Finally, after heaps of knitting by everyone, all the knits for Japan were packed up with their accompanying letters and sent this morning- yippee! The response to this project from around the world has been immense and, albeit on a smaller scale, the number of people who contributed to the box I was sending was just as big…
Be warned, lots of photos of knits ahead!
Members of the Gisborne Spinners and Weavers- Lorraine, Laraine, Dawn, Gayle, Ida, Wendy, and Margaret- filled two big bags with beautiful socks, hats, scarves and even a women’s jumper, almost all of which were made from their own handspun yarns!
Many, many other items were made and contributed by David, Sue, Traudl, Karen, Niki, Amanda, Jane, Judith, Tony, Sharon, Robin, Deborah, Ellie, Penny, Nettie and Sandra.
Together we managed to make eighty-six pieces so I am sure that eighty-six people will be a little bit warmer over the coming Japanese winter as a result of everyone’s lovely work ; ) Thank you all so much! And a big thanks to my mum for helping me lug the ten kilos of knitwear up to the post office and making sure everything was labelled and boxed properly!