GUWAHATI, May 29 � Kim Sarma Hmar, a resident of Silpukhuri in the city, has the unique ability to hand-knit woollen fabrics at a mindboggling speed. So much so that she is set to enter the Limca Book of Records as the fastest Indian to knit.
Kim is capable of knitting a 42-inch x one-inch woollen fabric in a record time of just 30 minutes. Even more amazing is the fact that she can do the knitting even blindfolded and without compromising even a bit on speed.
Kim gave a demonstration of her exceptional talent at the District Industries and Commerce Centre (DICC), Kamrup located at the Industrial Estate, Bamunimaidam on Monday. Her feat was witnessed by the officials and employees of the DICC besides many enthusiastic EDP trainees under the Prime Minister�s Employment Generation Programme.
The DICC has also issued a certificate as a mark of recognition of her exceptional talent and feat.
Kim, who is married to Deba Sarma, has been an avid knitter for years and hopes that her feat would help revive people�s interest in knitting which is finding few takers nowadays.
�Knitting used to be traditionally practised by most women in the North-east but the art has lost its appeal these days. I hope that my feat would put some focus back on this beautiful pursuit � akin to an art � and inspire women to take renewed interest in it,� she said.