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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Antink Apr 22, 2012. 4 Replies

Greetings to you all - - -This past winter, I discovered KAS on Ravelry (where my moniker's veryty) and started…Continue

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Becoming Rastamom

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 5:51am 2 Comments

It's about my hair and hats - recent changes that followed, one upon the other.

My curly-frizzy hair has long been a source of more problems than pride. Always unmanageable unless I cropped it close, which my husband deplores and frankly I don't care for much, either. As a teenager I struggled to straighten it, till in the mid-'70s it was acceptable as "natural": when asked where I got my "permanent" - I'd reply, "From my dad, and it is permanent." 

The curl flopped to…


Rastamom - DeborahJay starts her blog at KAS/SquareCircle

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 11:56pm 4 Comments

Starting out with a brief introduction:

This is my 60th year (b. 5 January 1953), which I'm devoting* to taking stock of my life: where I've been, where I'm at, and where I want to go before I'm through.

I'd like this blog to be a place for exploring and sharing my thoughts and feelings on matters that connect to SquareCircle issues, anywhere along the personal-to-global spectrum: women and children, families and communities, education and culture, caring and making a…


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At 1:01pm on January 5, 2013, Bev Jeffery said…

Happy Birthday Deborah.  :))

At 1:28am on May 1, 2012, Sandi Keeling said…
Thank you do very much!  I look forward tO exploring more!
At 12:53am on April 26, 2012, djd said…

Thank you for the invitation.

At 12:28pm on April 22, 2012, Maggie said…
Have you tried washing the hat? I find that that usually helps to soften up acrylic. If it doesn't work you can also try using steam from a steam iron or garment steamer, but if you go by the iron method you have to take care not to let the iron touch the fabric or it will kill the acrylic. Just hold the iron an inch or two above the fabric and keep pressing the steam button. Softening acrylic tends to flatten it even more though so yes, you could try those moss stitch bands. I'd love to see the results!

Both your hats are beautiful!
At 3:53am on April 16, 2012, Maggie said…
Thanks Deborah. I liked your celebration hat so much that I favourited the pattern on Ravelry!
At 7:23am on April 12, 2012, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Deborah, yes the forum is a bit overwhelming.  I joined when it was first starting, it was much easier to navigate.

Love your squares and hats in the photo section !   The hats will definitely keep the children warm.  Looking forward to more photos.

At 8:59am on April 10, 2012, Beth said…

I was a knitter first as well Deborah, but I have found that crochet is a lot faster as you mentioned so that's why I've been using this pattern to crank out as many hats as I can before winter in South Africa hits.  It took me a couple of tries to get this hat pattern to work nicely for me (since I'm more of a knitter it was a little challenging initially) but now I have the pattern memorized and can make one and sometimes 2 in an evening if the yarn is at least worsted weight :) Good luck and don't hesitate to ask me questions if you do try the pattern and have trouble.

At 8:17am on April 10, 2012, Beth said…

Hi Deborah,

If you are interested in the pattern for the front post double crochet hats I make for KAS, here is a link to the free pattern:

Just a quick note about the pattern, In row 1: I think it should read ch 2 then DC in ring 11 times =12 DC total in ring, at least this is what I have success with :)



At 3:53am on April 10, 2012, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Greetings Deborah from over in Canada! I hope you had a happy Passover.  I'm late saying hi, but I'm sincere about it, just was sick for awhile.  Your work is lovely!!! So.....Welcome to a worldwide network of loving happy people helping African Aids orphans. Glad to have you with us.  It's so heartening to know that in this global, often so impersonal world, we're actually making a difference, a REAL difference, in the lives of these children. Check out the Forum, above, for the various discussion threads, and Photos for all the lovely photos of members' work and Groups where you can join groups from countries around the world.

The Featured Discussions grouping (in the Forum section) show the most important subjects at the moment, latest challenges, latest news etc. I also recommend the Anyone Want to Chat Discussion section, which contains the Our Furry Companions and Yarnaholics threads. I am so much a Yarnaholic!  You joined us just in time to contribute some warm squares, hats and garments for the children, as their winter is approaching as ours leaves.  Thanks again for helping the AIDS orphans in Africa! 

At 6:52pm on April 8, 2012, Gitta Seyfert said…
Welcome to KAS Deborah and warm greetings from South Africa :)


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