Don’t Forget! @67Blankets #PortraitBlanket #WoolChallenge #NelsonMandela #YesWeWool

It is leisure time…every one, everywhere in the world is winding down towards the end of the year. Those of you not yet on holiday, will soon be packing bags and heading to your favorite Christmas holiday destination.

I am SO looking forward to this time of rest; 2016 has been one of THOSE years where I just seem to have less and less time and more and more work! Well, you know what they say, all work and no play, turns this knitwit into a dull, double-knit grey!

Speaking of grey…..don’t you agree that, with all these empty days stretching in front  of us, we can finally settle down and do what we really love? Aaaah, do I detect some sparkles in those eyes (or is it the crochet hook in my eye?)… You KNOW what I’m talking about! WOOLWORKS!! And the mention of ‘grey’ brought to mind that wool challenge our fearless leader thought up. I know it is silly to ask if you remember it; crocheting and knitting squares in grey, blue, yellow, black and red is all you’ve been doing for the past few months!! Filling your holiday days (that just doesn’t sound right, but you get what I mean) with crochet hook in one hand and a nice cuppa in the other is just the thing to heal a tired, wounded soul after a long, busy year. Now is the time to get clicking and finish your share of this project. You can hand it in during January and pledge another blanket (or six) OR you can throw caution to the wind and start your own project for our blanket drives during the winter months!

Look at this beautiful portrait blanket; now imagine it BIGGER, much BIGGER!!


Just to refresh the old noodle again, you see, us knitwits focus on more important things than memory and brain health and who has the time to jot down notes when you can quickly finish a few rows? Let’s recap:

The Queen of Knitwits, Carolyn Steyn, challenged the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day-family to crochet or knit 1 764 blankets measuring 160cm/160cm before April 2017. To commemorate #23yrsOfFreedom we are planning on creating the #biggestpictureblanket EVER of our beloved #NelsonMandela . The blanket will measure 4515m2 and will be displayed at Steyn City. Do I smell another world record???


Every single one of these blankets will help to keep the less fortunate in South Africa warm next winter.

You can either pledge a blanket or make squares measuring 20cm/20cm in the required colors.

For updates on this project visit our FB page here:

Want more information? Please send an email: click here or get in touch with your local ambassador (visit for ambassadors’ details).






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