They say tragedy brings us closer together. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered an earthquake and tsunami leaving extreme destruction and devastation in their wake. It was a tragedy with effects that will last for decades.
Designer, Yumiko Alexander needed to help in some way and connect with her homeland. In Japanese culture, it is believed that handmade items are very valuable and special. In that regard, she created this Dan Doh-Knitted Hug for Japan Scarf to offer something special to those who have lost so much.
How can knitting a scarf help?
- If you would like to knit for the survivors in Japan, send your knits to Tempe Yarn and Fibre, 1415 E. University Drive #A-102, Tempe, AZ 85281.
- Knit for those close to home. We all know someone who has been through tragedy. Make them a Knitted Hug Scarf to let them know you care.