Sunday, 23 August 2009

Knitting for Peace

I spent a very pleasant morning Knitting for Peace at the Courtauld Gallery in the Omega Workshops exhibition. As well as making a square for blankets for Afghanistan I met some great knitters, showed some kids how to knit, chatted to gallery visitors and staff and discovered some artists I hadn't heard of before.

I admire the concept behind Knitting for Peace. As well as bringing people from opposing sides in conflicts thus breaking down prejudices, they send hand knits to areas of conflict, currently to Afghanistan. I enjoy knocking out a quick and easy kids hats in-between more complex knits and I like the thought of one of my hats helping keep a child warm throughout the harsh Afghan winter.

If you'd like to send items to knit for peace all the info can be found here.

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