How to join in

Scroll down for practical information on yarn, needles and stitches!

Bear with me, lets take those first baby steps together. Here is what I am thinking….

To make the scarf 7 miles long, we are going to need 11,000 “units” of knitting (don’t faint)

Each unit will measure 60cm wide and 100cm long – any thickness of yarn, any style, any stitch – be creative. You will need approx 80 – 95 stitches across if you use dk yarn on roughly size 7 needles, with about 100 rows. Grab a tape measure as it’s a bit tricky, and varies wildly! Thicker wool and/or thicker needles will need a different number of stitches, as will crocheting. Needle size has been a bit of a hotly debated issue – just pick up your nearest needles and give it a go….it doesn’t really matter. Wool stretches!!! 

Any shade of pink!

The crucial thing here is to get all your friends knitting too by beating them with a stick being really, charmingly persuasive. Could you do that for me? 

Drop me a line when you have knitted your unit (I need extra shiny people to knit a few units) – and together we will work out where to send it.

I am hoping to have a downloadable pattern of the CND symbol here too for super clever knitters.

Any questions – just give me a call! 01453 751604

Finished pieces can be sent to: 

Jaine Rose, Rowan Tree, 27 Bowbridge Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JP

 

 

 

 

277 thoughts on “How to join in

  1. Hi Jaine…have just seen this, and as I’ve just learnt to knit I’m in…what width should the knit be?…will crack on when I get some pink wool :) brilliant idea…i do hope I meet you one day…I enjoy your blog

    lots of love Suzy xxxx

    • Hi Suzy, that’s fantastic news, thank you so much!! The width needs to be 60cm – how many stitches depends on what kind of wool you use and on what needles. Yes, why haven’t we met – where are you again?? Thanks for always having such nice things to say to me!

      With love
      Jaine xx

  2. Hello beloved lady of lovely inspiringness

    I would be very deeply honoured and blessed to join Wool Against Weapons. I am, at present, unfortunately unable to knit but I would very much like to learn and it would be very magical for my first hopeful project to be a knitted contribution to the peace banner. Please very kindly count me in!

    Love you beyond the Moon and Stars -

    Thupten xxxxxxx

    • Hey Thupten, you are a gorgeous inspiration – dear and lovely you – well thank you! I am hoping to be at Rivenstone next summer with needles, shall I teach you then? Would so love to see you again. Thank you for your ongoing support, it is appreciated.

      With blue skies, and sparking love to you,

      Jaine xxx

  3. My lovely sister-in-law has just posted this info on Facebook. It is my birthday today and I’d be delighted and honoured to knit or crochet a metre or more as my gift to the future. X

  4. Wonderful idea – and really inclusive particularly for people who may be house/institution bound. Some of us have wondered if a (county-wide) collection/meet and knit scheme would be useful and fit in with the plan. If so, we’d be happy to see what we could do to help.

  5. A small but stalwart band of Lancaster (UK) Knitter/Crocheter Occupiers have used wool as a powerful form of protest for the last year – & we want to join the woolly anti-nuke scarf project! – Do you have a facebook group? If not, it would be brilliant to start one – if you’re unfamiliar with/allergic to facebook, I’d be happy to set one up which would be safe for all pink-woolly enthusiasts with a deep desire to end nuclear weaponry. – Zephyrine x

    • Hi Zephyrine, that’s amazing, thank you! Would love to hear more about you stitchy gals up there – yes, there is a Facebook page at Wool Against Weapons – maybe you could like us?! Will be in touch! Jaine xxx

    • ha! I’ve met some fab Greenham women – hoping lots of them (and you too!) will join us on the day to unroll our scarf of pinkness…. xx

    • Yes, someone else pointed me in that direction too – so I have now joined (shouldve done it years ago!) – my username is under PinkPeaceScarf – and I will make a group as soon as I learn how! Thanks Samantha xx

  6. Hi Jaine, I emailed you at your blog instead of here – sorry- but I was so excited about your 7 mile long scarf that I got carried away and didn’t really read anything properly – story of my life!
    Anyhow, I would love to be involved with sewing up pieces and maybe collecting or whatever you need. And knitting of course – just got a lovely batch of pink wool today to make a start :)
    Mahoosive kudos to you for a fabulous idea, let’s get knittiing for peace!!!
    Sal x

    • Hi Sal, love your name! Thanks for being excited along with me!! I am on such a high with everyone’s enthusiasm – it’s great that youre joining us! Jaine x

      • Hi Jaine
        I’d be more than happy to be your “Woman-in-Cheshire-But-Nearly-Shropshire-and-Very-Close-to-North-Wales” if you like :) Have an estate car/use of van so can deliver knitting to you too. We’ll have to have a natter about it somethime…
        Meanwhile Blessed Yule, have a wonderful Christmas
        Sal (the Spider) xxx

        • Hi Sal! Oh thank you, thank you!!! That would be fab – you sound ideally placed, oh wondrous woman of the web! Yes, lets natter more about it. Have a great Christmas, Jaine xx

  7. Haven’t knitted in years but will have a try. Do you have any ideas yet about where you are going to collect the sections? And who is going to sew them together?

    • Hi Martina, thanks for having a go!! I am sure knitting is like riding a bike – we never completely forget! So, my plan is that I will somehow find people in different areas who are willing to co-ordinate the joining together of the scarf in their region, and bring them down on the big day (in 2014). So if it’s ok, perhaps hang on to your piece of scarf for now, and I trust that that part of the plan will become clearer nearer the time! Do please send me a photo if you can though, of you with your piece!

      Thanks Martina, bye for now! Jaine x

  8. Have just started a pink bit, looking forward to getting the CND logo pattern for the next ones. I am hoping to persuade some of my friends to spend a lot of time getting together and knitting over the next months. What will the logistics be of actually sewing all the bits together?

