Sometimes winter seems to go on and on, and on, and on …. and the cold and damp seeps into every corner of life. Even so there are moments of light, premonitions of spring thaw, faint scents of new growth. A few days ago I looked outside the window and noticed the first signs of buds on the rose bushes in our back garden.
I’ve been experimenting with variegated wools (Araucania Nature Wool, left), and working on some cabled leaves. Ellen has been knitting – her last skein of Peace Fleece Shaba Green yielded 15 single-layer leaves (right)! I’ve finally managed to persuade her to expand her knitting repertoire, and she’s jumped into a pair of socks (knit on a pair of Size 0 circulars!) with her usual confidence. What a woman!
There are new windows onto the TikkunTree Project, including various fiber (and other) artists from Israel who found us through Ravelry, and Minka, from Minka’s Studio. Locally, interest in knitting leaves for peace among knitters in area synagogue knitting groups grows incrementally with each conversation (and the power of Ellen’s example!).
My own travel through Ravelry is frequently focused on connecting to others interested in knitting for peace. My stranded knitting chart based on the logo for the Million Voices campaign brought new interest in knitting for peace. To find out more about the moderate majority in Israel and Palestine calling for official pursuit of peace, check out: One Million Voices.