my name is Isabelle, I am 34, have three children. I have been knitting since I was a child.
I'm a flight attendant, for Air France (did I mention I am french ?), and during a flight from Paris to Atlanta, I met a lovely lady. She was knitting with circular needles; a pair of socks I believe. We talked and talked, and finally, she taught me how to knit with these needles. She invited me to visit her page on Ravelry. And this is were I heard about KAS !
I have been knitting ans crocheting for KAS for a year now. It is a great pleasure (and releive !) to see that my parcels, big or very small, have arrived safely.
But I must say that the cost of postal services in France is terrible, sometimes I have to wait to send my parcel, just to be able to afford it. So I had an idea; I talked about KAS to my mail man, and he offered to ask his directors if I could send a parcel or more for free ! little chance, but who knows ? So I have translated some of KAS history, informations, into French, (not sure a french mail service director knows much english ...).
If this translation could be of any help to somebody in France, let me know. Maybe it could be useful to have a leaflet translated in most language, available on the website ?
I am also trying to convince my parish to work for KAS ...
Another thing : I could have the opportunity to fly to Johannesburg, once in a while. Do you think we could arrange that somebody from KAS come to fetch a parcel ? As I have no weight limitation, I can bring a suitcase of squares, hats, jumpers and so !
Sorry for this very long text, so much to tell, and so much to ask !
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So pleased to see that you have been awarded The Square Heart of the month award Isabelle. Your devotion to lugging squares to South Africa and for getting stuck into the opening of the parcels is much appreciated. Well done, you truly deserve it!
(view Square Heart Award on Main page of Forum)
I just saw this today! Congratulations Isabelle! Well done!
Will you be going again soon as I have some squares ready , and was wondering whether to take them to the UK to post (I live in France, work in UK) or hang on until you are going and ask you to take thme straight there.
PS well done on the award