Hiroko Uchimi is from the Wednesday Yarn Alive class. She originally lived in Shobuta which was wiped out by the tsunami in 2011. She now lives in Shiomidai which is near the temporary housing units that Yarn Alive meets in. She started coming to Yarn Alive when the first Wednesday class started in October 2011. She loves coming to Yarn Alive and talking with everyone. She prefers to crochet and loves the color green and making tawashi (cleaning scrubbers).
Profile of the Week
This is Youko Watanabe from the Wednesday Yarn Alive class. She originally lived in Shobuta but that was wiped out by the tsunami in 2011. She now lives in a temporary housing unit. She started coming to Yarn Alive when the first Wednesday class started in October 2011 at the Community Hall. She loves coming to Yarn Alive and talking with everyone. She prefers to crochet and loves the color light blue and making vests. Here’s a picture of the black vest that she just completed!
Meet Masayou Aikawa, also known as Sensei (teacher) as she has an extraordinary ability to whip something up and teach everyone how to do it. Every week she has a new project that she is working on. She always amazes us with her creativity and skill.
She lives in Hanabuchihama a minute’s walk away from the beach. Her mother-in-law use to live in the house in front but that was washed out by the tsunami in 2011. Her own house received about a meter of water. Her mother–in-law now lives with her and comes every week to Yarn Alive with her. Masayou started going to Yarn Alive in the Autumn of 2011. She thinks Yarn Alive is a lot of fun. She prefers knitting to crocheting. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite projects are ponchos and sweaters. Over the next couple of days, we will be featuring her latest creations which she recently made for her husband. Get ready to see some amazing Cowichan sweaters!
Endo was one of the first people to come and live in the temporary housing as she had just given birth to her son (Takahiro – the boy featured last week!).
She has been coming to Yarn Alive since the beginning. Her favorite color is green and her favorite project is vests.
It has been amazing to see the transformation in this lady from being shy to make anything in class to now designing beautiful cowl scarves and large blankets! Here is the latest blanket that she just completed.
Name: Tatsuko, Ooka
First starting coming to Yarn Alive: Ookasan was involved right at the beginning. She was a volunteer after the tsunami and so was a key person in helping start Yarn Alive through the Volunteer Center.
Crochet or Knit? Knit
Favorite Project: Teddy Bears
Favorite color: Maroon (reds and browns)
Favorite thing about Yarn Alive: Meeting friends and chatting.