Hi Christine. That sounds like a beautiful place where you live. I will google it.
Good to hear from you and I enjoy seeing your beautiful work. If you want to know more about Wool-Girl there is a discussion on Spread the Work and a link to it on my page. Also you and search 'Wool-Girl and Yarn-Boy go Walking' on You tube. Have a great day.
I saw your comment under your photo of your hats which are beautiful. Unlike knitting I didn't learn crochet as a child and I have found it hard. I can now do most of the stitches but like you I don't really understand the jargon and find patterns a bit of a mystery - the main problem being that if I make a mistake and need to unpick and redo (often) I am then lost. I did manage the hat on site under Members Patterns which ecozee posted. It was so pretty that I had to have a go and she made it very clear. It is so nice to find someone else who feels the same way. We'll keep going though won't we.
Hello Christine, 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.
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
Looking for patterns? Check the KAS Pattern Book for garments and squares for the children. We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years old.
Every month, we list the squares, beanies and tops that have arrived in South Africa. To find the ‘Squares lists’ please click the Forum tab [in the toolbar above] then on “Tallies/Item Count” for an up-to-date listing.
Click Here for a few tips for sending your parcel. Postal information is here.
This month’s KasSnippets has been e-published and I thought you might find it interesting to read.
We have a challenge each month. This is a fun way to try new colours, ideas or patterns. 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 trying a totally new way of knitting/ crocheting. An 8”/20cm square is the perfect size for experimenting.
This month we are Celebrating the Variegated Square. These yarns are such fun and create a uniquely different pattern with each square made. We would love to see your creations ! Click here to join the discussion.
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 challenge month. Many of us use sea-mail and 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 it takes 35 squares to make one blanket, squares are needed all the time.
We would love to see photos of your work. Click on the photo option at the top of the page and follow the prompts.
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