Thousands of crochet cuties for the Guinness World Record attempt

August was such a hectic month, school was out and I had planned some quality relaxation time, plenty of PJ days and long sleep ins. Reality was the tail end of the Christmas deadline rush. The magazines work many months in advance and I spend my life in two time zones, real time and magazine time.

There were plenty of pj days, knitting in pj days and even some crochet in pj days. Crochet is now accounting for a third of my commissions. So lovely to see this craft thriving along side knitting and the knit/crochet divide being eroded.

The remainder of the days were spent getting Little Miss ready for her first day at secondary school. It is amazing how much she as grown during the holidays! Many, many, many items of uniform to be named, oh now I love that! Little Miss has survived her first few days at her new school and loves it, particularly the meals, that’s my girl!

Amongst this hive of activity I was asked to attend the counting of the Guinness Book of World records attempt for the most crochet sculptures in one place. What an honour, the original record stood at  4,061! Girls at The Craft Club put a call out for crochet pieces with the theme of Enid Blytons Faraway Tree and the response was jaw dropping.

Hundreds of bunnies…………

rabbits yarnbomb


yarnbomb strawberries


yarnbomb owls


yarnbomb mushrooms


yarnbomb apples


yarnbomb acorns

And even this tiny wee duck!

yarnbomb tiny duck

Laid out in the field for counting before being assembled in the garden of Little Havens Childrens Hospice for the enjoyment of the children and their families.

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The judges, including my friend Sarah Neal aka Incogknitter  and myself counted an earth shattering 13,388 crochet items!

Here is a link to a wonderful photo album of beautiful contributions.

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