WELCOME ONE AND ALL
To our January 2020 Theme
THE LONGEST TIME
We all have those balls of yarn that just never seem to get used.....
they languish.... sad, lonely and forgotten 
in the bottom of a knitting bag, a storage box or crate....
waiting, just waiting,
for their moment to shine.....
Their time is NOW!
Perhaps it's the dreaded (for some of us) fun fur.....
Stylish Handwarmers
Perhaps it's a colour that never seemed to fit with the rest of your stash
Perhaps it was a different type of yarn, bought with much excitement....until you got it home......
Or, as in my case, yarn  was bought, then more yarn was bought, then more yarn was bought...and these poor little 'original' guys simply got shunted to the bottom of the stash pile.
(no, this is not my stash..haha)
Please, give them, their 'moment in the sun'...their moment on your hooks, looms or needles.
To start off this New Year, the Pattern of the Month (PoM) is.....Wendy's Slip Stitch square (one of my faves)The pattern can be found here......
Diana D. has so very kindly knitted one for me, to share with you all.....
Diana found that with the yarn she used, she required 50 stitches to make an 8 inch square. Please check your measurements when making.
As we create our squares this month...and indeed throughout this year..... let's remember our umbrella for 2020, thoughtfully created by Chris Chiplen....
Sometimes a photo can say so much more than words can express.....
Please remember these joyful faces as we knit and crochet in the year ahead.
We have the ability with our love, imaginations, needles, hooks and yarn to brighten the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa, as we make and send squares, blankets, hats, hand warmers and toys to Ronda and her wonderful team of volunteers to distribute to the children.
So let us bring JOY to as many children as we can in 2020!
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Happy Knitting. Crocheting and Looming!!!

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These are so pretty, Gloria. I'm not surprised you softened towards them. Are we going to see more?

Hey now, let's not push it, eh ... xo

Sweet squares! It reminds me of summer and ice-cream!

January 2020 Theme - The Longest Time

Another ball of the self-striping yarn that I have had for 'the longest time'. The squares are all the same size and square, it is just the angle taken to avoid shadows. :))

Well done lassie!!   This is fabulous wool making super squares  ❤️.  Can I ask though, how on earth had you overlooked such Bobby dazzling wool in your stash for so long.....?

Because I have so much to overlook....hahaha.....although much of it  is not as pretty as this.  :))

More beauties, Bev - hope you have more of these yarns!  But like Karen, I'm wondering how it could have hidden away in your stash :))

Eye popping squares Bev!

Well, I´ve got the same question as Karen! So beautiful yarn hidden somewhere!

Bev, these are gorgeous!  I love the colors in this yarn.

I think I know how this yarn stayed hidden for so long.  It was screaming so loudly to be used that you had to shove it to the back of the closet and and to the bottom of your stash so you couldn't hear it.  Then you forgot about it ... right?  hahahaha  xo

Yes, yes, YES!! ....hahaha

Love the yarn you have used Bev, it’s made such fun squares. 

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