Mary Griffiths
  • Female
  • Aucklanf
  • New Zealand
Share on Facebook MySpace

Mary Griffiths's Friends

  • Diana D

Gifts Received

Gift

Mary Griffiths has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Mary Griffiths's Page

Profile Information

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Square Circle Forum to add comments!

Join Square Circle Forum

At 12:04am on September 27, 2016, Susanne Leverton said…
Hello Mary, a big welcome to KAS. I'm sure you will enjoy being a member. In answer to your question, I embroider the teddy bear faces in 8 ply yarn. Each one tends to be individual and the amount of embroidery is governed by the size of the finished bear. It is nothing very fancy. If you zoom on the picture you should be able to see. The eyes are just satin stitch as is the nose. The mouth detail is just stem stitch, but whatever you fancy will do. Best wishes from here in South Australia ( the other SA)
At 12:53pm on October 14, 2015, Diana D said…

Hi Mary , "new friend" !

Ironically, I am new to this . I just did my  first diagonal square 2 weeks ago? I followed the instructions of  Christine's J . You can find that and many others patterns under  Discussions Categories and then go to Member's patterns : squares . Also Susan D . gave me some tips . I tried diagonal stripes but did not go so well, especially the borders when decreasing . Good luck!! Welcome to KAS, again

Here are Christine's instructions : 

A number of members (including me) have found  that when knitting diagonal squares there is a tendency for them to appear 'kite-shaped'. It doesn't really matter as when they are joined they stretch and fit but it is a bit disappointing for the knitter. I thought that it was caused by the decreases resulting in a looser row end than the  increases so I tried using the 's1, k1, psso' method and found it did result in a squarer square. Here's what I wrote out for Sharon for whom it also works:

Cast on 3

S1, inc by kfb in the next stitch, knit to end of row.

Repeat until the side measures 8"

S1, k1, psso, knit to end of row

S1, k1, psso, knit to end of row

(2 corners have been made, with only 1 slipped stitch to make them more pointed) so then continue -

S2, k1, pass 2nd stitch over, knit to end

Repeat this row until 5 stitches remain

S2, k2tog, psso, k1

S1, k2tog, psso

Cut yarn and pull the stitch so that the tail is through the stitch. 

[It isn't imperative to slip the first stitch of every row - it works if you don't but that's just how I do it.

 

At 12:38am on October 7, 2015, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Mary.

A warm welcome to Knit A Square.....from 'across the ditch' in Western Australia.  :))

Making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and help the children.  Plain Janes, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of Knit-A-Square.  Since a blanket is created with 35 squares sent by people from around the world, squares are needed all the time. The basic square being a garter stitch/single colour or striped square or I think it is single or double crochet  if your preference is for crochet. By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page you can also find lots of other patterns provided by our fellow KASers.  

Please check out the 'Helpful Hints' tab at the top of the page as this may answer many initial questions you may have and will help you get started. Any other questions...just ask...we love to help.  :))

Here is a link to postage information, including our packing slip that we attach INSIDE our parcel to assist in the unpacking/recording process at Knit-A-Square in S. Africa.

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/categories/postage-information/listForCategory

If you'd like to see what other KASers have been making please click on the photo tab at the top of the page....and feel free to add photos of your own work...we would love to see them. Just click on 'add photos' and follow the prompts. Anything you care to make and send will be so appreciated by Ronda and the team and the children of South Africa.

If you want to see the most active discussions at present, you may like to click on the 'main page' tab and they are listed in the centre of that page...just pick one and click on it. It is a large website, but with so much fun and info.

Each month we have a fun theme to inspire and motivate us. If you would like to see this month's theme, please click on this link:

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/october-theme-grannies-and-garters

It is just for fun and there is no pressure to join in.  ANY squares you may like to make will be much appreciated.  :))

Here is a wonderful song created by one of our member's and her family. You might like to take the time to listen...you'll love it.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvqcUZ4OGs&feature=youtu.be

Thank you so much for joining us.  :)

 
 
 

DONATE: KNIT-A-SQUARE

The Donate button provides 2 options:

  1. One time donation
  2. Monthly subscription               [click the box]

Because of PayPal/banking fees, KAS asks that your donation be 5USD [or more].  Anything less, means your donation is eaten up with fees.  Thank you!

KAS FINANCES

Our goal is to remove the monthly deficit that Ronda and her team have to deal with. You can:

1. Make a donation whenever you are able.

2. Sign up for an ongoing monthly donation (subscription).

3. Shop at the KasShop!

Please follow this discussion for monthly updates, current financial reports and ideas on what we can all do to help. Click link : 

KAS FINANCES 2022

SQUARES LIST

The JULY Squares List is delayed.

Our sincere apologies.

~~~~~~~~~~

The JUNE 2022 Squares List is available. Please see:

2022 Squares List Discussion

     for the most recent lists.

For all other Square Lists, please visit our SQUARE LISTS page.

2022 MONTHLY THEMES

    

   Planning ahead??

 See the 2022

LIST OF THEMES

AND

WHAT OUR CHILDREN NEED.

KAS PATTERN BOOK

AUGUST

Color Of The Month LAVENDER

Free Patterns for

Plain Jane Knit Square

Plain Jane Crochet Square

can be found in the KAS PatternBook

Click here to find more free patterns in

Members Patterns - Squares

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

                  here 

CREATECARE GLOBAL

"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."

Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.

Learn more about CCG here.

© 2022   Created by Sandy McDonald.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service