England, A Boat and Heligan

03 Jul

Against all expectations, England won the football match this evening, in the penalty shoot out.  We are delighted!

We watched the match with the Munich contingent of our family reunion in their holiday chalet where this piece of art had pride of place. They leave tomorrow, so our three weeks of family time finally comes to an end. What a lovely time we have all had together.

A Penzance boat

Regular readers may remember that I knitted some blue squares recently. They were for the WildWork’s 100:UNEARTH production which started this evening and runs until  22 July, The knitted torpedo stands by the Well at Heligan  as part of the commemoration of the finish of WW1, 100 years ago. The torpedo was chosen as a symbol for the vast amount of knitting women and children did during WW1 and to commemorate the fact that women made many of the munitions used.

The knitted torpedo for which I knitted four squares


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8 responses to “England, A Boat and Heligan

  1. valeriedavies

    July 10, 2018 at 5:28 am

    reminds me of your pink knitting for the Greenham Common commemoration !

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 10, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Yes, me too. Fancy you remembering that – it was some years ago. 🙂

  2. saymber

    July 3, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    If only the women could have just knitted instead of having to make munitions…..very symbolic that torpedo! Well done.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 4, 2018 at 11:33 am

      I agree. I’m looking forward seeing the torpedo in situ when we go to the show next Wednesday. 🙂

  3. john zande

    July 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Brazil England final, here we come 🙂

    • Arkenaten

      July 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Haven’t we just this conversation Mr. Z? 🙂

      • john zande

        July 3, 2018 at 10:18 pm

        We can dream 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      That would be a cracker but I won’t hold my breath, albeit I call myself an optimist! 🙂


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