Thursday, May 27, 2010

World Record Crochet

Potholder #4 WIP

Hi Knitters and Crocheters!

Want to see your name printed in the Guinness Book of World Records? Can you crochet? Perfect! Come on out to Citi Field on Saturday, June 5 and bring your crochet hook! Many of you know that's the day for the annual Stitch N Pitch in our area. What you might not know is it's also a chance to set a World Record for most crocheters in one place, sponsored by Guinness (yes, the Beer Company and keeper of the Guinness Book...) before the first pitch.

Now that I have some crochet experience, I signed up to be part of the event. (true confession - I'm actually angling for a free beer!) Anyway, I followed some link to RSVP yesterday and tonight I received this email:

Dear Lisa,

We're sending you this email because we have only received 130 RSVP's for the Guinness promotion. We need 250 minimum to set a new Guinness World Record. We need more people to RSVP! We are asking that you reach out to anyone you know who loves to crochet and help us make history on Saturday, June 5th at 2:15PM at Citi Field.

The easiest way to purchase tickets is online:


If you would prefer to purchase through a store:

Also - here are the details about the Guinness event:

JUST IN - Deborah Norville is actually coming to help us kick off the Guinness portion and will be "reporting" in the stands. Also, the NY Times is going to run something in the paper on June 4th - this is what they told me and yes, tickets are on sale up until the day of the event!

We are super excited that over 500 people have purchased tickets to the Mets Stitch N' Pitch; surely most people have "forgotten" to RSVP and will still be participating.

If we had one person more for every person who has already RSVP'd we would easily make the minimum!

Please get more people to participate in Guinness "Most People Crocheting Simultaneously" and remember - you get free yarn, a crochet hook and Mets Project Tote Bag (first 500 people)! Please make sure to RSVP!!

If you have any questions please let us know!


Stitch N' Pitch Team

So, there you have it! Come on out to the ball game. Bring your crochet - which is actually pretty easy to do while socializing...and make some history! The RSVP is the key - and you can use the links above.
See you there!

1 comment:

Oiyi said...

Have fun! I would totally join in the fun, but I still have my weaving class to go to.