Hi Sandy I am a relatively new member of this wonderful forum I have a couple questions for you As well as knitting I make scrap patchwork quilts and jackets would it be helpful to tops and quilts for the children I would flannel on the inside for warmth and colourful on the outside one benefit would the speed with which they could be made. I'll keep knitting until I hear from you
I'm about to send off 60 squares but feel concerned (once again) that they may not arrive; although I've been through all the lists from July 2010 - March 2011 many times, I can't find any indication of my contribution posted from Oz in June last year.
While working on squares this AM, I happened to catch a PBS Special called "A Walk to Beautiul". I believe it was filmed somewhere in Etheopia at the "Addis Ababa" Fistula Hospital. Besides being a wonderful story, I noticed at least 4 women in knitted or crocheted blankets made from various colored squares. Is someone else doing the same project? Is this possible? If anyone else has happened to see the special, would appreciate a response - thanks, Laurie
Linda Maltby's discussion on Granny Squares are back gave me much food for thought.
On her link was a photo of Cate Blanchett wearing a granny square dress which was made and designed by an Australian company. I suggested in my reply to Linda that Cate may like to donate her dress to KAS when she was finished with it, but as she was wearing it at a red carpet do it maybe on loan.
Well my thoughts were could we contact Cate Blanchett and or the manufacturer of the dress even if we don't get the dress to auction for KAS funds it could be a way of raising our profile.
This is just an idea off the top of my head and unfortunately I have not thought it through in detail. I would love to know your thoughts and if you think I'm just mad as a hatter please feel free to say so.
Sandy thank you for adding the "Square Shop" to the site. I have just ordered a hat, a tote bag and T-shirts to wear in South Africa next month. I hope that I can be a "walking advert" for your site. I am sure that when I am out and about.....I do like to spend time having a coffee and speaking to locals..... they will prove a talking point and get more people involved.
Help! Is the middle of the knitted pullover -between the ribbed bits -done in stocking stitch or garter stitch please. It says "knit 30 rows -sticking stitch " but that's garter stitch. Which shall I do -stocking stitch or garter stitch???
Hi Sandy, I shall be sending a further package off tomorrow containing 10 squares - using the 'bar code system'. I woud mention that my first package sent on 23rd July by airmail I(normally takes no more than 7 days) does not appear to have arrived as I have not yet received acknowledgement. I was being patient until noticed that Christine Johnson has had a package acknowledged by the barcode reader - fingers crossed that my package finds its way to the bar code reader very shortly!!
Sending greetings from a very HOT Missouri! Hope all is well with you and your family. One of these days I will send some samples of my artwork and see if you can use them to help our little African babies. I just won Best of Show on one of my paintings of an African lady with a baby on her back - I'm finally getting around to painting from my photos from our trip last year to S. Africa. It helps bring all those wonderful memories back! Have a great day!
Dear Sandy, I uploaded the photo with our Poster on my pag. if you like to see it, for the Kas event this Saturday coming.
We do hope to have lots of people coming our way, say a little prayer for us.
I will send more photos of the event and let you know how it all went.
Just an information before I go: I changed my email recently. How do I go about changing it?, although I did have access any way to my pag. but just for the record.
I just discovered the hand puppet of Christine Johnson and I am trying to find the pattern which is said to be under: Easy Teddy hand puppett.
If you find it,could you please send me the link as I will have the Group have a go.
Many thanks and God bless. I did put our posters for the event to the College too and I do so hope for a great turnout on the day and also from the Camping nearby.
Myself and my Tutor and a collegue will be doing haircuts on the day it will be great, just hope to have clients. Bye for now.
Postal costs for incoming parcels has risen alarmingly since mid-April
because of a new rule that ALL overseas parcels attract the customary
handling fee and that has been increased to R51.50 PER PARCEL[$3.74USD]. for June figures click :