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.
Here is the news from our trusty reporter, Estelle.
So happy to see that our blankets arrived. Thank you for the compliment of the join. Kathy and I knit strips on the 46 needle Addi circular knitting machine and then we braid the strips together.
The Barn was busy on March. Lindi was back, isn't it great to see her!
Estelle has provided us with a marvelous report and photos.
Barn News from March 8. Thanks Estelle and Ronda!
It was interesting to read about the post. I've got a number of parcels in transit that would normally have arrived at the Barn by now. Are other people finding this?
Definitely Patricia, I am finding that my Sea Mail parcels (from Australia) are taking about 6 to 8 months to arrive at the Barn now. Used to take about 3 or 4. So long as they get there though!
Many thanks to Ronda and Norma for this weeks report from The Barn.
Estelle is enjoying a much need break out in the bush...funny thing is she is still working on KAS projects.
Here is the news from The Barn.
Tuesday March 15, 2022
Sad news as it is the third week without any post, but the ladies found lots to do having collected180 blankets from three gogo groups last week.
First we build the cake...
Then we photograph all the yummy layers of the cake.
Lindi is trying to figure out what Viv and Norma are doing?
This amazing pile of blankets has put a smile on Wandi's face.
Super pics Ronda and Norma sad to see that there was no new post again.
Thanks for posting Amy.
Estelle is back from the bush, yet Ronda is off on holiday.
Here is Estelle's report from The Barn this week...YEA WE HAVE POST TO OPEN.
Oh my goodness, it looks like River John Days!!! The alphabet squares and the "Canada" square in the first blanket were made by our dear RJSK Marilyn Ebsary who we lost in 2017. We had been using those squares in our craft displays, but we finally decided to send them off to be used in a blanket. Marilyn would be absolutely thrilled to see the fantastic job done in stitching them into that gorgeous blanket for a child. Stunning!
And it looks like 6 pink packages in that pile of parcels :))
And lastly, I'm glad to see that my yellow Anne squares arrived safely ... xo
It was definitely a RJSK day Gloria and your parcels are always arrive perfectly wrapped.
Last week the UK had gorgeous warm sunny weather, this week many parts have had snow. I hope Ronda has packed clothes suitable for all eventualities!
I'm loving this idea of combining granny squares with stripes in a blanket - definitely one for me to try.