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: on Sunday

Discussion Forum

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 Amy on Sunday

The June issue of KAS Snippets is now online.  

This month our volunteers were able to visit The Barn twice, as well as help supply some distributions.

We also highlight several fun discussions on the the Forum.

Here is the link: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-june-...

Comment by Amy on June 17, 2020 at 6:29am

June 16 2020 – Explore the Square Circle Forum!

In the first half of the show, Leanne chats to Lindi, Knit-a-Square’s longest-serving volunteer, who shares about life in Soweto during the lockdown and her work distributing blankets.

In the second half, she chats to Andrea, one of our hard-working moderators, about the Square Circle Forum. This is our membership platform which is easy to join and full of interesting conversation threads. This is where you’ll also find photos of completed blankets and distributions.

https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/

Comment by Wendy on June 6, 2020 at 2:27am

I checked the Australia Post web site today (Friday) and they are still saying no parcels to South Africa. I hope this will change soon, I have a huge pile of goodies I need to send before I get caught in an avalanche! :)

Comment by Amy on June 6, 2020 at 1:47am

The Knit a Square BARN is now accepting parcels!

Yes, you can start shipping your parcels, but please check with your postal service to see if they are sending items to South Africa. The UK has just opened up services. The USA,Croatia and Canada to date are still NOT shipping to South Africa.

Reminders:
Use the packing slip/mailing label found under NOTES on this page.

Do NOT insure, register or track package. This adds heavy custom fees in SA.

Declare value of $0 or $1.

Declare as a gift.

Comment by Amy on May 25, 2020 at 11:25am

Gloria has put together another amazing issue of the Snips that will keep you up to date with the Knit a Square community.

Leanne has a new Podcast where she is interviewing KAS members.

There is some news about the little activity in the KAS Barn.

Our Corona Corner is full of inspiration.

Please check it out: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-may-2020

Comment by Amy on April 28, 2020 at 5:35am

The April issue of Knit a Square Snippets has been posted to the Forum.

There is a wonderful tribute to KAS Sister Anne Powell, information about our first KAL headed by Rebecca in the UK and so much more.
Comment by Amy on March 28, 2020 at 6:26am

The March Snippets has been posted to the Forum. http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-march...

In it you will find the latest information about COVID 19 in South Africa.  They are currently in a 21 day lock down, yes, the entire county.  This started on March 26.

We have updates from our March Theme, The Blanket Room and news from our sisters around the world.

We pray that you are managing the restrictions in your individual countries in regards to the Coronavirus.  This is a challenging time for the world.  Our stashes maybe getting smaller in light of staying indoors, and we know your hearts are full of love for the children in South Africa.  

Please take care and stay safe.

KAS Moderator Team

Comment by Anne Powell on March 27, 2020 at 7:27am


GOT THE CORONAVIRUS BLUES? 

SELF-ISOLATING GETTING YOU DOWN?

Check out the two new discussions on the forum to see how you KAS Sisters are surviving the crisis and let us know how you are doing,

                 CORONA CORNER here

TALLY RALLY here

Comment by Amy on March 23, 2020 at 5:41am

Update from Ronda about Corona Virus

Things are hotting up in SA regarding Covid-19 - the president due to speak in an hour or two and we suspect it will be the lock down talk. 

I have already asked a Lindi, Wandi, Mabel and Nani to make this Tues their last volunteer day until 5th May ... they wanted to continue but it’s not viable as most are using public transport in between times and that is where the most contact transmission will take place. So I’ll do the post tomorrow with Themba for the last time ... and deliver it to the barn ... and that will be the end for more than a month. I’m so sorry to give such bad news but if this virus takes hold in the high density areas it will cause total devastation.

Please do not send any post to South Africa until further notice.

Thanks to all of you for your support of Knit a Square.

Comment by Amy on February 25, 2020 at 1:42am

This month's issue of the Knit a Square Snippets has been broadcast on the Square Circle Forum.

There is news about a touching distribution, a visit to The Barn and so much more.

We hope you enjoy reading about all the news in the KAS world.

http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-febru...

 

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