We just finished packing up 25 blankets and lots of hat and sent them on their way to South Africa. Unfortunately,the shipping was a whopping $884.Kathy and I will find a worthy cause here in the USA to which we can deliver our blankets. We will miss knitting for you, but we know folks closer to South Africa will pick up the slack.

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Comment by Patricia Underwood on September 1, 2022 at 3:03am

You're such a loss, Judith and Kathy, but totally understandable. I'm so grateful we can send by sea mail from the UK.

Comment by Judith Rose on August 31, 2022 at 5:24am

I know it is sad! I’ll find a way to stay connected. 

Comment by Sharon B on August 30, 2022 at 5:06am

So sad to think that the postage costs will keep your beautiful work from South Africa, but it certainly understandable.   But, I'm heartened to know that some small items, maybe hats and handwarmers, will still find their way to SA.    May I suggest you try using poly mailers for shipping rather than boxes?   They weigh much less, so it helps with shipping costs, even for small items.  I've been using them for 12 years and have never had them break.   Here are some on Amazon:

Amazon.com : Metronic White Poly Mailers Large 24x24 Inches Self-Se...

Other sizes are available, too.   And in smaller quantities.

Comment by Judith Rose on August 29, 2022 at 8:10am

Thank you, Karen. Kathy and I will remain supporters of Knit A Square. I’ll probably be knitting hats and sending them because I have to do something with the little balls of yarn. 

Comment by Karen Gordon on August 28, 2022 at 7:56pm

Oh girls that's a shame,  but entirely understandable given the mailing costs.    Your knitting is inspirational + will be missed.    I'm pleased to hear you'll continue making items + that others will benefit Xx

Comment by Judith Rose on August 28, 2022 at 5:14am

We’re finding many places here in California where we can help disadvantaged mothers and children. Thanks for your suggestions 

Comment by mary on August 28, 2022 at 2:27am

Women's refuges are good places to target for blankets. 

Comment by Judith Rose on August 27, 2022 at 11:10am

No. We’ve inquired with private companies like DHL, Fed Ex, and UPS. Turns out the US Postal Service is the cheapest. But basically, it’s always about $150 per box. 

Comment by mary on August 27, 2022 at 6:16am

Thats an incredible shipping bill is there no economy  / seamail option?

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