My contribution to the “All We Are Saying…” Blanket for Peace project is finished and in the mail. My goal of making it in July so I could mail it in August mostly worked out. I had to make the block twice, because the first one was too big, and the pattern I designed took some experimentation (more about that next week). I mailed it on August 24th instead of August 1st, and hope that despite the delay and the international postal system, it will still arrive before the deadline (the end of September).
My block is called One World. I spent a lot of time thinking about how to achieve peace of any kind. The first step is to emphasize our similarities instead of focusing on our differences. Since one thing we all share is the same planet, I used a circle of blues and greens to symbolize our common home.
Knitting a flat circle was tricky so finishing this block took persistence. In the same way, achieving peace is going to take persistent efforts. We’ll need to experiment and we’re going to make mistakes. But the effort involved will be well worth the final results.
There’s still time to make a block of your own, and you can use any textile technique you like! Learn more about the Blanket for Peace project here.