I am informed that Norfolk has one of the biggest knitting clubs in the country. Hence why I find many different knitted toys there. I am like you I have several bags of stuffing but have only managed to make the simple bears & the Crazy kitten. Everything else is too fiddly. At the moment I am on a spell of hats & hand warmers.
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and the helpful information! As a complete beginner, I am very happy to hear about the value of "PJ's" :) I cannot wait to get started and will definitely post photos as I go.
Thank you for the very warm welcome, Bev. I’m not sure if I’m commenting in the right place, but here goes...
I’ve only completed 8 squares so far. However, I have a lot of leftover yarn in my stash, and this seems like the perfect way to use it for a very worthy cause. I also have about 30+ smaller squares left over from various afghans, so I’m adding more rows around to make them 8 inches. I’ve read the postal requirements, so I think I’m set on that.
I really love seeing all the pictures of the children wrapped in the blankets and holding their toys. Honestly, it brought tears to my eyes to see such joy in their faces.
Thank you for welcoming an intruder who doesn't know anything about knitting. I joined you to teach you all French and to keep an eye on Valerie and control the amount of skeins of yarn that have invaded the house. Democracy has its limits.m
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!