A great supporter of ‘Knit for Japan’ in Hokkaido held a ‘Granny Square Assembly’ workshop at the Moulin rouge yarn shop in Sapporo. I had sent her over 1,000 motifs ,ast month. Many helping hands joint and connected motifs. Seven women cooperated and made three pieces of blankets. Some people took more motifs home to make more blankets. You can see more pictures here.
A big ‘Thank you’ to all, who participated and still work on making blankets.
2 friends took on 50 motifs each and crocheted them into blankets. I had so many yellow motifs and thought a Yellow Series would look great. It turned out really wonderful. I was a bit worried using so many different motifs. However, the blankets look so amazing.
Last week we held a ‘Granny Square Assembly’ workshop in Shibuya. Many helping hands joint and connected motifs. Some people took more motifs home to make more blankets. The first I received already back.
Also the shop staff from Naito Shoji is busy making wonderful blankets. The total count now stands at 51 blankets, which is over 100 sqm.
It is really exciting to see so many blankets made from so different motifs.
A very talented crocheter from Saitama-ken took on 100 motifs. She made 2 beautiful blankets from them. I really like how she managed to put so many different Granny Squares and colors together. Each blanket looks, as if it were made from one person. The edging is absolutely amazing.
2 members from my knitting class here in Hiyoshi have kindly helped and finished 2 more blankets. They even crocheted around. I know, it is not easy to connect motifs made from different material and gauge. They did a wonderful job.
Last week I packed around 4,000 Granny Squares into bags of 100. Together with Naito Shoji’s shops staff we are now making blankets of 5×10 motifs. They actually had to come with a van to my place to pick them up. Yesterday, already the first blanket was finished.
Now ‘The Granny Square Project’ is entering the next stage. After collecting over 9,600 motifs, we now have to make them in to blankets of 5 x 10 Granny Squares. Over the weekend, Ms. Kinoshita from Naito Shoji took several hours and made the first blanket. It is a great example of what I envision for the other blanket and a great start into the next stage. I am sure, it will keep someone warm in Tohoku.