Friends in my singing group and many in the Education Review Office have been knitting. We knit during tea breaks, lunch times, at home, watching the news, at meetings and conferences, while singing or chatting together. The vision is to “just do it!” Knit knit knit… as a meditation or a prayer... as a way of contributing and doing something. We can see a time when a load of colourful warm cloaks will grace the shoulders of these young mothers about to leave the hospital. It is a comfort to think maybe the blankets express in some small way compassion and empathy, and will warm these women heading out to begin the long walk home, hopefully feeling cherished and with new hope.
We invite you to knit. Knit a row... knit a few rows… and pass the knitting energy on. Contribute in any way you can to this vision. Any size or shape will be combined with others' efforts and stitched into blankets. We are mostly using 6.5 needles, 8 ply pure wool but will happily take anything contributed and create a blanket around it.'
Winter is the perfect time to knit - and, if you don't yet know how to, then now is the perfect time to learn. (This invitation goes out to all you men out there, too.) Please contact Pauline at email@example.com if you're keen to add your knitting to Dunedin's steadily growing pile.
Photo acknowledgements: mspfilmfest.org