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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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.
Totals
2499 squares
183 hats
Just posted 35 squares.
Totals:
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)
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
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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