This discussion aims to give you an up-close and personal look at what happens on opening days at the Knit-a-Square barn. I'm a partially-sighted volunteer who who attends with my guide dog Tango and my driver Bongi, who has also become a keen volunteer. While everyone else opens parcels, sorts squares and packs items ready for distribution, I listen and take mental notes so I can pass on something of the atmosphere on the ground. Enjoy!
Thank you, Leanne :) Sadly, South Africa does have its trials. I agree that it is wonderful to belong to this positive community we call KAS. I am looking forward to watching our story unfold.
Trying new things is something that a lot of us have done since becoming part of this incredible KAS family ... a family that keeps on growing as crafters from everywhere reach out to hug South Africa's children with their handwork. The inspiration we get from each other, and the friendships we have made along the way are extremely special ... xo
Thank you, Leanne, your insights and information shared, is so appreciated by those of us far, far, away. xo
Thank you again, Leanne, for keeping us in touch with the 'centre' - although you say this is 'not a very newsy entry', it's always good to have a sense of being in the KASbarn with you, and hear of the chat that goes on. As a relative newcomer to KAS, I'm really looking forward to those reflections on the last ten years.
Living in Cape Town, I can confirm that life here is 'interesting' at the moment, between the drought and the political tensions, both provincial and national, but knitting an crocheting for KAS is a wonderful escape, and a constant reminder, if we needed it, that there are so many thousands of people with much bigger problems than we have. Here's to the next ten years!
Thank you so very much Leanne.
It's always a plasure to read your accounts of life at KAS HQ, Leanne.
The Cape Town crisi is terrible. The photos on FB of all the bottles of water being delivered is cheering, but is just "a drop in the ocean". Sorry about the inappropriate expression. I was touched by the ways in which people outside the Cape try to help.
Thanks again Leanne. Your news is always newsy for those of us far away! A visit to the KAS barn through your ears is always a pleasure. Good luck with the slippers !
I am sad to hear of Capetown's problems particularly with water. Desalinated water is not nice to drink so I hope bottled water will continue to be available even if the desalination plants come to fruition. It takes such a consolidated effort for a community of any size to restrict themselves. Some people just don't think of consequences. I do hope it will all be resolved. It is enough to have the political tensions without basic necessities going awry.
I have just been reading that Cape Town has had some rain and that the cut off day for their water supply has been put back from April to 11th May.
Let's hope they get some more as it is obviously still very difficult.
Let's hope that they get more and more rain.