    • Hi Barbara! Yes, I am working on getting a good pattern for the CND logo – Angie knows someone who has one, and I am also scouting around on Ravelry. So I will get back to you asap on that one! Ah, well, the logistics of joining it all up are going to be interesting! The plan is to have people in different areas who are willing to co-ordinate joining all their local pieces up and then bringing them down on the big day (in 2014) – what fun we are going to have – lets hope it doesnt rain!!!

      So if its ok with you, hold on to your pieces of scarf for now, and we will see how it all unfolds! Do send me a pic of you and your pieces though if you can!

      Jaine xx

      • I will gladly be your Birmingham contact if you don’t already have one. Am asking for it to be put in our Quaker Area Meeting notices in January and will be handing out information to everybody who comes to our Not-A-New-Year parties!

        • PS I don’t have a car but I have friends who do! Including one who can’t knit but would be happy to come and help on the day!

        • Barbara, thats really fantastic, thank you so much! A Birmingham contact would be perfect, and you’re not so far away from me, so maybe we can meet up next year! Yes, the main thing is to spread the word, so really appreciate that….enjoy your “Not a New Year”!! xxx

  9. Add me to your knitting list! I found you via a friend of Zephyrine’s on Facebook but will look at your FB page too. I will knit but probably unable to actually go to the event. I do remember my visit to Greenham on a cold December day. You’re keeping up the good work. I will spread the word.

    • Hi Moira, hey great! And you made it to Greenham too – fantastic. Appreciate you spreading the word – that’s really what I need, thanks!
      Jaine xx

  10. I can’t knit. Yet. But I have been Making Remarks, in public, for years, about how wonderful it must be to have some kind of making-things skill. So… here comes my opportunity, yes? My brand-new New Year project, stage 1, is to go out and buy a pair of knitting needles, some pink wool, and some how-to-knit instructions…

    • Hi Sue – wow! I love your sense of adventure – go for it!! Actually, I find crocheting easier and less scary – get someone to teach you, and there are some good tutorials on you tube. Also, start with chunky wool!! Let me know how you get on and if you need any more help and encouragement! The dimensions for this piece of scarf might be a bit big for a beginner, so why don’t you knit it in two pieces and we can help you join it together! Love Jaine x

  11. This is such a great idea, so reminiscent of Greenam activities, I was there off and on too, brings back wonderful memories of weaving webs inside the base. I will definitely be joining in and could be a contact in the Herefordshire area. Love light and Peace Julia

    • Hi Julia, fantastic! I love it that so many Greenham women are up for it. Thanks, a Hereford contact would be amazing. Stay in touch! Jaine x

  12. I’m in! I’ll ask at Swarthmore AM in January if anyone else will join. Lovely idea! Can see charity shops etc being denuded of pink wool …

    • Yay! Thanks for saying yes Rachael…Swarthmore Peace Collection looks really interesting – what is your involvement there? Ah, yes, I have all our local charity shops on pink-alert!!

      Love Jaine x

    • Thanks Maggie, I have got all sorts of wild shades of pink floating around my house now – never knew there were so many! Let me know how you get on….love Jaine x

  13. What a mad, crazy, wonderful idea – count me in! (Slight problem: haven’t done any knitting for over 40 years..) Just been to Nanna B’s, our brilliant woolly habby-dashy shop in Uttoxeter (Staffs), who agreed to display your poster by the till – yeh!! But Jaine, what’s a size 7 needle? Is that an English 7 or a metric 7mm? The woman in the shop thought a metric 7mm would result in too holey a knit, so I’ve brought back some English 7ish needles and some DK wool; looks like it’s going to be a lot more than 100 rows with this tho. Any advice for a novice please?
    Oh, and I’ll gladly collect, transport (have use of estate car) and help in any way that’s of use. Love, Elaine

    • Hi Elaine – hey, thanks so much for your enthusiasm – 40 years eh? No worries, it will come flooding back! Really appreciate you getting a flyer in to Nanna B’s (love the name). Hmmmm, needle size – well, I have been using 7mm size needles with DY yarn and it seems fine but as long as the piece is approx 60cm wide then it really doesn’t matter too much. Whatever feels comfortable for you. Just keep on going until it measures a metre – we are all varying to be honest – I am quite a tight knitter (typical Virgo!!) so I guess I will go past 100 rows. To tell you the truth, I havn’t actually finished a whole piece yet – I keep starting new ones – I currently have 5 sets of needles and pieces on the go!!! I will get there! Let me know how you get on….

      Oh, and thanks so much for your offer of transport help – that’s amazing!

      Jaine xx

  14. Hello, I’m really pleased to see some guidance has now been offered about the number of stitches and so on. Thanks for that.
    I am very tentatively thinking of forming a local group (North Birmingham) to share knitting and crocheting for this project and I was just wondering if you are hoping to build any relationships with wool sellers who might offer a discount? (There is almost never wool for sale in the local charity shops.)

    • Hi Senga!

      Well, that is a fantastic idea – and so obvious, cannot believe I didnt think of it already! I will get on to it right away. What we need is links with a big manufacturer perhaps. I will do some digging around and let you know what I come up with.

      Oh, I would love you to get a local group together! I am starting several here in Stroud. Just nice to be with other people really, isn’t it! hey, and you are not so far away from me – maybe I could beetle up sometime and say hello!

      Thanks Senga,
      Jaine xx

      • The cheapest wool I have found for sale – so far – is James C Brett Top Value Double Knitting – it is 100% acrylic. If people can sell it in pound shop type places for a bit more than £1.00 for 100g I wonder whether that would be a good place to start. I see James C Brett is based in the UK. -
        http://www.jamescbrett.co.uk/
        Some progress has been made on setting up a local group, I’ll let you know when there’s definite news. And we’d be happy to invite you to join us.

  15. having just finished a comedy film clip spoof which ends with a husband who thinks he’s a macho soldier trying to blow up his wife who is KNITTING i am rather stunned myself to arrive at your site…..being an old cnd’er but anyway, may i first help by offering you this idea off the top of my head….you may need a song to sing along with so i suggest revising the old 1914 tune…..PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOUR OLD KNIT BAG….etc etc (i’m not refering to my ex missus here by the way…hahaha)

    • Hi James, ha – that made me giggle – so just how did you arrive here, would love to know??!! hey great, yes I agree – a song is exactly what we will need as we are unrolling several miles of knitting over trees and pathways – so well done, I think it’s a goer!!

