Knit a bit for a good cause

Henriette Lamprecht
The balls of wool rolled and the crochet and knitting needles clicked during Knit-A-Bit Windhoek's first marathon, with the goal of knitting enough squares to make 100 blankets.
One blanket consists of 35 squares that are 20 cm x 20 cm each in size and according to the organiser, Alida Siebert, there are "about a lot of squares knitted and crocheted for blankets for the elderly!".
"There were many young women, even two girls who learned to crochet from their mothers," says Alida, who hopes to host the event again with an even bigger turnout.
Apart from Knit-A-Bit building a community of people who crochet and knit, the aim is to knit and crochet blankets for various community institutions, such as nursing homes and schools.
If you would like to help and get involved in warming the hearts and bodies of vulnerable people, Alida can be contacted on 081 128 8447. – [email protected]