"Guilty, have not done any knitting for a year. Sewing dog coats for rescue groups and gowns for stillborn babes. Need to get my hands back into shape. I have arthritis, does anyone else here have any good strategies for knitting and arthritic hands…"
Hi Tricia. I got an email to say your comments on the Down Under group and that you had a broken wrist and foot!!!! Oh NO! I am with you in mind as my foot event from January is far from normal yet. But a wrist as well. Do take care and stay positive. I became very strong in the left leg as it had to support my whole weight. I was very careful not to twist my left knee as it suddenly became very important.
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A warm welcome to Knit-A-Square....from over here in Western Australia.
Its GREAT to see another Aussie join the forum. :)) I see you have already joined our "Downunder" group....good on ya'!!
Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and help the children. Plain Janes, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of Knit-A-Square. Since a blanket is created with 35 squares sent by people from around the world, squares are needed all the time. The basic square being a garter stitch/single colour or striped square or I think it is single or double crochet if your preference is for crochet. By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of other patterns provided by our fellow KASers.
Please check out the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page as this may answer many initial questions you may have and will help you get started. Any other questions...just ask...we love to help. :))
Here is a link to postage information, including our packing slip that we attach INSIDE our parcel to assist in the unpacking/recording process at Knit-A-Square in S. Africa.
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 own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts. Anything you care to make and send will be so appreciated by Ronda and the team and the children of South Africa.
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.
Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link:
"CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors. The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world."
Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.