Chris Chiplen
  • Pendoylan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
  • United Kingdom
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KAS Sisters Meet in Wales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Oct 17, 2016. 12 Replies

I am delighted to say that today I met Amy and her husband Richard fom the USA!When Amy contacted me some time ago to say that she would be spending some time in the UK, as her husband Richard would…Continue

Coffee Morning and Lunch in Purton

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Posmontier Jul 4, 2016. 31 Replies

Today I was chauffeured by my son Andrew to a village called Purton, in Wiltshire, UK. On arrival we were greeted by Louise Tidman and Jude and then we met some of the wonderful team of crafters who…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Barb Beattie Feb 10, 2016. 421 Replies

Happy New Year! Welcome everyone to the KAS Monthly Themes for 2016To bring our themes together this year under 'one umbrella' our focus is.......Colour Their WorldOur aim is to brighten the lives of…Continue

A Little 'Big Day Out'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gloria Grandy Jul 21, 2015. 34 Replies

Unfortunately, Louise Tidman and I are unable to attend Heather's KAS UK Big Day Out on the 18th July, and decided that the next best thing  would be for us to meet up, for our own little 'Big Day…Continue

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February 2020 Theme: Opposites Attract

I was given this dark ‘airforce blue’ coloured Aran yarn, so I thought it needed brightening up with a few other coloured Aran yarns that I had already started.
Chris Chiplen replied to Karen Gordon's discussion FEBRUARY 2020 THEME - OPPOSITES ATTRACT and NEONS
"I am very fond of blue, but I feel very guilty in saying that when my brother gave 2 x 400g balls of aran in this shade of blue, that he had found in a charity shop, I had to pretend how delighted I was! So I have used a few more coloured yarns that…"
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Amy’s Zebra.

"Superb blanket thanks to the dynamic duo Amy and Estelle! :))"
Feb 6
Chris Chiplen commented on Estelle McLeod's photo

Jude’s Goosey Goosey Gander.

"Jude, your goose looks fantastic set in this beautifully crafted blanket, A* Jude and Estelle! :))"
Feb 6
Chris Chiplen commented on Diane Burns's photo

6 Katie the Carrot dolls

"A bargain that will delight the children!"
Feb 5
Chris Chiplen replied to Andrea Palmatier's discussion KAS FINANCES 2020
"Hello Mili, obviously a I’m not Andrea! I don’t know the answer to many questions, but I do for this one, the currency is US dollars. It’s always good to see positive spikes, but as Bev as said, sadly the situation can change very…"
Feb 4
Chris Chiplen replied to Karen Gordon's discussion FEBRUARY 2020 THEME - OPPOSITES ATTRACT and NEONS
"You are certainly thinking outside of the box Karen, a great idea!"
Feb 2
Chris Chiplen replied to Karen Gordon's discussion FEBRUARY 2020 THEME - OPPOSITES ATTRACT and NEONS
"Superb crafting Karla, a beautiful butterfly!"
Feb 2
Chris Chiplen replied to Karen Gordon's discussion FEBRUARY 2020 THEME - OPPOSITES ATTRACT and NEONS
"Thank you Karen for your inspiring intro, full of great ideas :)) I have a blanket on my hook, but I’m a bit behind for the start this month’s theme, but I’ll get there!"
Feb 2
Chris Chiplen replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion JANUARY 2020 THEME - THE LONGEST TIME
"As always Bev, you have been a great host!"
Feb 1
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The Longest Time - January 2020

"All your hats this month have been gorgeous Diana :))"
Jan 31
Chris Chiplen commented on Jude Sullivan's photo

Stash Busting Bear

"He is one very handsome bear Jude :)) He’d be welcome in any theme at anytime!"
Jan 31
Chris Chiplen commented on Pam Ramduny's photo

Squares and mermaid

"Pam, what beautiful bright colours and designs in your first squares and toy for KAS! BTW, welcome to KAS!"
Jan 27
Chris Chiplen commented on Jude Sullivan's photo

A colourful Elephant

"A wonderful panel for a blanket Jude, I think Nellie / Jumbo is absolutely gorgeous! My favourite yarn for the background too :))"
Jan 27
Chris Chiplen replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion JANUARY 2020 THEME - THE LONGEST TIME
"No shame Diana, just a very pretty warm square :)) A tiny mistake, that gives it character.... it’s now a one off Diana designer piece, unique! "
Jan 25

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At 8:47pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Can you explain what "Leave a gift" refers to, please, if you have a moment to spare. 

At 8:45pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Christine! You're in South Wales and I am in N E Wales (near Llangollen) I have been so fortunate lately to find a friend who works as a volunteer for our local CHALK charity shop, Pam Johnstone.  At CHALK they have lovely retirerd firefighters from the Oswestry Fire and Rescue service to take goods over to Romania, also they have a Removals firm who fill up their spaces with enormous vacuum packed  squares etcetera, for KAS and take them to Bryanstown.  She is a lovely lady who comes to collect my items and have a cuppa and a chat with me.  Some people say there is no God, but I find him over and over in people! x

At 8:33pm on August 15, 2017, Ruth dolan said…

Christine...Thank you for inviting me to be a friend.  If I make mistakes or fail to see your messages, please excuse a Silver Surfer (85) I am a bit of a dum-dum on the computer sometimes!! (Mainly in senior moments) I'm very touched by your request. x

At 4:49pm on May 21, 2017, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks for my Birthday Wishes Christine. It is a lovely roomy bag that can be used for several different purposes. Enjoy x x

At 12:35am on March 12, 2017, Helen said…

Thanks for the friend requests, Christine; a pleasure to accept. I've only recently started crocheting and find your beautiful squares and stunning blankets such an inspiration!

At 1:04pm on April 1, 2016, Sarah-jane Stocks said…

Thank you so much Christine for sending me such a lovely message welcoming me to your group :-)

I am 58 a mother of 2 and a Grandma of 3 and my eldest child was 40 just before Christmas last year!

I have knitted for most of my life and recently taught myself to Crochet too. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and of course knitting (& crochet) many squares too :-)

I inherited a huge amount of wool on cones from my husband's grandmother's estate when she passed away. She created many beautiful baby outfits on her knitting machine (which I also received) which is resting in its box in the loft untouched :-) as I admit to being a little afraid of it with its beeping and flashing lcd screen when it's plugged in and it's vicious looking hooks or maybe needles which look like they're just waiting to ensnare the sleeves of an unsuspecting hand knitter like myself! Lol

I think my husband will be the one who hooks himself into it to learn to knit with it!

I have a look at the coned wool it is mostly 4ply which will when 2 ends are twisted together will make some Lovely DK to knit squares toys and ?clothing? with for the children in Africa :-)

I am going to bed now but I will take a quick look at the patterns before I go to sleep so I can sleep on it.

This I find is the best way to get knitting patterns into my head so that when I wake up ( after my chores are done) I can sit and knit :-)

So I'll wish you all a very good night and pleasant (creating) dreams and I'll be back tomorrow knitting 

Kindest Regards, Sarah-jane Xx

At 1:25am on March 14, 2016, Diana D said…

Thanks Christine for the pictures. It was great to  'meet' you!! A very successful and fun event . Congrats, again and again!! / diana

At 1:13am on February 14, 2016, Christine Johnson said…

Hi Christine,

I think you may be interested to see the last photo posted under Sorted in Africa if you haven't already -

At 10:18am on February 10, 2016, Denise Casari said…

Thank you so much Christine! :) I'm really looking forward to helping create beautiful blankets for children in need!

At 5:05am on February 7, 2016, Liane said…

Thank you Christine :-)



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