#27kmScarf #YesWeWool @67blankets
As most of the SA knitwits know, we are attempting to create the longest scarf in the universe. Yes, you read correctly…the-longest-scarf-in-the-universe. Oh, unless some alien nation with a wool fetish managed to do this ten thousand years ago on a planet a million light years from us, but that has nothing to do with us, then, does it?
Here’s the scoop! Our leader, queen of wool, big kahuna, Carolyn Steyn, dreamt up this idea sometime in January. You can read her post on the 67 Blankets Facebook Page here. We are challenging India, who currently holds the ‘Wool Cup’ and the World Record for a scarf of some 14km in length.
Our scarf will measure 27km in length and will be displayed at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick, KZN on Sunday, 29 July 2018. To reach this goal, we will need approximately 14 000 scarves, so obviously we need all the help we can get.
You are therefore invited to join in our attempt by crocheting scarves as quickly as you can!
Here are the rules:
- All scarves MUST BE CROCHETED!!!
- Use a crochet hook size 6,5mm or smaller.
- Size of scarves: 20cm width and 200cm or 150cm length.
What is important to remember is NOT the fact that we will be mentioned in the Guinness World Book of Records, neither is it the fact that we will shatter India’s record and be the winners of the ‘Wool Cup’. All that is just window dressing, the icing on the cake. The MAIN FOCUS of this event is to encourage the people of South Africa to become involved in an enormous effort to show their kindness, love and compassion for the less fortunate of our country. Your scarf will be handed over to someone who needs it desperately, someone who will, under other circumstances, be left without warmth in the harsh winter. With so many scarves collected, can you imagine the impact this will have on communities across South Africa?
Remember, even if you contribute just ONE scarf, it will indeed make a difference. So, people, you are all invited to become part of something great this year. What do you say?
If you need more information, please visit the 67 Blankets website here and find your local ambassador. Get in touch and make a difference.
You can also complete the contact form below and I will get back to you ASAP.
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