Knit-a-Square show

Knit-a-Square

Summary: If you love to knit or crochet, and if you've ever wished you could do something to brighten up the lives of children affected by HIV-Aids and poverty in Africa, you've found the perfect podcast.This is where you learn about Knit-a-Square, the non-profit organisation which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and hear updates from 'the barn' where we sort squares and combine them into blankets for distribution to crèches and orphanages.You can find show notes at www.knit-a-square.com/kas-podcastWhile you're there, take a look around the KAS website to see how you can get involved in our work. Knit-a-Square is run entirely by volunteers. Everything we do, including this podcast, is in aid of warming vulnerable children in South Africa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast

Podcasts:

 Meet the creator of the KAS website | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:34

This is a jam-packed episode guaranteed to warm your heart. Leanne introduces us to Ronda's niece, Sandy, whose early connection with knitting and interest in the internet inspired her to invite knitters around the world to contribute squares for blankets to warm vulnerable children in South Africa. Sandy recalls how the website brought people in from all over the world, and shares some of the wonderful ideas and projects that helped form our highly active and committed community. In the second part of the show, we hear from Ronda, Athelé and Estelle about efforts on the ground to distribute blankets, beanies, hand-warmers and soft toys as winter bites down in Gauteng. Be sure to have some knitting or crocheting in your hands as you listen to this bumper episode! Show host: Leanne Hunt. Email address: leanne@knit-a-square.com Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence.Production and editing: Natali Williams, LIME Virtual Business Support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Explore the Square Circle Forum! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:57

In the first half of the show, Leanne chats to Lindi, Knit-a-Square's longest-serving volunteer, who shares about life in Soweto during the lockdown and her work distributing blankets. In the second half, she chats to Andrea, one of our hard-working moderators, about the Square Circle Forum. This is our membership platform which is easy to join and full of interesting conversation threads. This is where you'll also find photos of completed blankets and distributions. Show host: Leanne Hunt. Email address: leanne@knit-a-square.com Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence. Production and editing: Natali Williams, LIME Virtual Business Support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Keep making those squares! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:25

In this episode, Leanne includes an interview with Amy Pettigrew who runs the Knit-a-Square Facebook page and is a moderator on the Square Circle Forum. She chats to Ronda and Estelle about their dauntless quest to find squares for our volunteers to sew together into blankets, and provides information about some knitting-related events to keep you all inspired and motivated. Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence. Production and editing: Natali Williams, LIME Virtual Business Support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Join us for a knit-along! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:16

Hear from KAS board member Wandi what a typical distribution looks like, and how the generosity of our members across the world allowed volunteers to care for their extremely needy neighbours. Find out too about the KAS KAL as Rebecca Price explains how she came up with the idea for the knit-along and where to find instructions for the different types of squares the finished blanket will contain.Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence.Production and editing: Natali Williams, LIME Virtual Business Support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 These are the days of distancing and face-masks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:37

Like you, we have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but to date it has mostly been on the level of operations. Under the lockdown regulations, we have been prevented from gathering at the Knit-a-Square barn to proceed with sorting and distribution. All the volunteers are at home, either knitting and sewing up blankets or caring for family members.In this episode, Leanne reflects on how awareness of the virus and the need for social distancing have forced us to suspend operations temporarily. We hear from Ronda, Estelle and Athelé about how they are spending their time and what is on their minds.Also included is a handy idea for using up stash on Knit-a-Square projects. learn how to join scrap yarns with a magic knot, create magic balls of light and dark tones, and alternate these light and dark tones to produce eye-catching spirals and surprising colour combinations.Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence.Production and editing: Natali Williams, LIME Virtual Business Support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Welcome to the barn | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 32:48

The Knit-a-Square barn is what we affectionately call our work space. Basically a large room with good light and ventilation, it has a long table where we unpack parcels, sort squares and pack blankets for distribution to vulnerable and orphaned children.Theme music: "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [YouTube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Pick up your needles! | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 11:10

Welcome to a brand-new podcast about charity knitting - A podcast for knitters and crocheters who love to share patterns and stories about how their craft impacts the lives of others.This episode introduces Leanne Hunt, your podcast host."Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones. [Youtube Audio Library] © Creative Commons Licence See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Comments

Login or signup comment.