      P.S Can you knit yourself???!!!

  16. I run the knitting together group at our local library in St Annes on the Sea. We are finishing off scarves and mittens for our Women’s Refuge but when we have will get started.. . we can pass it from hand to hand.

    • Hi Anne, that’s great, thanks so much! Where is St.Annes on the Sea – is it Lancashire? You all sound very proactive! Thanks for being ‘in’ xxx

  17. am spreading the word around bath and wiltshire…….my friends in cornwall are knitting freaks so will contact them too……..also have a contact with a womens group that protest at the bases sometimes………… will look them up . think they are in bristol………………
    this is going to be great fun ……..good thinking x good luck am off to start knitting …

    • Hi Jess – oh, that is fab – thank you!! Oh, there are plenty knitting freaks as you say!!! yahoo….
      Let me know how you get on – would be great to make contact with any groups that protest at bases – and Bristol isn’t far from me in Stroud.
      Thanks again for being in touch xxx

  18. Hi – my daughter who is with Occupy told me about this – I will knit, and I will tell our knitting group at Harrogate Quaker Meeting and the older children there too. It’s a great idea creative and inspiring like the scarf we will make!

    • Thanks Lizzie – I am so pleased you are joining us – I would really appreciate you telling the knitting group at Harrogate Quaker Meeting too – we have lots of Quakers involved, its fantastic. Yes, the scarf will be beautiful – and even better, will make lots and lots of blankets when the project is finished. Let me know how you get on!

      Jaine xx

  19. Love the idea of a 7 mile scarf, but why does it have to be pink? Why not rainbow colours? I have loads of old balls in all sorts of colours at home, so I don’t really want to fork out for pink wool, or spend ages knitting with it (not my favourite colour). I’ve got a gorgeous jade. Amanda

    • Hi Amanda! Your message made me smile! Well, pink has been recognised as an anti-war colour, links in with Code-Pink the grassroots social justice movement, and it will look pretty striking as different shades of one colour. But you know what? I love ‘differentness’ and anarchy – so why don’t you go with your gorgeous jade, and when we see it in that sea of pink, it will make us all smile and think of you!! Yay! xx

    • Hi Louise – by wool, I actually meant yarn – so no! Anything goes – wool, acrylic, or anything else that can be woven, knitted, crocheted etc will be fantastic thanks! xx

    • Hey lovely Solstice-dreaming woman, nice to hear from you again – how are you? Would love to hear more about that rally in ’83. Yes, please please join in with your crocheting – would love that! A pic of you and your masterpiece would be great too…..

      Love Jaine x

        • well, we never need any sort of excuse to rummage around in yarn shops let’s face it……oh, please shamelessly recruit people anywhere and everywhere – we have 11,000 pieces of scarf to get together!!! I am beginning to stop people in the street – it helps that I have shocking pink hair – curiosity gets the better of most people when they see me coming towards them with a manic smile on my face. Scary!! Let me know how you get on!! xx

  20. My daughter sent me this last night, fantastic idea, have put the date in my diary! If people have a Hobbycraft near them they have a ’3 for 2′ offer on all yarn at present, so I stocked up on pink acrylic this afternoon, Hayfield Bonus DK, 100g at £1.69 (3 for £3.38). Very pleased to see your answer to Amanda about other colours – I’ll use some of my stash for rainbow CND signs on the pink background. Love the thought that it’s getting people knitting again who haven’t for years! I always use size 8 (4mm) needles for DK and 7 (4.5mm) for aran, otherwise it’s a bit loose, but, all you beginners, just experiment and get the knitting bug! Like others who’ve replied to you it brought back memories of Greenham, but also the realisation that I’ll never scale a fence again! Thank you for your inspirational idea, see you in 2014! Deidre.

    • Ha! Deidre – so fantastic to hear from you, you have inspired me, thank you!! That’s some really good advice there, I am going to cross post it on our Facebook site if that’s ok (just words, not contact details) – because I may have been confusing everyone with needle sizes – so at last: someone who knows what they are doing!!!! I think a rainbow CND sign would look amazing – please do send a pic if you can when you have finished, to spur us on!! xxx

  21. Hello, great idea, I’m in! Hoping you’ll be emailing plenty of reminders as my brain is a little woolly and forgetful at times, might need some help being kept on schedule : ) I’ve had some pink wool I’ve been wondering what to do with for about 6 years now, can’t think of a single better use x x x

    Love and light

    Sheena x x x

    • Thanks Sheena – that’s great news, glad you are joining us! Yes, I will remind you….when my similarly woolly brain gets in to gear!! xxx

  22. Is this open to Yanks from across the sea? Hope so. What a great idea ! Reminds me of the movie, Reunion at Fairborough, one of my favorites.
    Thanx……

    • Hi Jill – Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, very cool! Would absolutely love you to join in – what part of the States are you from and how did you get to hear about Wool Against Weapons? Very excited to have you…. xx

      • I am a follower of Ilona’s Life After Money Blog and found your link there. I am from New Castle, IN …..about four hours south of Chicago. I visited London and environs many years ago and have never forgotten my experiences there. Looking forward to being a part of this marvelous endeavor…..jill

        • Whoohoo Jill! Welcome, so exciting to have you! I have just found Ilona’s blog – so inspiring! and have thanked her for passing the word on. It’s great that you are joining us – and if ever you feel like a trip over again, I live in Gloucestershire – very pretty countryside about 2 hours west of London, you’d love it! Let us know how you get on, and if you have any knitting friends who want to join in! Jaine xx

  23. Fantastic! I’ll be starting this as soon as possible – need to rummage through my wool bags first. 4mm needles are perfect for DK wool and garter stitch the quickest and easiest for beginners (every row knit) but I might go for some cabling in some of mine!
    All power to your needles
    xxx

