Downunder and land of the long white cloud

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Downunder and land of the long white cloud

For all of us who live upside down on the bottom of the earth to share local craft events, wool and yarn specials and other bits of interest.

Location: Melbourne
Members: 158
Latest Activity: Aug 24

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Winter specials!!!

Started by Lyn Yvette Gardiner. Last reply by Maureen (Maudie) Anne Bryan Jul 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Yarn - where to buy

Started by Jypsi Mabbott. Last reply by Tricia Hughes Jun 20, 2015. 11 Replies

No squares this weekend!

Started by Allison Winter. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Apr 20, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by Bev Jeffery on December 14, 2015 at 10:52am

Hi Susan.

This is the latest info available re posting of parcels,as far as I know ........

"Tentatively we say yes, but one has to bear in mind that Africa is Africa! However, when there was the lengthy postal strike earlier this year - even with parcels piled sky high, nothing went astray. We have discovered our parcels are being diverted to another PO in Bryanston - please use same postal address for now!"

Comment by Susan Goode on December 13, 2015 at 6:14pm

Can we send squares to South Africa yet? Thank you

Comment by Pam Antink on November 21, 2015 at 11:26am

POSTAL SERVICE SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Following the newspaper report from South Africa with regard the Bryanston Post Office, I asked Ronda if it was time to call a halt to sending parcels, here is her response:

To be honest I would say "yes", Pam - I am more worried about the current situation than I have ever been during any of the PO strikes ! Nobody seems to know what on earth is going on - the newspaper clipping sounded reassuring but I cannot see them being able to resurrect the Bryanston PO - not for a LONG time, anyway.

 

In the meantime we cannot seem to trace our parcels.

 

I will go to the Bryanston West PO again on Monday and let's hope they have something for us to open on Tuesday.

 

But given the levels of post that we were collecting during October, there could be a MASSIVE pile of KASpost SOMEWHERE in the pipeline !!!

 

Contributors may become understandably annoyed if we let them keep sending parcels at great expense, while there seems to be a possibility that we ill never get to the bottom of things now, and the system really does appear to have collapsed in certain areas already.

 

It's tragic that KAS is personally involved - many of the POs are operating, only a few have been allowed to lock their doors and literally go into hiding.

 

Not sure how you could word it - the whole thing is unbelievable, unworthy, bizarre !

THEREFORE, UNTIL THIS SITUATION IS STABILISED IT IS BEST IF EVERYONE STOPS SENDING, UNTIL WE ARE ASSURED THAT THE KNIT-A-SQUARE PARCELS ARE SAFELY FLOWING INTO THE HANDS OF RONDA AND THE TEAM. PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Comment by Bev Jeffery on September 18, 2015 at 11:47pm

Hi to All.....Important info, please click on this link......

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/postal-problems-in-sout...

Comment by Bev Jeffery on September 18, 2015 at 11:44pm

Yes, Tricia, pretty hard to knit when the temps are in the 30's and 40's.

Comment by Tricia Hughes on September 18, 2015 at 11:37pm

summer knitting can be a challenge with sweaty hands and all. I often switch to sewing for "dress a girl" but an excellent time to get end of season wool. Dont forget the Op shops, double bounty as you are donating to a cause at the same time. 

Comment by Bev Jeffery on August 10, 2015 at 12:56pm

LOL, everything 'comes back in fashion'....eventually.....lol.

Comment by Tricia Hughes on August 10, 2015 at 12:53pm

HI Bev Jeffrey, no number 5, but first for this couple. This daughter in law has been the only one interested in hand knits, apparently they are very vintage

Comment by Bev Jeffery on August 9, 2015 at 9:15pm

Sure is, Tricia....making a difference, one square at a time.  :))

Is this your first grandbaby?

Comment by Tricia Hughes on August 9, 2015 at 9:00pm

Gosh I am so slow, 2.5 squares done in between baby knitting for grandbaby due October. I guess 2 is better than none and each one is a wish to the world to make peoples lives better.

 

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