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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Sandra that was your pink polka dot bag. Your blankets are superb thank you. I unfortunately didn’t take my own  photos of them so copied photos for my report, all the pics were out of focus.
Hopefully you’ll see some of them this year wrapped around our children. 

Thank you so much for letting me know Estelle.  I was becoming quite anxious about that parcel as it was posted October last year.  

I look forward to maybe seeing a little boy with a Superman blanket sometime soon.

i have a blue poladot parcel ready to send, but the post office here (Australia) tells me Seamail won't re-open until sometime in the new year.  I'm hoping that means January.


Sandra your stunning blankets have been a joy to so many children. This time of the year reminds me of your Christmas one with green and red trees. I sent it with 19 other carefully chosen blankets to Rainbows and Smiles a NPO for children with cancer. Obviously we couldn’t get a photograph of the little girl with your blanket, we were told she loved  it and snuggled in it all day - even in the December heat…heartbreaking stuff! 

Same problem here Sandra, no Seamail. I have sent a couple of parcels by Airmail just so they could get to where they were needed instead of just sitting in the cupboard here (but I can't afford to do this all the time). They also told me Seamail would come back, but could not say when. In the new year  sounds hopeful for January to me too, let's keep our fingers crossed!

Some of my last few Seamail parcels also took 12 months to arrive in SA, I guess that is why Seamail is currently unavailable, they are trying to clear the backlog.

I´m very glad that Viv had a marvelous time opening my parcel. The same had I when saw my parcel had arrived safely to KAS. /By the way my husband loves Viv in her beautiful dress/.

The Barn is the place to be in December as there are so few days it is open and so much to do before the holiday break.  Here is Estelle's report.  The official countdown is ONE...1 more Opening Day left for 2022, December 13, 2022.

Opening Day at the KASbarn December 2022.
2022 is fast coming to an end with one more Tuesday morning before the KAS team has a break for the holidays.
We used our time packing for a small Christmas distribution next week, organizing the barn and opening some of the new post we received.
Liz-Love the feel of these soft pastels.
I collected 12 stunning blankets from Sweetie last week. I spy Amy’s yacht, Sharon’s black/ red and grey and Heather Mensah's super blue and green squares.
Operation Packing Shelves...Lindi carrying blankets from the green carpet to….
Ronda who is holding the ladder with her knee and passing the blankets to Viv -
I think it’s Viv’s first time up there.
...And VOILA chock-a-block shelves.
Lindi’s table ready to start all over again next week.
Our Cake Base-Green Carpet don’t stress there will be blankets to
start another cake next week.
Ready to go to our Gogos for stitching.
Prepped for our special Christmas Distribution.
Some of the latest Christmas blankets - this ones from Sweetie using squares from Sharon Rains Bedgood, Croatia 🇭🇷 and others.
Exquisite square from Chris Chiplen.
Sweetie crocheted her own decorations to enhance some of the squares she used.
I used your squares Cath Riley and PJ’s from the pupils of Reddam school.
Thank You C Reid from Alsager UK for choosing our Charity and sending us 72 squares.
All the Father Christmases from Antoinette’s team had their last cuddle from us before being packed for the distribution next week.
Heather Regenass and Joyce Drake from Misfits popped in with 10 blankets and Ana brought her 75 blankets - yes 75! You’re amazing Ana. (These will be seen in the Blanket Room soon)
Another bright and beautiful one from Misfits.
Lovely blanket thanks Heather.
Great job fitting these together Joyce Drake.
There were no distributions today however Themba and Wandi drove to Soweto to collect blankets from the Gogos.

December 13 is the last day for opening KAS packages in The Barn.  There was lots of work being done and a four members of the crew went out for a Christmas distribution.  Here is Estelle's last report for 2022.

Opening Day at the KASbarn December 13 2022.
Another KAS year full of joy, fun, laughter and fulfillment has come to an end however there were frustrating days with postal issues which thankfully seem to have sorted themselves out.
Thank you Amy for initiating the Hand Warmer Challenge. We had enough hand warms for all the fourth quarter distributions and plenty to spare, and a massive thanks to our wonderful contributors who never cease to amaze us with their enthusiasm and generosity.
A BIG green big filled with hand warmers.
Liz started a collection of yummy goodies for Khensani and her daughter. Thank you Liz.  Liz shown here with Sheldon and Vivienne.
Ada Breeuwer Liz found your squares a joy to work with. The children will love your Hot Air Balloon. Audrey I missed your lovely blankets this morning.
Another beauty from Liz. You have matched Amy's large square with perfect PJ’s from Reddam School.
While we were away the mice certainly didn’t play….thanks guys for tiding the barn and our tables. Who left the Handy Andy there? Wandi, Vivieen, Ronda, Themba and Lindi.
It was another grey wet day in Johannesburg, so wet that Ronda was trying to dry her drenched trainers and socks on the fan before Wandi, Themba, Ronda and I went off to Soweto for our Christmas distribution.
Luckily we found some large cosy socks for Ronda. Liz’s last Christmas blanket of the year, Thanks Liz we appreciated your dedication.
You can find more photos in the Distribution discussion.
Happy Holidays to all and see you in 2023!

Great coverage.....   Applause applause you do a cracking job!!!

So many beautiful blankets. Liz, I like the Hot air Balloon you made, thank you!!!



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