Nearly a year after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami a woolly hug is still very welcome and help is still needed.
“Knit for Japan” is an initiative by Bernd Kestler to collect and distribute hand-knitted/ crocheted items, yarn and knitting/ crochet tools to victims of the Tohoku earthquake.
- Knit/ Crochet items: Every stitch can make a difference. Take out your needles or crochet hook and start to cast-on for a woolly hat, pair of socks, a scarf or some gloves.
- Yarn and tools: From your stock of yarn send a couple of skeins together with needles or crochet hook. Many people at a shelter have not much to do during the day. Knitting can help to relieve some stress, increase motivation and produce something useful. Non-knitters might learn a new skill.
I am currently collecting for sending a parcel of handmade goodies and tools from the town of Leiden in the Netherlands.
If you would like to contribute to our shipment(s) from the Netherlands to Knit For Japan, you can send your these handmade items and knitting/crochet supplies to:
Ama de Jong
2316 SW Leiden
Additionaly Yumiko Kunimori is also organising a special collection for the people of Yamada (Iwate): Kattenmutsen voor Japan
More info about that cause will follow on this blog, so keep posted!