KNIT-A-SQUARE WISH LIST 2016
Over the years Knit-a-Square has grown rather organically and kindhearted members have been sending an ever increasing variety of goodies, but it has become essential for Knit-a-Square to have an appraisal and re-evaluate its whole approach in order for the office team to comfortably handle the number of items arriving.
In future Knit-a-Square will ONLY be able to distribute squares, assembled blankets, hats, hand-warmers and cuddly toys. All other items, as mentioned below, will be distributed through a third-party and not directly by KAS.
The focus for the coming year, and for some time to come will be :
Squares for blankets - Hats & Hand-warmers - Cuddly Toys
In order to make life easier for the office team we need the following assistance :
HATS & BEANIES
ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT ARE WELCOME
TO HELP US COPE AND STREAM-LINE THE OFFICE OPERATION, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH A TRUSTED THIRD PARTY IN THE FUTURE :
Jumpers and Grace Vests : Have already been successfully distributed by Erica Lüttich from the Outreach Foundation. However, although Erica sent lots of photographs of the children wearing the garments, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible each time.
Toothbrushes, tissues and toiletry items : A third party distributor has yet to be identified, but church outreach departments will help.
Store bought or second-hand clothing : Will be distributed through Wandi and the Methodist Church quarterly outreach gatherings.
Underwear : All underwear will be given to the Rape Crisis Centre in Beoni which deals with many children up to the age of 14 in all crisis situations.
Socks : A third party distributor has yet to be identified.
KasCuddles & Baby Items : Will be distributed via Hotel Hope and Sister Susan at the Baragwanath Hospital Maternity Ward.
GENERAL POSTING & PACKING NEEDS
BONA FIDE GIFT
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE
I got carried away and it ended up being 7 inches.
I am confused, Roz. I thought it was a beanie you were knitting. :)) Cute teddy....love his scarf!!!
Hopefully the beanie is here.....!
GREAT beanie, Roz.......LOVE the yarn, too........xo
Sorry, I lack the techno skills to put your beanie and teddy up the right way. :))
Don't worry Bev, I too lack techno skills, I'm always a little surprised when I actually manage to get a photo on the forum, which way up it is seems not to matter so much. The beanie looks a little small and skinny, but it stretched to fit me so it probably is just the way the kids need them x
Yes Roz, if they fit our heads, then they are the perfect size. That's why it's great to knit them in rib....they can fit a variety of sized heads and will stretch to 'grow' with the child.
My sister, Ros has knitted a couple and they do look a little skinny, but they stretch a loooong way. :))
Is it possible to add Wendy's beanie pattern to the Members patterns section?
HI Barb, Wendy has posted the pattern under her hat photo in the Photo Gallery. The pattern will soon be in the Knit-a-Square Pattern Book.
Thanks, Linda. It'll be easier to find in the pattern section, especially for new members who may not know it's in the photo section. In the meantime, I've saved the link. :-)
Thanks, whoever said it, for the reminder about the Go-Go's...just sent in a donation to cover the sewing up costs for more blankets....God bless their flying fingers as they work so hard for us! When my pension comes in I'm grateful to be able to send a bit their way. Every dollar is another blanket. :)