Downunder and land of the long white cloud

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Downunder and land of the long white cloud

For all of us who live upside down on the bottom of the earth to share local craft events, wool and yarn specials and other bits of interest.

Location: Melbourne
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Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Comment by Amy on Wednesday

The May issue of KAS Snippets is on the Forum and the headline is that we can now send parcels to South Africa.

http://www.forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-may-2022

Our team is back out making distributions and The Barn is full of activity once again after a good cleaning and post coming through.

Check out all the latest news.

Comment by Amy on May 11, 2022 at 12:01am
Send, Send... SEND
We can now post our items to South Africa.
The team has its fingers crossed after a good mail delivery that all the packaged that are backlogged in the Postal System will be flying into the Barn.
Comment by Amy on April 22, 2022 at 10:23pm

April has be a month of Celebrations at KAS and KAS Snippets has captured all the news.
 
Our theme is Celebrations and the Color of the Month is Red.. The Barn has been quiet without receiving any post. Wandi and Athele have shared photos from distributions.
 
Comment by Amy on March 29, 2022 at 2:27am

What a month it has been for KAS.
 
This issue of the KAS Snippets is filled with news about a marvelous monthly theme, a smashing success of a Fund Raiser, distributions, yummy blanket cakes, KAS Podcast news and receiving mail woes.
 
Be sure to check out the poem, "A Yarnaholic's Afterlife". It is guaranteed to give you a laugh. Sadly, most of us will be able to relate to this poem.
 
Comment by Amy on March 21, 2022 at 8:51am
Our team is South Africa is requesting that we do not mail anything to South Africa at the moment.
There are many problems with the Post Office at the moment and the team does not want to lose any parcels, packages in the process.
They hope that these issues will resolve themselves soon. 
We will keep you updated on events here on The Forum and on our Facebook Page.
Thank you for understanding.
Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 12, 2022 at 2:57pm

Haha, I bought some digital scales a few years back just to weigh my squares and then realized the squares covered the screen.

Don't know why your pic is sideways, but have noticed it happens with a few people. I do it through my laptop and haven't had it happen.

Comment by Jenny Jenny on March 12, 2022 at 2:36pm

Ok here is a pic of my squares and a couple of beanies I made on a knitting loom. I weighed myself and then weighed myself holding the squares.

The two piles in the back weigh about 2kg. Im going to parcel them up and post them on Monday.

BTW Wendy, unfortunately my kitchen scale is only small and when I put the squares on it, they cover up the digital screen that tells you the weight :-/ 

(does anyone know why my pic is sideways? When I upload it its the right way)

Comment by Wendy on March 12, 2022 at 1:55am

On average a square in 8 ply acrylic weighs about 20 grams, so that might give you a guide Jenny. I usually weigh my parcels on a kitchen scale that can weigh up to 5 kg. I like to do that so I don't get any surprises at the post office, and so I don't go just a couple of grams over the limits (I think they go in 1/2 kg increments). Those couple of grams can cost quite a bit extra!

Comment by Jenny Jenny on March 11, 2022 at 8:44pm

I actually sat down and counted how many I have today - I am working on number 88!!! I have no idea what they weigh. I put them on my people scale and they aren't registering anything. :-/

Comment by Bev Jeffery on March 11, 2022 at 2:20pm

I know how you feel, Jenny. I am in the same boat.  :))

 

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