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.