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 Wendy on June 6, 2020 at 2:27am

I checked the Australia Post web site today (Friday) and they are still saying no parcels to South Africa. I hope this will change soon, I have a huge pile of goodies I need to send before I get caught in an avalanche! :)

Comment by Amy on June 6, 2020 at 1:47am

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.

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.

Comment by Amy on May 25, 2020 at 11:25am

Gloria has put together another amazing issue of the Snips that will keep you up to date with the Knit a Square community.

Leanne has a new Podcast where she is interviewing KAS members.

There is some news about the little activity in the KAS Barn.

Our Corona Corner is full of inspiration.

Please check it out:

Comment by Amy on April 28, 2020 at 5:35am

The April issue of Knit a Square Snippets has been posted to the Forum.

There is a wonderful tribute to KAS Sister Anne Powell, information about our first KAL headed by Rebecca in the UK and so much more.
Comment by Amy on March 28, 2020 at 6:26am

The March Snippets has been posted to the Forum.

In it you will find the latest information about COVID 19 in South Africa.  They are currently in a 21 day lock down, yes, the entire county.  This started on March 26.

We have updates from our March Theme, The Blanket Room and news from our sisters around the world.

We pray that you are managing the restrictions in your individual countries in regards to the Coronavirus.  This is a challenging time for the world.  Our stashes maybe getting smaller in light of staying indoors, and we know your hearts are full of love for the children in South Africa.  

Please take care and stay safe.

KAS Moderator Team

Comment by Anne Powell on March 27, 2020 at 7:27am



Check out the two new discussions on the forum to see how you KAS Sisters are surviving the crisis and let us know how you are doing,

                 CORONA CORNER here


Comment by Amy on March 23, 2020 at 5:41am

Update from Ronda about Corona Virus

Things are hotting up in SA regarding Covid-19 - the president due to speak in an hour or two and we suspect it will be the lock down talk. 

I have already asked a Lindi, Wandi, Mabel and Nani to make this Tues their last volunteer day until 5th May ... they wanted to continue but it’s not viable as most are using public transport in between times and that is where the most contact transmission will take place. So I’ll do the post tomorrow with Themba for the last time ... and deliver it to the barn ... and that will be the end for more than a month. I’m so sorry to give such bad news but if this virus takes hold in the high density areas it will cause total devastation.

Please do not send any post to South Africa until further notice.

Thanks to all of you for your support of Knit a Square.

Comment by Amy on February 25, 2020 at 1:42am

This month's issue of the Knit a Square Snippets has been broadcast on the Square Circle Forum.

There is news about a touching distribution, a visit to The Barn and so much more.

We hope you enjoy reading about all the news in the KAS world.

Comment by Amy on January 28, 2020 at 1:56am

Check out this month's issue of the Knit a Square Snippets.

There is a great round up of the 2019 year...distributions, virtual blanket success and much more.

January 2020 has been very active on the Square Circle Forum.  Our monthly theme has brought some marvelous photos of wonderful creations.  We have news from The Barn and The Blanket Room, too.

We hope you enjoy catching up with on the news in the KAS world.

Comment by Amy on December 19, 2019 at 7:47am

This December issue of the KAS Snippets is live and filled with personal holiday messages from the KAS Barn, Free State Province and the Moderators.

There are updates on incredible distribution, and summaries from activities related to the world of KAS.

We wish all of you a blessed holiday season, and want to say thank you for all your support that makes Knit a Square so successful


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