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That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Gordon on Wednesday. 72 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 replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"After much procrastinating, I finally took a photo of my squares to post. These are my bright colours so far, and I intend to add bright pink to the mix when our next square design comes!"
6 hours ago
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"I've just looked at mine and feel very satisfied with the effect so far. Will also get a picture up shortly."
Thursday
Karen Gordon replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Massive congratulations for the inspired idea and fab presentation of the podcast.   I love a good listen when I have quiet time to myself knitting.   I had no idea beforehand that Leanne has visual impairment - in fact there are…"
Wednesday
Rachel Rebecca Abitz replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Hello Leanne! I have been listening to your podcast and must say,I really enjoy it!Your voice is very calming and lovely to listen to.I enjoyed the inrerviews and found it all ever so interesting!So thank you and please keep up this good work!Rachel"
May 25
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"I must say, knitting the striped squares has been fun. I made my stripes random thicknesses and just worked in the two colours, yellow and turquoise, and the effect was really striking. Thanks Rebecca for getting me to try this instead of just…"
May 24
Ronda Helen Lowrie replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Lovely blog Leanne, thank you so much once again. It's been good to visit the KASbarn once more after 6 or 7 weeks, and we are holding thumbs for post to start trickling through once the sorting room gets - well - sorted !!!!  Will keep…"
May 20
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"In todays blog post, I want to highlight the Knit-a-Square podcast, which has now been running for a full month. The trailer episode went live in mid-April. In it, I introduced myself as the show host and gave some background about the organisations…"
May 20
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Thank you, Rebecca. I've been looking forward to the stripes because I wanted to find out how everyone avoids the problem of sewing in ends! I will try your technique of carrying the yarn up the side with just two colours, then maybe try…"
May 20
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"That sounds like fun, Rebecca! I have a neat pile of completed squares — 5 yellow squares and 4 turquoise diagonals. Photos aren't really my thing so I'll ask you to use your imagination and picture the most saturated yellow and…"
May 17
mary replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"oh my these are glorious blankets!"
May 8
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"I was surprised when I received the SMS alerting me that the shop was open but perhaps they are considered an essential service because of winter approaching and the number of people wanting to knit jerseys. They only open from 9am till 1pm and I…"
May 7
Amy replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"One of Estelle's current projects. One of Athele's current projects."
May 7
Amy replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Here is the link: https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/ If you click on the large PODCAST logo at the bottom of the main page it will take you to all of Leanne's Podcasts."
May 7
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Another week in lockdown and there's not much to report from SA. We are still hoping that Athele can organise a permit from the Community Policing Forum to take a carload of blankets, beanies, hand-warmers and toys to the children at kaya Sands…"
May 7
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"The days seem to have flown and I've not yet started on my squares for the KAL! Today's attempt to buy yarn went awry as the shop closed at lunchtime instead of the usual 5pm. Thankfully, I have my bags of yellow available so can make a…"
May 7
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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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