For our final event on September 20th in Ishinomaki to connect all blankets into one large piece, we are looking for volunteer. If you like to join and crochet yourself into history, please let me know.
ドイツ生まれのニット男子”ベルンド・ケストラー”さんが呼び掛けで開始した、世界一大きなグラニースクウェア・ブランケットを作成し東北の被災地の方へお届けする 慈善活動、”Knit for Japan（ニット・フォー・ジャパン）”が
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.
This is awesome. After a recount, we found that customers and shop staff from Naito Shoji have collected 1,446 Granny Squares at shops around Japan. When I came home I had 3 large boxes waiting outside my home. There are so many wonderful motifs, I wish I could take pictures of each one of them. My Granny Square counter is going crazy. Now I am 50% on getting the motifs we need for the World Record.
Today, I hit the mark for more than 2,000 Granny Squares. Thank you all for making this possible. Take a look at all those beautiful motifs. A mother and her daughter have send me Granny’s for the 2nd time. Thanks Noriko and Tomoko. A dear friend made me enough for a blanket and more parcels arrived today.
Over the past days I received several parcels from the US and Japan. Knitters have send me beautiful yarn and a lot of needles and crochet hooks. On knitter included several cute amigurumi, which will make some kids smile.
Some weeks ago I was contacted by a student of the Tokyo Gakugei University. She wanted to make a short movie about “what people all over the world did to support people in Tohoku” for her class.
During her research, she found several interesting projects including ‘Knit for Japan’. She asked to introduce the project and record a short video message in her movie. Here the result. My piece started a 1:19.