December 07, 2016
Blogger Christina is trying to change the world, and I think she is succeeding. Her blog The Healthy Knitter is having a 21-day tips for peace during December, and it coincides with a "Peace-along" on Ravelry, with her free pattern for a lovely cowl. My Daily Mindfulness blanket has languished but it will still be there in January. I'm going to join her for the peace-along, and I urge you to join me too!
So far she has gotten over 20,000 people to read her peace tips every day and join her peace-along. That is 20,000 individual people whose lives she has impacted in a good way, a peaceful way.
"And we need peace…with turmoil, and acts of violence, hatred and anger occurring daily in our country and throughout the world it’s time to take action. Often I think "but I’m just one person" but maybe, just maybe with Project Peace we can spread ideas on how to choose peace. Perhaps then, we can slowly make some changes. We’ll never overcome evil but we must find ways to cope with it."
from The Healthy Knitter, November 10, 2016
So, what do you do? Here is what she said back in November:
Here's how you join in:
- Download the cover page of the pattern on Ravelry
- This is only the cover page; the pattern will come to you as an update on 11/28.
- Read the information about the project requirements
- Please click on "fav" on Ravelry, begin a project page for the cowl, and join the Healthy Knitter group.
- Beginning December 1, read the blog daily for 21 days to receive the tip of the day on how to infuse more peace into your life.
Will you help me promote this?
Here are some ideas on how you could spread the word:
- Spotlight Project Peace on a blog post
- Post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or other forms of social media
- Include in your electronic or print newsletter
- Provide a give-away to those that help spread the word
- Tell all your knitting friends, clients, customers, readers, family.
Also, there is a World-wide Knit-in for Peace on December 21. Will you will knit for peace on that day?
I think this is a great idea! It is sort of like SETI, but instead of helping to locate alien signals, we will be promoting world peace! Using knitting needles! I can get behind that.
My project for peace will be Christina Campbell's cowl knit in Wildwood Yarns Arcadia in a pretty blue-pink-purple colorway. To me, it looks like peace.
Heck, whatever you do to be mindful and peaceful would work too! Whether you draw, crochet, quilt, craft, sew, doodle, whittle sticks or make baskets, just do it. Be peaceful, and help others be peaceful too!