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We are knitting to raise money for Japan's earthquake relief efforts. The TV images of the Tsunami captured the world's attention and made everyone utter "Oh My God!" On reflection, we realized the relief efforts and need for assistance would continue long after the media coverage had ended. So, we began to ask everyone to spare a few moments to think of Japan while knitting, and asked them to crochet squares to send to me. We provided a pattern in pictorial Japanese notation, as well as an English write-up. The word about our project spread, and squares were made and sent to us from all over the world. Lots of scrap yarn sitting at home, and at the back of yarn stores were brought back to life for this project. Many people crocheted squares together and eventually formed friendships. Each blanket has many different people's squares with different fibers and colors.

Each blanket is the…

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    Think of Japan While Knitting

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We are knitting to raise money for Japan's earthquake relief efforts. The TV images of the Tsunami captured the world's attention and made everyone utter "Oh My God!" On reflection, we realized the relief efforts and need for assistance would continue long after the media coverage had ended. So, we began to ask everyone to spare a few moments to think of Japan while knitting, and asked them to crochet squares to send to me. We provided a pattern in pictorial Japanese notation, as well as an English write-up. The word about our project spread, and squares were made and sent to us from all over the world. Lots of scrap yarn sitting at home, and at the back of yarn stores were brought back to life for this project. Many people crocheted squares together and eventually formed friendships. Each blanket has many different people's squares with different fibers and colors.

Each blanket is the realization of a combined effort made by individuals around the world, from vastly different cultures, all of whom have come together to reach out to help Japan in its moment of crisis. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of blankets will be donated via Ashinaga Ikueikai -- a non-profit organization that supports the eduction of orphans of the earthquake. There are more than 1000 orphans of this earthquake...

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