I just cast on a hat for someone affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Ginny on Small Things is collecting handknit hats, scarves, mittens and washcloths to send to a lovely woman named Betsy, whose goal is to collect four hundred knitted or crocheted hats for people in Japan by mid August. Betsy is going to deliver them in person when she goes to Japan to visit her son who teaches there.
I liked the sound of that, so I dug into my stash….deeeeep into my stash….and pulled out some beautiful Noro Kureyon that I had bought years ago without a pattern in mind. Needless to say, after making a felted bag or two, most of the yarn has been sitting my craft room without a purpose. And now it, and I, have one. I think it’s fitting that yarn made in Japan will make its way back there to keep someone in need warm.
I hope you’ll join me, Ginny and countless others to help Betsy reach her goal and give a thoughtful, hand-made garment to a person who has most likely lost everything. For details on what knitted items are needed, where to send them and by when, visit Knit for Japan on Ginny’s blog.
The details on my hat will follow soon. It’s based on my Toddler Earflap Hat, except it’s knit in the round instead of flat. Stay tuned.