th. Tune in to 576MW or DSTV channel 870

 

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