Knit a Square moved into what we loving call The Barn in 2015.  It is located in Randburg, not far from our post office.  This is a very large space that allows us to sort all the post, make blanket packs, stack blankets, and most important create our wonderful KAS cakes.  Our volunteers show up on Tuesday morning around 9:00am and work their magic until about 3:00pm.  Themba has already collected the post, and often times will make a distribution on Tuesdays.  

Please know that the Barn is a success due to all our contributors, financial donors and volunteers.  Without your ongoing support we would find it difficult to carry on.

Thank you all for everything.

Check in to this discussion frequently to see the latest news and photos from The Barn.  Many thanks to our marvelous reporter, Estelle for bringing the fun of The Barn to us.

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It was great to have so many people in The Barn for opening day 2022. 

Here is Estelle's report extra photos from Ronda.

Once again we wish our friends and KAS family a Happy New Year and a year of new blessings!
Everyone was thrilled to be back at the barn, to see our friends, have a Show and Tell with the holiday blankets we made, have a good natter and of course do something we are all partial to…open the post which was most rewarding.
It was lovely to see you Lindi welcome back.
Lindi has been absent for almost two years due to COVID...
Three boxes from our loyal supporter Valerie Zalewski. There were beautiful blankets from Mireille Legros which will all be shown on THE BLANKET ROOM on The Forum.
Our amazing Estelle
Happiness is opening a box of 13 stunning blankets from Croatia thank you Andreja’s team.
Audrey is showing us an Ellie from Karla Bystrianska.
Heather Mensah absolutely stunning thank you. Your parcel No 118.
Ath with one of the 10 blankets she managed to finish.You rock partner. Love Snoopy he has become quite famous in the barn. As we missed our Christmas distribution Ronda suggested we have a Christmas in July distribution so don’t be surprised if the Christmas blanket keep on rolling in.
Lovely blanket from Joyce Jones.
Karen Gordon your parcels No 96 and No 97 arrived today. Love this blanket.
From Karen’s friend.
Wandi and Norma
Mary Bostocks and Cath Riley’s blankets.
Ronda and Viv...
Who is that package from, Viv?
Thanks for bring the ladies this morning Themba. Viv in her Seventh Heaven opening of parcel of beautifully knitted squares from Carole Rawlings.
Viv did an amazing job by crocheting all the squares surrounding the A is for Amy square. Well done darling!
Bright and beautiful Sue managed to match the colours of Marion’s hearts ♥️ 💙💚💛🧡💜 beautifully.Sue loved stitching Jill Lea’ fabulous, warm squares together.
Lindi, Wandi, Viv and Norma
Norma model of the day with the stunning blanket she joined.
Absolutely magnificent please let us know who crocheted these amazing squares.I think Audrey managed to finish 16 blankets. 🥇⭐️🌟 Well done Audrey!
Athele and Sue
Liz and Audrey
I will find a home for these odd sizes...
More photos from around The Barn
 

I forgot to mention that we received 88 blankets from the volunteers and the post on Tuesday. Not bad for our first day back!

Lovely to see a hive of activity in the barn again. So many pretty blankets, impossible to choose a favourite. Will look forward to seeing some of them in the blanket room soon.

What a wonderful start to 2022! It’s great to see folk back in the barn and so many many beautiful squares, blankets and toys :)) 

Thanks for the informative intro Amy. Now our new members will be able to see exactly what goes on in the barn and the fun we have. 

Just shared this thread with the UK FB followers so they can see what happens to their squares once they are part of a blanket

What a colourful blankets. I spot Snoopy with the red heart, whitch I send. Athele, you did make such a beautiful blanket of it!!

Our latest installment from Estelle...

Opening Day at the KASbarn January 18 2022.
Another busy morning with all our dedicated volunteers working flat out but we still had time for plenty of laughs, tea and of course cake…it was delicious chocolate cake today plus other mouth watering eats. What does New Years Resolution mean again???
These beautifully dressed teddies was one of the first parcels opened by Liz. Their outfits are amazing thank you Maureen Morgan. 
The bear are from Ikea and dressed to perfection.
Our visitors have started to pop into the barn after their holidays. Stan unpacking 9 of Jill Taylor’s blankets and Shirley Tebbit with 8 of her lovely creations.
Happiness is having ones table full of beautiful squares.
Sheldon always ready to give his gran a hug…lucky you Audrey.
Looks like you got a good stash there Ath love your shades of pink and purples from Joy Evans’s perfect squares.
Norma counting those lovely pastel crocheted squares…love the pile of turquoise ones on your table.
Jean Ronda’s friend came to see what KAS is all about, she got stuck in immediately
opening parcels and sorting squares. We would love you to join us on a regular basis Jean.
Viv was delighted with these dolls as they each had their own blankets…so cute!
I think these go with the ones from last week Liz.
It was Sue’s last day at the barn today. We will all miss you Sue, you have been a pleasure to work with, reliable and efficient. We wish you a safe journey and the best of luck in your new home. Please note the beautiful red and black beaded necklace that Viv made for Sue. Au revoir!
Model of the Day….our very own Athelé Oosterbroek.
Once again we received beautiful blankets, the pink one that Aths holding is from Alison Habbefield, Aths super green/ brown creation and two fabulous ones I’m holding the green/ stone one from Zuzana Adamoua from The Czech Republic and an amazing crocheted one from Roni Rodman- Owens plus many, many more…see The Blanket Room on the Forum.
Wandi and Themba back with 10 bags of blankets from Moroka Outreach…90 blankets to start our new cake next week. Wands are you planning on doing some gardening in the barn darling?
Thanks for the squares Gloria looking forward to find matching squares to make a Canadian blanket.
Once again you have been a star Sheldon - you do know we will always welcome you with open arms.
Well done to all volunteers packing so many bundles and we’re delighted to see a big gap in the packed blanket bags. Thanks to all our contributors who make this possible.

Thanks Estelle and Amy for another wonderful report from the barn. The teddies with their knitted outfits are so sweet and I love all the blanket designs.

The latest from Estelle and The Barn...

Opening Day at the KASbarn January 25 2022.
It was a quieter day at the barn today with no post to open
and our only visitor Elaine Joubert.
The volunteers all got stuck in starting a new “cake “ which had risen jolly quickly in no time at all.
We welcomed Ana and her 50 blankets...
Ana and one bag packed with part of her 50 blankets
...Leanne and Bongi back after their holidays.
Bonji
Leanne we will all be thinking of you tomorrow and wish you a Happy Birthday. 
We were spoilt once again…Audry brought us her homemade scones and muffins.  She also brought Sheldon!
Viv is so happy that Sheldon can climb the ladder.
Wandi and Themba distributed 40 blankets and delivered blanket packs to the Gogos. Our blanket packs are definitely shrinking.
Norma, busy at clearing her table of squares.
Vivienne always has a smile on her lovely face...must be those treats at the coffee table behind her.
Bonji and Viv ready to leave after a busy day.
Job well done everyone!!

Thanks for sharing these pics Amy. 

I love this! I'm so used to charitable organizations that take money or donations and you never hear from them again, so it can kind of feel like you didn't actually do anything? I love seeing real live photos of charity in action! Proof that people gave things that were received and that the things will be given out! <3 And I love how gorgeous everyone's contributions are, and how happy the people in the barn look. It warms my heart.

I only heard about this organization by chance in a crochet forum and I'm really excited to participate.

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