6 more boxes of Granny Squares and yarn – グラニース・クエアと毛糸

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.



Yarn, hooks and hats from Holland – オランダから毛糸、針と帽子

The other day I received a box from The Netherlands full of yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles and knitted hats. A letter inside said that another box with Granny Squares is in the process.


Yarn and Granny Squares – 毛糸やグラニースクエア

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.


Yarn and hats – 毛糸と帽子

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.


Knitting workshop in Miyagi – 宮城県の編み物ワークショップ

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.

この写真は “ニットスマイル“を実行している佐藤さんから来ました。4月8日〜9日、宮城県で編み物のワークショップをしました。佐藤さんは数週間前に私を訪問し、一緒に綿糸の大きなボックスを集まりました。


Knitting Group in Sendai – 仙台の編み物グループ

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.



Yarn, books and needles – 毛糸、本や針

Spring has come. In my  neighborhood the plume trees are in full bloom. Tohoku is still pretty cold with lowest temperatures around 1 degree C. I will probably send some more warm items this week.


The other day a Japanese knitter has sent me a box of yarn, several knitting books and needles.