Norwegian knitters fail in bid to set record

Nov. 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A group of Norwegian knitters failed to beat the world's "sheep to sweater" knitting record, finishing their sweater in almost twice as long as the record.

The attempted record-setting event, called Norway's National Knitting Evening, began Friday night when a sheep named Guri was sheered and her wool was spun into yarn, The Local.no reported.

Eight hours and 33 minutes of non-stop knitting later, the team of knitters presented the completed sweater.

The Australian knitting team that currently holds the record completed the "sheep to sweater" challenge in 4 hours, 51 minutes.

The Norwegian event was televised, accompanied by 4 hours of knitting-themed programs.

"I think it took them over 8 hours because it was their first time, and because the sheep's wool is very heavy and fatty at this time of year," Lise-May Spissoy, the program's producer, told The Local. "Maybe they will try again."

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