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At 5:04am on March 24, 2018, Andreja Jagacic said…

Please send me a link to your FB page. Thanks!

At 7:15am on March 6, 2017, Diana D said…

Thank you very much Cathy for your constant support to KAS!! Blessing. /diana

At 6:49pm on July 2, 2016, Kathy Platts said…
You're welcome Cath! Your work is always beautiful, and so much of it! Amazing lady xx
At 3:43am on November 27, 2015, Diana D said…

A very Happy Birthday Cath!!! Enjoy your day!!

At 7:04am on October 22, 2015, Sharon Fennell said…
Hi Cath, I have you an email, with some hints that might help.
At 11:34pm on October 21, 2015, Sharon Fennell said…
Hi Cath, not sure if your emails have been hacked again, I have got lots of strane emails
from you yesterday.They ended up in my junk so not a problem, but just wanted to warn you. Sharon
At 8:15am on September 12, 2015, Diana D said…

Thanks Cath for let us know. 

At 12:52am on July 11, 2015, Chris Chiplen gave Cath Riley a gift
At 1:49am on May 14, 2015, ANN MARIE DAY( MRS) said…

Hi Cath thank you for the welcome i come from Northwich it is a small town with black and white buildings until Chester west decided to re-vamp it we now have an ultra modern leisure center it is soooo ugly looks as if the star treck brigade decided to leave one of their space ships here and it has been dumped right in the middle of our tiny town is green and black wondering if it would have looked better on an industrial estate.never mind thou there worse places than ours.regards Ann Marie.

At 12:30pm on April 5, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Cath.

I have just been looking at your latest selection of crocheted squares that Christine has posted in the April theme this morning......gorgeous!!!! My sister, Ros, is in absolute awe of your crocheting am I.

I was just wondering if you could give me the number of squares that have some variegated in them, so that I can add them to our tally and thermometer, which I will probably update when I get home tonight....we are going to help my son to move house today. Thank you. xo 

At 8:55am on October 23, 2014, Christine Johnson said…

Hi Cath, nice to hear from you.

If you are wanting to add your photo plus explanation to a discussion thread go to the discussion and click on Reply after the last entry (or in the Reply box at the top of the discussion.)

In the box that opens you will see a row of icons at the top. The far left says LINK and the next one is the one you want - if you hover over it it will say IMAGE. Click there and follow the instructions in the same way as you added a photo before. I usually resize mine to a width of no more than 600 pixels (you get the option to do that during the process.) Then add any text you wish and click on Send (or Save - I can't remember and I do it nearly every day). Have a try as you can always Delete by clicking on the cross in the top right corner if you make a mistake so there'll be no harm done. If I haven't made it clear tell me and I'll try to find a different way of explaining. I'm not sure if it's possible to add pictures to discussions from some devices such as Ipads so if can't you can always add as an attachment and one of us will open the photo for you. I'll keep an eye out for it - good luck.

At 10:50am on April 24, 2014, Gloria Grandy said…

Hello Cath.  Welcome to Knit-a-Square. My name is Gloria and I’m on the Atlantic Coast of Canada … beautiful Nova Scotia, to be exact. 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.


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