Susan Donaldson
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GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Chiplen on Sunday. 231 Replies

I am delighted to host another  KAS monthly and there  is something for…Continue

LUCKY CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Donaldson Nov 3, 2019. 229 Replies

I am delighted to host another KAS theme and there  is something for…Continue

OCTOBER 2018 THEME - THE SEASONS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Donaldson Nov 23, 2018. 275 Replies

I am delighted to host another  KAS monthly and there  is something for everyone in this month's topic,   Whatever your level of skill,  let your imagination run riot with your choice of yarn,…Continue

OCTOBER 2017 THEME - GORGEOUS GRANNIES & GARTERS AND VARIEGATED WONDERS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Zalewski Nov 5, 2017. 406 Replies

"Variety is the Spice of Life"- and this month's theme offers plenty of variety whatever your level of skills in knitting or crochet. Let  your imagination run riot with  yarn, colour,  stitch  and…Continue

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Chris Chiplen replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"What pretty groups of floral squares Valerie :))"
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Patricia Underwood replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"These are beautiful Valerie - worth waiting for!"
Sunday
Valerie Zalewski replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"I'm so sorry,but I forgot to post my photos for this theme. I made 10 squares:"
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Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Thank you, Sharon fir your kind words  I particularly enjoyed this month’s theme at the difficult time and was delighted at the response. "
Nov 4
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"All your Garden squares were beautiful, Susan.   I love all the different combinations you achieved.   What a beautiful Garden blanket they will make."
Nov 3
Sharon B replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Thank you Susan for a wonderful month of virtual gardens. Everyone really brought their A game to this theme.   I think they are as devoted to their gardens as they are to their yarn. I hope the children in South Africa enjoy their garden…"
Nov 3
Karen Gordon replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"A selection of variegated and mixed wools to represent daisies, grassy lawns and delicate lilac flowers."
Nov 3
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Thank you, Amy - I much appreciated your comment.  "
Nov 2
Karen Gordon replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Great fun square - your ideas consistently amaze me Marion."
Nov 2
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Patricia Underwood replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"You could post this one again tomorrow for next month's theme, Marion! Another beauty."
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Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Such a fun Square, Marion, that made me smile."
Nov 1
Marion Davies replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Thank you ladies, for all your kind words. Thanks Susan for hosting a great theme this month. A 16” Mini C2C Square."
Nov 1
Chris Chiplen replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Susan, your ’Garden Delights’ theme this  month was delightful........."
Oct 31
Susan Donaldson replied to Susan Donaldson's discussion GARDEN DELIGHTS - OCTOBER 2020 THEME
"Marion your squares are so beautiful, and I am in awe at your skill, and artistry in creating  such lovely blooms. "
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At 7:39am on December 31, 2015, Diana D said…

Hi Susan,

BBC news is reporting severe  floods across Northern England and Scotland due to storm Frank; and I thought of you. I hope you are safe and dry. Take care.

Best,

diana

At 4:42am on November 15, 2015, Diana D said…

"Hi Susan,

Thanks for such generous and colorful contribution from Earlston Wed. Club. They ROCK!! I'm glad to hear you are safe in your part of the world.

Best, diana"

At 3:58am on October 5, 2015, Diana D said…

I dedicated this square to you, Susan. THANKS!!!

At 5:16am on October 21, 2014, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Susan are you aware you have won the award for October?  Click here:  http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/october-2014-square-heart-award?id=3276523%3ATopic%3A544466&page=2#comments   So many kind and very well deserved comments on there. I thought if you ever have a downer day this might be the perfect antidote for you!  Love, Jeanne 

At 9:21am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…

Susan, October it is !   You can amend the title [and anything else] because the theme is all yours :-)

At 2:13am on October 19, 2014, Linda Maltby said…
Hi Susan I've sent you a friend request. Hopefully you will be able to correspond this way !!
At 7:32am on May 24, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Susan, thanks for your comment about the Tunisian squares.  My Tunisian hook doesn't have a size but when placed beside a regular hook it looks like it might be a 5.50mm or a 6.00mm.  I used RedHeart Kids yarn for the squares.  It is a medium weight #4.  Having said that, I'm wondering if your yarn is charted the same way as here in Canada !  If you are having difficulty with the return row, would a finer yarn help ?

BTW, the Tunisian tutorial is great !  I have it bookmarked and am looking forward to her next lessons :-)

Linda x

At 9:50am on November 9, 2012, Pam Antink said…

It is a pleasure Susan - thank you for your kind words, yes, KAS is a real global knitting/crocheting 'family' who care.  Knitting is a bit like playing the piano, some people are virtuosos, and, some of us are content to trundle along.  Everyone is supportive of each other's work, and, the inspired by shared ideas. I'm not a very good knitter, but loved the concept of team-working with the SA Ladies from the townships, and, taking direct action - so my best contribution is help with the organisational side of things!  Loved you vibrant coloured hats - Ronda says the firery colours go down well with the kids. 

At 6:46pm on November 5, 2012, Gitta Seyfert said…

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

At 11:51am on November 5, 2012, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Susan, so glad you’ve joined us. Keeping the children in South Africa warm has brought together a world-wide group of caring knitters and crocheters. I'm also a crocheter and enjoy making squares for the children.

Great granny squares !   Exciting that you saw some of your squares and know they will be protecting a child from the cold. 

If you haven’t already, please read through the welcome message on the forum main page for helpful hints and things that might interest you. The FAQ category should answer any general questions you may have. If not, please ask. http://forum.knit-a-square.com

If you would like to try something different, you might like the Monthly challenge.  This is a fun way to try new ideas or patterns.  Every month, a theme is chosen, and 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 a totally new way of knitting/ crocheting.  An 8”/20cm square is the perfect size for experimenting.

This month’s challenge is In Celebration of the Plain Jane. Check out the different interpretations of a “Plain Jane” or basic square. Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and still help the children.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are needed all the time.

 
 
 

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