Pretoria - Yes! It is official, the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela organisation have made it into the Guinness World Records for the largest crochet blanket, organisation founder Carolyn Steyn confirmed.
Steyn received an e-mail confirming the record had been approved. “When I received the e-mail I felt like I was experiencing the day again when we broke the record. I was too proud to be South African at that moment and I was overwhelmed by joy and excitement,” Steyn said.
The Union Buildings lawns were covered in blankets in a beautiful array of rainbow colours crocheted by knitwits from all over the country.
“We couldn’t have done it without the knitwits. Their efforts and time did not go to waste and I am truly grateful.
“This world record showed me that we can all unite through thread, and that has been a humbling experience,” Steyn said.