Leanne Hunt is a Johannesburg-based fiction and self-help author. Despite becoming legally blind at the age of 17, she obtained an Honours degree in English literature and worked as a freelance journalist. She is married with two daughters of whom she is very proud, and a guide dog named Tango. Her interests over the years have included singing, songwriting, acting, spiritual retreats, counselling and knitting for charity.
May 19, 2020 – Join us for a knit-along!
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.
May 5, 2020 – These are the days of distancing and face-masks
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.
April 28, 2020 – Welcome to the barn
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.
April 20, 2020 – Pick up your needles!
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.