In a quiet corner of Golden Mile Food Centre, five friends are busy turning yarn into granny squares. These squares need to be exactly 20cm on each side – 54 squares are then joined together to create a blanket. Using milk cotton yarn, each square takes about one and a half hours to crochet. And making one blanket can take as long as 20 days.
It is a labour of love and exactly what Madam Carolynne Ng, 49, had in mind when she organised charity project Blanket Of Love – where volunteers make blankets that go to seniors at a nursing home. The Man Fut Tong Welfare Society vice-president said, “These handmade blankets are a symbol of love for our seniors in our community, through the volunteers’ hard work and time spent on the blankets.”