Last week at the Japan Hobby Show ‘Knit for Japan’ was awarded first price, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade. Mr. Naito and myself went up on stage to receive the award. I was very surprised and moved to receive such an award. It is a great honor for my. Everybody involved in this project can be very proud. You all deserve the same credit for your kind help and support.
今度のホビーショーで、「Knit for Japan」が表彰されます。賞の名前はホビー産業大賞の「経済産業大臣賞」です。これはホビー産業大賞の中で１番価値の高い賞だそうです。「Knit for Japan」 ケストラー＆内藤商事」でホビー協会に申し込んでいたところ、見事に受賞が決りました。
Today I receive notice from Guinness World Records. They have received the evidence from our world record attempt. I can take up to 12 weeks to review the documents. So please be patient. As soon as I hear back from them, I will let you know.
My next and very sincere “Thank you” goes to all the people from Naito Shoji. We could have not made our blanket without you. Over many month their employees and shop staff helped in collecting Granny Squares, assemble blankets and set up many workshops and our final event in Ishinomaki. The event in Ishinomaki went like clock-work. They even organized a shuttle service from the event hall to the station. From my heart I want to say to all of the great people at Naito Shoji “Thank you so much.” I wish my Japanese would be better to tell you, how much I appreciate your help.
Last week we finished our world record blanket. The event has been a great success. There are so many people I have to thank, so I would like to start with my “Thank you No.1”.
My first “Thank you” goes to all the crocheter, who have sent me over 11,000 Granny Squares. I received so many motifs from all over the world. Each was like a small pieces of artwork. Thanks to all of you, who have made this possible.
Die dpa hatte von unsere Rekord-Decke berichte. Gestern erschien in der Rhein Zeitung ein Artikel dazu. The German Press Agency kindly reported on our record blanket. Yesterday, the German newspaper “Rhein Zeitung” carried the article.