    • Hi Sue, that’s great, and thanks for the knitting advice, will put that on Facebook where the questions get asked. Oooh, cabling – just tried to learn that myself and nearly had to lie down in a darkened room… xx

  24. Hiya, just come across your post on a friends facebook page Good luck with speaking to the teenagers today ;)
    Please count me in with the knitting , I’d be very happy to put my recently dug-out needles and hooks into good use :)
    Lisa xxx

  25. I love this idea and am going right out the door for some pink yarn. Also I have a nice CND graph I can scan and send you if you like.
    Good luck!
    bon :)

    • Hey Bonnie! That would be great thanks! There is a pattern on Ravelry and some other super clever women have managed it…but a graph would be good too if you don’t mind. xx

    • Yahooo, thanks Penny! There is a group who are getting together enough stitched pieces of wool to unroll down their high street – I thought that was pretty cool, and the newspapers love that sort of thing…is Devon ready for that do you think??!! xx

    • Hi Ruth! Glad you are joining us! It’s August 2014 – so ages, ages!!! Although I have got 11,000 pieces to gather up, crazy I know! But every little bit totally counts, so a big thank you to you! xx

  26. Great idea-especially if can stretch the definition of pink to include a lot of
    the spare wool I’ve collected over 64 years of knitting!

  27. I am speechless at the brilliance and simplicity of your idea. Count me in and keep up the good work. Will get on with the knitting. As the units are so large presumably you can accept pieces that are sewn together as I don’t have knitting needles large enough for 60 cm width. Will make a nice patchwork if that’s ok?
    thanks, Dolly

    • Hi Dolly! Patchwork pieces sound fantastic – thanks so much! And if you could send pics of you, work-in-progress or the finished pieces, then that would be fab too! Jaine xx

  28. If I do more than one meter can the pieces be continuous or do you want them in separate one meter lengths?
    Thanx, Jill…..USA

    • Hi Jill, sorry it’s taken me a few days to get back to you – wow, well if you manage to knit more than one piece then two meters could be joined – the blankets that they will be made up in are going to be 2 meters in length, so that would work out well. Thanks for being such a superstar! xx

  29. We it might take me til August next year but I’m up for this knitting project. Have emailed all the women I know to ask them to join in too.
    You have really inspired me Jaine xx

    • Hey Nicky! Thank you, thank you……you know what I really want? I want someone to contact well-known people, and get them to agree to have their photo taken with a piece of pink scarf wrapped around them…..like Helen Mirren for instance – she’s got pink hair!! How cheeky can you be? Maybe knitting is the easier option?! xxx

  30. Hiya Jaine x
    Just spent a few days with lovely Glennie (Kindred) and gorgeous heart sisters and she told us about your fab project, am so loving it :) xxx Haven’t got a clue how to knit but am hoping to get a small group of women friends here in Glastonbury to teach me and make a few :) xxx
    lots of love xxx

    • Hi Casey! That sounds great – there’s lots of knitting help out there – would love you to join us! Send us a pic of your ‘work in progress’ and we can cheer you on! xx

  31. This is a great idea! I am happy to join in and glad for an excuse to knit in bright pink without too many complicated bits! I will tell other knitters.

    • That would be brilliant, thanks Tracey – if everyone tells a few friends, then those 11,000 pieces will get knitted up in no time….
      xxxxxx

  32. I’m in! I am a knitter and a Quaker too. I’ll get some pink and let you know when I’ve done a piece. Since there is a long time to do this, I might do more than one.

    • Hi Jenny, thanks, that’s great…and I will definitely give Judi and Sheila a go too – I tried Helen Mirren, on account of her pink hair, but didn’t get a reply!! Oh well….

      Love Jaine xx

      • Sheila Hancock sprung to mind because the first performance of the Gates of Greenham, sung by the Quaker Festival Choir, had Shelia as the narrator. Just remembered to say that in case you wondered why.
        Also she is vocal about being a Quaker and is positive about peace. I can’t think of a reason why she would refuse :)

  33. Hi Jaine
    Saw you at ActionAWE’s launch in Reading recently – inspired by your idea. It’s so simple and non-violent and fun! Am working on getting together a bunch of knitters in Farnham to add our Surrey bit!

    • Hi Barbara, thanks for being in touch – that was a great launch wasn’t it! Am thrilled that you are inspired to get some Surrey knitters together, let me know how you get on! Jaine xx

  34. I’m in Helsinki with a group of peace-minded knitters. Today is a yarn bomb for marriage equality.

    I’m not sure how many of us will eventually join, but I’ve already cast on with some pink I had on hand and looking forward to adding my meter or more to the cause! I’m mixing a few other colors in to reduce the stash of leftovers but intend it to be primarily pink :)

    • Hi Rita, oooh, that sounds exciting – thanks so much for joining us all the way from Helsinki! Love the sound of the marraige equality yarn bomb – any chance of a photo for our Facebook page, would be very cool. Great idea to mix in some other colours too – using leftovers is good! Keep in touch!
      Love Jaine xx

  35. I would love to get involved! I am in the Midlands, and will look at getting some pink wool very soon and casting on! May be quite simple, as I am very new to this, but I am looking forward to getting started! :)

    • Hey thank you!! There’s quite a few of you in the Midlands, fantastic…let us know how you get on, and if you need any help, just shout! xxxx

  36. I have been asked if there is anything like this going on in the United States, or other countries? Have you been contacted about it?

  37. Hello Jaine
    I heard about your wonderful plan yesterday from a fellow Quaker at the installation of our Prayer Flags in our Meeting House Garden. It is a wonderful idea and I shall be gathering knitters to support you.
    With love and in Friendship.

    Geraldine

    • Hi Geraldine – fantastic, and thank you! Whereabouts are you? The Quakers have been awesome in their support…truly. xxxx

    • Hi Hannah, so sorry its taken me a while to get back to you…I am drowning under pink woolliness over here….anyhow…YES!! Would love you to join from Germany – we already have several knitters there – Berlin and other places, and infact we have translated the flyer into German (can email it to you if you would like!)

