I think I am on the right track. I’ve sent the picture by email to the forum as I am not sure how to attach it here. They are made up of leftover yarn (double thickness). I am anxious to mail out my first batch!
Thanks for the 'welcoming' email. I live fairly close to the drop-off point in Randburg so will hand deliver the squares. Only just discovered theKAS 'themes' but have a few already knitted that would fit .. I'll get stuck in to reach the 35 square target! :) I must admit I am having a great deal of fun and pleasure knitting these squares.
Thank you very much for your email. I just want to make sure you accept any squares as I have already made quite a few before receiving this email. I was also wondering how many squares would be best to mail at one time.
HI Bev, Thank you for the warm welcome, and all of the information.
Oh yes, I have discovered the PJ pattern. It is a wonderfully easy pattern for those of us who are not experienced with crochet. It looks nice and works up quickly. It provides a little break from knitting.
Thank you for your warm welcome to the forum Bev. It is a joy to open the parcels and be inspired by what we find to join together into gorgeous blankets. I sew together about 50 blankets/year and love every one. None of which would be possible without the kind and generous contributions of lovely ladies like you!
I did get the link, and I've been reading over it to make sure I fill out the customs form properly. I think I've got a few more squares to make to meet the 35 per afghan, but then there will be 3 afghans' worth. I'm on spring break this week, so I'm hoping I can get them finished and shipped off this week!
I've been working hard at making bunches of squares for multiple afghans, but I can't find the page that told me how many are used per afghan. Do you know? I'd like to group them and send them that way...
This is a great way for a senior citizen to contribute to a worthy cause all the while using up all the "left-over" yarn from long ago finished products. I must admit I haven't knit in quite a while and not know the "size" of the yarn, a few of my first tries did not come out exactly 8 inches square. Can they still be used? Thank you.
Funny but I am exactly in the same position as Patricia Underwood (below). I've been sending hats and squares to KAS for years, but only just joined the forum. The main reason is that I have a question: as I'm getting older, my wrists are not so great and I find it easier to knit DOUBLE, i.e. my squares are 2Dk on 51/2mm needles. They are thicker, of course but still pliable and very warm. Is that OK?
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].