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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Love the yarn Bev. Beautifully done squares. 

In fact my all number squares/40x40 cm/ belong to this category. I am making them from donated yarn and some of it must be at least 10 years old / I know it because of lables on the skeins/.

Very pretty square, Karla!  xo

Wow!! This will really stand out in a blanket, Karla!! I LOVE the addition of the little flower...that is soooo sweet.  :))

Wow Karla!

Super double size square.   I get a kick out of using aged or donated wool, as otherwise it may have gone to waste.   Bravo!

Okay Patricia, you asked so sweetly for more pink that I thought I should at least try.  So for you - and for Bev (since she was such a good sport about my blue squares) - here are a couple more pinks.  This time it's the swing needle technique to make some lovely stripes ... xo

Again, 1 pattern - 2 different looks!

Really pretty (and clever) squares again, Gloria, but you'd better get back to your blue now - I wouldn't want you suffering withdrawal symptoms!

LOVING your swing squares, Glo...they just look EXTRA pretty in pink.   :))  xo

So glad you approve, Bev.  I wondered if I had the right shade of pink for you.  Then I realized that with pink for you (as with blue for me) there is no such thing as 'wrong shade' :)) ... xo

Sooo true....I've never seen a ball of pink that I haven't liked....hahaha.  xo

Whew!  Thanks, Patricia.  I was beginning to feel a bit weak and shaky, but I've picked up a ball of blue yarn and am now feeling much better ... hahaha ... xo

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