Over the past week I got 6 more quite large boxes of “Granny Squares” and yarn. It will take me some days to go through and post pictures of them all. Below I post pictures of one of the boxes here from Japan I opened today.
The other day I received a nice parcel with yarn and some knitting tools. Also included was a small beaded bag. Than I received an envelope with a blue & white Granny Square and my student at the knit cafe also gave me more squares last week.
More yarn and hats arrived. All in beautiful colors, which should make nice hats or socks. The other day my mom had send me a book with different ways in knitting socks.
I tried out a way in knitting socks sideways. This is pretty easy and I thought it could make a simple way for people to knit some socks.
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.
Last Friday Mrs. Sato visited me here in Hiyoshi. She is running the project ‘Smile Knit‘ to organize knitting workshops around Sendai. Now it is getting warmer and she was looking for cotton yarn. Together we selected a large box out of what I have. She brought me one of her cute hand-knitted donuts tawashi.
Last week my dry cleaning lady had introduced me to a temporary housing facility. She had seen one of the residents on NHK. The residents there want to establish a knitting group and were looking for yarn. Very timely I got several parcels with yarn, knitting tools and books.
Over the past days I got several parcels form Japan and abroad. Today I took pictures of 2 of them. One was full of woolly hats, the other had 10 pairs of knitted socks.
The other my dry cleaning lady introduced me to another temporary housing facilities in Tohoku. The residents there are looking for yarn, so some of the ladies can knit some socks and shoes. I guess, they would like to get some along with yarn and needles.