2011-03-30

On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered an historic earthquake and tsunami that left extreme destruction in their wake. Thousands of people died, whole towns were totally crushed, farmlands and water sources were ruined, families were destroyed, and survivors were left without food, water, housing, or clothes. This was a tragedy with effects that will last for decades. Japanese people believe that handmade items are very valuable and special. I have created this pattern (DanDoh Scarf ) as a way to connect with her homeland and to help the Japanese people in their time of trouble. If you would like to download this pattern please click either of for English Version or for Japanese Version.

With our knitting we can build a bridge connecting people around the world. With this pattern we can create a memorial to those who suffered from this tragedy. It is good to help in the immediate and good to help over the long term. Those who would like to knit for the survivors in Japan can send their knits to Tempe Yarn and Fiber, 1415 E. University Dr. #A-102, Tempe, AZ, 85281.

13 comments:

skaro964 said...

I hope you don't mind that I posted to face book and twitter. I hope your family is doing well.

Yumiko said...

Hi Sheri.

Thank you for spreding out!
sometime, I talk with my family in Japan and they seems to be OK.
hope you all well!

Syd said...

Our knitting group meets on Saturday,I will print out some patterns and give them the information. I assume gifts of other handmade clothing is acceptable? Our prayers and with everyone in Japan and with those who worry about them.

Yumiko said...

Thank you Sheri.

yes, any clothing is acceptable! the small items such as scarf, neckwarmer, figerless gloves, legwarmer....are easy to ship and take with me ( I am planing to go to Japan this winter).


Yumiko

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dixiehellcat said...

I'm sharing the pattern and your post with other knitting friends. We will make some things for Japan! :-)

Yumiko said...

Thank you very much.
Yumiko

Renee said...

I have become aware that white and pink are not good colors to use to send to Japan. Do you agree?

http://kyoyukyoyu.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-and-white.html

Renee :)

Yumiko said...

Friend of mine asked me the same question today.
I’ve never heard of this story about colors. We use white for wedding and babys gift a lot. pink is pretty color for spring… we use the pink colored clothes for graduation from collage too.

we use those color for happy gifts a lot.

BettaKnit said...

Thank you for providing this beautiful pattern and a place to send scarves for Japan. A friend of mind shared the link to your blog as she has just knit a few that she's mailing from the states. I've posted it on our fan page "BettaKnit world" and our twitter to help spread the word!

Yumiko said...

Thank you very much for spreading out "Hug for Japan" patterns. I am so happy to have the connection through knitting!

mollykiely said...

I just made this lovely scarf in crochet -- I will send it to your shop in Tempe this week. Thank you.

~ Molly in Tucson

Yumiko said...

Hi Molly.
Thank you for making the scarf.
I am looking forward to getting it!