Knitting up a storm for Nelson Mandela Day

2018-07-11 06:02
‘I am not lost. If you are cold and need me, please take me.’ PHOTO: supplied

‘I am not lost. If you are cold and need me, please take me.’ PHOTO: supplied

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KNITWITS for Madiba have once again embarked on their annual secret scarf day mission. KnitWits, and volunteers across the country, have been churning out scarves en masse for the 67 Blankets Secret Scarves (shhh...!!) Mission or, as it has become known, the SSS.

Now in its fourth year, the SSS Mission will once again have a nationwide presence at venues across the country.

On July 12, at 3 pm, thousands of scarves will be tied to trees for people in need to take for some winter warmth.

Carolyn Steyn, the Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, said: “Our KnitWits and happy hookers throughout South Africa have been lobbying, knitting and crocheting to make sure that there are thousands of scarves to tie around trees and poles on July 12 so that people who need some warmth can take a scarf that has been made with love.

“As Madiba said ‘it’s in our hands now’, and that is the ethos of the amazing family of 67 Blankets.

“This event is also a teaser activity for the record breaking 27 km scarf we will be laying out in Howick, at the capture site, on July 29. ”

Each scarf will have the special 67 Blankets trademark label sewn onto it and a special message attached which reads: “I am not lost. If you are cold and need me, please take me. Love, 67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.”

— Supplied.

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