Hi and thank you for all the welcomes. This is the first forum I've been in, so am still finding my way. I've got some new hand knitted items I've bought at craft stalls and op shops (can't resist…Continue
Bev is so clever sending you a birthday greeting. I hope you had a good day. Really winter today. I have been knitting with wool again. I prefer it to acrylic but I am using some mixed yarn as I could not resist the red on ebay!!
I have just been reading the comments on here Vim. These lovely people who have welcomed you are always there with arms to embrace new people. Those same peole have helped me a lot with tips and hints and we love looking at each other's photos.
I have been buying lots of yarn from ebay lately. If you want wool the best way to buy is on line to Bendigo Woollen Mills. They have a huge colour range and if you buy $30+ the sent it for free. I think it was Bev who told me about it. :)
Welcome to Knit A Square Jill from way over in the middle of Canada. I find KAS such a rewarding cause to be involved in and I hope you enjoy it too. Do check out the New Member Guide which is found by clicking "Main Page" in the header above. To reach the Discussions just click Forum above and if you click on Photos above, you will see items that are heading to Africa, in all colors and shapes, plus those that have arrived there. If you click on Groups, above, you can join the chummy Aussie group or any groups you wish, to chat with. Any questions just PM me. :)
We have an increased need for cardigans, sweaters, Go-Overs and Slip-Overs in sizes 3 and up (to early teen), but if you have baby items made or donated to you, they will be delivered to those charities in Johannesburg which can distribute them. Hats fit toddlers and grow with them when they are made in small adult head sizes. As I have a large melon, I make my hats an inch or two smaller in circumference, but always stretchy, so they fit and then grow with the orphan.
We always need 8” (or close enough) squares, knitted, crocheted or felted from old sweaters. The G4 prison alone can handle sewing up 100,000 squares per month. Daunting until you realize over 80 countries are contributing now, 300+ schools, and each of us is doing our own small part which adds to the whole. Thank you so much for anything you can do for the orphans, there are literally millions of them.
So, welcome to Knit A Square! Blankets and hats and sweaters direct from our hands to their hearts, a win-win. And now we’re helping out in Zimbabwe too and they need everything there too. I just love making a real difference in a child’s life. So welcome aboard!
We are so glad you have joined our friendly, supportive, global knitting/crocheting family. Any questions..please ask...you are sure to get a response. You may like to check out our interesting and lively discussions by clicking on the 'forum' tab located at the top of this page...not all discussions are related to knitting/crocheting.
If you are unsure about what to start knitting/crocheting, please click on 'photos' also located top of page...there you will see many inspirational photos posted by our talented members.
Thank you for being a part of this worthy cause to warm these darling children...
This is a great site with wonderful people. Do you knit or crochet or both? I prefer knitting and can only do the most simple crochet. I found people so helpful to get started and to answer any questions I've had. I'm in Canada and the winter weather is still hanging on. Well, back to knitting squares, squares, squares ! Arlene
"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."
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