August 2009, in Oregon, Knitters from all over the USA gathered and with over 900 people, broke the Guinness World Record for the most knitters in one place -
April 2011, in Roscommon, Ireland - Michelle from MichelleMadeThis worked hard and organised for knitters to try to break that record ....
I traveled down from Galway to The Lamb Festival with my little sister Shauna (who took up knitting only 6days before the event!), Michelle, Jen, Anne, Elizabeth and Sharon from my stitch group Cafecreate you can find us HERE, Once there we said a quick hello to Michelle and regestered I was lucky number 819!
Elizabeth, knitting a hat and Michelle, knitting a sock
There was a little waiting time before the record attempt so we sat and .... yes thats right Knitted!
Michelle and Jen, knitting a scarf
Sharon, knitting a top and Anne, knitting the lace stitch
Me, knitting arm warmers and Shauna who was knitting a doll
Then at noon we were told to make our way to the stands in the near by football park- the stands were high up, full of people and attracted alot of wind! It was freezing! but first we stopped for a group photo!
"Sisters, sisters... there was never more devoted sisters"
Shauna working hard
While sitting in the stands we were entertained with live music and a dog show - also by a man with a microphone who made us do MANY mexican waves! But did we break the record? well watch the below video to find out!