Pamela Smith
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At 5:15am on July 12, 2013, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Welcome to Knit A Square from the middle of Canada Pamela!  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.  Talk about yarn artistry! It’s a very positive group and it all goes to help the poorest of the poor, AIDS/HIV orphans who are parentless 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, warmth and a smile.  Glad you’re with us!

At 3:29am on July 7, 2013, Carol Playford said…

Hi Pamela and a very warm welcome to KAS from Norfolk, UK.

 So glad you have joined us in this wonderful adventure.

If you haven’t already please take a look at

 http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/kas-wish-list-guidelines-for-2013 which will give you some ideas what items are needed.

 

 Also the pattern book will give you advice and patterns of items that are also desperately needed,

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/page/patterns

 

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo will show you photos of members wonderful creations, including decorative squares or squares of one colour which we affectionately call Plain Janes. Each and every one is very much needed, it takes 35 squares to make one blanket.

 

I hope you have fun and if you have any questions please ask, we are a very friendly, chatty bunch  :)

At 1:00am on July 7, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Pamela, 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.

When you are ready to send your parcel, visit both these sites for important information.  Click Here for tips and here for postage rates.

Once you have sent your parcel you can check the squares lists. Every month, we list the squares, beanies and tops that have arrived in South Africa. To find the ‘Squares lists’ please click the ‘Discussions’ tab [see tabs above] then on “Tallies/Item Count” for an up-to-date listing.  We also have a ‘Drive to Fill Ronda’s KASvan’ with squares and would appreciate if you would add to this challenge. 

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 different......it 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 Celebrating Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela.  Please join us 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, know it will be appreciated and that 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 9:24pm on July 6, 2013, Pam Antink said…

Welcome Pamela from the UK.  You can also catch-up with events and news through our monthly news bulletin KasSnippets :http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/categories/kas-snippets/listForCategory  This will provide a taster of what happens during a KAS month!

 

We also have two new videos which are work checking out :

 

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4uekHo1UYY

 

2. http://youtu.be/UIrfmIYuHYE

 

Your support will truly make a difference to the quality of the lives of the children!

 
 
 

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