A knitterly way to help Japan

I first encountered Olga's work when sent Ori Ami Knits to review for Vogue Knitting. Not only was I thrilled to see an entire book devoted to yarns from Habu Textiles, but I also loved Olga's Japanese-inspired sensibility. Living in Japan, she has absorbed an uncluttered Japanese esthetic that makes for both elegant and interesting designs.

While waiting to hear whether she and her husband (kitty in tow) will need to evacuate, Olga is donating proceeds from her pattern sales through the end of March or so to helping the on-the-ground relief efforts at the military base where she lives. In other words, this is a way to provide direct, immediate assistance to the people who really need help.

I bought the pattern for the darling Flogs Jacket, pictured above. (No doubt others will go into my Ravelry download before the day is over!)

Do spread the word. Not only is this a way to do something small for the relief efforts, but it's also a way to promote Japanese-inspired design, Japanese yarns and Olga's terrific work. (Thanks to Kate at Knit Lit for posting this first.)


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