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Garden Blues, Peace Knits and A Bouquet

29 Apr

1   Our garden has gone from being mostly yellow with a bit of blue to being mostly blue with a bit of white and it’s lovely! Click on any photo to see the detail.

2   I have just finished my fifth piece for Wool Against Weapons and have sat in the sunshine this afternoon listening to bird song and making a start on the next one.


I am posting the instructions for the pieces here for my blogging friend, Patty, who would like to know how to contribute to the 7 miles of Knitting for Peace. If anyone else out there would like to join the cause, we’d love to have your pieces to add to ours!

KNITTING AND CROCHET DIMENSIONS
1 unit =100cm long x 60cm wide        39.5″ long x 23.5″ wide

Use any stitch and any wool…suggestion: approx. 80 – 90 stitches wide – dk size 7 needles/4.5mm with approx. 100 rows – use a tape measure, it really varies!
crochet dk chain approx 75 st
any stitch
any colour of pink!

(I have found that I need 110 stitches on 5mm needles but it really does vary. To gauge how much wool knitters would need,  I weighed my first piece and it weighs only 180 grammes but the Suffragette one weighs 300g with the others coming in somewhere in between!)

3    A lovely surprise this afternoon – H from The Ingleheart Singers very kindly called in with a beautiful bunch of flowers from all my singing friends saying how much I am missed. I’m missing them too and the singing in harmony. Singing would be good for  for my soul and for my lungs and I want to get back as soon as possible!

Lovely 'Miss you' flowers

Lovely ‘Miss you’ flowers – Thank you so much, Inglehearties!

 

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12 responses to “Garden Blues, Peace Knits and A Bouquet

  1. aishasoasis

    May 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I absolutely adore blue flowers, and yours are so lovely! Greetings from egypt!

     
  2. jpeggytaylor

    May 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful blue flowers! I especially love bluebells and forget-me-nots. Wool against Weapons sounds a wonderful craftivism project too … I think I shall put some pink crochet on my ‘To Do’ list 🙂

     
  3. Jo Bryant

    May 3, 2014 at 12:43 am

    beautiful blues

     
  4. djdfr

    May 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Love the blue flowers.

     
  5. flowerpot

    April 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    lovely flowers Sally and hope to see you at singing very soon! xxxx

     
  6. Choc Chip Uru

    April 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Blue is such a beautiful colour, so I am a big fan of this post 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     
  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    My Favorite Color…”BLUE”…and what a perfect dispaly!
    I imagine you are missing the singing…Hope you can get back soon!

     
  8. David Wheeler

    April 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Yes, you are missed, Sally. Come back soon! It was good to see you on Sunday, shame you weren’t on stage with the rest of us.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you, David. It’s certainly feeling like too long but I just don’t have the breath or the welly right now. I’m working hard on building up my stamina!
      However, it was a privilege to be in the audience on Sunday night and to hear what a wonderful sound we make! I’m glad you were well enough. 🙂

       
  9. Cee Neuner

    April 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Blues are my all time favorite colors for flowers and they are so rare too. Wonderful photos. Thanks for playing.

     

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