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Hi Maria and welcome to Kas. I hope you will enjoy being part of this global family helping to kep the children warm. By the way, I am also from Norfolk :)
Welcome to KAS Maria and warm greetings from South Africa :)
Welcome, Maria, from Cheltenham near Philadelphia in the USA. So glad you've joined us!
Welcome Maria, to Knit-a-Square. My name is Gloria and I’m on the Atlantic Coast of Canada … beautiful Nova Scotia, to be exact. A desire to share and to help keep the children in South Africa warm has brought together a wonderful group of caring individuals from all over the world. . We are delighted that you have joined our Forum. This is where we receive information from Ronda and the volunteers in South Africa (South Africa Reports), have our questions answered (Helpful Hints), find patterns (KAS Pattern Book), share photos (Photo tab), conversation, and an occasional good laugh (Share a Yarn) with other members of the Forum. There are many ongoing discussions (DiscussionsCategories) for you to follow and/or join in, and other specific groups (Groups) that you may like to join. Just browse through the tabs at the top of the page, and I’m sure you’ll find whatever information you need.
The KAS Pattern Book includes patterns for garments that have been designed by KAS with the specific needs of the children in mind. We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years old, as this age group is in need of warm garments and blankets.
Our main focus is 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) squares for blankets. It doesn’t matter if they are simple knitted or crocheted squares (Plain Janes, we love to call them) or fancy squares. What does matter is that they measure 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) and that they are warm. As a matter of fact, Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS. They provide the much needed framework for a few fancy squares to create individuality in a blanket. Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are always needed.
Every square you send will be received in South Africa, lovingly stitched into a blanket by the wonderful volunteers there, and wrapped around the shoulders of a vulnerable or needy child, giving him or her some warmth and a feeling that someone cares.
Each month we have a different theme/challenge. These are all for fun and to help provide inspiration, and you are welcome to join any or all of them. You will find information regarding all of these (including the current ones) under the DiscussionsCategories tab at the top.
Regarding postage, many of us use sea-mail and find that parcels take between 6-10 weeks to arrive in South Africa. Since parcels are arriving all the time, this is perfectly okay, and we encourage you to use the least expensive way to send.
So please sit back and relax, put your feet up, grab your yarn and hook/needles and enjoy. You are among friends.
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