A knitting group from the beautiful city of Franklin – New Hampshire has send some time to crochet 64 Granny Squares and several cute woolly hats. I truly enjoy to see all this beautiful colors and yarns from so many creative people.
On March 9th 2012 TV Kanagawa broadcasted a program for the first commemoration of the Tohoku Great Earthquake and Tsunami. They have kindly included ‘Knit for Japan’ in it. During the program they called one of the temporary housing facilities, who received many of the hats and other warm items you all knitted.
今年３月９日は東北地方太平洋沖地震の最初の記念になります。テレビ神奈川では、そのためのプログラムを生産しました。TVKはその中に”Knit for Japan”親切に含まれていました。プログラムの間に、皆さんから作った帽子が届いた仮設住宅を電話しました。
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.
It has been raining here in Yokohama since last evening. All cherry blossoms have been washed of the trees and many streets on my way home are all pink. This is just the right weather to spend an afternoon knitting, maybe some hats or socks. The same must have thought a Japanese lady, as she has sent me a bag full of hats and other warm knits.
Over the last weeks I had received many baby and kids items. Last week I got in contact with a gentleman, how runs a NPO for local temporary housing facilities in Iwate. Today I have send him a large box of baby and kids knits he will distribute to families at different facilities.
From the US I received a very nice parcel full of warm hats and some knitting yarn. Each item had a label saying “Hand knitted with ♡ by …”. It is so nice to see, how much care and love knitters spend from around the world to help the people in Tohoku.
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.
Last Friday TV Kanagawa (TVK) spoke live on air to my friend’s mother, who now lives at a temporary housing facility in Iwate. TVK had put together a special program to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami from 2011.
Last year, I had sent her almost 200 woolly hats, one for each resident. The staff at TVK has knitted a scarf, which came out in a rather interesting shape, so we made it into a cover for a hot water bottle. I will get a DVD from the program and blog it here. To arrive together with the item from TVK, I had sent a box full of hats, shawls and several knitting kits to Iwate. It is still pretty grim in Tohoku and my friend’s mom doesn’t know, when and if they be able to move from the temporary housing. Keep knitting.