KnitWits from the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has been hard at work, crocheting blankets with an aim to set a new world record for South Africa.
According to Good things guy, a total of 2 754 blankets were placed together to make a massive Springbok blanket. It took the KnitWits team seven months to make all the blankets.
Once the large blanket is made and the record is set, the blankets will be dismantled and donated to children’s homes, residential facilities for the elderly, and other charity organisations, the report said.
In 2019, more than 700 people smashed a Guinness World Record, knitting simultaneously for 27 minutes at the Linder Auditorium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, in honour of Nelson Mandela. Each minute spent knitting was meant to represent every year Mandela was imprisoned, IOL reports.
“The initiative has exceeded our wildest expectations, galvanising communities and bringing joy, hope and comfort to thousands of people around the world,” Carolyn Steyn, the founder of the 67 Blankets initiative was quoted as saying.
Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18 every year.
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