      Absolutely love it that there are knitters from all over the world – pics of you and needles always welcome!!

      Thanks Hannah, let us know how you get on!

      Jaine xx

  38. Three things …..
    1. Do our scarfy things need to to be solid pink, or can they be pink-and-white striped, white with big pink flowers or hearts, etc. ?. As you may have worked out, I have more white yarn than pink !

    2. If the yarn-bombing site is wheelchair accessible – I may see you there!

    3. Where on Earth are you going to store 11,000 metres of scarf?!!!!

    Good luck

    Alice

    3.

    • Hello again Alice!

      In answer to your three things! Colour wise and pattern wise – anything goes, and for sure those stripes will keep your sanity! Oh now, flowers and hearts, they would be fab too if your knitting expertise is up to it!! Great. I will be sure to check out the route for wheelchair accessibility. But I do know right now that at Burghfield it will be fine – parking on the flat, right next to where the main entrance is, it will be no problem at all. Some parts of the route won’t be good – grass verges and uneven tricky bits, but on the whole I think its a goer! Be great to see you there! We can chat about it nearer the time?

      Yes, where on earth will it be stored – good question! Do you have a garage??!! No, just kidding. What I need to do is find ‘hubs’ of people who do have some sort of storage – the plan is that they will pre-join strips of scarf, roll them up and bring them on the day for the final joining. Simples. (or not!!) Working on that one. Any help appreciated….

      Jaine xxx

      • I am available for the Suffolk area to store and join together. My knit group I am sure would help you with that :)
        xx

  39. I have put this on my Facebook page and already people want to join in, imnot brill at knitting, I can manage a garter stitch but no fancy stuff! Off to find the knitting needles.

    • Hi Jane – thank you so much for putting it up on your facebook page – oh, its so lovely that everyone’s being so fab about joining in! No, I’m not a great knitter either, so there won’t be anything fancy coming from my needles – but hey! What I lack in skill I make up for in enthusiasm – you sound the same!! Let me know how it goes!! Jaine xx

  40. Hi Jaine,
    I have just seen the details of your fantastic idea and I am in. I will be passing this on to all my friends. Well done and keep up the great work. Brightest blessings xx

    • Hi Jeanette, thank you for your lovely message – I am meeting such great people here, you included! Thanks for joining in, let me know how it goes…Jaine x

  41. would love to do this with Gdaughters does it have to be ‘pink’ as we support the ‘Pink Stinks’ campaign ? We avoid pink and love red purple green and white is that OK?

    • Hi Laila! Yeah, totally get that – kinda like the Pink Stinks myself – so red, purples, greens and whites sound fab! They will really stand out too, so yes please to you joining in with those colours!! Let us know how you get on, and thanks again, Jaine xx

  42. Hello,

    I started my section for you on Monday night. I cannot wait to finish and start on another. Wait for mucho bonkersness in pink!

    :)

    • Hi Tracy!

      Hey great to hear from you! And thank you so much for your promise of mucho bonkersness – fantastic!! It would be truly amazing if you would be able to store some Suffolk area pieces and join together. I have just been joining bits together today in a Stroud PicKnit in our local park – was kinda fun – pics up on Facebook! Let me know how your pieces go, and lets keep in touch! Love Jaine xx

  43. I love this idea so much but can’t knit, I’ve tried several times to learn or crochet and just don’t manage. I do sew thou, I could come over for a weekend and cobble sections together. Or I felt and needle felt, is that too far away from the idea?

  44. I`ve just found out about this from the Campaign newletter. I`m sort of vicariously housebound with my disabled husband and can`t be as active as I was in the past so it will be great to feel that I`m doing something! I`ll dig out my needles and get hold of some wool. Thank you for your sparkly idea!

  45. I’ve only just found out about this, so I hope it’s not too late to join in. I’ve got lots of bits of pink yarn knocking about so I’ll get on to it. I’ll share on Facebook and the like as well.

    Great idea!

  46. Learnt of the knitted scarf from Martin Birdseye. I think you shared his table last weekend. He has a Flow Chart on reasons why we should ban nuclear weapons. I would like to be involved in your knitting project. I hope I can inspire other’s to do the same.

  47. Hi Jaine,
    What a fantastic idea!
    I’m going to cycle on my lovely purple bike to the knitting shop to buy pink wool straight away.
    I’m moving from London to beautiful Stroud in December and might well drop my piece round to you in person!

  48. Hi there, Just stumbled upon your campaign from the Earth Pathways page, and would love to join in! Do we have a deadline to get our knitted scarf sections to you?
    Kindest Regards Julie :D

  49. Hi Jaine,

    Well I thought this is an excellent idea and I know several knitters who are also Quakers in Birmingham have been knitting sections for the scarf. I have crocheted a whole bunch of peace symbol granny squares and just finished putting them together so I am sending it off tomorrow.

    Hope you get a lot more responses and miles of knitting.

    Yours in friendship,

    tina

  50. I just found some left over pink wool and remembered your campaign. I am not the greatest of knitters but I am passionate about this campaign! I will get some more wool and see if I can add more stitches to my repertoire other than the plain and pearl ones ;-)

    I hope to see you on the 16th Aug nest year as I will certainly be helping you to yarn bomb!

    I have shared this on F/book and already have friends interested <3

    Until next year….
    Sharlea

    • Hi Sharlea,

      So sorry you never got a reply to your lovely message. How is your knitting going? We would love to see you in August – the date is now 9th – we are going to have so much fun, hope you can join us! xxx

  51. Just heard about this! Would really love to chip in at least one unit, and might even be interested in joining at the install (and could bring pieces from London, if needed.) Keep me in the loop!

    Also, for another outlet for cheap, acrylic yarn, I shop at http://www.rkmwools.co.uk/ which offers great prices in their Value Section, and super shipping rates.

  52. Hi! I have finished my first piece (hoping to do another). Is there anyone in London doing sewing up,or should I just send it to you?
    All the best, Caroline.

