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Knitting, Nao Roz Kites and Kneelers

23 Mar

1   I have done my first 100 cms piece for the 7 miles of knitting being done by supporters of Wool Against Weapons (See this post)  Now to sew all the ends in. I haven’t decided whether to do stripes in the next piece….

First 100 cms knitted

First 100 cms knitted

2   We joined a bunch of like-minded people today on the beach by St Michael’s Mount for a very special event, Fly Kites Not Drones, in honour of Nowruz, Afghanistan’s New Year.  There were kites of all shapes and sizes flown by children and adults of all ages. Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK is holding a weekend of solidarity with Afghans who will be facing uncertainty and the possibly of an escalation in conflict during the renegotiation of the international presence within Afghanistan. Our kite flying on the beach was a part of this. Here’s a gallery of photos to give you a flavour of the event. Click on any one for the detail.  I’d like to wish my readers in Afghanistan, and there are a few, a Happy New Year.

3   After the kite flying, we strolled about Marazion for a while and as the Church had a notice inviting anyone in during daylight hours (rare these days – many Churches, sadly, are locked when not in use) we had a look around and were both struck by the colourful beauty of the kneelers. Click on the photo to see the amazing stitch-work..

A great deal of work has gone into these beautiful kneelers

A great deal of work has gone into these beautiful kneelers

 

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15 responses to “Knitting, Nao Roz Kites and Kneelers

  1. Colline

    March 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Such a wonderful array of kites. And those kneelers are so beautiful – some talented people have created those.

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  2. Choc Chip Uru

    March 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    The kite flying is so beautiful, a great way to bring the community together 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. Hils Bryant

    March 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Love the concept of fly kites not drones – what a beautiful idea

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Isn’t it? Events happened all over the world but I haven’t seen any reporting even of the London one. Hope all is well with you.

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  4. greenbenchramblings

    March 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Just love kites. Jude and I watched what we thought was bird of prey in the distance for quite a while until we suddenly realised we were watching a kite on a string not a bird Kite. Crazy!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Easy mistake! I would so love to see a Red Kite. We saw Black Kites when in Senegal for our son’s wedding. They were quite something. 🙂

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  5. helen meikle's scribblefest

    March 24, 2014 at 12:56 am

    The kneelers are amazing! They’re now on my if-I-ever-get-to-Britain-again wish list.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      I can point you to another little Cornish Church with remarkable kneelers too but they don’t display them in the same way. These were stunning. I must put a note in the other Church’s visitors book to suggest they do the same rather than leaving them hanging under the pews. 🙂

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  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Your part of the knitting is very pretty… can’t imagine it all together…
    Thought the kite flying was neat…then you come up with the kneelers…How wonderful!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      There are six of us knitting now so I will show you when our 6-8 metres are all sewn together.
      Aren’t the kneelers amazing? Such beauty and such work. Truly lovely. 🙂

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