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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Hello all! Sorry I've been distracted by work and family, but I've been keeping up with my squares and hats, and spreading the word over in Ravelry on the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup group- happy to report more folks are making squares for KAS there. Our school knitting & crochet club is also back in full swing, and we have some teachers & grandmas donating squares so will count and update with those totals soon.


Made 14 more squares and 10 hats, so updated totals:

2137 squares

151 hats

The Knit Wits from Rolling Hills Community Church in Texas have been busy and I will mail 250 squares and 5 hats tomorrow.  

So the new totals are


2387 squares

156 hats


It is amazing to watch these numbers going up!  Blessings to you all!

My week's work produced 6 squares and 2 hats..... I wanted to get them into the buses before March!



2393 squares

158 hats

I forget who asked but we are to add these squares into the general 2011 tally as well, so the numbers go in BOTH tallies. Thanks! :)

Rona it's awesome to hear of how many people are helping, thanks!  Marietta all I can say is God Bless the Knit Wits!  Anne that's a great week's work.  Feet up and have a cuppa hon! :)

It was me who asked Jeanne, thanks - will add the last 2 lots of squares into the other tally.
You are all so inspirational!  Well done one and all!

Mailed today from Clear Lake Methodist in Houston:

70 squares and 17 hats -

New totals:

2463 squares

175 hats


OK, three buses in quick succession...


Uthando is very nearly full! Yay, onto bus three x x x
I loved the quick succession of bus pictures..(:o)



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