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.
A knitting teach here in Hiyoshi and her students have kindly made 100 Granny Squares. The other day she brought me a large bag full of motifs. Some are made in the traditional way, others in fluffy yarn and many more in colorful designs.
Over the past days I received a number of parcels with Granny Squares from all over Japan. So many great designs, beautiful colors and yarns. All together 130 motifs. This pushes the counter over the 80% mark.
I received more Granny Squares from some very talented crocheter from the US. The ‘Monthly Crochet for Charity Group Project’ have kindly sent me 20 beautiful motifs. Each is labeled with a note about the material used and the person who made it.
From Rochester I got 5 more motifs in wonderful vivid colors. The precision of the Granny Squares is really amazing. A big ‘Thanks you’ to everyone.
A famous knit designer from Denmark – Vivian Høxbro – has sent me a box full of her colorful creations. Several beautiful hats using her Domino Knitting technique, mittens and a shawl. The hats are more like artfully knitted sculptures using vivid colored yarn.