2012 COMBINED TALLY - KNIT-A-SQUILLION SQUARES & ITEM COUNT - we've broken the 230,000 barrier!

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Well done everyone!  The figures continue to grow year-on-year. They represent hours of caring, kindness and giving by a 'global family' of yarn workers!  The January Jewel Challenge is already getting the squares & hats flowing!

Below are the totals (so far) for 2011 - once the square lists for Nov & Dec are published I'll continue to update these figures - which are a combination of Forum totals and the Square List (which only lists Squares, Hats, Vests & Sweaters) plus Ravelry keeps it own list.  In fact, more is being sent, but at least the figures below will give a fair idea.

6229  hats

 755   sweaters/jumpers

   19   baby blankets

   68   kascuddles

   15   prs gloves

 254   slipovers/ pullovers

     2   tee shirts

     8   blankets

     3   snood/cowls

  230  soft toys

     5   scarves

   10   slippers baby jackets

 157   prs socks (requested by Rhonda)

   92   plastic needles

   14   slip0in bit and bobs

   31  pairs knitting needles

    6   crochet hooks

    6   games

For info these are the Knit-a-Squillion totals so far - started in July 2011

Squares                  60409

Retirement Villages         1

People                          61

Organisations                 1

Groups                           9

Schools                          3




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Mailed in January 2012 from Clear Lake Methodist in Houston, Tx.:

3 sweaters/jumpers, 14 T shirts, 551 squares, 34 hats, 14 slipovers, 2 KASCuddles, 14 soft toys, 20 prs. of socks, 62 pencils,100 plastic needles sent to SA through Ebay from China

New totals:

Squares: 61,256

Retirement villages: 1

People: 61

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

0 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

0 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

0 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

46 Hats & Beanies

6 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

23 Slip-overs

0 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

26 Socks

14 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

72 Pencils

 

Mailed on January 19th 2012 from NSW Australia:

35 Squares, 7 Beanies and 2 Books

New totals:

Squares: 61,291

Retirement villages: 1

People: 61

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

0 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

0 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

0 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

53 Hats & Beanies

6 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

23 Slip-overs

0 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

26 Socks

14 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

72 Pencils

2 Books

I hope no one will mind that I added an item to the list (books).  I have lots more books here to send and wanted to see a separate note for them rather than just putting them under bits & bobs.

I did that back last year, those plastic needles from China are a super value. Way to go!

Purchased or made, books are welcome in South Africa in these settlements and creches as they have nothing there, literally.  

Mailing tomorrow from Clear Lake Methodist:  80 squares and 6 prs. of socks -

New totals:

Squares: 61,336

Retirement Villages:1

People: 61

Organisations:  1

Groups : 9

Schools: 3

0 Baby blankets

0 Bits and bobs

0 Crochet hooks

0 Games

0 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

46 Hats & Beanies

6 Sweaters

10 KASCuddles

0 Knitting Needles

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

23 Slip-overs

0 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

32 Socks

14 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

72 Pencils

 

Can somebody clarify for me the difference between the slip-over and go-over and also which one does Grace's vest get added to?  Maybe I'm just having a senior moment!  Thanks  :)

Have often wondered this myself Carol!  You are not alone.....

well, maybe there is a brighter spark that can answer this  lol.  Today I am intending to make up some gifts for the tombola and also in the next few weeks make squares etc to start the tally for Skeggie, so I am still about but not adding to the totals until March  :)

Hi Carol et al,

I am pretty sure anything sleeveless (or with a minimal/short sleeve) qualifies as a 'Slip Over'  (i.e. vests, singlets etc) and anything with full sleeves that is made with squares or knitted in just basic square shapes, qualifies as a 'Go Over' (i.e. Jumper, Cardigan etc).  I think 'Sweaters' would probably be a jumper made to a more 'shaped/fitted' pattern.

Good morning (at least it is in Houston!)

Sweaters/jumpers are slightly lighter weight than go-overs, have  long sleeves and go on the outside of the clothing.

Slipovers are designed to be worn next to the skin, perhaps over a Tee-Shirt and are meant to keep swollen HIV-AIDS tummies warm.  They go under the clothing.  They need to be very soft.  They are usually sleeveless.  They should be made with the length 3" longer than the width.

Go-overs are very large, long-sleeved sweaters/jumpers and are meant to be worn over everything

the child is wearing much like a coat to keep them warm.  They are sometimes made out of squares.

They are usually very heavy.  Sometimes in the bitter cold weather the children sleep in all their clothes wearing a go-over over everything.

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day.

Thank you Helen for such a clear and concise explanation - Carol & I needed this info!  I'll copy and file for a later date.  You enjoy your day, it is late afternoon here in UK and a tad gloomy without the sun.  Still, we need the rain & drizzle as they are worried that we might have a water shortage during the Olympics this summer!

Thanks Helen and Wendy, just needed reminding, gone are the days when it was hats, squares and go-overs! Weather is wet and cold here also but a good excuse for being inside and knitting  :)

 

13 squares posted yesterday

New totals:

Squares: 61,304

Retirement villages: 1

People: 61

Organisations: 1

Groups: 9

Schools: 3

ITEM COUNT:

0 Baby Blankets

0 Bits and Bobs

0 Crochet Hooks

0 Games

0 Gloves

0 Go-Overs

53 Hats & Beanies

6 Sweaters

10 KAS Cuddles

0 Knitting Needles

104 Plastic Needles

0 Scarves

23 Slip-overs

0 Slippers

0 Snoods/Cowls

26 Socks

14 Teddies/Soft Toys

14 Tee-Shirts

72 Pencils

2 Books

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