Sunday, June 22, 2008

Knitting peace

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Thanks to Kris McCracken and wife Jen, I heard of World Wide Knit in Public Day.
In the normal world it happened this year on June 14, I believe.
But because that was a Saturday, and Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, and knitting is considered work, and work is not done on Shabbat, Israeli knitters sat outside together and created on Sunday instead.
Imagine my delight a few days ago to discover the fruit of their labor in downtown Jerusalem, on the bronze Mare of Peace!

The plaque says the "Cavalla della Pace" was created and donated in celebration of the 3,000th anniversary of Jerusalem.

Interesting things about this horse can be read here.
And more about the park, Gan HaSus, here
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16 comments:

Kris McCracken said...

These knitters turn up everywhere! We have seen a production line of clothes fly off the needles at our place in anticipation of the new baby.

Edna said...

Dina,
I like your blog posting, Knitting Peace" relative to the bronze 'Mare of Peace'. May the good Lord bring peace to you and to all the world!
I was happy to read your comment on my blog relative to John of the Cross' writings. While some of the people I know also are familiar with his writings, you are the first person I have encountered who shares with me this love of his writings. Oh, happy chance!
I am in the process of writing my second book, with a goal of completing it by the end of September. In order to meet this deadline I have curtailed my efforts in other directions. I do not plan to make any more posts on my two blogs until October. Hope you will revisit my blogs then.

Nathalie said...

Fantastic!

Nathalie said...

PS - I'm so proud to be the first to comment!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful post Dina. I learned how to knit recently, not well, but I am trying...

dot said...

It looks great too!

evlahos said...

that looks very interesting

reader Wil said...

Knitting is very useful. Unfortunately I learned it at the Training College for Teachers and that was not nice, for I had to knit socks and pieces to cover up holes in garments. I also had to teach a group of girls how to knit socks and they got problems with the heels. So I admire everybody who really makes beautiful knitted things. Therefore my compliments to all knitters in the world!!

Dina said...

Shalom everybody. Thanks for adding your personal stories.
I admire all those who know knitting, as I am woefully ignorant about it.

Don't feel bad, Nathalie. My comment moderation tool misled you into thinking you were number one.
hehe. Every blogger friend who visits here is Number One in my book!

Jan said...

Well, I learned something, today. I'd never heard of World Wide Knit in Public Day. It's always good to learn. Great post and I love your photos, as usual.

the donG said...

what a nice plaque! im sure jerusalem deserves this.

babooshka said...

What a fabulous idea. Sadly I don't knit. I did finger knit a carf as a child, but that was it. A skill I admire in others.

Liz said...

Knitting is definitely work! Hard work at that!

Lovely idea though.

Tipper said...

Very neat knitters!

nonizamboni said...

Oh, this photo and post is such a lovely respite from the world's problems. Thanks for sharing, Dina.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You're right, this is in the spirit of yarnbombing but much more stylized, don't you think? Maybe "polished" is a more accurate description. Lovely.