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Project Peace – part 3

Project Peace Shawl – a 2020 Knit-a-long with Christina Campbell

And with the end of 2020 came the completion of this year’s Project Peace shawl.  I started with three stitches and, just before midnight, I cast off 483 stitches while enjoying Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse sing and dance our way into the New Year. 

December was another Covid month; all our gifts arrived by mail but also sunny drives in rural Wisconsin, the first shovelable snow, and quiet knitting while enjoying Christina Campbell’s daily thoughts on peace.  Her words reflect my sentiments on both knitting and peace:

Knitting... such a simple act, one stitch followed by the next,
lined up in columns of stitches, twisting and turning, 
openings here and there, 
ultimately creating a beautiful fabric to warm the recipient...
     knitting ... one stitch at a time from one continuous fiber...
     knitting does not promise to be easy...
     knitting does not promise to be without mistakes and flaws...
     knitting does not promised to be a constant state of harmony...
     and so it is true with peace.
           Christina Campbell, December 21, 2020

8 thoughts on “Project Peace – part 3

  1. I love that sentiment. I’m more of a crocheter, but I’ve often been contemplative of how every stitch of crocheted or knitted items is made one at a time, and marvel that hands have done such for thousands of years. Happy New Year, Ann.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the sentiment of Christine’s. I have always felt knitting was a metaphor for life in more ways than one. The KAL is beautiful – I love the colours you chose.

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