Friday, 10 January 2014

Yarn Alive

In this video, Wall Street Journal's Yumiko Ono reports from Shichigahama that, a year after the 2011 tsunami destroyed their homes and community, a group of elderly Japanese women who live in cramped, prefabricated homes hastily constructed by the government have found some solace and relief from their worries and privations in a knitting and crocheting group called Yarn Alive.


  1. This is the 4th or 5th knitting related story I have seen from the WSJ. Who knew they would cover knitting!
    I love this story and now will need to research how to donate money or yarn and tools to the group. Thanks

  2. This might mean that the WSJ has a knitter on staff who's coming up with the story concepts. BuzzFeed does quite a few knitting-related posts and I've noticed they always seem to have been written by the same contributer, associate editor Alanna Okun, who is herself a knitter.