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At 8:32am on March 27, 2019, Estelle McLeod said…

Wow Bev what stunning squares. 

At 12:03am on February 15, 2019, Lucinda Monks said…

My mum left South Africa in about 1970, so the country she knew has changed a lot. Her school did support a nursery in a township, they would knit blankets for them in lent!

I did read about the April mass distribution - doubt I'll be able to contribute to that, but may be able to help restock the shelves.

I've shared on a local craft group too, in case anyone wants to add a square or two.

My four year old is fun and hard work in equal measure! But wouldn't have it any other way, she's also very loving and kind, and watching her develop her personality is amazing.

At 10:44am on February 14, 2019, Lucinda Monks said…

Thanks for the welcome Bev. I've been following KAS for a while, hoping to actually start making squares soon. (I am currently knitting a blanket for SANDS that I want to finish first!) A lively 4 year old means I don't get to concentrate on patterns etc so easy knits I can do without thinking too much, or while on the phone to my mum, are perfect. I also have quite a yarn stash of odd balls to clear. So good to hear that "PJs" are welcome as that's what I'll be doing! May take a while to build up a decent parcel, but I'll get there!

At 10:31am on February 5, 2019, Sheridan Lamb said…

Hi Bev!

Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm planning an event for my graduate school class to make squares to send to Knit a Square and we're opening up to all skill levels and I had a couple questions about the process and some of the details, which I posted on a discussion board, but I figured I would ask you directly as well. 

- The instruction page says that we need light yarn, however the pictures seem to have medium yarn and it even suggests to double up on thin yarn. How strict is the yarn size? Is it okay to have thicker yarn for 35 squares so that it's consistent for one blanket?

- The page also requires certain sized crochet hooks and knitting needles. How strict are these sizes? Specifically for the crochet hooks, it calls for 4.5mm (which is not common or easily found in the US where I am) or US 7 sized hook, which is confusing because the US sizes are in letters here. Is it okay to go with a 4.25 mm or 5mm sized hook?

Thank you! I'm really excited to be involved!

Sheridan 

At 4:22pm on January 1, 2019, FAYE RASCOE DUROUGH said…

Thank you so much. I am VERY excited to start knitting and crocheting for these children. I have already been researching yarn that will be nice and warm for the blankets. :)

At 6:12pm on November 14, 2018, Sue Holdaway said…

Thanks Bev, you are a star.

At 10:55am on November 14, 2018, Sue Holdaway said…

Thanks very much for all that - and I thought I’d had a fairly good look around the website!!  I am very new to forums, threads and the like as I don’t do social media generally.  I will be having a better look around.  Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming and I’m really enjoying knitting squares.  I started knitting dish cloths a couple of months ago when I had to keep my knee rested after falling and twisting it badly.  We have lots of cloths now and my technique seems to have improved enough for me to try blanket squares.  Some of the dish cloth patterns are good so will be using them too.  Bye for now.  Sue 

At 11:25pm on September 16, 2018, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks Bev,

I am informed that Norfolk has one of the biggest knitting clubs in the country. Hence why I find many different knitted toys there. I am like you I have several bags of stuffing but have only managed to make the simple bears & the Crazy kitten. Everything else is too fiddly. At the moment I am on a spell of hats & hand warmers. 

At 8:35am on August 21, 2018, Sonal said…

Hi Bev,

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and the helpful information! As a complete beginner, I am very happy to hear about the value of "PJ's" :) I cannot wait to get started and will definitely post photos as I go.

Sonal

At 12:35am on August 14, 2018, Donna Gibson said…

Hi Bev,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I started knitting for KAS last year. I sent 2 parcels of hats in January and I was wondering if they were received?

How can I track this please. If they were not received did I do something wrong with the posting. I did follow the instructions to the letter!!

I am now in the process of a knitting marathon. My friends have been very generous with their donations of wool....and charity shops.

Thanks Donna

At 10:04am on July 19, 2018, Donna Wolak said…

Thank you for the very warm welcome, Bev. I’m not sure if I’m commenting in the right place, but here goes...

I’ve only completed 8 squares so far. However, I have a lot of leftover yarn in my stash, and this seems like the perfect way to use it for a very worthy cause. I also have about 30+ smaller squares left over from various afghans, so I’m adding more rows around to make them 8 inches. I’ve read the postal requirements, so I think I’m set on that. 

I really love seeing  all the pictures of the children wrapped in the blankets and holding their toys. Honestly, it brought tears to my eyes to see such joy in their faces. 

Thanks again.

At 5:41pm on June 29, 2018, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks Bev,

I find it amazing how many toys I find in Norfolk. Here in Leicestershire I hardly find one that is in such good condition. Hope you have a lovely holiday and plenty of retail therapy. More wool:))

At 6:34pm on June 26, 2018, jean michel zalewski said…

Hi

Thank you for welcoming an intruder who doesn't know anything about knitting. I joined you to teach you all French and to keep an eye on Valerie and control the amount of skeins of yarn that have invaded the house. Democracy has its limits.m

At 5:13am on June 18, 2018, Amy said…

Hey Bev,

What size hook did you use on Miss Olivia and what were the final dimensions?

Stay warm down under and we will try to stay cool.

At 5:30am on June 11, 2018, Mary Verbeek said…

Me again.  I was wondering what is the best type of packaging to use to mail the squares (e.g. padded envelope)?

At 4:49am on June 11, 2018, Mary Verbeek said…

Hi Bev

I think I am on the right track.  I’ve sent the picture by email to the forum as I am not sure how to attach it here.  They are made up of leftover yarn (double thickness).   I am anxious to mail out my first batch!

Mary

At 5:16pm on June 10, 2018, Roz Neilson said…

Morning Bev

Thanks for the 'welcoming' email.  I live fairly close to the drop-off point in Randburg so will hand deliver the squares.  Only just discovered theKAS 'themes' but have a few already knitted that would fit .. I'll get stuck in to reach the 35 square target! :)  I must admit I am having a great deal of fun and pleasure knitting these squares.

At 4:30pm on June 10, 2018, Mary Verbeek said…

They are 8 inch squares.  The patterns just don’t fit your theme.  Thanks for all the info!

At 3:07pm on June 10, 2018, Mary Verbeek said…

Hi Bev

Thank you very much for your email.  I just want to make sure you accept any squares as I have already made quite a few before receiving this email.  I was also wondering how many squares would be best to mail at one time.

At 6:08pm on May 28, 2018, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks Bev, Totally agree on the hippo. He was the one who jumped into my arms first.:))

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