  53. I heard about this at our local Amnesty group meeting last night. I can’t wait to get started and to involve friends and family too. I taught my grandson to knit and my granddaughter to crochet – time they put those skills to good use!
    I’m in west Wales so would love to be in touch with others here and maybe organise some knitting/crochet days to support this project.

  54. Hi Jaine,

    We have decided to join in your fabulous scarf. We are the Cardigan Crochet Crew (as in we live near Cardigan, Wales – we don’t crochet Cardigans!) so we will crochet you some squares. Great idea. I will put up pictures as we go along on my website (Completeness.co.uk) and facebook page (www.facebook.com/Completeness).

    Kasturi

  55. Hey Jaine,

    I love the idea and Im in! Have you got an image of the cnd symbol? I want to do an intarsia with maybe an applique slogan. What do you think?

    Sam x

    • Hi Sarah,

      Sorry for not replying sooner, all the messages got buried under thousands of spam emails. Well, we need pieces by about mid July this year. How is your knitting going? Jaine xxx

  56. A really brilliant idea! Will definitely do a metre or 2 and enlist as many of my knitting friends as possible. After reading recently that knitting is soothing and calming, it makes it a double blessing!

  57. Hi Jaine
    Do you still need more pieces knitted? Have just found out about wool against weapons and have been looking at all the wonderful knitted pieces you are collecting! Maybe I can encourage some of our customers at Canterbury Wholefoods to get knitting!
    Peace : ))

  58. I think the giant pink scarf is a great idea! Don’t listen to those Pink Stinks meanies!! My contribution will be defiantly and gloriously pink – it may even be glittery too…;-)

  59. I would love to take part in this project. I think I have a good supply of pink wool.

    I will mention it to the ladies at the knitting & crochet club which I run locally.

    Good luck.

    Jayne

    • Thanks so much Jayne, that would be wonderful if you were able to spread the word! Sorry its taken me such a long while to get back to you. xxx

  60. Hi there I have just learnt how to knit and have been thinking of charities I would love to be apart of. Could I please have info sent to me so I can learn more?

    Claire x

    • Hi Laurie,

      Sorry its taken me a while to get back to you – buried under pink wool over here – but YES PLEASE!! We do still need knitters and pieces of scarf. Would really appreciate your support!

      Jaine xx

  61. Hi,
    We know about your project cos Portsmouth Quakers have been working on this, and they’ve told us in their mailings. We are going to try giving this a go on Sunday in our Young People’s Quaker Meeting in Chichester as we are working on ‘Finding god in the ordinary’. Not that there’s anything ordinary about this, but mindful knitting might act as a mediation.
    Hopefully we’ll have something to show at the end, but we are inspired to start at least. Wish us godspeed as we unravel our wool.

    • That sounds fab Jenny and Gaelle, love the thought of mindful knitting. And because row after row is so uncomplicated, just up and down, up and down, it does have a peaceful rhythm to it for sure. Yes, good luck and godspeed, may your wool by woolly and pink, and the young people enthusiastic xxxx

  62. Picked up on this through the Quaker newsletter – I’m an attender in Alderney. Just purchased my first balls of wool as I have everything except pink in my stash!! Our local wool shop is great – I ended up with one really chunky yarn and managed to get the knitting to your measurements by deciding to knit it sideways…this will make sense when I send it. Can’t be there on the day I’m afraid so I’ll just keep up with your fabulous website. I did the Aldermaston March in 1962 – ten miles of people marching! Tissie xxxx

    • Hi Tissie,

      Great to hear from you, thanks so much for joining us in knitting up a storm! Fab that you were on the Aldermaston march in ’62 – a lot of our knitters have said the same – all power to your activist elbows!! The chunky yarn and sideways knitting sound great – looking forward to seeing it! Jaine xxxx

  63. One word which sums up all of this is ‘WONDERFUL’
    I’m in and already recruiting, will update this/you on progress and whether i can do or organise a collection or delivery when we have a pile of pink in the new year, we are in lancashire on the edge of a town called Bolton.
    Best Wishes to all of you for the festive season

    • Hi Steffie,

      Thanks so much for your encouragement – it is all getting a bit mad, and pink, but soooo much fun too. Yes, carry on spreading the word – that would be fantastic. The date for the big roll out is 9th August, be great to see a minibus of you all from Bolton! Jaine xxx

  64. Apologise have only just realised this is going on. I tend to knit to stop falling asleep in front of the television (fed up with missing the end of programmes!)
    Have lots of acrylic yarn – no problem with CND symbol and would like to do a rainbow as well but where can I find a picture of one?

  65. High from Kew (South west London), I have just seen a reference to this brilliant escapade on a friends timeline. I’m in. Will go and get wool of substantial pinkness as soon as I’m over this beastly cold I’ve got. How do I get more info?

    • Hi Celia, substantial pinkness hey? Then you are exactly the knitter for us! Thanks for joining in, hope your cold is better now, poor you! There’s lots of info here on the website, and on Facebook, but do shout if you need more help! Jaine xx

    • Hi Rachel, thanks for letting us know, so glad you have joined us – spread the word – we need thousands of pieces still!! Jaine xx

    • Hi Charlotte, thanks for getting in touch – oh yes, we are full steam ahead over here at the pink peace scarf HQ (my house in Stroud!). So glad you are joining us – there are lots of pics on the “Scarf Grows” page – take a look at what everyone has been up to! Jaine xx

  66. Hi Jaine, it is a great idea. I’m almost completely housebound with ME so it’s impossible for me to go on any demos these days. So this is something I can hopefully do to contribute, which I very much welcome.
    Good luck
    Karen

  67. Hi, I’m in! Don’t normally knit in pink so I’m having to buy, but ebay has 100g balls of baby pink chunky for £1.58 + postage. (seller vfm-allsorts). It’s a great idea to make this 7 mil scarf! I’m mulling over pattern ideas – I like the “NOT IN MY NAME” message some knitters have already used.

