I'm so glad to have found this site! I am a retired Health Visitor living in Northampton with my husband - who still works - and my black labrador, Maggie-May.
I go into a local school two afternoons a week to help children with reading.
I am looking forward to being able to make a difference to children in South Africa!
with best wishes to everyone,

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Welcome Cathy!
Have you joined the UK group on here yet? KAS is such a lovely community and I am so pleased that we have another member to help wrap the children with squares. I have been part of the community for just over a year and still cannot quite believe how lucky I have been to find somewhere that with a few basic skills and oddments of yarn, lives can be transformed by knowing that throughout the world we knitters (or crocheters) care,
Hello, Angela,
Thank you for your warm welcome, and your invitation to join the UK group, which I've now done!
best wishes
nice to have you Cathy
we like lots of pics when you complete projects
Welcome aboard, Cathy! My mom had a golden retriever named Maggie May and a friend of mine has a daughter with the same name (thank you, Rod Stewart).

Do you knit or crochet? :o)
I do both! Recently I've discovered sock knitting - very addictive.
Welcome to KAS Cathy! :)

How long do knitted/crochet socks last? My husband's feet are so rough he tends to shred the commercially bought socks quite quickly inside his work boots so I've never felt it worthwhile to make him any. The sock yarn seems tougher than regular yarn, and it comes in those gorgeous self patterning color schemes now, so does anyone have answers to how long handmade socks last? I remember darning socks in the 1960's, we had those wooden mushrooms you'd push inside the sock. We darned a lot of socks instead of tossed them, back then. What is it with guys and never cutting their toenails anyways??? :P
The sock yarn does seem to be hard-wearing, and of course one has the spare yarn to darn them if necessary! I've only done them for myself thus far, so I don't know how they would work out with rough footed men!
Hi Cathy.
Welcome to the UK group for KAS. I joined about 6 weeks ago, and have knitted hats, squares, tops, its so addictive that every spare moment I pick up my knitting, and for such a good cause too, plus the enjoyment of knowing the children are warm and cared for, and to know that people out there really do care about them, they are not alone.

Best wishes
Mo xx
Right on Maureen. I couldn't have said it better myself as to why we're all so eager. One person truly CAN make a difference, which is marvellous. :)
Hi Cathy! Welcome on board. I live in South Africa and have been a member since last year some time. I like to knit and crochet and try everything, but squares are so desperately needed that I try to do a certain number each month before venturing on to something else. There is a great reward in our work, the knowledge that we can help children in need and the friendship and warmth one can find here on the forums. Best wishes, Jen
Hello Cathy
welcome to our site
I hope youenjoy being with us we are a friendly group.
do you knit or crochet, whatever you do I am sure you will enjoy being here
lots of love
LIZ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I knit and crochet, but I think initially I will probably knit the squares. I'm really looking forward to being involved. Thank you so much for your welcome.



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