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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Oh I love this information.     Well done and Thank You Joyce !!! ♥️

Amazing work, Joyce. It's lovely to hear about KAS's unsung heroes.

Ah!  

Ronda has sent us this information regarding the walker.  Thank you for clarifying.

Firstly, Vivienne mentioned her very elderly friend Mrs. Matabane of 96 years
old, who has been battling to get around for some time now.  She was using a
single crutch, but then burnt her wrist somehow and that made it very
difficult for her to control the crutch.  This old manual "walker" has been
in the Barn for years - so we were delighted when Viv swooped down on it
with glee and claimed it for Mrs. Matabane.  It has obviously been waiting
and waiting for exactly the right moment !

What a relief!  Double good.   Vivienne doesn't need it for herself, and it is going where it will be very useful!   We love a happy ending.

Just saying “Hi” from the USA. I’m so pleased to be a part of this wonderful group! 
Many blessings on you and your families. 
More bundles on the way! 

Lovely it hear from you Sharen. 

Better late than never...

From Estelle:

Open day at the KASbarn November 01 2022
A picture tells a thousand words….
New post today.Liz was inspired by the two large squares from Amy - super blanket Liz and Amy.
Two stunning blankets crocheted by Lorraine Yelland arrived today. Thank youLorraine’s second blanket.This fantastic blanket looks as if the colour panels have been woven. It’s a masterpiece from Patricia Underwood. Thank you.
My prize for the day - gorgeous toys from Ada Breeuwer - wait till you see the squares that were in the box. Thank you Ada.
Viv opened the parcel containing these lovely toys from Australia.Thirty crocheted dolls from Croatia- looks like your lovely work Bozica!
Beautifully crotched squares from Geraldine Pavony from the USA. Thank you.
The second half of my prize - absolutely stunning squares from Ada Breeuwer. Can you imagine the joy on the little faces when they receive one of these squares incorporated into their blanket?Ronda had a massive job today counting and sorting the squares from Reddem school….she has a way to go before we get the final number.Just a few more bags Ronda. Thank you Reddam for all these bright and beautiful squares.The box I opened from Croatia…I counted 365 squares plus the dolls, beanies and hand warmers. Squares from Croatia.
Piles of squares waiting to find homes.This morning Themba and Wandi took all the blanket bags to the Gogos, these are the bags started today. There are 9 bundles in each bag.My table at the end of the morning…bundles waiting patiently for the suitable squares to arrive.
The cake suddenly started to rise with blankets from the Gogos.Happiness is…a cake that just grows and grows with bright and beautiful blankets.I collected 8 stunning blankets from Sweetie last week. Valerie Zalewski sent these exquisite squares from Catherine Meyer.
Another beauty from Sweetie. We love rainbow blankets…what a fabulous job you have done stitching this one together Sweetie.Love this colour combination. Four of the eight blankets from Sweetie. 
Thank you Estelle for all this wonder news.  We love reading about all the activity in South Africa and in The Barn.

Loving the striped crochet blankets, so colourful. Also like the Rainbow blanket. So many lovely toys too!

Woawh, well done everyone!!     What a variety of colours, designs,  blankets + toys you've dealt with.    Thanks very much for picturing + posting these joyous scenes with us Xx

Delighted to see two of my blankets here but ... these were two of the most recent parcels I've sent. I still have several parcels outstanding from earlier in the year and am still hoping they're at the bottom of a pile somewhere. Ada's squares are amazing!

Thank you for your kind words Estelle! I am glad that my parcel arrived after 3 months.

Ada, your toys and squares are wonderful!   The children will be so happy to have them.   For myself, I can't stop smiling at them.

Looks like it was a very happy day at the barn with so many beautiful things arriving.

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