Norwegian TV is to broadcast a live knitting contest for hours on end.
The show, during which competitors will attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater - from the shearing of the sheep to the final stitch - airs minute-by-minute on 1 November. Several attempts to beat the Australian record of 4 hours 51 minutes have failed, programme producer Lise-May Spissoy told NRK TV's website. But she is enthusiastic about the Norwegian bid: "We've already earmarked the lamb for shearing, and are putting together the team of eight record-breakers - one will shear, while the rest spin and knit as fast as they can."
The things you can hear at midnight on talk radio are fascinating. Coming home from work the other night I heard about the sky high ratings in Norway for this knitathon.
Apparently the winner made the man's sized sweater start to finish in just over 4 hours and broke the record.
HUH? I'm hoping to knit Simple Chic's Weekend Pullover by Thanksgiving. I don't even have the yarn yet. I have to finish Fireman's Rosalyn colored socks and the baby poncho for a gift first.....
So I ask you: Can you knit a sweater in 4 hours?