Rachel D
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  • Monmouth Junction, NJ
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Greetings everyone to Rachel's page the crazy teen Yarnaholic ^-^

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Well for one thing I'm always smiling, and love to put it on peoples faces. And second I devote much of my time giving back to the community. I help in a life skills classroom (children with special needs) I am a volunteer at the special Olympics, I tutor voluntary , volunteer at a hospital, play Christmas carols on my oboe at soup kitchens during the holidays, and I knit and crochet for charaties. So yes I am a very busy teenager :3. But I love being a teen :3. I love being with friends, play sports, skateboard, read, and BE LAZY ^_^… so if a picture is worth 1000 words, then my profile pic says it all. I painted the ball of yarn on a shell so it embraces my creativity. Well enjoy and feel free to add me I am a friendly person (or am I?)

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At 1:02pm on June 29, 2013, Debbie Posmontier said…

Welcome, Rachel, from suburban Philadelphia, not so far away from you in NJ. So glad you've joined us!

At 2:00am on June 27, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Rachel, 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 challenge for each month.  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 Christmas !  Yes, it is a ‘bit’ early but Ronda would like time to prepare the blankets before the holiday season arrives.  We will be making squares with a festive theme: Christmas trees, reindeer, bells for example.  We also need many squares in reds, greens and whites to compliment the fancy squares. We would love to see your creations.  Click here to join in the holiday spirit :-)

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 1:13am on June 27, 2013, Susan Haines said…

You sound like a special individual with all the giving you do; I'm so happy you found KAS! This is a great group of people from all over the world that is very helpful, loving and giving.  We have come together to help keep children warm, and you can watch that happen right here on the website. It's wonderful to occasionally see one of your own squares in a blanket being given to a lonely, cold child.  I see you're from NJ.  I'm from TN and if you have any questions, please let one of us know, as we can usually find an answer to most questions.  If possible post your finished work so we can all ooh and aah over it and again, welcome to KAS!! So glad you found us!

At 6:50pm on June 26, 2013, Gitta Seyfert said…

Welcome to KAS Rachel and warm greetings from South Africa :)

At 6:19pm on June 26, 2013, Carol Playford said…

Hi Rachel 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/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 5:41pm on June 26, 2013, Pam Antink said…

Welcome Rachel 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

Keep putting smiles on peoples faces - so very much needed Rachel !

At 4:26pm on June 26, 2013, Robin Monsees said…
Welcome Rachel. You'll have a lot of fun with the people in this forum. Great group!


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