2011 Year of the Rabbit…. patterns?

February 3, 2011

I don’t know about you but Chinese New Year has always been one of my favourite holidays.  Although I am not culturally Chinese I look forward to this holiday each year.  For those not yet familiar with this holiday you may want to read this and then hop on over (punny!) to see several photos [...]

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Knit-a-square in City Press, South Africa

January 29, 2011

There was a lovely article about knitting this week in City Press, an online South African newspaper.  Most notable for charity knitters, and knit-a-square supporters especially, is the section entitled Compassion one square at a time. There are some lovely quotes from our very own Ronda and Lindie! Author Mariechen Waldner quotes Lindie as saying: “Its [...]

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Knit-a-square On the Go Day 2011

January 22, 2011

Knit-A-Square On The Go Day is fast approaching.  I’m sharing here for those of you who may not have heard of KASOTG Day before. The idea couldn’t be simpler: sit and knit/crochet for knit-a-square in a public place and invite passerby to join you and help add a few inches to a square.  That’s it. [...]

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Floods in Soweto too

January 13, 2011

The flood waters raging through the small Lochyar Valley in Queensland, Australia, peeling and rolling cars away, as if they were feathers in a breeze are terrifying to behold. The amateur video below attests to this raw destructive power. Equally so, the eerily empty city buildings of Brisbane with water covering the streets where there [...]

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2011′s First Free Crochet Pattern

January 9, 2011

2011 is starting with a bang for KasCare and knit-a-square! What better way to get going in January than with a Featured Member Pattern? With special thanks to Mary Lokken, a Square Circle Forum member, we bring you the Chain Stitch Square*. This free, printable crochet pattern is perfect for stash busting.  Not only will [...]

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011

A very happy New Year to one and all! As we head into 2011 with personal goals and challenges, and continue our collective efforts to warm the orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa, I thought it would be fun to start the new year with a fun little challenge. In how many languages can [...]

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Wedded weather

December 22, 2010

Weddings put life into perspective. There is the notion of a fresh beginning, the promise of full lives to be lived, and children to complete the circle. I will not dwell here on the broken promises that the orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa must face so often when their parents are unable to [...]

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The children urge knit-a-square to ‘keep it up!’

December 13, 2010

Listen carefully, you will hear the children sing, thank you and keep it up!

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A very personal appeal

December 8, 2010
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My dear KAS friend, Yesterday, I was asked to be one of three guest speakers at an end of year function for a gathering of professional women. The invitation was late and so I was unprepared. It is strange monitoring the thoughts in your head just before you are about to step into any form [...]

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KasDesigner pattern series – Ilga Leja

November 28, 2010

As mentioned back in August, knit-a-square has been working on a KasDesigner Pattern Series.  Continuing on Zina’s idea and the contributions of Lucy Neatby, Diana Troldahl and Kristeen Griffin-Grimes I am pleased to feature Ilga Leja and her KAS design, Shadow Boxes. Ilga promises Classic Knitting Designs for the Handknitter and does she ever deliver! [...]

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