This week Friday, I will be again live on TV Kanagawa at their program ‘Arigato’ to present on “The Granny Square Project”. I will bring many of your beautiful squares to show on the program, so you might see your motif on TV.
More squares arrived here at my place over the past days. Little by little the numbers are increasing. As I have quite an amount together I am now starting to look for people helping me to crochet them together.
Today I have sent a final box with warm knit items to Fukushima. Now I have used up all the items you have sent me, except for some kids and baby knits. Those will go out soon too. With warmer weather now coming soon, I will probably send out more yarn.
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.
A gifted knitter from Australia has send me a bag full of woolly hats and some other warm items. The people at a temporary housing facility in Fukushima had asked for more knits, so the hats will go there this week.
After the box arrived in Fukushima, I have asked my contact there, if she could use more warm knits. She has send me the following message. I hope my translation makes sense. If you have any woolly hat, scarf, gloves or a pair of socks you could spare, please send it over to me. I am packing another box this week.
After the nuclear accident in Fukushima, many towns with large number of people have been evacuated. One of such place is Okuma-machi and the people now are in a temporary housing facility in Aizu-Wakamatsu City, where there is a lot of snow. Form the items you have sent I have pass on to people from Okuma-machi, and there are still people who would like some items it is really helpful to many people.
A lady from Kobe has send me a large box of warm hats, scarves, mittens and several cute kids vests. Together with what I have received during the past weeks I can send probably 2 more shipments to Fukushima.