ATTENTION ALL #KNITWITS AND #WOOLIGANS!!!
The #SSS (Secret Scarf Shhh….Mission) is drawing closer. Have you started crocheting or knitting your contribution to this cause yet?
Our annual #SSS will take place on 13 July 2017 at 15:00 (3pm). 67 Blankets ambassadors from all over South Africa will summon their volunteers and gather their donated scarves. They will select an area or areas in their towns or cities where people are especially destitute. On 13 July at 3pm, they will gather at a specific point in that area to distribute their collection of scarves among the people as they come home from work.
Image via showme.co.za [Scarve drive in East London – July 2017]
You must keep your eyes peeled, for the country will suddenly be painted all colours of the rainbow. Poles and fences will sprout bright woollen scarves and trees will bear scarf-fruit. Attached to each one will be a personal message from @67Blankets in the language of the area.
To make all this happen, we will obviously need more scarves. You can therefore be of enormous help if you get involved. Whether you donate one scarf or 20, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that your scarf will be a gift to someone who desperately needs to keep warm. Your scarf will show a person that there are actually still people in the world who care about their fellow human beings.
Cannot knit or crochet? No problem. You can donate towards the cause (funds or wool) or you can sponsor a friend or family member who can knit or crochet by purchasing their wool.
Just to encourage you more, I am sharing another scarf pattern today. It may not be such a warm scarf, but when made with thicker wool, perhaps it will do the job.
I give you: The Island Lace Crochet Scarf. Find the pattern here: bit.ly/2t4Olnt
REMEMBER: Get in touch or just comment on this post if you wish to donate or become more involved with the project. Or simply complete the contact form at the bottom of this post.
To find your local ambassador please visit: www.67blankets.com
Just two weeks ago Kabelo collected donated wool from me and look how far the group has come!! She took the initiative when she noticed that the elderly in the community was becoming a bit bored and feeling unworthy. As they already had the skills to crochet, I thought doing something for 67 Blankets will be perfect to fill their empty hours.
Well, both the ladies and the gentleman surprised me with their enthusiasm.
Thank you to the elderly at Thlokomelang in Mabopane for doing your bit to give back to the community.
Robert, who donated the wool would be so pleased to know that it is being put to good use. Very soon I’ll be making a trip to the centre to pick up the squares, which will be sewn into blankets to give warmth and comfort to the needy.
It is a new year, everybody! Welcome back! Hope you all had a wonderful festive season.
Did you get any woolworks done this holiday? All those lazy hours by the pool or on the beach….tell me! I must confess, I could have done more, but I was just too busy relaxing! However, our lady of Wool, Carolyn Steyn, did NOT forget her creative cap at home. She finished her first pledged blanket, despite enjoying a lovely family getaway! Truly an inspiration, this leader of ours!
In addition to having finished her own blanket, Carolyn received 3 blankets from our representatives in India!
Indian superwoman, Rani Thomas, is currently at work in her country, inspiring the beautiful knitwits of India to complete their 100 pledged blankets for our Mandela Portrait Blanket.
And now: a VERY IMPORTANT announcement: Do mark April 24, 2017 IN RED on your calendars! That is THE BIG DAY when we plan to display the creative genius of all our knitwits in the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day-family AND YOU ARE INVITED!
Just in case the holidays managed to dull your memories, here is what all knitwits are invited to do: crochet or knit blankets measuring 160cm/160cm before April 2017. Your contribution will form part of an enormous blanket that will measure 4515 square metres. The result will only be visible from the air and will show the portrait of our beloved Nelson Mandela. It will be displayed at Steyn City to commemorate 23 years of freedom AND his birthday.
You can be part of this remarkable event. Pledge your blanket TODAY and help us create the biggest picture blanket EVER.
REMEMBER: you can either pledge a blanket or make squares measuring 20cm/20cm in the required colors. If you can’t knit or crochet, you are also welcome to donate wool or sponsor someone you know who can craft squares/blankets.
For updates on this project visit our FB page here: bit.ly/2cXuywW.
Want more information? Please send an email: click here or get in touch with your local ambassador (visit www.67blankets.co.za for ambassadors’ details).
Alternatively you can complete the contact form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
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Via 67 Blankets for Mandela Day on Facebook
On a chilly high veld morning this is what some amazing people were doing! Congratulations Carolyn and her team of wonderful helpers and knitters! Look at the warmth that is spread!