Lots of squares, blankets, hand warmers hat and toys.
Our love and care in every stitch.
Volume...... so there are always enough items for every needy child.
Every child receiving our knitted and crocheted items will know that they are valued and loved.
Well, being so impressed and more than a little cheeky, I asked Chris if she would like to suggest some monthly themes....what a gal....she provided heaps! Along with some very good suggestions from our Mods, I have compiled a list for you all consider. I would also LOVE it if you would provide feedback on the list.....AND provide some suggestions of your own, where possible. (I know I've lost my 'thinking cap' at the moment!)
Bearing in mind that I am rather late getting this 'out there' and that some folk like to organize themselves for a few months or a year ahead when planning their crafting, or yarn purchases, I will look to finalizing a list of themes on November 20th.
Mother Nature's Marvels - the seasons, oceans, gardens, flowers, birds,
All things African - Nelson Mandela, African colours, Flag, African animals,
Football team, etc
(Theme early in the year to reach SA in plenty of time for squares to be sewn
into blankets for Mandela Day in July)
Celebrating Yarn - textures, weights, plain colours, variegated, neon etc
Love at Christmas - All things Christmas (Made in time to reach SA and be
included in blankets before December).
Sharing Our Favourites - whether it be a pattern, stitch, technique, colour,
or embellishment (can include all favourites...grannies, CtoC, Tunisian etc).
Think Girls! Colours and 'girly' embellishments
Think Boys! - Colours, cars, trains, planes etc
The Nations of the World - flags and national emblems, perhaps other
things that we associate with a particular country e.g. Africa / lion; India /
snake; Canada / bear etc.
The Wonder of Learning - counting, ABC, colours etc.
Jewels - precious or semi precious stones (I'm thinking of the variety of
colours of the stones and using them to make jewelled blankets, hand
warmers etc). Ruby reds, emerald green, sapphire blues, violet amethyst
Plain Jane Boost! - Let us boost the numbers of PJ's, the backbone of KAS.
Happy Scrappies - using up scraps from our yarn stash to make room for new stash
for the New year!
Bold and Bright - Bring out all your neons and super bright colours to make those blankets really POP!
Autumn Glory - reds, oranges, yellows and browns.....and/or pic sqs that reflect Autumn.
Teddy Bears Picnic - Toys, teddy squares...
Warm Hands, Warm Hearts - Handwarmers, 'heart' squares, pjs in pink and red.
Dazzling Diagonals and Stunning Stripes - Diagonals and striped squares add pizzazz to any blanket
Thanking you in advance for your support and participation.