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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January 2020 Theme - The Longest Time

The last of the three self-striping balls of yarn. The 5th square is a combo of the 'scraps' of the 2nd and 3rd balls.

Bev, this yarn is so  gorgeous and, as always, your knitting is so neat!  I always find it hard to imagine how the colors in a multi-colored yarn will fall in a piece. They really only come to life once they're worked up and yours sprung to life beautifully!!!

I have a large ball of variegated that I bought last spring.  You and your squares have inspired me to give it a whirl.  Stay tuned :)  I may not tackle as many as you did, but one or two for sure ... xo

Wow-Eeeee!   These are tremendous squares Bev!!!

I should think you're enjoying this month, Bev, working with all these hidden gems.

Where do you shop for yarn, Bev?? These are delicious and perfect diagonals. 

21 more squares made with wool I've had for years.   12 red spotty garter st Pj's and 9 variegated diagonals.   All super squidgy + ready for mailing tomorrow.

I'm always staggered by the amount you produce Karen - and so efficient getting them mailed off straight away!

OOOOH, Karen, what beauty!  Your diagonals are always such a treat - even more so with this gorgeous yarn ... xo

Oh my gosh, Karen. I really am amazed at your FANTASTIC output!!

Those red spotties are fab and I LOVE those self-striping ones...the colours are gorgeous and I am sure (well almost) that I have not seen this one before. Yum!!

I was planning on shedding some more variegated, but I have some (long time) self striping that I think I may now have to try instead.  :))

Beautiful squares, Karen. And so many !!! Well done!

You do so much wonderful work Karen. Wow. 

Fabulous Karen. 

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