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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Another beautiful accomplishment, Pam.  I agree with Bev ... your centre color looks right at home :)   ... xo

Thanks  Glo, the modern cameras seem to seem to have so many capabilities - except when it comes to red!!! Ah well....

I am so sorry for my long silence on this theme.  I am afraid that I lost my father, totally out of the blue, on Boxing Day and have been all over the place since then.  However, I am starting to feel able to knit again, which is all to the good.

I have decoded that rather than use a yarn I have had lurking about for ages........ I am going to tackle some of the squares I have been given that are not 8x8.  Where they are too short or too narrow I have been able to add too them and get them to 8x8.  

I would be grateful though if someone could let me know how we send in the wonky squares as a few of them are 9x7 inches.  Would it help to make them to 9x9 or shall I send them as they are?

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father, Rebecca. An event that would certainly be very difficult to come to terms with, under any circumstances. ((Big hugs))

I would send the 9" x 7" squares just as they are.

Take care of you. You have had a lot happening these past few months.  xo

Take comfort in Bevs words Rebecca, and, take your time.

(((Hugs))) Rebecca ... xo

Rebecca I am so sorry to read of your loss.   An emotional and shocking time for you and your family.   Lots of love, Kx

I’m so sorry for your loss, Rebecca.

Thinking of you Rebecca xo

I'm very sorry for your loss, Rebecca. My Mother died unexpectedly on Boxing Day five years ago. I feel for you. Take care.

Rebecca, may the memories bring you healing. 

So sorry for your loss Rebecca. 

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