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THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronda Helen Lowrie Oct 3. 85 Replies

Opening days at the Knit-a-Square barn in Johannesburg happen on a Tuesday and are always rewarding. With mail arriving continuously from overseas, and quantities of squares and toys brought in by…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Jeanne Haessler Dec 23, 2018. 202 Replies

This discussion aims to give you an up-close and personal look at what happens on opening days at the Knit-a-Square barn.  I'm a partially-sighted volunteer who who attends with my guide dog Tango…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Zalewski Dec 22, 2017. 208 Replies

I live in Johannesburg, not far from the Knit-a-Square office, and thought it would be nice to write about the experience of visiting the blanket room for the benefit of overseas knitters and…Continue

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Ronda Helen Lowrie replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"We LOVED them Christine - absolutely charming ! We are always blessed by the inventiveness and talent of our overseas contributors ... and also the beautiful yarns you all use.  Knit-a-Square volunteer day has never ceased to be a pleasurable…"
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Chris Chiplen replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Thanks Leanne for the update. I am delighted to know that my blankets and toys have arrived in SA and you liked them in the KASbarn! "
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Karen Gordon replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Great read, thank you X"
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Bev Jeffery replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Thank you so much for this most informative update, Leanne.  xo"
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"Bongi and I visited the barn this week without Tango because Tango was at home babysitting. We have a new bulldog puppy named Tolkien and I didn't want to leave him alone at home. So, Tango did her duty and lay with Tolkien on the grass,…"
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Bev Jeffery replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Thank you, Leanne for another informative report. We also thank Ronda for, as always, trying to stretch every dollar that is received in donations."
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"When Bongi and I arrived at the barn this week we found it unusually quiet. Themba had not yet arrived with the volunteers who travel with him from Soweto and everyone else was occupied with their own work. Even Ronda was busily working on lists at…"
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Bev Jeffery replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Thank you for this lovely recount of your visit to the Barn, Leanne. Best wishes to Ronda in the sale of her home. Yvonne is a treasure and very generous with her time. I hope, for her sake, that she finds employment."
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"Emily and Jade Tango guarding the Blanket Cake"
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"She also reported to me that a rat had been seen running across the floor last opening day. The last thing we want is a rat setting up home in our cosy blankets and giving birth to babies! Mindful of the environment, Ronda set out to find an…"
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Bev Jeffery replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"Thank you for such a 'colourful', informative report, Leanne. Hi to Kim. Wow! It only seems like yesterday that since Ronda last received 7000 squares from St. Sithians. What a fabulous school community."
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Karen Gordon replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019
"A fabulous read Leanne, thank you. ❤️.  I think most of us have a curiosity about what a visit to The Barn would be like, and your writing certainly paints a strong picture in my mind for sure."
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I've been a keen knitter for most of my life, starting as a reluctant ten-year-old in Housecraft class at school, then taking on all sorts of challenges in my early twenties, like cable-knit cushion covers and Kaeff Facet-designed garments. However, my gradual loss of sight through early-onset macular degeneration limited my access to patterns and I moved into knitting squares for charity in 2003. Finding KAS South Africa is thrilling for me as I've been actively looking for fellow knitters and a way to participate in something bigger than myself. I love what the organisation represents and applaud those who have made it what it is!

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At 12:56am on February 18, 2017, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Leanne.

A warm welcome to Knit A Square.....from over here in Western Australia.  :))
Your contributions to Knit A Square will be much appreciated. Thank you.  
Here is a link to our 2017 wishlist. These are the items that Ronda focuses on distributing to the children.
I notice that you are situated not far from the Knit A Square office. If you were interested in assisting Ronda and her wonderful team of volunteers or wanted to hand deliver your contribution, I know they would love to see you.
They are not open every day, but here is a contact phone number, if you wanted to arrange to drop off your contribution in person.   082 655 5150

 

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