Happy New Year! 

Welcome everyone to the KAS Monthly Themes for 2016

To bring our themes together this year under 'one umbrella' our focus is.......

Colour Their World

Our aim is to brighten the lives of the children with our squares; colour, colour, colour.... in every monthly theme!

All members can contribute.....and have fun!

 

 

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 Mandela Squares

Ronda has requested that during January we make our special Mandela Squares, so that the squares reach the SA team by the end of March. This allows time for them to be included in the blankets ready for distribution to the children on Mandela Day 18th July. Even very young children recognise the colours of their SA flag and enjoy having a special Mandela square in their blanket. So let us see what we can do……

 

   

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January 2016 Theme - Our Beautiful World

We live in a beautiful world, filled with colour and wonder: rainbows, sunsets, blue skies, snow-capped mountains, lakes, green grass and vast blue oceans. All around us Mother Nature reveals her beauty through the changing seasons.

In spring, the fresh green growth of leaves and delicate pink and white blossoms appear on bare branches; daffodils share their golden splendour; colourful birds are busy in the garden building their nests and fluffy white lambs frolic in the fields. In summer we enjoy the golden sunshine and gardens bursting with colourful flowers; delicate butterflies and buzzing bees can be seen enjoying their bounty. 

The summer sunshine draws us to the natural beauty of the coast, where children explore the wonders of the seaside, rock pools and wonderfully shaped sea shells just waiting to be found in the sand. The countryside has its own charm, fields ripe with crops of corn and barley; meadow flowers swaying in the breeze and the sight and sound of animals with their young.

In autumn we enjoy the trees clothed in their magnificent colours of rust, brown, red and gold that reminds us that winter is just around the corner! Perhaps for us, winter gives us the opportunity to stay in our cosy, warm homes knitting and crocheting, while outside the icy winds blow, the rain falls or snow turns our world white!

Our world is beautiful; but only Mother Nature can really show us how beautiful, so I have gathered 35 glimpses of Our Beautiful World in Mother Nature's Blanket that I hope will inspire us all to create beautiful, colourful squares for the children's blankets..........

 You can click on the images to enlarge them if you wish

 

 

The cold South African winter is hard for the many orphaned and vulnerable children who don't have adequate clothing, or the warmth and comforts of a home. So let us get busy knitting and crocheting plain or fancy squares, hats and hand warmers, inspired by Our Beautiful World, to  keep these children wrapped in warmth and help Colour Their World.  

 

 

Linda is kindly looking after the albums for Our Beautiful World theme, please click on a link below to browse:

Album 1     http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/albums/2016-january-our-beauti...

Album 2     http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/albums/2016-january-our-beauti...

 

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The sun is still shining but clouds have now appeared!!!

Jan 2016 Our Beautiful World

A variegated blue aran blanket which reminds me of the sea. The photo is deceptive, it does measure 56" x 40".

Well Gloria, I have been in pink and purple mode this week, so it was time you had a large dose of blue.......:))

Today some PJ's in colours from nature......

Pastels, pink and peach roses under a blue sky....

Some brighter colours, I think of red rosy apples, sunshine, sunflowers, bananas and oranges.....

A hot air balloon soaring high in the sky over the clouds and rainbow...thanks Jude for making the balloon x

Jan 2016 Our Beautiful World

The latest contributions from Earlston Wednesday Club. making a grand total so far of 280 squares - 8 blankets!

A beautiful selection of Grannies and diagonals, 8 blankets are a wonderful achievement, thank you all!  :))

WOW, Susan, your ladies of the Earlston Wednesday Club are a fantastic bunch of ladies!!!  These squares are absolutely gorgeous!  What wonderful knitters and crocheters they all are.

 And 280 squares ... 8 more warm children!!!!!  Thank you and (((Hugs))) to every one of the Earlston Wednesday Club !! xo

That's a lot of squares.  Tell them all THANKS!

A circle of flowers.

Another beautiful square, Christine. The flower arrangement and the yellow stitch border are such an effective design - spring must be coming!

Christine, this is a beauty ... sort of like a circle of friends ... xo

Chris, this is such a pretty circle of flowers. The yellow looks very striking against the green background. Spring has sprung!!

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