Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ravenclaw third year!

I am so excited, sorting was today in the HPKCHC and I am thrilled to be a Ravenclaw third year, as well as a professor in Detention this term! We have some wonderful badges to be won, so see you all in Detention!

Back to knitting Squares for KnitASquare!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Remember the children at Christmas

As we put the finishing touches on our Christmas gifts and rush around doing last-minute holiday shopping, let's take a moment and remember the children in South Africa who won't be getting a visit from Santa, who won't be receiving a tree full of gifts. Many will be lucky to have another year of health and life. Help Knit A Square to put a blanket around a child and give the gift of love and warmth. Send a square, or send a donation. Every little bit helps. Http://

Friday, October 21, 2011

Knitty knitty

So I've started a project to knit a lot of hats for one of our kiddo's school groups (ambiguity intentional). I have almost four completed, and need to be done by the first week of December. Shouldn't be a problem, right? Well a bit of monotony does set in, and then there are the quickie things to make for Halloween, and finishing costumes, and getting started on Christmas gifts for the fam, and the "oooh shiny!" moments that come when you see a new yarn or the perfect pattern you didn't even know you were looking for until you saw it.... So no, it won't be a problem, but it may be a huge exercise in self-restraint! (she says as she gets back to the Tardis wristwarmers....)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good bye Steve Jobs

A technological icon has left this world, and we can never thank him enough for his brilliance. He revolutionized the way we communicate, and as an employee of a major telecom firm, I appreciate all he has done for us. Thanks for changing the world, Steve. Rest in peace.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sandy's podcast on pwrnradio

Here is an awesome podcast interview that Sandy gave -- have a listen! I just love listening to her compassion and drive!

Knit A Square - Knit A Squillion challenge!

Help us warm even more AIDS orphans in South Africa, and join us in our Knit A Squillion challenge!  The goal is to send 1.2 Million squares to South Africa by July 2012 - the number may seem daunting, but check out Sandy's math, and it's definitely doable!

Help keep the children warm - knit or crochet a square today!  Be a part of the solution!

As Kalai posted --

Here is what you need to do:

First download this flyer: which explains the challenge.

Then, we need every person connected with KasCare, knit-a-square, the Square Circle forum, Ravelry, Facebook ,Twitter, and who knows about our work with the orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa, to:

1. To each knit or crochet 60 squares within the year ourselves
2. To Invite five other friends or family members to knit or crochet 25 squares
3. To ask each of those five people to invite one other person
4. To introduce the knit-a-square program to your local schools, churches and communities
5. To introduce the knit-a-square program to your local retirement village
6. To invite people in our small business, company or organisation to the knit-a-squillion
7. To start a knitting group
8. To write about knit-a-squillion on your favourite knitting and crochet blogs
9. To send the flyer you have downloaded to all your friends and family and ask them to pass it on to all their friends and family.
10. Add a link to the flyer on your personal facebook page

Let's start a viral movement!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Knit A Square presentation

I just had a two-day training session on professional presentation skills for work, and the course culminated with us delivering a presentation on whatever topic we chose. I chose Knit-A-Square, and thought I did fairly well.  It was over 34 minutes in length, way over what I thought it would be!  The instructor recorded us and gave us the DVDs, but I'm not sure I want to watch myself, never mind post the video online.

Sharing the plight of the AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children, the hard work that Sandy McDonald, Ronda Lowry and their families all have done and continue to do, and the pictures of the sweet faces of the children, just helped re-affirm my commitment to KAS!

Please help keep an AIDS orphan warm - Knit A Square!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

I love Ravelry!

Can I just tell you how much I love Ravelry? There's a great article on it, and I have to agree totally.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year everybody! It's been a crazy couple of months here, dealing with escalating anxiety and depression issues with one of our kiddos. But we're still here in one piece, and I know we are blessed with our family, our health and our love for each other.

It's hard not to go into the details, but for privacy's sake, I need to keep things vague. We are thankful for our close family and friends' prayers. Nuff said.

Knit A Square continues to grow and always needs funds from its volunteers to run and help the AIDS orphans. Won't you consider making a donation? Either one time or recurring, every penny helps, just as every square helps on the ground. Visit their website to click on a Paypal button and help us keep the children warm in South Africa.

Please also join the forum there and connect with the knitters and crocheters around the world who are making and sending squares to the poorest of the poor and helping, one blanket at a time. You truly meet angels there, quietly doing the Lord's work.

Count your blessings, be thankful for how much you truly have, and please help keep the AIDS orphans warm, however you can.

God bless us all!