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Glaslough Scarves: When Lockdown began Glaslough decided to organise something to occupy minds and Louise McGee came up with the idea of knitting and they decided that they would go for a Guinness Book of Records for the longest scarf until they discovered that the holder of the World Record was a scarf 37 kilometres long. So they decided to go to the most scarves and invited people to knit a scarf and donate it. Very soon it became clear that bid numbers were getting involved and soon the brakes were put on when everywhere ran out of wool. So wool was requested and many bags of wool were recovered from attics and cupboards and the knitting continued. More and more became involved until there was over 300 knitters and the scarves kept coming in. They were made from wool of every colour possible and displayed a great variety of stitches. They were also coming from a very wide area and from all age groups from National School children to the most senior contributor, who was 97 year young Mary Sheldon. There are now over 800 scarves on display in Oakland Recreation centre and what a magnificent colourful sight it is. However time is running out and the project will have to come to an end soon as the Guinness Book of Records will be making a decision very soon, so if you still have some scarves or are in the middle of the knit - then you may knit one, slip one and slip a few more to get in on time. They are also hoping to have a scarf in the colours of every GAA Club in the county and as you can see in one of the images there are a few clubs missing. When it is over they intend to donate scarves to Nursing Homes in County Monaghan, to Focus Ireland for distribution to the Homeless, and they are in the process of looking for a Childrens Charity so that they can donate the smaller scarves to them. Congratulations to all involved - it has been a tremendous success and the recipients will love the scarves.
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Glaslough Scarves: When Lockdown began Glaslough decided to organise something to occupy minds and Louise McGee came up with the idea of knitting and they decided that they would go for a Guinness Book of Records for the longest scarf until they discovered that the holder of the World Record was a scarf 37 kilometres long. So they decided to go to the most scarves and invited people to knit a scarf and donate it. Very soon it became clear that bid numbers were getting involved and soon the brakes were put on when everywhere ran out of wool. So wool was requested and many bags of wool were recovered from attics and cupboards and the knitting continued. More and more became involved until there was over 300 knitters and the scarves kept coming in. They were made from wool of every colour possible and displayed a great variety of stitches. They were also coming from a very wide area and from all age groups from National School children to the most senior contributor, who was 97 year young Mary Sheldon. There are now over 800 scarves on display in Oakland Recreation centre and what a magnificent colourful sight it is. However time is running out and the project will have to come to an end soon as the Guinness Book of Records will be making a decision very soon, so if you still have some scarves or are in the middle of the knit - then you may knit one, slip one and slip a few more to get in on time. They are also hoping to have a scarf in the colours of every GAA Club in the county and as you can see in one of the images there are a few clubs missing. When it is over they intend to donate scarves to Nursing Homes in County Monaghan, to Focus Ireland for distribution to the Homeless, and they are in the process of looking for a Childrens Charity so that they can donate the smaller scarves to them. Congratulations to all involved - it has been a tremendous success and the recipients will love the scarves.