Granny Squares from Tohoku for Tohoku – 東北から東北へのグラニース・クエア

Last week I received an envelope from Miyaki Prefecture. A crocheter in Tohoku has made 6 Granny Squares in bright beautiful colors.


Knitting workshop in Miyagi – 宮城県の編み物ワークショップ

Here are some pictures of the knitting workshop “Amimono Ochakko”( -it means ‘knitting tea party’ in Tohoku dialect) in Miyagi on April 8th-9th. organized by Mrs. Sato, who is running “Smile Knit“. She visited me a couple of weeks ago and we selected a large box of mainly cotton yarn for for her.

On the 8th Mrs. Sugimoto and her family made their debut as knitting instructors at a temporary housing facilities in Natori-shi (very close to Sendai Airport). I had introduced both ladies to each other last month and both immediately exchanged emails to set up a socks-knitting workshop. Mrs. Sugimoto’s 11 year old daughter joined and helped out as an assistant knitting teacher. About from 15 to 17 ladies living at the temporary housing facility enjoyed knitting socks for 3 hours. I had send them a box of yarn and other knitting tools, which will stay there keeping everybody busy for some time.

この写真は “ニットスマイル“を実行している佐藤さんから来ました。4月8日〜9日、宮城県で編み物のワークショップをしました。佐藤さんは数週間前に私を訪問し、一緒に綿糸の大きなボックスを集まりました。


3 more boxes for Tohoku – 東北のため箱3つ

This morning I packed 3 more boxes for Tohoku. One is going to the temporary housing facility in Iwate. I am sending them more shawls and scarves. The other one is for Fukushima and quite large. I had a number of cardigans, shawls and other warm items, which should still be useful. The last box is the first one for a temporary housing facility in Miyagi. Some of the residents want to knit and were asking for yarn and needles. All should arrive by tomorrow.


More warm knits for the kids in Tohoku- 東北の子供のためのより暖かいニット

Just packed another box with lots of hats, scarves, sweaters, some toys and books. It’s all going on its way this afternoon.


4 more boxes for Tohoku – 東北のためさらに4箱

Today I packed 4 more boxes with your items for Tohoku. One is going with a lot of hats, socks, scarves and amigurumi to a children’s center in Iwate.


2 boxes also with hats, jackets, scarves, wrist warms and many of the knittings I got from Aomori are going to a tsunami center in Iwate.


The last shipping is for a family of a friend with 3 girls, who lives in Miyagi and has lost their home.


Including these 4 I have now sent a total of 21 boxes to various places in Tohoku. Keep knitting, there are still a lot of people in need of some warm hats, scarves or gloves.


Sendai Festival – みやぎの・まつり 参加してきました

The knitting group from Sendai took part in a local festival last Sunday. A report and some pictures are published here.


現地からのレポート <助けあいジャパン>: みやぎの・まつり 参加してきました

Another knitting group at Higashi Matsushima – 東松島でもう一つの編み物グループ

Through Mixi I was contact from another knitting group at Higashi Matsushima. They will start next week with about 10 people. Today, I have sent them a box of yarn, needles and knitting books as a starter-kit.