  68. Dear Jaine
    I’m a Stroudie too and knitting away and passing on the message to everyone who asks me on trains and busses as I knit up my patchwork squares (easier than prodding other passengers with long needles)-I’m quite evangelical about it!
    Do you want help with sewing them all together as I can come up the hill
    and help? and which is the definitive date please?? 9th or 16th August??
    Let me know..
    love Alice W

  69. Hi Jaine, i’v nearly finished my third piece. It’s a fantastic idea, but could you please reassure me that the blankets will go where they will do most good afterwards. Thanks.

    • Hi Hazel, thanks for getting in touch and for all your knitting support. I will personally see that the blankets have the very best of homes. I feel passionately about this, and am very excited about the possibilities with this aspect of the project. I have two African contacts so far – one in Uganda, and one in Tanzania. There is a wonderful hospital project up in the mountains West of Dar-es-Salaam where prem babies are dying of the cold. I would very much like a contact for Syrian refugee camps because it is heartbreaking what is happening there. There are also some terrific homeless shelters and hospices in the U.K that need to be contacted. Even if I have to drive them myself, (and Africa is a mighty long way) I will see that they get to good places. Any ideas welcome! And contacts!

      Thanks Hazel,
      Jaine xxx

  70. Dear Jaine,
    Just back from epic travels, read of your scarf in Earth Pathways today, most inspiring! I’ll pass onto friends, and happy to be the North Cornwall rep for gathering pieces too. Off to search for pink yarn. I was delighted to see yarn bombing in various places in Australia recently!
    Brigit blessings, Margot

  71. Thank you jane! It’s a brilliant idea and I’ll have a rummage through my wool bag and get my needles out straight away.

    Good luck and very best wishes,

    Helen

  72. Hi Jaine

    This is v cool! The lady knitters and children of Rugby Quaker Meeting are mobilising today to begin knitting. We are very excited.

    Emmeline McChleery

  73. What an inspiring idea. I do a lot of knitting for fund-raising for Quaker Work and for other charities. I will start knitting in pink right away. Good to be part of such an important task. Thank you.

    • Thank you for saying so Margaret, I am always getting such lovely messages of encouragement that really keep me going! Thank you for joining us, Jaine xx

    • Ha! Thanks Lorna for joining us! And think about how much someone is going to love their pink blanket when they are stitched up and sent out in to the world after Aug 9th!! Am getting very excited about that…..best woolly wishes, let us know how you get on! Jaine xx

  74. Are you accepting donations from your neighbors across the pond? If so, I’m in, and I can perhaps get some other contributors.

    • Hi Patti, sorry its taken me a couple of weeks to get back to you – have been hiding in Cornwall having a break by a beautiful ocean! Oh yes indeedy, it would be fantastic if you would be able to send us a piece. All these overseas pieces are extra special – where are you in the U.S? We have a Wool Against Weapons U.S – the website is here: https://www.facebook.com/notonewtrident – perhaps check them out!

      Big woolly hugs from over here!

      Jaine xxx

      • Thanks for your reply. I will be knitting a piece and I’ll see about recruiting some of my knitting friends. We are working for peace in Indiana. Patti

  75. Greetings to all WAW knitters. Coming in late on the action, but I’ve just bought my first lot of wool and will put a ps for knitters in the Bradford-on-Avon Quaker newsletter & on the Churches Together group in the town and see if we can’t get an ecumenical group evolving. I’ll also be having an op in March/April, so what an outreach opportunity !! Thank you for the inspiration…..Judith

  76. Hi, all you army of knitters out there ! And Hi, Jaine, whose voice I’ve heard on my ansaphone. It’s great to be part of this amazing idea! I’ve just finished the 2nd of the 2 pieces I’ll be sending you this week and will get ahead and do more! All good wishes and KEEP KNITTING!

  77. Hi fellow knitters……Haven t got out my needles for years but just bought some pink chunky and about to start……..

  78. I was happy to meet Brenda Boyd at the local coffee shop and discuss this project. Although I have no knitting skills myself, I did donate my burberry scarf to Wool Against Weapons. I am inspired by the social activism and the craftivism… essentially empowering people with a symbolic craft that can be grasped and that can symbolize global changes… changes that are kind and that make the world a better place to live. Wool Against Weapons and the Friendship Cube Group both have a similar “deed oriented” approach to spreading awareness and creating positive change in communities. I wish you and your project well.

    • Hi Graeme, yes, I remember hearing that you had donated your Burberry scarf – thanks so much!! We will make sure it is joined up – every single bit counts! Thank you for your support and lovely message, Jaine xx

  79. Good to see all the pink coming in!!
    What do you have in mind for reconstructing the scarf into blankets after the event? Would you like a crew of volunteers to commit to that?
    Also – as far as recipients go, have you looked at Knit-a-Square in South Africa?
    http://www.knit-a-square.com

    I’m sure they wouldn’t say no to rectangles!
    Take care;
    Alice

    • Hi Alice, great to hear from you again! How are things over at Green Cafe? Well, I am hoping that we will have groups of people willing to un-join pieces of scarf, and restitch them into our beautiful blankets. Perhaps there would be a few of you over there willing to help? So far projects for the blankets include Syrian refugee camps (still need a contact), an HIV project in Uganda, prem baby project in Tanzania, and homeless centre project in the U.K. Will take a look at your link, thanks for that! Oh, and I think I was getting back to you about wheelchair access for the day, should any of you be inspired to come, which would be fab – we will have proper access and facilities, so shouldnt be problem. Big woolly hugs, Jaine xx

  80. I’m in, just bought my pink wool and starting after work tonight. Am spreading the word round Skegness! The world is rose tinted pink!!

