Welcome to the February 2018 Theme 

 CELEBRATE AFRICA
This month we celebrate the geographical beauty
of this amazing continent.......

 
   
  
the bounty of its amazing wildlife.......
  
its culture.......
 
and 'Father of the Nation' (South Africa)......
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba)
Here are some beautiful squares from our members, to provide you with a little inspiration........
December 2016 theme - African flower squares   Mini Christmas Challenge Lion Feb 2016 Africa theme

February 2016 - Celebrate Africa - 2 Elephants February 2016 - Celebrate Africa  
  
July 2014 Remembering Madiba 1 
Squares inspired by African animal  or fabric colours/designs

                      
 photo    
     
or a flag or two of the many nations that make up Africa.
                
If you're feeling really energetic, perhaps you will achieve a whole blanket's worth of squares.  :))
   
and remember, it's not too late to include toys for the children
  
And if you're still not sure where to begin, these tunes will get those needles, hooks and looms working, I'm sure.....
 
Please sit with me under Chris's umbrella as we make some LOVE-LY squares to CELEBRATE AFRICA!
Lots of squares, blankets, hand warmers, hats and toys.
Our love and care in every stitch.
Volume...... so there are always enough items for every needy child.
Every child receiving our knitted and crocheted items will know that they are valued and loved.

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I have found an absolutely delightful and beautiful array of toys, squares and hats/handwarmer sets in the photo section and have popped them here for us all to enjoy.

From our wonderfully talented shopper, Jude:

Celebrate Africa

Charity shop finds today an Ostrich pupett, a monkey hot water bottle cover who will make a super pupett and a giraffe who is going to SA with them.

Celebrate Africa

Another little friend who wants to travel to SA

Celebrate Africa

I found this very friendly snake in a charity shop today he says he has never been to SA!

This SUPER cute collection from Grace Weir. Gosh you ladies from the UK know how to find the best toys!!

Toys for Africa

These were found in local charity shops... They are all as new and so soft and cuddly.

A snuggly hat and handwarmers set from Diana. Wow, I LOVE the colours!!

Hat and hand-warmers set - February 2018

These amazing toys from Sandra Jones!! Each one unique!!

What a talented family, Sandra, Sue L. and Col.  :))

iCelebrate Africa

24 Duduza Dolls
SA Flag Colours
Toys 149 - 172

Celebrate Africa

Leroy, Lester, Leckie, Lola & Lily the Lion/s

While all of these are lovely, I want to shout out about the 24 Duduza Dolls - I have been making little dolls like this and find them really hard - so making 24 is a great achievement!

A very intriguing, very unusual square from Paola Ferrari. I LOVE this yarn, it's awesome!!

February 2018 theme.

A friend of mine gave me this "crazy" wool. I love it. Just wondering:
could it be the colors of African skies? Dark blue and gold (stars) at
night, light blue and gold (sun) during the day.

To finish up, a wonderful array of goodies from the Clear Lake Methodist Ladies, whose generosity and variety of lovely items for the children is amazing. Thank you.

Woo Hoo! That was a fun month. I truly appreciate your participation, whether it was to 'pop in' for a visit; to encourage our fellow KASfriends or to contribute a beautiful collection of toys, squares, blankets, hats and handwarmers to enrich the lives of 'our' children. They will certainly feel our love.  :))

Hi Rebecca, what a lovely comment.  Last year I made a heap of teddy bears and tweeked the pattern a bit to make dolls.  I told Sue at Christmas that whilst I liked knitting them, I found stitching them up a bit fiddly, so Sue wrote out the pattern for the Dudoza doll on a bit of paper for me, but forgot to tell me what they were called.  I couldn't try them out at Christmas as I didn't have the right size needles with me, but I knitted one up as soon as I got home and have been knitting them ever since.  I also make them into girl dolls by doing fuzzy hair and crocheting around the bottom to make it look like a dress, ribbon around the waist and it is a girl doll.

Bev, Thank you so much for hosting this gorgeous Theme. I have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful, inspiring and stunning items made. I started making a blanket for your theme, but I could not finish it on time. Hopefully it will do  for "Think Boys":)

I look forward to seeing it, Anneke.  :))

A Cross eyed Hippo.

I'm a little late posting this. I had a lot of trouble squaring this larger circle and had to make him some little friends to strengthen the corners as they were a bit gappy. The greens are much more vibrant than they appear here. 

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