Although I do still have a number of blanket pictures from November openings because I am so short of time I think it would be best to post Ronda's email this week with photos from Opening Day 5th December. She writes:
"A few opening day pictures from 5th Dec - our last opening day of the year will be next week, when we will be celebrating Wandi's 67th birthday. A good way to close !!
No 1 shows Megan, our newest volunteer who seems to be enjoying herself at Knit-a-Square.
There are also a couple of Thomas, our new driver, who is so helpful always, and gets involved on opening days which is so welcome. It is good to have a strong young man around to lift and carry and reach up to top shelves - he has no fear of the long ladder !!! Nos 2 and 3 show him taking blanket photos (he needs a little practice perhaps ?) and generally helping out.
No 4 - the Sammy Davis Jnr doll, isn't he adorable ? The volunteers were not able to tell me who he was from, but he's special. [Regulars will know that this was one of Deborah Anderson Fleming's creations]
No 5 is of a lovely blanket and a top from Sue Ferry in London - she has been an amazingly faithful KAS-er from the very outset !!
The last picture (No 6) is showing a beautiful design done by Linda Maltby's mum ... she passed away in January this year. It was enclosed with a special blanket which Linda made in her memory for a needy child. We are so blessed by our contributors, every single one of them."
Lovely. Someone has had a lot of patience making and or sewing all the little squares in the bottom two pictures into a blanket too. The little notecard picture that has a number 6 on it is beautiful too, looks hand drawn.
Gorgeous card designed by Linda's Mum who passed away early this year, Ronda mentioned.
The tiny squares look very effective but such a labour of love to put it together ! Sammy Davis Jnr has at least one pal seemingly swingingon the ladder.
Thomas , thanks for helping with the heavy lifting and the heights , and the driving of course !
Megan thanks for volunteering for KAS opening days, many hands make light work !
A lovely collection of photos bringing us closer to KAS.
January 16, Opening day photos. Comments from Estelle.
Another busy day at KNIT A SQUARE. Wandi with her lovely smile,
Ronda is holding the dearest doll.
Mabel and I are carefully opening that very well packed bag.
Thank you for the beautiful blanket and the 33 soft toys you sent the children.
Mabel and Lindiwe sorting and packing.
Linda, thanks for the marvelous pictures.
Looks like the new year is off to a great start.
Thanks for posting such wonderful photos Linda....I love the c2c blanket from Barbara Bartlett and the teddies from V Goodwin. It's wonderful to see Ronda and the team hard at work unpacking all the goodies.
Wonderful photos. It's so nice to see all the KASers in SA and the lovely squares and toys that have arrived. That doll is so beautiful.
Totally agree with everything you've said, Valerie.
Thanks for sharing these pics, Linda.
Oh gosh - the picture with Ronda holding the doll has a pile of the Melton Knitters' squares on the table :)
WOW! There really is nothing else to say. Gorgeous hats and the models wearing them. I love seeing the shelves filled up and ready for the cold weather to come. Piles and piles and piles of blankets. Bins neatly sorted and nearly full to bursting. It is truly amazing how much work gets done at the little KAS Barn!