Hi everyone!  October kinda snuck up and pounced on us! Wow time is zipping past.  Our KAS calendar suggests "Member's Choice" as the October challenge. :)   So we are suggesting you pick your favorite item, be it square, hat, vest, blanket or cuddle, or toy, and go for it, in your favorite color(s).  There has also been talk around the boards of making tiny toys, like pocket pals, so the kids can easily carry them with them, to go along with the items we send.  So if you would like to make a teeny toy, like a teddy or doll, or even if you see a deal, then buy a few of course, they can be included along with October's offerings.  Depending on where you live and how your postage goes, they might arrive in time for Christmas! :)  I am using that tiny teddy pattern that's here on KAS, it's got a flat body and lightly stuffed head, only 5 inches tall maximum, have two done already.  Here's the link to the main toy patterns page and you can choose from there:  http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/categories/patterns-toys-...

It's been suggested we do a running tally, per post.  So feel free to start with what you've made and will send and the next person can add to that total in their post and so on.  How's that?

My own October challenge will be UFO's.  (unfinished objects)  I have been cleaning up and have found a bin full of them. (out of sight out of mind!)

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These refer to usually small items that just "somehow" seem to "fall into" our packages when we send them, wink wink ;). Usually these aren't declared on the customs forms...to avoid duties at the other end. They are items like the yarn needles and odd balls of yarn for the gogo's, and sometimes handmade sticker books for the children...sometimes spare knitting needles or crochet hooks...it varies. Lately a lot of "pop-ins" have been small knitted or stuffed toys for the kids. So...a pop-in is anything other than a knitted hat, vest, square or Go-Over or Cuddle. You'll see the items needed mentioned in the Revised 2010 Wish List on the Discussions page. They just "seem" to sneak their way into the packages...can't imagine how it happens! ;)



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