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Knit a square challenge success!

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Remember how I posted about knit a square and my craft group’s attempt to crochet and knit enough squares to get to the height of Greyfriar’s Bobby (including the plynth, of course!) for AIDS orphans in South Africa and it was a success! 500 squares were made in the end, most of them by Mary who organised the challenge! Unfortunately the big reveal was scheduled at pretty short notice and on a day when most people including myself were working, so it was quite a small affair, but it looked like it was great fun for those that did make it and they engaged lots of passers by. Got great online media coverage as well, including this adorable sketch by the edinburgh sketcher.

The brilliant photos were taken by pathlost on flickr and are all clickable for source.

If you are inspired to make some squares yourself, you can find more information on the knit a square website.

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  • Jacqueline 14 February 2014, 9:32 am

    Oh Yay! YAY! I love these kinds of things. I went into the CBD of Melbourne the other say and someone had made little tree covers for everything. It made me so HAPPY! this is so great 😀
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  • Deborah Simms 14 February 2014, 10:02 am

    They look brilliant! Can’t believe the media coverage you got. Congrats guys!
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  • EdinburghSketcher 14 February 2014, 12:10 pm

    Such a great idea and cause. The squares looked beautiful and Bobby really suited his wee shawl. Glad I could help with the coverage 🙂

  • valentina 14 February 2014, 2:59 pm

    Beautiful initiative. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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  • Elise 19 February 2014, 11:51 am

    Ooh I love this! Tam said he saw the dog in the knitted cape so I’ve been dying to see pictures! 🙂