Downunder and land of the long white cloud


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: Mar 29

Discussion Forum

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 March 29, 2021 at 3:06am

The March issue of KAS Snippets is filled with all sorts of news:

Aunt Nellie has a great update from our KAS Shop.  She is always a delight and brings us marvelous bargains from the Shop.

We have a new and improved Packing Slip/Mailing Label.  We think you will find it user friendly and the ladies in The Barn think it will help improved the processing or our parcels they receive.

We highlight our one distribution from March.  We are so excited about the distribution season about to begin.

Our volunteers from Soweto are slowly returning to The Barn after a year of shut down due to COVID.

There is even more to discover in this issue, so please check it out.

Comment by Amy on March 25, 2021 at 2:24am
KAS Podcast - Season 2, Ep. 4
Reflections on a year like no other
Estelle has been at the forefront of operations at Knit-a-Square over the past year and chats to Leanne at length about what it was like, both at the barn and on distributions. We hear about some new volunteers who have joined the team and their impressions of opening days.
If you like what you hear and would like to participate in the work of Knit-a-Square, please get in touch via the website. There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering at the barn to knitting, and from donating directly to purchasing items from the online store. Plus, we have a wonderful warm Square Circle Forum which we are sure you will find super inspiring and informative!
Comment by Amy on March 10, 2021 at 12:54am

The rewards of reaching

Season 2, Ep. 3  March 9, 2021

Patricia Gribble shares with Leanne how her work with visually-impaired people led to a meeting with the Prime Minister and the establishment of the St Pancras Knitters in Plymouth. Her group has contributed 600 blankets to Knit-a-Square to date and formed strong relationships in the process which have sustained them through their year of lockdown.

Trish also gives us a glimpse into her life in Devon, including family holidays to the Scilly Isles and France. She doesn’t go anywhere without her knitting and her enthusiasm for Knit-a-Square and vulnerable children in South Africa is truly infectious!

Comment by Amy on February 21, 2021 at 12:49am

We have wonderful photos from The Barn and The Blanket in this month's issue of KAS Snippets.  

Leanne is back with her latest Podcast.

There is marvelous recap of our monthly theme - Be Bold and so many PJs made with all sorts of shades of orange.

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate for a great read.

Comment by Amy on February 10, 2021 at 10:07am

February 9, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to 2021, a very different start to the year from what we are used to. Everything is limited, from travel to access to yarn, and so we have to make adjustments.

In this episode, Leanne takes the opportunity to share some thoughts from her own experience dealing with visual impairment. We hear about her latest knitting projects and ideas for connecting with friends. Even if your world has grown smaller, she tells us, it’s still possible to find wonderful ways of celebrating the things we care about.

Comment by Amy on January 26, 2021 at 12:40am

New Year and all sorts of news from KAS.

Please check out this month's issue of the Snips for news, photos, and inspirations about Knit a Square.

Comment by Amy on December 18, 2020 at 8:01am

Our Holiday issue of Snips is filled with all sorts of packages of holiday news for all of our Forum members and worldwide contributors.

While 2020, was very unexpected and provided many challenges, KAS still managed to provide 3,000 blankets to children in need.

From our homes to yours Happy Holidays,

KAS Moderator Team

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:

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

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.


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