as far as the eye can see, blanketed the concrete steps of a beautiful white
church. I was intrigued and amazed by this photo when I saw it on Pinterest.
Following the link brought me to a newspaper article with several more amazing
pictures and a short story in Finnsih. I, unfortunately, can't read Finnish. If you can, definitely check out the full article.
I have never seen that many granny squares in one place! I had to know the
story. The online translation software struggled with some of the words in the
article, but I think I got the basic story.
photographs were taken October 1, 2011 on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral
in the center of Helsinki Finland. It seems that the Martha Association and the
Textile Teachers Association attempted to set a record and gather one thousand
blankets which would be donated to the Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters.
met their goal and then immediately surpassed it by gathering 7,800 blankets. Three thousand eight hundred of these
afghans were then spread across the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral and
I love hearing stories about crocheters around the world! And I am always inspired by what we can accomplish together. Well done to everyone who was involved with this impressive endeavor.