Hi Bev, thanks a lot for your warm welcome! It has been a nice start of my day. Although my intention yesterday was finding somebody to give my already crocheted squares to, now I "wake up" that I am finally a member of an enthusiastic community. I searched for crochet/knitting for charity a time ago and found this site among others, and although I started crocheting some squares it was yesterday that I signed up in KAS looking for some member that lives close to my town here in south BC, so I can give she/them my items.
Thanks again, and enjoy this wonderful Summer ... oops! sorry, Australia is below the Ecuator :) Greetings,
Holiday knitting is great. Has two bonuses.. Relaxing and helping keep children warm & cosy. The variegated in these hats are 25g balls of a mix of plain and variegated and I love mixing and matching them. I have a large box of them still in the van so there are going to be quite a few more as well as several pairs of hand warmers:))
Great! I'll give Ronda a call when I'm not so busy and have a goodly amount of squares to give her. I'm so pleased I'm doing it correctly. As I've said, I'm not a brilliant knitter, but garter stitch squares are definitely something I can do :))
Thank you for the warm welcome! Yes, I am very close to the Randburg centre in Johannesburg. I would love to be able to volunteer at some stage, when I'm not so busy working. For the moment, when I've got a batch I'll take them to Randburg and meet the ladies there. My squares are 8"x 8" - is that OK? What is the preferred wool to use? Thanks again!
Hi Beverly! Thanks for the warm welcome. Not sure if I'm doing this right—don't know if there is a difference between leaving a comment and replying—but I'm sure I'll learn as I go along. Yes, the patchwork blankets are my own work and the Labbie is my guide dog!
Thank you for the warm welcome and all the information. Am currently knitting plain squares but plan on trying some of the knitted toys too. I am in Lincolnshire the East coast of England, very wet, windy and risk of floods here at the minute. Good time to knit though!! Thanks again x
Thank you so much for the welcome! :) I have been knitting for Knit-A-Square for over 2 years, but I hadn't gotten around to joining the forum yet. I'm glad I finally did, it seems like a very nice group of people :)
Thanks again Bev. xx I am a bit different probably than most of the UK ladies you have met, I am actually an American who now has British citizenship. :) Have lived here in the UK for over 20 years now. :) Yes, we do have some really lovely ladies in our knitting group. :)
Oh I think I left a comment in the wrong place. LOL Oh well.
Thanks Bev for the lovely welcome. :) Yes, Sharon Fennell is my lovely friend.:) We belong to the same knitting group and she has introduced me to your charity here. I have been doing some crocheting for various animal charities for the past few years and I thought this was a good charity too to make things for. :) I have done a few squares and passed them onto Sharon. I thought I would join in as I enjoy making toys for kids. :) Also the knitting is helping me to practice and get better at my craft. :) Thanks again for the warm welcome and for all the good you all do to help the children. xxx
Hi Bev, thank you for the welcome! I do have a question. Some of the ladies in my church have joined me in making up squares for you. Some of them are more rigorous knitters than others, in terms of dimensions. I have a small stack of squares that are quite rectangular - they might be 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". What would you recommend that I do with these squares?
Thanks for the welcome, Bev. Bridgetown is definitely in my neck of the woods - great to see another WA resident in the knitting world. I was at Manjimup for a workshop last month! I only realized about butterflying the ends when I read through the website more carefully - but I am on the right track now! I am amazed at all the different styles - they are incredible. I am sticking to pretty plain knitting so I can knit without thinking while I am on public transport! Kerry