More than 72,638 sheep sheared, over 567,348 hats knitted, 47,243 knitters knitting, 1,872,901 cups of tea made (and drank), the Big Knit is finally, definitively here.*
All the hats have left Fruit Towers, and you can now buy your behatted bottles in Sainsburys and Boots across the UK. Remember, with each bottle bought, we'll give 25p to Age UK, helping make winter warmer for older people.
They're currently on offer in Sainsburys - 2 for £3, and are part of the meal deal in Boots.
Five special Big Knit bikes will be heading out over the next 15 days on a Big Knit roadshow. Go and say hello to the cyclists, they love to chat (and may have a little something for you in return). The fleet will be passing through London, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. To find out exactly where and when, go here.
We gave them a little test run here at Fruit Towers, along with a bit of competition. Joe and Matt were the first to make it onto the bikes.
Followed shortly by Kath.
They raced through the crowds of cheering colleagues, managed to make an impressive turning circle at the end of the drive, and in a photo finish we can see bobble-hatted Matt just took the lead.
(*we get our statistics from Tim, who found them in his computer. Who knows where the computer found them?)