This is awesome. After a recount, we found that customers and shop staff from Naito Shoji have collected 1,446 Granny Squares at shops around Japan. When I came home I had 3 large boxes waiting outside my home. There are so many wonderful motifs, I wish I could take pictures of each one of them. My Granny Square counter is going crazy. Now I am 50% on getting the motifs we need for the World Record.
The open day at the Europa House was a great opportunity to present ‘Knit for Japan’. Several people joint and crocheted Granny Squares. It was great to see, that some children picked up a crochet hook and got started on making a motif. One lady had prepared several Granny Squares at home and brought them to the event. Thank you so much for that.
ヨーロッパハウスでオープンデーは’Knit for Japan’ を発表する晴らしいチャンスでした。何人を参加して、グラニー・スクエアを作りました。いくつかの子供たちがかぎ針編みのフックを持って、モチーフを作ることに始まったことを、見て良かったです。一人の女性は自宅でいくつかのグラニー・スクエアを作成し、イベントにそれらを持って行きました。本当にありがとうございます。
This is amazing. Over the past month customers of Naito Shoji (NSK) and shop staff from around Japan have crocheted 578 Granny Squares. I had 2 large cartons waiting outside my home yesterday. So many different colors and designs. Thank you everyone. This is truly ‘Wow’.
Over the past days I received over 100 Granny Squares from friends. 6 were made from someone I know from work. She mentioned, that she really would like to become part of the project and into the Guinness Book of Records.
Another dear friend and previous member of my knit cafe came all the way from Gotemba to give me another 26 motifs. That’s a journey of over 100 km.
And also my landlady also took some time and made 72 Granny Squares. What a great contribution.
The event “Hand to Heart Vol.3” in Sapporo seems to be a great success. People joint and made over 50 beautiful motifs in many different colors. Thank you Ohira-san for organizing it and making more motifs. I hope one day I can join you for another event in Hokkaido.
Here are some pictures from the event. You can read a report (Japanese) and see more pictures at this link.
札幌のイベント“Hand to Heart Vol.3”大成功であると思われます。多くの人々は集まって、美しいモチーフ50枚以上を作り出した。大平ーさん本当にありがとうございます。たくさんのモチーフも作るためにありがとうございます。私はある日、北海道のイベントに皆さんと参加することができます願っています。
The other day I received a large box from Iwate-ken. A kind lady there has made and sent me 88 beautiful Granny Squares. Each made with such precision and details, like small pieces of art. Thank you Hiroko-san.
Visitors will also be treated with European food and drinks and small European giftware on sale at different booths and stalls. The choice of products includes beer (Irish pub and Belgian bar), softdrinks, Hungarian food and wine, Austrian food and drinks and small giftware, Portuguese food and wine, Belgian “Liège” style waffles, French and Portuguese wine and Swedish wood-craft. There will also be 2 showcases: yarn knitting and needlepoint and a show of Polish traditional costumes with photo opportunity.