Week 5: Milestones

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.


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.


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!

Week 5

LogCabinSquares two through five and seven are from very old yarn (think: Eaton’s and White Rose). Square six is a design inspired by the Log Cabin quilt block.

Square Count: 35
Blankets: 1!

Stay warm, enjoy the snow and I’ll see you next week.

About Andrea Squared

I've been a crocheter since I was wee and I've been knitting since 2013. My life is filled with love and joy from my two boys, Mason and Evan, my dear husband and our dog.
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9 Responses to Week 5: Milestones

  1. Laura says:

    Congratulations on reaching your first milestone of the year. And awesome-looking cake by the way! Love the log cabin square.

  2. Ashley DeMazza says:

    What a great milestone to reach!!!! Congratulations and your squares are beautiful!!!
    Ashley DeMazza
    Falls Village, CT

  3. Pam Antink says:

    The squares are fabulous, but the cake looks really yummy!

  4. Heather says:

    You inspire me, my friend! Congratulations!!

  5. Prairie Sweet says:

    Lovely post my friend! That last square (the green / brown / yellow one) is sort of Legends of Zelda themed – love it! 🙂

  6. ecozee says:

    I love the cake too, I gotta make a cake tomorrow – a brown puffle has been requested. Love the log cabin square too.

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