Once a month, Pam and the KAS forum moderators create a condensed edition of news and information to share with fellow KAS members on the forum. Last week the January KasSnippet was posted. It included a tally for 2012, including this tidbit:
HOT NEWS – during early January Kasfolk contributions have reached 500,000+ squares since Day 1 of Knit-a-square!
Since the start of the Knit-a-squillion Challenge in July 2011 – our challenge to send 1.2 million squares by the end of 2013 – the square count is 261,936. In 2012, 14,053 hats and 5,992 vests and tops were sent. Take a minute to absorb those numbers. Over half a million squares have been received since 2009!
At the same time, I reached a personal milestone this week – square 35, enough squares for one blanket.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
My family and I had a Groundhog Day/Birthday Spring Picnic for my husband. It was so much fun! Nothing livens up a dreary February like a reason to celebrate, spring flowers and a rodent cake. And for those keeping track, our very own Wiarton Willie and Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil both predicted an early spring.
Word is that a groundhog’s prediction is only accurate 39% of the time. Okay, so it’s a bizarre tradition that involves exploiting an innocent animal for our enjoyment. But it also bears a striking resemblance to the Pagan festival of Imbolc, the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which I find fascinating.
THE SQUARES – WEEK 5
Square one is another foray into the Front Post Double Crochet. Because it tends to pull the square tighter, I ended up with a 7″ width so I added a DC border around to bring it up to an 8″ square. Proof that you can take a smaller item and make it bigger!
Square Count: 35
Stay warm, enjoy the snow and I’ll see you next week.