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That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronda Helen Lowrie Nov 7. 89 Replies

If you want a peek inside the barn on opening days, this is where you'll find it. I'm Leanne Hunt and I've been attending opening days twice a month since 2017 with my driver Bongi and my guide dog…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Antink Apr 22. 104 Replies

Opening days at the Knit-a-Square barn in Johannesburg happen on a Tuesday and are always rewarding. With mail arriving continuously from overseas, and quantities of squares and toys brought in by…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by P. Jeanne Haessler Dec 23, 2018. 202 Replies

This discussion aims to give you an up-close and personal look at what happens on opening days at the Knit-a-Square barn.  I'm a partially-sighted volunteer who who attends with my guide dog Tango…Continue

THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Zalewski Dec 22, 2017. 208 Replies

I live in Johannesburg, not far from the Knit-a-Square office, and thought it would be nice to write about the experience of visiting the blanket room for the benefit of overseas knitters and…Continue

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Ronda Helen Lowrie replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Thank you Leanne - it was great to see you and Bongi again after such a long time, on Tuesday.  Seems the KASbarn is slowly getting back to normal ! Let's hope and pray that this pandemic will not produce a "second wave" of…"
Nov 7
Bev Jeffery replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Thank you so much for the recount of opening day at the Barn. Nice to see you again, Leanne.  :))"
Nov 4
Karen Gordon replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
" Great news + super photograph ♥️"
Nov 4
Patricia Underwood replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"How wonderful to read such a positive report, particularly as we in England are facing another national lockdown for a month from Thursday of this week. Stay safe everybody."
Nov 4
Estelle McLeod replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Leanne it was great to see and Bongi this morning and thanks for the super report on our morning at the barn. "
Nov 4
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Today found me and Bongi driving to the barn with Tango to deliver a box of squares and blanket packs that I have been working on for the past few months. The day was cool and grey. We are still in level 1 lockdown here in South Africa but the…"
Nov 4
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Sep 10
Marion Davies replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"I really enjoyed listening to your interview with Cath Riley on the Podcast, Leanne. I’ve just listened to the latest episode with Rhonda and Estelle, it was so interesting, thank you. If anyone hasn’t heard this podcast yet, I…"
Sep 10
Rebecca Price replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"I shall be very interested to hear what Cath has to say.  She is a great example to us all.  I know she will be modest about this, and not want to be praised, but I think she should be!"
Aug 11
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"This is just a quick message to let you know that the latest episode of the Knit-a-Square podcast is available. It features an interview with Cath Riley of Liverpool, who chats about the system she has created for collecting knitted squares from…"
Aug 11
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Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Thanks for the new square pattern, Rebecca. I got a bit carried away with the last pattern and made several extra mitred squares just for fun! So sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope your dog is doing better. Tough times all round."
Jul 28
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"The latest episode of the Knit-a-Square podcast, featuring this year's Mandela Day activities and the story of KAS's partnership with the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2010, can be found at this link: https://knit-a-square.com/KAS-podcast/"
Jul 28
Leanne Hunt replied to Leanne Hunt's discussion That Warm Fuzzy Feeling 2020
"Saturday was Mandela Day, as you all know, and several organisations partnered with Knit-a-Square to either distribute blankets or knit squares to contribute at some later date. Ronda was kind enough to discuss all these Mandela Day projects with me…"
Jul 22
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"Ready for the next pattern, Rebecca!"
Jul 21
Leanne Hunt replied to Rebecca Price's discussion KAS KAL
"This latest square has been fun. After completing the four squares for my KAL blanket, I've continued to make more like them for  general purposes. i know the volunteers will enjoy matching the variegated yarn to whatever other colours…"
Jul 16

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I've been a keen knitter for most of my life, starting as a reluctant ten-year-old in Housecraft class at school, then taking on all sorts of challenges in my early twenties, like cable-knit cushion covers and Kaeff Facet-designed garments. However, my gradual loss of sight through early-onset macular degeneration limited my access to patterns and I moved into knitting squares for charity in 2003. Finding KAS South Africa is thrilling for me as I've been actively looking for fellow knitters and a way to participate in something bigger than myself. I love what the organisation represents and applaud those who have made it what it is!

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At 12:56am on February 18, 2017, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Leanne.

A warm welcome to Knit A Square.....from over here in Western Australia.  :))
Your contributions to Knit A Square will be much appreciated. Thank you.  
Here is a link to our 2017 wishlist. These are the items that Ronda focuses on distributing to the children.
I notice that you are situated not far from the Knit A Square office. If you were interested in assisting Ronda and her wonderful team of volunteers or wanted to hand deliver your contribution, I know they would love to see you.
They are not open every day, but here is a contact phone number, if you wanted to arrange to drop off your contribution in person.   082 655 5150

 

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