What a fantastic opportunity this is for our UK knitters. The well known clothing chain, Jigsaw in the UK has partnered with KAS and knit-a-square for an autumn/winter square drive. During that time UK knitters (and crocheters can bring their squares into any of the UK stores and they will send them to South Africa on your behalf.
This initiative was bought about, because their head of marketing, Liz Sowden found knit-a-square online and was greatly touched by the work you are all doing. She thought it was the most perfect fit to launch with 'Wool Week 2011' in the UK and for the mothers who shop for their children and their own clothes in their stores.
Let's think about what other wonderful 'fits' exist out there in other countries to organise a similar opportunity.
Everyone wins, especially our children. Look forward to your ideas everyone.
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I have just put this on my FaceBook Page
I just wanted to share this for any knitters in the Gloucester/Cheltenham area...! When I looked at Jigsaw's website, I couldn't see any stores listed nearby and didn't even realise there was a shop in Cheltenham. However, I walked past one this afternoon and, lo and behold, there was a Knit-A-Square card on the cash desk, along with a gorgeous pile of warm and woolly knitted squares. (Cue a squeal of delight from me and a slightly perplexed look from my husband!). x
Hi, Michelle, and welcome back! Do go to the main page and read all about "Knit-a-Squillion" as that is our latest challenge for now and the coming months. There is a lot to absorb about this big push to reach a million squares as
soon as possible to keep the supply going for the prisoners who are stitching the blankets in their tailoring rehab.
They are each stitching a blanket together every other day and Ronda needs squares! There are flyers to print out
to pass out to friends, family, work associates, churches, retirement villages, etc. to spread the word and try to
seek out as many new knitters as possible to contribute. KAS is now on Facebook and is reaching new people every day.You also might like to go back and read any ezines you missed. There is a special tally for Knit-a-Squillion for squares only. Kyla still has a page for the total tally of all items. So read all about it and join the Knit-a-Squillion excitement!