20 blankets from Hokkaido – 北海道からブランケット20枚

kfj_blanket032End of last year I had sent 2 large boxes of Granny Squares to a great supporter in Hokkaido. Last week I received the first 20 blankets back. Each one assembled with great care. A feast of colors and yarns. Each blanket is labeled and named individually. To all knitters, who helped making the blankets, a big ‘Thank you’.

This link is an article about the ‘Granny Square Assembly Workshop’ in Sapporo with pictures.

kfj_blanket031昨年末には、私は北海道のサポーターに’ グラニースクエア’の大箱二つを送っていました。 先週、私は最初の20ブランケットが届きました。とてもきれいに会わせました。一つ一つのブランケットは名前が付けられています。皆さん、本当にありがとうございます。素晴らしいブランケットを作りました。


Blanket Stocktaking- ブランケットを数えました

kfj_blanket028I received more finished blankets. Take a look at the white one. But the colorful blankets are wonderful too.

Over the weekend I did some stocktaking and we have now received 122 finished blankets. 35 are in progress and 12 more were promise. I still have 2 boxes of Granny Squares that need to be connected. We definitely will make the world record, so if you like to be part of crochet history, take on 50 motifs and connect them.

kfj_blanket030私は出来たブランッケットもっとも届きました。白いシリーズ はすごいですね。カラフルなブランケットは、とても素晴らしいです。

週末の間に出来たブランケットを数えました。現在、122枚を持っています。35が進行中であり、12以上が約束されました。私はまだモチーフ2箱ぐらい持っています。我々は間違いなく世界記録を行います。 皆様はかぎ針編みの歴史の一部になりたい場合は、50モチーフに取り、それらを繋いで下さい。kfj_blanket029

3 more blankets done – ブランケット3枚出来ました

kfj_blanket027Last week I got 3 more blankets. 2 were assembled from the motifs I collected. The other was made completely from scratch. Great to see so many colorful blankets coming together.


42 more blankets – もうブランケット42枚

This is truly amazing. 42 more blankets were finished by Naito’s shop staff and customers. The meeting room at Naito’s head-office was turned into a gallery of beautiful artwork.


2 more blankets finished – ブランケット2枚出来ました

kfj_blanket017Last week I received a wonderful blanket from a crocheter in Saitama. She read an article about ‘Knit for Japan’ and decided to help. She made 50 Granny Squares. Her mother then connected them into a great blanket. Her son later helped to write an English letter for me. A real family blanket.

One of the members of my knitting class also finished another blanket. Her husband is a very creative gentleman. He decided the position of each motif. Last weekend both came over to my place. We selected motifs for several themed blanket. I can’t wait to see the results.

kfj_blanket016先週、私は埼玉県にいるのかぎ針編みをする人からの素敵なブランケットが届きました。彼女は「Knit for Japan」についての記事を読み、支援することを決めました。彼女はモチーフ50枚を作りました。彼女の母はその後にモチーフを会わせました。息子は後に私のために英語の手紙を書くことができました。本当の家族のブランケットになりました。


2 more blankets – ブランケット2枚

kfj_blanket0152 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.


More blankets are finished – もっと毛布が終了する

kfj_blankwt010Last 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.




and another 2 blankets finished – 別のブランケット2枚が終了

kfj_blankwt006A 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.



More blankets finished – もっと毛布が終了


The shop staff of Naito Shoji is doing a wonderful job in helping to connect motifs. Several more blankets are finished. It is great to see, how colorful the blankets become.


2 more blankets finished – 毛布2枚が終了

kfj_blankwt0042 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.