"This is probably just a question for the British contingent but does anybody remember a magazine from the 1970s called Golden Hands? It covered knitting, sewing, and all sorts of other crafty ideas. My friend and I loved it and could usually find…"
"I'm positive it is older than you, Karen, because I was using it in the 1960s and it definitely hadn't been a recent purchase of my Mum's so likely to be 1950s or even earlier. Maybe she bought it when she was making matinee…"
"That's so beautiful, Sharon. It reminds me of when I was learning to knit lacy stitches many many moons ago and my Mum had an old book with several of the patterns you've used in your blanket. I was so proud when I mastered them!"
"The thrill of seeing that your work has arrived safely in South Africa never diminishes and I feel very lucky to have had several of my blankets featured recently. Thank you ladies for your kind words."
Thank you so much Patricia. I haven't been "visible" on the forum, but behind the scenes I was doing my "job"for KAS and we had a busy time here. I saw all the beautiful items that were made but wasn't able to comment, and naturally I missed the forum too. xo
A warm welcome to Knit A Square, from over here in Western Australia. :))
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the children. They love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of patterns provided by our fellow K-A-Sers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist, you can see what items we are currently focusing on. http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/wish-list-2017
Clicking on the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have .Any other questions...please ask...we love to help. :)) You can also find a packing slip (which goes inside the parcel) to send with parcels there.
If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your creations...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.
If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.