When I started this project in 2012, I could not envisioned what we completed yesterday at Ishinomaki. On Saturday, September 20th, together with many friend and supporters we completed our world record blanket. The event was our attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the world’s largest crochet blanket of 306.2 m².
The final count of the blanket is:
11,250 Granny Squares of 20 x 20 cm,
Finished size 476,78 m²
The blanket has now been made into smaller blankets to be given to victims of the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in the Tohoku area.
The German Press Agency has kindly mentioned ‘Knit for Japan’ in an article to their subscribing newspapers. 2 German newspapers already have published the article. Here the link to the article on Main-Netz. Of course, the article is written in German.
ドイツのプレス庁は親切に’Knit for Japan’について記事を作りました。ドイツにある二つの新聞がその記事を発表しています。こちらで読んで下さい。ドイツ語です。
Over the past weeks I received several finished blankets. To prepare for our final event next week in Ishinomaki, I already joint 10 blankets into one large ribbon. Unfortunately, today we have rain, but should the weather allow, I will take a picture of the ‘Roll of 10’.
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.
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 will send off another large box to Fukushima. It is still pretty cold here. Last week it snowed and the ground is still frozen. The knits I got from Germany will go to Fukushima this afternoon.
I had a nice surprise this morning. Over night, it started to snow here in Yokohama. Not much and not enough to build a snowman, but as it was quite cold the roads were covered in ice. Now the sun came out and all started to melt.
So I got to parcel 2 & 3 from Germany. Both had some beautiful scarves and shawls and I was tempted to put one on taking pictures outside.