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LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Donaldson Nov 3. 229 Replies

I am delighted to host another KAS theme and there  is something for…Continue

OCTOBER 2018 THEME - THE SEASONS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Donaldson Nov 23, 2018. 275 Replies

I am delighted to host another  KAS monthly and there  is something for everyone in this month's topic,   Whatever your level of skill,  let your imagination run riot with your choice of yarn,…Continue

OCTOBER 2017 THEME - GORGEOUS GRANNIES & GARTERS AND VARIEGATED WONDERS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Zalewski Nov 5, 2017. 406 Replies

"Variety is the Spice of Life"- and this month's theme offers plenty of variety whatever your level of skills in knitting or crochet. Let  your imagination run riot with  yarn, colour,  stitch  and…Continue

2016 OCTOBER THEME - ANYTHING GOES

Started this discussion. Last reply by mary Nov 9, 2016. 448 Replies

I am delighted  to host  again a KAS monthly theme.  There is something for everyone in this month's challenge,   so do  let your imagination run riot with a variety  of yarn, stitch, colour,…Continue

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Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Dear all,  thank you for your kind comments at the end of this month’s challenge. - I am very touched and heartened by them all.  Onto November........."
Nov 3
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"I love the flower, Diane - and how fitting  to be heather, as I live in Scotland. "
Nov 3
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Amy - you are so right - KAS members are the best!  "
Nov 3
Diana D replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"THANKS, Susan. "
Nov 3
Bev Jeffery replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"SUPERB squares, Diana!! Just can't decide which one is my fave. Your neatness and tension are amazing!!"
Nov 2
Bev Jeffery replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"'Tis a BEAUTY, Sharon and its radiance will certainly stand out in a blanket.  :))"
Nov 2
Estelle McLeod replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Thanks Susan for inviting me to share some of the completed blankets. The members of the forum never cease to inspire me...thank you for an amazing month. "
Nov 2
Diana D replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"A very beautiful Lucky note . Thanks Sharon. Thanks Susan. "
Nov 2
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"A wonderful shamrock, Sharon and thank you for ending this month on a Lucky note. "
Nov 2
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Not too late at all, Diane.  I love the rich autumn  colours and your beautifully neat knitting. "
Nov 2
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"How fitting, Bev, that you end this month’s Lucky Celebration theme with a shamrock.  Thank you."
Nov 2
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"A lovely comment, Chris - thank you.  And I do love the flowers.  "
Nov 2
Sharon B replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Once again, I missed a few days of checking the Forum, and beautiful, thoughtful, charming and delightful creations have appeared!  What an amazing group of people gather here! Thank You so much for an inspiring month, Susan.  I loved all…"
Nov 2
Lesley King replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Playing catch-up, as usual, and marvelling over all the wonderful contributions - thank you, Susan, for the inspiration for all these amazing creations!"
Nov 2
Gloria Grandy replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"Susan, I celebrate you! Thank you for being the perfect host for this fabulous theme! Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time for square-making lately, but I have truly enjoyed watching the arrival of all the fabulous creations from others.…"
Nov 2
Diana D replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019
"THANK YOU Susan !!"
Nov 2

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At 7:39am on December 31, 2015, Diana D said…

Hi Susan,

BBC news is reporting severe  floods across Northern England and Scotland due to storm Frank; and I thought of you. I hope you are safe and dry. Take care.

Best,

diana

At 4:42am on November 15, 2015, Diana D said…

"Hi Susan,

Thanks for such generous and colorful contribution from Earlston Wed. Club. They ROCK!! I'm glad to hear you are safe in your part of the world.

Best, diana"

At 3:58am on October 5, 2015, Diana D said…

I dedicated this square to you, Susan. THANKS!!!

At 5:16am on October 21, 2014, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Susan are you aware you have won the award for October?  Click here:  http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/october-2014-square-heart-award?id=3276523%3ATopic%3A544466&page=2#comments   So many kind and very well deserved comments on there. I thought if you ever have a downer day this might be the perfect antidote for you!  Love, Jeanne 

At 9:21am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…

Susan, October it is !   You can amend the title [and anything else] because the theme is all yours :-)

At 2:13am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…
Hi Susan I've sent you a friend request. Hopefully you will be able to correspond this way !!
At 7:32am on May 24, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Susan, thanks for your comment about the Tunisian squares.  My Tunisian hook doesn't have a size but when placed beside a regular hook it looks like it might be a 5.50mm or a 6.00mm.  I used RedHeart Kids yarn for the squares.  It is a medium weight #4.  Having said that, I'm wondering if your yarn is charted the same way as here in Canada !  If you are having difficulty with the return row, would a finer yarn help ?

BTW, the Tunisian tutorial is great !  I have it bookmarked and am looking forward to her next lessons :-)

Linda x

At 9:50am on November 9, 2012, Pam Antink said…

It is a pleasure Susan - thank you for your kind words, yes, KAS is a real global knitting/crocheting 'family' who care.  Knitting is a bit like playing the piano, some people are virtuosos, and, some of us are content to trundle along.  Everyone is supportive of each other's work, and, the inspired by shared ideas. I'm not a very good knitter, but loved the concept of team-working with the SA Ladies from the townships, and, taking direct action - so my best contribution is help with the organisational side of things!  Loved you vibrant coloured hats - Ronda says the firery colours go down well with the kids. 

At 6:46pm on November 5, 2012, Gitta Seyfert said…

Welcome to KAS Susan and warm greetings from South Africa :)

At 11:51am on November 5, 2012, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Susan, so glad you’ve joined us. Keeping the children in South Africa warm has brought together a world-wide group of caring knitters and crocheters. I'm also a crocheter and enjoy making squares for the children.

Great granny squares !   Exciting that you saw some of your squares and know they will be protecting a child from the cold. 

If you haven’t already, please read through the welcome message on the forum main page for helpful hints and things that might interest you. The FAQ category should answer any general questions you may have. If not, please ask. http://forum.knit-a-square.com

If you would like to try something different, you might like the Monthly challenge.  This is a fun way to try new ideas or patterns.  Every month, a theme is chosen, and if you wish, you may create something new and different......it could be making a plain square using a new colour, a different stitch or a totally new way of knitting/ crocheting.  An 8”/20cm square is the perfect size for experimenting.

This month’s challenge is In Celebration of the Plain Jane. Check out the different interpretations of a “Plain Jane” or basic square. Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and still help the children.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are needed all the time.

 
 
 

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