Today we had the first of 2 workshop to assemble more Granny Squares into blankets. A good number of helping hands joint us. We managed to almost finish 2 more blankets. Each will add another 2 square meters to our final Guinness World Record.
The next workshop will be on August 26th at the Yomiuri Shinbun headquarter. Please join us to add some more square meters to our record. I am looking forward to see many of you.
2 month ago I applied to Guinness World records for our attempt to make the worlds largest blanket. Today I received notice, that they have accepted our application. Now we are one more step on our way to set a world record here in Japan.
I am pretty sure, we can break the current record. If you still like to help to push the level higher, please make a blanket and send it to me.
Yomiuri Culture is hosting an exhibition at the new head office in Otemachi. The exhibition opened yesterday at the gallery on the 2nd floor. Until September 13. ‘Knit for Japan’ is displaying motifs and blankets.
On August 20th and 26th we will have workshops to connect motifs into blankets. Download a flyer.
For our final event on September 20th in Ishinomaki to connect all blankets into one large piece, we are looking for volunteer. If you like to join and crochet yourself into history, please let me know.
ドイツ生まれのニット男子”ベルンド・ケストラー”さんが呼び掛けで開始した、世界一大きなグラニースクウェア・ブランケットを作成し東北の被災地の方へお届けする 慈善活動、”Knit for Japan（ニット・フォー・ジャパン）”が
I still have a number of motifs, that needs to be connected. If you live in Japan and can help me with this, please get in touch. I can send you the motifs by delivery service. At the moment, I have enough motifs. Just looking for help connecting them.
Today I had a meeting at the open gallery at the new headquarter of Yomiuri Shinbun. The building is amazing and worth a visit. I will have the opportunity to present ‘Knit for Japan’ from August 12th to September 13th. During that time, we will hold several workshops to connect motifs and maybe some knitting. I will post more information about the details later.
今日は読売新聞の新本社で開いたギャラリーでミーティングを行いました。 私は8月12日から9月13日までに「Knit for Japan」を発表する機会を持つことになります。 ビルは素晴らしいし、是非、見に行って下さい。その間、私たちは、モチーフの繋ぎ会や編物のワークショップを開催します。後で詳細情報を掲載する予定です。
Last week many people visited the booth of ‘Knit for Japan’ at the Tokyo Hobby Show 2014. From morning to afternoon, busy hands were helping to crochet together Granny Squares into blankets.
Maybe some of you remember our young friend, who last year crocheted a square. This year we were happy to see him again, a year older and with longer hair. With his grandmother he made another wonderful motif. Even his younger brother join in.
The Hobby Show was a great success. Thank you all, who came and helped making blankets.
先週、多くの人が東京ホビーショー2014で「Knit for Japan」のブースを訪問しました。 朝から午後まで、皆さんがモチーフを繋いで、ブランケットを作りました。
たぶん、皆様は、昨年来た若い編物男子を覚えています。今年も彼は「Knit for Japan」のブースに再び来ました。彼の祖母と一緒に、素晴らしいモチーフを編みました。でも、彼の弟も手伝いました。
End of last year I had sent 2 large boxes of Granny Squares to a great supporter in Hokkaido. Last week I received the first 20 blankets back. Each one assembled with great care. A feast of colors and yarns. Each blanket is labeled and named individually. To all knitters, who helped making the blankets, a big ‘Thank you’.
This link is an article about the ‘Granny Square Assembly Workshop’ in Sapporo with pictures.
I received more finished blankets. Take a look at the white one. But the colorful blankets are wonderful too.
Over the weekend I did some stocktaking and we have now received 122 finished blankets. 35 are in progress and 12 more were promise. I still have 2 boxes of Granny Squares that need to be connected. We definitely will make the world record, so if you like to be part of crochet history, take on 50 motifs and connect them.
On February 21. and 22. I will hold a ‘Granny Square Assemble’ workshop at the Yomiuri Culture – Handcraft Fair in Hamamatsucho. I hope many of you can join and help us connecting Granny Squares into many warm and colorful blankets. Entrance is free and you can see many other interesting craftspeople.
For those who are busy, please take some Granny Squares home to make a blanket with your family or friends. I would also be happy to hear from crochet clubs to help us make more blankets. Please visit the following link for detailed information.