Some of the staff of Naito Shoji have kindly put their crochet hooks together and so far made 50 Granny Squares. They used a large variety of Naito yarns creating a wonderful range of beautiful squares.
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.
Over the past days I received several parcels from the US and Japan. Knitters have send me beautiful yarn and a lot of needles and crochet hooks. On knitter included several cute amigurumi, which will make some kids smile.
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.
A couple of weeks ago a knitter contacted me. She wanted to organize some knitting workshops in Sendai and was asking, if I had any contacts there. It was great timing, as I had just met with the organizer of “Smile Knit“. I introduced them to each other and this week they will organize a socks knitting workshop together. As they needed some more colorful yarn I have sent a box together with needles and other tools to Sendai.
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.