I’m sure you all remember the granny squares I’ve been crocheting for the lovely Kate and her helpers to make up into blankets for the people in Japan, who lost everything. It’s a great cause, the blankets are so well received and it take so little effort to be a part of the project. Even one square helps to make a difference and this extract of an email from Kate’s contact in Japan is wonderful
‘………Also, Teddy wanted me to share with you that her group of women (Yarn Alive) that meet at the community hall in the temporary housing (refugee women) have been inspired by you ladies and are starting to knit blankets in a similar manner. They have received, and now they want to also give to those in other hard hit areas! So please thank your group that not only have they given physically but also inspired and helped emotionally to these particular women who are now finding purpose once again.’
At the same time we’ve discovered another great project to collect and distribute scarves to the people of Japan and this time the scarves don’t need to be knitted or crocheted, they could be felted! In fact they will accept a number of different clothing items provided they are handmade to ‘show we care’. So here is my first contribution ready for the post. Not very exciting patterns but I hope someone will take hope from them.
Of course if you’d like to make some small cuddly toys like the ones below then I suggest you visit Kate’s website Kyōyū kyōyū – share.
I’m sure felted tpys would be very welcome too.