The Wall Street Journal with a front page article about knitting? Unexpected, but true.
On March 5, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the “Yarn Alive” knitting club in Sichigahama, Japan. In this small fishing village devastated by the tsunami, homeless residents gather in a knitting support group.
Like knitting groups around the world, the women have found camaraderie with others who share their love of knitting. They share tips for staying comfortable in their temporary homes while they also share knitting techniques. The group became so important to the women that they have been meeting daily. Many of the finished projects are sold to raise money for rebuilding Shichigahama (Seven Beaches).