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Joanna Aldred replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion THEMES FOR 2021
"To be honest, I never realised that the Pattern of the month was supposed to be used that month. I think a colour is a great idea. I was thinking if we could use colours with the same letter as the month but already came unstuck at January: jaundice…"
Nov 26, 2020
Joanna Aldred replied to Bev Jeffery's discussion THEMES FOR 2021
"How about textures? This could either be patterns or different types of wool. Gives children something to feelwhen they are wrapped up snug in their blankets."
Oct 28, 2020
Joanna Aldred replied to Gloria Grandy's discussion 2020 TALLY RALLY
"Not all done this month (I confess) but all new to the tally: 16 squares."
Jun 30, 2020
Joanna Aldred liked Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
Apr 28, 2020
Joanna Aldred replied to Andrea Palmatier's discussion HELP CREATE A VIRTUAL BLANKET FOR KAS
"Number 8 fir me in memory of my husband who is no longer here to join our Christmas."
Dec 20, 2019

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At 7:13am on September 18, 2013, Anneke said…

Hi Joanne, Welcome from Baarn, the Netherlands. Glad you've joined us!

At 2:03pm on September 7, 2013, LoomaHat said…

Welcome to KAS from Sunny South Florida, United States of America.

So Glad You've Join Us in this Awesome Project.

Here is my favorite KAS picture to inspire you.

At 6:57am on August 28, 2013, Cherry Ames said…

Hi, Joanna Glad you've joined us! Welcome!

At 4:35am on August 28, 2013, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Welcome to Knit A Square from the middle of Canada! Sorry I’m late with this, my health’s not been brilliant lately.  Am I ever brilliant? Ahem, I’m here and sincere now.  Greetings!  Please feel free to visit Discussions or join Groups to talk about things or go to Photos to see what some members are up to.  These are in a line on top of the page, just click on them.  As for the photos, talk about yarn artistry! Try not to be intimidated, I’m a plain square person myself but it’s lovely to view the more artsy squares.  KAS is a very positive group and all these squares and sweaters and hats etc. go to help the poorest of the poor, the South African AIDS/HIV orphans who are parent-less and being cared for by many good and kind folk in often desperate surroundings.  Our crocheted, knitted and sewn items can help give a child hope for the future because they are not forgotten, plus  warmth and a smile and often a toy to cuddle.  Glad you’re with us!

At 8:16pm on August 26, 2013, Gitta Seyfert said…

Welcome to KAS and warm greetings from South Africa :)

At 10:00am on August 26, 2013, Susan Haines said…

Welcome to KAS!! So glad to have you join us in our efforts to warm orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa!!

At 3:06am on August 26, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Joanna, so glad you have joined us. Keeping the children in South Africa warm has brought together a world-wide group of caring knitters and crocheters.

Please visit “Helpful Hints” [see tab above] for helpful information:

- Questions you may have (FAQs),

- How to navigate the forum,

- Postage information and

- Learn when your squares arrived in South Africa!

We have a ‘Drive to Fill Ronda’s KASvan’ with squares and would appreciate if you would add to this challenge.  We have filled the KASvan already and are trying to fill it again before 16 September.

We have a monthly challenge as well.  This is a fun way to try new colours, ideas or patterns revolving around the theme. If you wish, you may create something new and could be making a plain square using a new colour, a different stitch or trying a totally new way of knitting/ crocheting.  An 8”/20cm square is the perfect size for experimenting. This month we are making squares with Stripes, Zigzags and Textures.  Please join us here to see the lovely squares that have been made and then add a few of your own !

If you are interested in joining any of our challenges, please note: Your parcel does not need to arrive in South Africa before the end of the month.  Those of us who use sea-mail find parcels take between 6-10 weeks to arrive. Whenever your parcel arrives, it will be appreciated and you are keeping children warm.

As always, making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and still help the children.  Plain Janes, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of KAS.  Since a blanket is created with 35 squares sent by people from around the world, squares are needed all the time.

Enjoy !

At 2:51am on August 26, 2013, Pam Antink said…

Welcome Joanna from the UK.  You can also catch-up with events and news through our monthly news bulletin : KasSnippets will provide a taster of what happens during a KAS month!


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