88 Granny Squares from Iwate-ken – 岩手県からグラニー・スクエア88枚


The other day I received a large box from Iwate-ken. A kind lady there has made and sent me 88 beautiful Granny Squares. Each made with such precision and details, like small pieces of art. Thank you Hiroko-san.


Lace for Iwate – 岩手にレース

A lady at one of the temporary housing facilities in Iwate was asking, if I could send her some lace yarn. I had a nice amount together and today shipped a box to her.


Cute kids sweater – かわいい子供のセーター

Yesterday I have sent a box full of baby and kids knits to Iwate. Included were several kids sweaters I had received recently. There are really cute and I am sure some kids in Tohoku will be happy to wear them.


Warm knits for kids in Iwate – 岩手県の子供のための暖かいニット

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.


More knits for Iwate – 岩手のために多くのニット

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.



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.


Article about ‘Knit for Japan’ in Iwate newspaper – 岩手の新聞記事

End of last year I have sent many of your hats and tawashi to a temporary housing facility in Iwate. We were able to give each resident a hat, along with many scarves and other warm items.

One of the residents spoke with a local newspaper, who kindly published an article about this.Yesterday I got a copy of the article, but don’t know when it appeared and the name of the newspaper. I will try to get that information.

The article also shows a picture of some of the residents opening the boxes, a lady on the right is wearing one of the hats. On the left side is my friends mother.