Today I had a meeting at the open gallery at the new headquarter of Yomiuri Shinbun. The building is amazing and worth a visit. I will have the opportunity to present ‘Knit for Japan’ from August 12th to September 13th. During that time, we will hold several workshops to connect motifs and maybe some knitting. I will post more information about the details later.
今日は読売新聞の新本社で開いたギャラリーでミーティングを行いました。 私は8月12日から9月13日までに「Knit for Japan」を発表する機会を持つことになります。 ビルは素晴らしいし、是非、見に行って下さい。その間、私たちは、モチーフの繋ぎ会や編物のワークショップを開催します。後で詳細情報を掲載する予定です。
On October 29th and 30th we will hold a ‘Granny Square Assemble’ workshop at the Naito Material Shop in Shibuya. I hope many of you can join and help us connecting Granny Squares into many warm and colorful blankets.
For those who are busy, please take some Granny Squares home to make a blanket with your family or friends. I would also be happy to hear from crochet clubs to help us make more blankets. Please download our flyer for the workshop and send it to your friends.
日付（Date）: October 29th (Tues.) and 30th (Wed.)
時間（Time）: 10:30 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 16:00
開催場所（Location）: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Udagawacho 21-1, Seibu Department Store A Bldg. 7F; 東京都渋谷区宇多川町21-1, 西武渋谷店 A館 7F マテリアルショップ
Visitors will also be treated with European food and drinks and small European giftware on sale at different booths and stalls. The choice of products includes beer (Irish pub and Belgian bar), softdrinks, Hungarian food and wine, Austrian food and drinks and small giftware, Portuguese food and wine, Belgian “Liège” style waffles, French and Portuguese wine and Swedish wood-craft. There will also be 2 showcases: yarn knitting and needlepoint and a show of Polish traditional costumes with photo opportunity.
My presentation at PechaKucha Tokyo from last week is featured today as ‘Presentation of the Day‘ on the PK webpage. A big ‘Thank You’ to the PechaKucha team supporting ‘The Granny Square Project’. PechaKucha is currently running event in 643 cities. If each city would just send me 10 Granny Squares, I would have enough to make the world record and helping many people in Tohoku.
During the event a lady from the audience had prepared several motifs and kindly brought them over during the presentation. Thank you very much for the motifs.
If you have not yet attended a PechaKucha night, I would highly recommend you to do so. Each time I attended I met very interesting people and leant something new. Please see the PechaKucha calendar for an event near you.
It was great to see so many people taking interest in ‘Knit for Japan’. It is a wonderful encouragement to me. Since the show I received several parcels with more ‘Granny Squares’. I will post pictures over the next days.
The youngest crocheter, who joint ‘Knit for Japan’ at the Hobby Show, was the 6 year old Ryuyo. He made a beautiful red Granny Square. I hope he will continue to crochet. Mr. Naito was so impressed with his Granny Square, that he already offered him a job at Naito Shoji, when Ryuyo turns 18.
Another gifted crocheter prepared several beautiful ‘Granny Squares’ at home and brought them to the Hobby Show. It is always nice to meet the people, who kindly spend their time to support ‘Knit for Japan’.
‘Knit for Japan’に関心をとる多くの人々を見て素敵でした。それは私に素敵な励ましです。ホビー・ショーから、私はより多くの’グラニー・スクエア’の小包がいくつ届きました。私は次の日にわたって写真を撮って、ブログに写真をアップロードします。
ホビーショーで’Knit for Japan’参加した最年少のかぎ針をする人は6歳のリュウヨー君でした。彼は美しい赤いグラニー・スクエアを作りました。私は彼がかぎ針編みを続けて願っています。内藤社長はリュウヨーのグラニース・クエアに感銘を受けたので彼は18歳になるとき、内藤商事での仕事を提供しました。
The Japan Hobby Show 2013 was a great opportunity to present ‘Knit for Japan’. Thanks to Naito Shoji, who kindly allowed me to use a large part of their booth. They also donated a lot of yarn for visitors to crochet ‘Granny Squares’. Over the 3 days we collected over 100 squares. Each day from morning to closing, people from 6 to 90 years old were coming and spent some time making motifs. Staff from Naito kindly helped with teaching patterns and how-to crochet a Granny Squares. Thank you to everybody who participated. You all made the 3 days a great success and very memorable.
日本ホビーショー2013に’Knit for Japan’を提示する大成功となりました。親切に内藤商事のブースを使うと本当におかげさまです。グラニー・スクエアを作るために毛糸たくさん寄付しました。3日間にわたって、我々は100枚を集まりました。毎日、朝から夕方まで、旧6から90歳までの人が来て、モチーフを作りました。内藤のスタッフが親切にパターンを助け、グラニー・スクエアの作り方を教えて挙げました。参加したみなさんに感謝します。皆さんはすべての3日間大成功作られており、非常に記憶に残ります。
We had a great first day at The Japan Hobby Show. From morning to later afternoon, people joint in and crochet 50 Granny Squares. Even a 90 year old lady spent some time and crocheted a wonderful motif.