Leanne Hunt
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That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leanne Hunt Jul 28. 79 Replies

If you want a peek inside the barn on opening days, this is where you'll find it. I'm Leanne Hunt and I've been attending opening days twice a month since 2017 with my driver Bongi and my guide dog…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Antink Apr 22. 104 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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Leanne Hunt liked Amy's discussion KAS SNIPPETS - JULY 2020
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Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Thanks for the new square pattern, Rebecca. I got a bit carried away with the last pattern and made several extra mitred squares just for fun! So sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope your dog is doing better. Tough times all round."
Jul 28
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"The latest episode of the Knit-a-Square podcast, featuring this year's Mandela Day activities and the story of KAS's partnership with the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2010, can be found at this link: https://knit-a-square.com/KAS-podcast/"
Jul 28
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Saturday was Mandela Day, as you all know, and several organisations partnered with Knit-a-Square to either distribute blankets or knit squares to contribute at some later date. Ronda was kind enough to discuss all these Mandela Day projects with me…"
Jul 22
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Ready for the next pattern, Rebecca!"
Jul 21
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"This latest square has been fun. After completing the four squares for my KAL blanket, I've continued to make more like them for  general purposes. i know the volunteers will enjoy matching the variegated yarn to whatever other colours…"
Jul 16
Amy replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Leanne has put up another Podcast today.  She has interviews with Bongi and Athele.  You can hear about their recent distributions."
Jul 15
mary replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Its a frustrating year but lets hope that the end part will be filled with blankets and that 2021 will be a bumper year."
Jul 10
Marion Davies replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Thanks for the latest news from S.A. Leanne. I’m an avid listener to your podcast and really enjoy your chats to the various volunteers. Like you, I also joined Knit a Square in 2017 and found it fascinating to listen to Sandy describing how…"
Jul 10
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"It was a warm winter's day in Johannesburg today. Normally, we would all have met in the barn to open post and sort squares but, of course, things are very different now, thanks to COVID-19. Nevertheless, I did get to chat with Ronda, Estelle…"
Jul 8
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"That basket weave pattern was lovely to knit, Rebecca! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I am definitely going to use it more in future. Now, I have my variegated yarn ready for the next square...."
Jul 3
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"This one looks quite challenging so I will have to concentrate. Even so, the stitches themselves aren't hard. I can't wait to see how the pattern works out in practice! Thanks, Rebecca."
Jun 23
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Yesterday was an icy cold day in Johannesburg, as it is again today. We are approaching the winter solstice and the temperatures have plummeted accordingly! This means our children need extra warmth which is very difficult to provide right now.…"
Jun 18
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Any excuse to buy more yarn! The variegated kinds are always fun to browse and try out."
Jun 15
Leanne Hunt liked Amy's discussion JUNE DISTRIBUTION
Jun 12
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"I agree with Karen. I love the surprise aspect of the knitalong. I have all my completed squares sitting together in a box and can't wait to get started with the next step. But waiting is also fun because it adds to the anticipation. Not…"
Jun 8

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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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