Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge Complex held a Crochet/Knit-a-ton for Mandela Day on Monday, July 18. Staff members, residents from Elphin Lodge village and elders from the Ron Smith Care Centre enthusiastically participated, seeing who could complete the most knitting or crocheting in the allotted 67 minutes. The completed squares will be joined to make blankets which will be donated to the less fortunate. Pictured is Shirley McTaggart hard at work.
Greer James was the knitting queen, having completed 102 rows. In second place was Vera Lenthall and third was Jean Johnson. The fastest with a crochet needle was Aletha de Klerk, who managed three squares. Irma Lederman (two squares) was second and Rae Hurwitz (one-and-a-half squares) was third.
At 94, village resident Erica Penney showed the younger folk a thing or two as her fingers flew and her laughs came readily. Knitting alongside her was neighbour Wendy Köhler.
Ron Smith Care Centre caregiver Rodney Baloyi was all thumbs but a good sport at the Knitathon.
Margarit Beattie and Elaine van Heerden share a laugh while hard at work for a good cause.
Salina Mtshali teaches Debbie Christen how to crochet.
Volunteer Dara Migliore.
Rudzani Nengudza from Housekeeping.
Pam Moodley from accounts.
Lee-ann Ramathibela and OT Bianca Richards.
Asnath Sithole from Housekeeping.
Hilda Mabaso, the head of Housekeeping.
Vivian Mphaso, who is part of the catering staff.
Shirley Makwarela with resident Colleen Blowe.
Salina Mtshali, OTT.
AND THE WINNERS ARE ....
First prize knitting winner Greer James (102 rows) with Adrienne Reid.
Second prize knitting winner Vera Lenthall (60 rows – casted off) with Adrienne Reid.
Third prize winner knitting Jean Johnson (60 rows, still casting off) with Adrienne Reid.
First prize crocheting winner Aletha de Klerk (three squares) with Adrienne Reid.
Second prize crocheting winner Irma Lederman (two squares) with Adrienne Reid.