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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Everyone is too fast for us Paulette! A wonderful problem to have. Stay tuned for our next bus x x x

Squares from Zanny Blew = 14.


2477 squares

175 hats

7 squares and 5 hats ready to mail:

2484 squares

180 hats


Yes, I added these plus a sweater to the 2011 general tally. :)

3 squares

so the tally is now

2487 squares

180 hats


12 squares and 3 hats ready for posting.



  2499 squares

  183 hats

Just posted 35 squares.



2534 squares

183 hats

Adding in the February totals from the Ravelry KAS group:


New total:

2684 squares 

190 hats

1 sweater


(added on March 2nd)

I have posted 25 squares today!   Grace Weir

Grace's 25 squares brings the totals to:


2,709 squares

190 hats

1 sweater

39 Squares and 2 hats.


New totals:

2,748 squares

192 hats

When do we get a new bus graphic?  It looks like we're well past 2 buses worth.

As soon as Kalai gets time I expect. I'm adding 12 so the new totals are:


2,760 squares

192 hats

which means we only need another 40 squares to fill two windows with little faces on the third bus.



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