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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 November 25, 2020 at 3:05am

The November issue of KAS Snippets is now on the Forum.

The Blanket Room has been bustling with so many new additions.  Photos have been taken since July and you can find them all in one spot.

We have a wonderful article about Col L'Huiller, 96+ years old, who has been making marvelous creations for the children.

There are distributions and photos, from The Barn, too.

Happy reading:

Comment by Amy on November 19, 2020 at 1:53am

November 17, 2020 – Crafting in good company

In the final podcast episode of the season, we get to hear the famous Knit-a-square song, contributed by Gloria Grandy and members of her family.

In addition, Leanne shares some of the feedback she’s had from members about the Knit-a-square podcast. She invites participation from other members in future episodes. If you wish to be a guest on the podcast next year, please get in touch by emailing

Comment by Amy on October 28, 2020 at 6:52am

Gloria, our editor in chief, is back at the helm and has produced an incredible issue of the KAS Snippets.

We have plenty of photos taken by our wonderful volunteers in South Africa.

We think that every contributor from every county around the world can post their creations to The Barn.  Finally!

Find out what is new in The Blanket Room, with the KAS Podcasts and in The KAS Shop.

Comment by Valerie Zalewski on October 8, 2020 at 12:32am

Good for all of you Canadians. The Post here just seems to be adding more and more hurdles for us to pass before a parcel even leaves the Post Office.

Comment by Amy on October 7, 2020 at 9:44am

As of October 5, 2020, the Canada Post is now sending items to South Africa without any limitations.  Economy Post is a GO!

Comment by Arlene G. on September 30, 2020 at 2:09pm

Any news about sending parcels from Canada yet?

Comment by Amy on September 27, 2020 at 4:29am

Catch up on everything KAS in this month's issue of the Snips.

Mail is coming into The Barn and blankets are going out.

We have photos from Athele about an incredible distribution to JikaJoe at the beginning of the month and photos of a devastating fire at the same place at the end of the month.

Check it all out at:

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.

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”.


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