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
Members: 159
Latest Activity: Nov 25

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Winter specials!!!

Started by Lyn Yvette Gardiner. Last reply by Maureen (Maudie) Anne Bryan Jul 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Yarn - where to buy

Started by Jypsi Mabbott. Last reply by Tricia Hughes Jun 20, 2015. 11 Replies

No squares this weekend!

Started by Allison Winter. Last reply by Bev Jeffery Apr 20, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by Amy on November 25, 2020 at 3:04am

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

Comment by Amy on November 19, 2020 at 1:52am

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 leanne@knit-a-square.com.

Comment by Amy on October 28, 2020 at 6:53am

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.

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

Comment by Amy on September 27, 2020 at 4:28am

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:

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

Comment by Amy on September 9, 2020 at 9:00am

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 Amy on August 28, 2020 at 2:24am

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 10:57pm

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 18, 2020 at 10:03pm

Thanks Wendy for this incredible news.

Comment by Wendy on August 18, 2020 at 1:26pm

Whoo Hoo! As of 14 August Australia Post is now accepting parcels by Sea Mail only for South Africa! I will have a bundle of 8 blankets and goodies to send this week!

https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/corona...

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/

 

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