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For those living right side up, and half a day behind those Aussies who are upside down! Lets hear it - Those Canadians, eh? they are good stitchers!

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Comment by Amy on September 9, 2020 at 8:59am

September 8, 2020 – Celebrating our local volunteers

In this episode, Leanne chats to Ronda and Estelle to get a detailed update on post from overseas, numbers of squares coming in, and numbers of blankets, beanies, hand-warmers and soft toys going out.

We hear about Ronda’s move to her new home, the local companies and knitting groups that have risen to the occasion to support Knit-a-Square during the pandemic, and Athelé’s distribution at the Jika Joe settlement in Pietermaritzburg.

https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/

Comment by Valerie Zalewski on September 1, 2020 at 4:04am

This has nothing to do with KAS, but I wondered if any of you know this plant: the Cercis canadensis.I saw it on FB. The photo is not out of focus. The plant actually looks like that The name sounds as if it's Canadian:

Comment by Amy on August 28, 2020 at 2:25am

August 25, 2020 – Knitting yarns
In today’s episode of the show, Leanne chats to Roger McDonald who has been involved with KAS from the start.

As Sandy McDonald’s husband and business partner, he helped conduct research for setting up the website and wrote poems that inspired and delighted members of the Square Circle Forum when it first began.

Prepare to be entertained as Roger talks about his childhood with a grandmother who handled her needles like a magician and reads extracts from his as yet unpublished volume entitled “Knitting yarns”.

https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/

Comment by Amy on August 22, 2020 at 10:58pm

In this issue we highlight two distributions by Athlele, and we have photos that were received from a distribution in July.

We have updated shipping information.

The KAS KAL is working on its 9th square design and there is much more.

Happy Reading!

http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-augus...

Comment by Amy on August 12, 2020 at 1:35am

August 11, 2020 – Twelve boxes of squares on their way!

In this week’s episode, we hear from Cath Riley of Liverpool, a long-standing member of Knit-a-Square who has used her crocheting skills and community connections to send hundreds of blankets’ worth of squares to South Africa. She chats about her choice of shipping method and describes the process of gathering the squares ahead of dispatch.

We also hear from Vivienne, a volunteer living in Soweto, who talks about her involvement with the children at a local community outreach project and how they are managing during the lockdown with the closure of schools.

https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/

Comment by Amy on July 27, 2020 at 10:39am

The July issue is filled with news of distributions and a link to the new KAS YouTube channel.

Check out all the KAS news today.

Comment by Amy on June 29, 2020 at 2:31am

The June issue of KAS Snippets is now online.  

This month our volunteers were able to visit The Barn twice, as well as help supply some distributions.

We also highlight several fun discussions on the the Forum.

Here is the link: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-june-...

Comment by Amy on June 17, 2020 at 6:29am

June 16 2020 – Explore the Square Circle Forum!

In the first half of the show, Leanne chats to Lindi, Knit-a-Square’s longest-serving volunteer, who shares about life in Soweto during the lockdown and her work distributing blankets.

In the second half, she chats to Andrea, one of our hard-working moderators, about the Square Circle Forum. This is our membership platform which is easy to join and full of interesting conversation threads. This is where you’ll also find photos of completed blankets and distributions.

https://knit-a-square.com/kas-podcast/

Comment by Valerie Zalewski on June 10, 2020 at 1:45am

Unfortunately, this didn't last long. The latest info from Ronda is that the SA post has put a ban on all post from just about every country in the world except China, Singapore and a few others.

Comment by Amy on June 6, 2020 at 1:49am

The Knit a Square BARN is now accepting parcels!

Yes, you can start shipping your parcels, but please check with your postal service to see if they are sending items to South Africa. The UK has just opened up services. The USA,Croatia and Canada to date are still NOT shipping to South Africa.

Reminders:
Use the packing slip/mailing label found under NOTES on this page.

Do NOT insure, register or track package. This adds heavy custom fees in SA.

Declare value of $0 or $1.

Declare as a gift.

 

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