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。
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。
We have wonderful warm weather today. So I took the roll of 10 blankets outside, to take a pictures. The piece is 20m long and 1 m wide. Next week, we will connect 20 of such rolls into our blanket of 400 sqm.
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’.
Today we had our 2nd workshop to connect more Granny Squares. Many supporters joint us at the Yomiuri Shinbun headquarter. We managed to finish 2 complete blankets. Last week one of the ladies took a blanket home and brought back today. So we have 3 more blankets ready for our world record attempt in September.
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.
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