Saturday, 19 July 2014

a 7 mile long pink peace scarf


Okay, I've finally done this!.....this is my 1 metre crochet section of a 7 mile pink peace scarf.


I wanted to do this, but I hit a fair amount of resistance in my self. I think it may have been the pink and the long list of other things which I want to make!. Although once I realized it would be okay, and not breaking any rules (whose rules anyway!) to put a colourful granny square in the middle, I was off.


and once totally immersed in the pink, I really quite enjoyed it, especially next to all the other colours. I'll be sorry to see it go. But it's off for a good cause.

photo from the wool against weapons site.
On the 9th August this year, a seven mile long pink knitted peace scarf will be rolled out to stretch between two nuclear sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire. The scarf is a protest to put pressure on the government to ditch the planned 80 billion pound spend renewing the trident nuclear weapons programme. You can find out more about this at www.woolagainstweapons.co.uk.

This project is the brain child of Jaine and you can read about the beginning of this project here on her blog Beeswax and broomsticks.

In the end it was my commitment to doing this that carried me through. This really is the last call.


Editied to add: I forgot to say that the after the event the scarf pieces will stitched together and made into around 2000 blankets, which will be sent to well needed places. Now isn't that a thing!


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I will be away from my patch for the next little while.

hazy summer morning on the common
I'm off to dip my toes in the Dorset sea.

surprised to find this patch of pretty harebells yesterday.
I'm looking forwarding to taking in some of those lovely Jurrasic views. I have walked some of the South west coast path here. A few years ago now. One day I will continue my walk. I remember it was beautiful, exhilarating, scary and bloody knackering! I carried my rucksack and tent, and little dog was with me on the lead. I stopped at Chesil beach after several days, I couldn't carry my pack anymore! I will travel very light next time..... I'm looking forward to seeing it again and remembering the adventure. Catch up soon.

♥♥♥


24 comments:

  1. Love your pink crochet Heather, and have a WONDERFUL holiday.
    We are going to Dorset in a few weeks and I can't wait. I loved the you tube link...thank you.
    Here's hoping we all get some sunny weather and relaxation.
    Jacquie x

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    1. the music made it so atmospheric, tingles down by spine! x

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  2. What a fantastic achievement! Well done x Jane

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  3. Have a lovely, lovely time Heather. Love your calming recent posts xo

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  4. Well done you for finishing your portion of the scarf! Have a great time on your holiday. I love walking in the UK. You have so many great paths to go on. If you don't want to carry a heavy pack have you thought about doing one of those walking tours where they take you bag from one B&B to the next? My cousin and I have done that kind of thing twice and it has worked out really well.

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    1. I am definitely thinking about something like that. So much less to carry! x

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  5. What a great thing to be part of! Have a wonderful holiday ... Bee xx

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  6. A great achievement with the blanket, Heather, and so good to know it will be well used afterwards. Have yourself a wonderful holiday and don't overload yourself :) xoJoy

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  7. What ana amazing project to be part of. Have a great holiday x

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  8. It's really beautiful. I love thinking about how much yarn really goes into a project.

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  9. Beautiful scarf for a good cause. It's great that blankets will be made after. Have a a lovely time in Dorset. The coast there is one of my favourites. Old Harry rocks, Lulworth Cove....stunning....I've done a bit of walking there and remember it was a lot of up and down hills! X

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  10. What a great project for a good cause! Have a nice holiday::: The south west coast seems amazing!:::Silvia

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  11. What a wonderful project and absolutely love the name "wool against weapons" The hubble little yarn can be so "powerful"!!!! Hope you have a fantastic and glorious little holiday!!!! Be happy and have fun!!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  12. Everywhere I visit there are beautiful crochet creations. On the one hand I get frustrated because I can't crochet, but on the other it inspires me to learn...
    I'll do it before the year is out!
    Have a wonderful trip.
    S x

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  13. What an amazing project! Not only is the seven-mile pink scarf a wonderful showcase of talent by crocheters, it's all for a great cause. That is such a unique and creative way of paying it forward. Also, the pictures you took near the Dorset sea are breathtaking. I hope to visit such a beautiful place one of these days as well. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Norman Watkins @ Giving Works

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  14. Just catching up here after my break from knitsofacto and you're off on your hols. Here's hoping you're having the best time x

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  15. It's wonderful, and what a great initiative!

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  16. What a fantastic cause!
    Wool against Weapons - I like it! Ummmm...fracking? Florals not fracking?!
    Have a fab holiday Heather.x

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  17. Dearest Heather, I hope you are well and I wanted to let you know that I changed my blog address so I'm no longer on any of your follow lists, please note my new address, it's http://www.tlcukjourney.blogspot.com ... I miss you and I miss my blogging friends!
    xx Tammy

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  18. PS... The scarf is divine and a brilliant idea! xx

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  19. I'm a little late to this, but what a great cause! I hope your vacation has treated you well. :-)

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  20. was going to comment, but you have so many. so I will just add thank you for your blog.hx

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  21. Sorry I missed the date of the scarf being peacefully protested. Your contribution is beautiful.

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