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Wilmington woman knits her way to 1,000th blanket

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Sally Crandall has been knitting for 70 years. (Source: WECT) Sally Crandall has been knitting for 70 years. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Sally Crandall has been knitting for 70 years. On May 12, she knitted her 1,000th blanket for the Binkie Patrol Organization, an non-profit that provides blankets of comfort to children in their time of need.

She takes her knitting on the road, using her needles everywhere she goes, "I don't do nothing well" said Crandall, "it makes me feel good I'm being useful."

The blankets are donated to Wilmington organizations Open Gate, the Carousel Center, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice who then distribute the blankets to children in need.

It takes about 20 hours per blanket meaning Crandall has spent 20,000 hours throughout 14 years knitting Binkies.
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