Veronica Arellano
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  • Rialto, CA
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At 4:00pm on February 17, 2015, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Veronica, just saw Bev's note and have 'moved' you to the right country !   Sorry about that.  It is lovely to know your parcel has arrived and your tops and hat will soon be warming a child.

At 3:35pm on February 17, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Veronica.

I was just glancing through the 'received squares lists' for January and I have noticed that your name has accidently been placed in the UK section. Just letting you know in case you were looking to see if your parcel had arrived and didn't find the notification .  :))

At 3:35pm on November 25, 2014, Linda Maltby said…

Hi Veronica,

It is difficult to sort all the computer 'stuff' and as Bev said, we value your other talents more than your computer skills :-)

But if you are interested, you might like to have a look at "Helpful Hints".  The Hints will help you navigate the forum.   Here's the link :

At 2:24pm on November 25, 2014, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Veronica.

Don't worry about your computer skills....I was a complete novice when it came to computers when I first joined KAS....and by some standards I still am, I even managed to 'like' my own

We value your knitting skills, friendship and caring nature the most......the comp skills will come (or not, it doesn't really matter) in time. :))

At 6:03am on November 9, 2014, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Greetings Veronica from up in Canada above MN! Welcome to a worldwide network of loving happy people helping African HIV/Aids orphans and the poorest of the poor. Glad to have you with us!  To see and hear what we do I suggest listening to this great original song about KAS and how easy it is to get involved, written and produced by KAS members and supporters.


It's so heartening to know that in this global, often so impersonal world, we're actually making a difference, a REAL difference, in the lives of these children. Check out the Forum, in the header above, for the various discussion threads, and Photos for all the lovely photos of members' work and Groups where you can join groups from countries around the world, not to mention Patterns where you can get inspired with easy level patterns of things the children really need, the right sizes and shapes being mentioned.


When you click on Discussions, the Featured Discussions grouping (in the Forum section above) shows the most important subjects at the moment, latest challenges, latest news etc. I also recommend the Café KAS Discussion section, which contains the Furry, Feathered and Fishy Companions and Share A Yarn threads. I am so much a Yarnaholic!  Thanks again for helping the AIDS orphans in Africa! 

At 2:02pm on November 6, 2014, Usha R said…

Hi Veronica,

Did not realize that you are from Rialto! LOL! Chino Hills is not that far from you. :-) 

I Love the blue and yellow sweater! Very cute! I will upload my pictures in a few days. Keep knitting! ;-)

At 5:33pm on November 5, 2014, Usha R said…

Hi Veronica! Im new at KAS. I live close to Los Angeles. Glad to be a part of this group. Just finished knitting my first hat for KAS. :-)

At 7:19am on November 2, 2014, Gloria Grandy said…

Hello Veronica.   Welcome to Knit-a-Square from Nova Scotia, Canada.  A desire to share and to help keep the children in South Africa warm has brought together a wonderful group of caring individuals from all over the world.  We are delighted that you have joined us.

This is where we receive information from Ronda and the volunteers in South Africa (South Africa Reports),  have our questions answered (Helpful Hints), find patterns (Kas Pattern Book)  share photos (Photo tab), conversation, and an occasional good laugh (Share a Yarn) with other Forum members.  There are many ongoing discussions (DiscussionsCategories) for you to follow and/or join, and other specific groups (Groups) that may interest you.  Just browse through the tabs at the top of the page, and I’m sure you’ll find whatever information you need.

The KAS Pattern Book includes patterns for garments that have been designed by KAS with the specific needs of the children in mind.  We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years, as this age group is in need of warm garments and blankets.

Our main focus is 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) squares for blankets.  It doesn’t matter if they are simple knitted or crocheted squares (Plain Janes, we love to call them) or fancy squares.  What does matter is that they measure 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) and that they are warm.  Plain Janes are the backbone of KAS. They provide the framework for a few fancy squares to create individuality in a blanket.  Since it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are always needed.

Every square you send will be received in South Africa, stitched into a blanket by the wonderful volunteers there, and lovingly wrapped around the shoulders of a vulnerable or needy child, giving him or her warmth and the assurance that someone cares.

Each month we have a different theme/challenge.  These are for fun and inspiration, and you are welcome to join in any or all of them.  You will find information regarding all of these (including the current ones) under the DiscussionsCategories tab at the top.

Regarding postage, many of us use sea-mail and find that parcels take between 6-10 weeks to arrive in South Africa.  Since parcels are arriving all the time, this is perfectly okay and we encourage you to use the least expensive way to send.  Also, it is extremely important that it is clearly marked on our packages “Knitted Squares for Charity Only – No Commercial Value”. 

So please sit back, relax, put your feet up, grab your yarn and hook/needles and enjoy.  You are among friends.


At 5:13am on November 2, 2014, Pam Antink said…

Welcome Veronica, You can catch-up with events and news through our monthly news bulletin : KasSnippets will provide a taster of what happens during a KAS month!


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