"Jeanne, I sympathise with what you're going through, and I so admire your positive approach. I finished my chemo in January and thankfully it has been successful, so I know there is light at the end of the tunnel! I'm still not back to…"
"Thanks Karen. Sad to say, I'm not coming back to the north east, I'm going to be living in Derbyshire to be close to my son and his family - not that that's sad, of course, but I'll miss being within reach of Durham, the…"
"Thanks Patricia - yes I'm still in SA at the moment, but only for another ten days! I'll be arriving in the UK on 3rd April, to start a new chapter of my life. It's been a difficult and hectic few months, which is why I've…"
"I'm afraid I still haven't looked at the booklet, Karen - I keep telling myself I will, but haven't got round to it yet. (New Year's resolution? lol!) These are stitches I've used often in the past as part of Aran…"
"Marian, these are stunning! I'm happy to have been a small part of your inspiration :))
I was worried as my blanket came together that the black would be overwhelming, but I was so thrilled at how it turned out that I'm now…"
"A gorgeous blanket, Lesley. I’d been puzzling over what colour to use to finish off some Mini mandalas I’ve made from my odds and ends and decided on black after seeing this, it’s so effective and really makes your colours stand…"
I have a pattern for the African Flower Ball. I can send it to you, but I found it on Internet under African Flower Soccer Ball. It was created to celebrate the World Cup in SA. If you can't find it ther, let me know and I'll send you my copy. It's only 5 rounds. You need 12 to make a ball the size of mine, which is smaller then a regular soccerball.
A warm welcome to Knit A Square from over here in Western Australia. :))
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the children. They love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. You are encouraged to knit/crochet in any stitch you prefer, but we do ask that they not be too 'lacy' as warmth is our highest priority. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone to all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of patterns provided by our fellow KASers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist for 2016, you can see what items we are currently focusing on.
Clicking on the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page, will possibly answer many initial questions you may have . Any other questions...please ask...we love to help. :))
If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts.
If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.
Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link
We are so pleased you have joined us, a circle of caring friendsand volunteers from all over the globe determined to make a difference in a child life stitch by stitch, one square at a time. Spread the warmth and knit a square.”
"CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors. The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world."
Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.