Hello everyone, the February challenge is here! We are all so excited about this concept.

Meet our 9th KasCare bus Bongani (which means be grateful in Zulu).



Our aim is to fill the bus with 35 children, each with their own KAS blanket, and hat knitted and crocheted with love by all of you wonderful people. It will take 1225 squares (which makes 35 blankets) to fill the bus, and 35 hats. Please post your tally as you knit/crochet so that we can see our progress. The tally will be as such:


12 squares
1 hat


Then the next person adds to the previous tally, for example:


I made 3 squares and 2 hats so the tally is now:


15 squares
3 hats


Please for this challenge, ONLY add squares and hats, this is to keep it simple so that we can quickly and easily see the bus/buses fill up.

Watch the bus as it fills with children and their blankets are stored on top. If any of you have ever seen a typically African bus you will know that all manner of things are housed on the roof. For our buses it will be BLANKETS!

Our aim is to create a fleet of buses filled with children, warmed by our love. This challenge will run for three months (February, March and April); let’s see how many buses we can fill!


See, we've already filled the bus Njabulo, now onto the next bus, Bongani. Watch for the newest illustration!!

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Special idea Kaiz - 


I made 


2 kas cuddles

1 baby  blanket


Sounds great! I bet we'll get that bus filled in no time flat!


What a fabulous idea, that bus won't take long to fill with all the Kaser's knitting/crocheting, the name I would like to put forward for the bus is FELICITY this girls' name means happiness and I think the bus looks like a warm cosy environment for the children being driven by Felicity to help make there live's a warmer and  happier one.

I will be adding to the tally, but at the moment working on the Yours Live event for KAS in March, very excited about it and I am soooooooooooooo excited at the prospect of meeting some other KAS members.  If anybody is not sure what I am talking about the link is in spread the word under Yours Live 2011 15-18th March at Skegness Butlins, or just ask me for any details.

Blessings and Love Linda xx

How cute, who's the artist?? will do what I can to help :-))
I've made 9 squares.
An absolute whizz-bang idea - a visual aid to help set our imaginations on fire!  Thanks Kalai.
Brilliant,  worth waiting for. I would maybe suggest HOPE as our first bus name, as I am sure every one of us in KAS want the children to have a better life than what they have at the moment.Every bus we fill is another tiny step. 
Great idea, I have 8 squares and 3 hats made.  m
Excellent !   I can imagine the bus (es) overflowing with blankets in a very short time.

great challenge, I have 70 squares,2hats, and 2 jumpers that will be mailed this week.

with the  items from Zanny, Dorothy, and Marion, this list is as follows:


  2 KAS cuddles

  1 baby blanket

  87 squares

  5 hats


I've got 15 squares, 1 KAS cuddle and seven hats to add:

   3    KAS cuddles

   1    baby blanket

 212  squares

  20   hats

   2    jumpers


(that's just over six blankets made!)

4 hats and 5 squares in the post tomorrow


 3    KAS cuddles

   1    baby blanket

 217  squares

  24  hats

   2    jumpers



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