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At 6:39am on October 7, 2020, Madge Nimocks said…

Hi Valerie - Madge Nimocks here!  I've knitted a couple if squares but just not sure they'll be right....I;m such a basic knitter - I'll see if I can attach a photo!  Thank you.


At 5:48am on July 18, 2020, Madge Nimocks said…

Thank you Valerie! I'm excited to part of square circle! I'm trying not to be intimidated by these awesome photos!  What a fabulous initiative.  Just started my first square!

At 8:40pm on June 30, 2020, Kate McCormick said…

Hi Valerie. Thanks for your message. It's good to be part of this group. I've got my first batch of 35 squares ready to dispatch. Can I ask a dumb question? The instructions talk about packing in bags; but I have a cardboard box. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use that instead? Kind regards, Kate

At 1:22am on June 16, 2020, Jenny said…

Hi Valerie

Thankyou for the welcome.  I am currently wrestling with a square in Herringbone stitch which I am learning from a youtube video.  It has to be just about the slowest stitch to knit up!!s

Since lockdown, I have been trying to learn a few new stitches as previously only a garter stitch and stockingette knitter. Hoping to send out a few squares soon when we are able and have tried my hand at the armwarmers too.

Feels good to be apart of something so worthwhile.

regards Jenny

At 7:18pm on April 20, 2020, Lynne Macdonald said…

Hi Valerie

thank you for you welcome message. I live in Prestatyn, North Wales. I have friends who also went to Aberystwyth uni. Lovely area.

thrilled to be part of this group.

At 6:23am on August 3, 2019, Kayoko Komatsubara said…

I've heard of "corner-to-corner" before, but never learned it. Tomorrow at our local crochet guild meeting, they will teach the "corner-to-corner", so I am looking forward to learning it! I'm going to try this stitch for my squares!

At 1:05am on July 25, 2019, Kayoko Komatsubara said…

Hi Valerie, thank you for approving my request! It is really amazing to see many photos in here, those squares and items traveled from all over the world. I am looking forward to doing the same, as my small humble efforts... Looking forward to being a part of this good cause :)

At 5:09am on April 3, 2019, Robin L. Barton said…

Thank you, Valerie, for welcoming me!  I look forward to being a part of such a wonderful community.

At 4:54am on April 20, 2018, Athelé Oosterbroek said…

Gorgeous squares and toys! I especially love the owl!

At 4:53am on April 20, 2018, Athelé Oosterbroek said…

Thank you so much Valerie for your warm welcome and kind encouragement! It is a joy and a blessing to be one tiny cog in this beautiful wheel.

blessings on you and your family.

One Love


At 11:34pm on April 15, 2018, Shona D said…

Thank you Valerie : )

At 4:21am on February 15, 2018, Anneke said…

My pleasure Val, I hope they haven't recorded yet, and that is most likely the case, thinking of Holiday Seasons and Ronda having been away on holidays. xo

At 4:23am on February 14, 2018, Anneke said…

Hi Valerie, Thank you for your message.  It is correct that only the names from A to F appear. Ronda was away and she didn't have the time to complete the list. The remainder of the alphabet will be published in February. Hope this info is of help. xoxo

At 7:57pm on November 24, 2017, MILI K said…

Wow Valerie!  What a collection/inundation of squares.  You are providing such a vital service for these ladies. Keep up the good work. Hugs and hugs,

At 11:31am on November 12, 2017, Diana D said…

Thanks Valerie for generous offer. My daughter is training hard for the marathon in Paris and I'm already making plans to go to see her. And Saint Tropez next for Jennifer, that is exciting. Love that place. We have friend in Lavandu. And in the summer we go for ice cream to SaintTrop. Fingers crossed for our girls. 

At 2:55am on November 9, 2017, Diana D said…

I missed her and the marathon this year. We were away, just got back last night. I hope she finished and had a great time in NY . My daughter is in training to run the Paris Marathon in April!! Cheers. DD

At 4:30am on January 16, 2017, Anneke said…

Wish you a good recovery Val. I have been sufferng from bronchitis too. Almost better but zero energy. xo

At 8:59pm on December 28, 2016, Lesley King said…

Thanks, Valerie - I did find a pattern for the Pentagon, but it looks a bit tricky for my 'beginner' crochet skills as yet. I'm keeping it on my 'future projects'  list :))  !

At 8:12am on July 16, 2016, Anneke gave Valerie Zalewski a gift
At 8:43am on April 2, 2016, Ros Beebee said…

Hello Valerie thank you for your email. Yes l live  in Telford Shropshire a place called Muxton. I do know Jackfield but not very well.  I found the knit a square on the net so thought I would have a go. Got the pattern of the site  unfortunately my squares are a fraction bigger than 8x8 must be the way I knit l have done about 10  so far. Do you think they will be acceptable? Thanks Ros 


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