    • Oh yes indeedy, beautifully rose tinted….hey thanks for joining us Sara, and for spreading the word around Skeggie! Jaine xx

  81. Hello all
    I have just read all your comments and would love to be a part of the woolley peace project
    love to help and deffinatly in pink
    world peace!
    Regards
    Helen

    • Hi Helen, so pleased you have joined us and like pink – I am beginning to get a bit boggly eyed with pink, so may need to be a bit subversive and do my next bit in turquoise, ha ha….happy knitting! Jaine xx

  82. Hi
    We have a small group of ‘knitters’ here in Guadalajara, Mexico who are joining the 2014 wool against weapons call. We already have 4 ‘units’ completed and expect a few more. We have someone coming over in a couple of weeks and someone else may be in London mid-April. Can you give us a location in London where they could drop off our packages or how would you suggest we get them to you. Also do you want us to attach any information to the ‘units’ (maybe we should call them blankets – units sound a bit scary)? I am a ages old CND supporter (first heard of in 1959) from the ‘states’ but we actually got started on this project because we (I have a daughter and grandchildren here) watch together ‘Call the Midwife’ every weekend when available. There was one we watched recently which had a couple of mentions of CND making me go the the internet to see if CND was still active and I found you – it followed from there.

    Thanks
    Rick

  83. Hi,
    I found out about Your idea from an old school friend, she was a member of a knitting circle we had there and is now mobilising everyone to join in and although I’ve moved back home to Prague I absolutely love this idea and am joining in. And the ladies in the shop where I buy my wool loved the idea so maybe I’ll have some contributions from them to send you as well. You’ll have my piece in a couple of weeks.
    Good luck and I hope the scarf gets finnished.

    • Yahoo, couple of weeks? Your needles will have steam coming off them Lucie – we are cheering you on over here, and very excited to have you join us from Prague – thanks so much! Big woolly hugs Jaine xx

    • Hi Ele, thanks for joining us! It would be great to have your piece by the end of June, to give us time to stitch it into the giant scarf, that would be great! jaine xx

  84. I just heard about this from a friend in Edinburgh….I am not a knitter but will be! Will try and motivate others in the Scottish Borders to join me. This is a great idea…I never ever got to Greenham despite being involved in the peace movement for many years, so hope to get to the event in August.

    • Hi Marjorie, thank you for supporting us – good luck with learning to knit, it gets easier, so hang on in there!! I never got to Greenham either, a big sadness in my life. Be fab to see you in August if you can make it down – I know its a long way, but there are lots of Scottish knitters who have joined us, and they may get a coach together – check out our Wool against Weapons Scotland page for contacts! Jaine xx

  85. Hiya, Have posted a link to your site in our community site http://www.knitayear.ning.com community of people knitting their moods for a year. Started a piece for you this morning but not sure how much pink I have. Will keep going till I run out and then send it off to you. I love the idea of visual protests.

    • Hi Beth, that sounds great! If you run out of pink then another colour would be absolutely brilliant too. Will check out that link – thanks Beth! Best woolly wishes, Jaine xx

  86. I only caught up with your fabulous campaign last night and plan to start knitting today! I shall also feature the campaign on my blog and call on others to join! How close to your target are you? Can people from abroad join in too?
    I just love this way of protesting – off now to start knitting! :)

    • Hey Sally! Thanks for joining us, that’s fab. If you could spread the word by fair means or foul then that would be briallint too!! Well, we are about half way there, which is great, and momentum is building so having a big final push for August. Yes, we have lots of people from all over the world joining in. Big woolly hugs, Jaine xx

  87. I have got one scarf done and another couple on the go. I live near Biggleswade – in the middle of a triangle made up of Bedford Cambridge and Stevenage. Is anyone acting as a hub near here?

    Jenny

    • Hi Jenny, I am working with CND to get the hub places identified right now, and when we have a list, we will put it up on the website, so perhaps you could keep an eye out for that? If you would like to send your pieces to CND in the meantime that would be great (address is: 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ) or hang on to them for the time being, which is fine too. If you are feeling like a superstar, you could always join us on the big roll out day – its going to be lots of fun!! Jaine xx

  88. I have just read the post about this event in ‘Knit Now’ magazine and as a beginier knitter and a resedent of Tadley, where most of AWE is actually situated i couldnt think of a better excuse to get my needles back out. i think this is a wonderful protest for a very good cause which is very close to my heart. for many reasons, i will be sending my peice off asap and i cant wait to show my support in august and see everybodys wonderful creations once the scarf is up !

    • Hi Stephanie, oh wonderful you! That’s brilliant, and my goodness that is actually on your doorstep! So you will get to see the craziness on 9th August. Thanks so much for knitting! Good luck with the knitting, its a great project for a beginner – let us know how you get on! Jaine xx

  89. I.ve been knitting a pink piece for this for some time but this is the first time I;ve found the website. I have a load of pink wool salvaged from a skip when a local college stopped teaching textiles, (more than I could use). Soi if there is anyone in the Worcester area who’d like some just email me.

  90. Have been knitting three and a half days and have run out of wool. It is forty-five to fifty cm wide and 100cm long. Do you think that I should go out and buy more wool or cast off? I feel personally that as long as it is substantially wide enough it is the length that matters. Next time I shall do it width ways and grow it to 100cm as it was a squeeze to get 110cm onto the needles in chunky wool.

    • Hi Emma,

      50cm will be absolutely fine, thank you so much! You have probably cast off by now, sorry this reply has taken so long. Thanks to Su too for the offer of wool, it would be great if you were able to set up a local group – we have a final big push now to get our 7 miles. They are going to make the most wonderful blankets too! Really appreciate your support Emma,

      Best woolly wishes, Jaine xx

  91. I was supposed to be going cycling in Cuba this week but have broken my leg and so can’t go. I had started a blog and as its no longer about my cuban cycling I am putting anything and everything else on there, including the fact that a group of us are ‘making’ pieces for your scarf. Maybe some of my readers will join in. We are also intending to have a knitting place at Leamington Peace Festival on June 14-15 where visitors can add a line or 2.

    • Hi Jane,

      Oh I am so so sorry to hear about your broken leg – that must be a terrible disappointment. Just been reading your blog – lovely! Its fab that your group are all doing different sorts of knitting, and your weaving is beautiful! So a big thank you, your loss is our gain, and I do appreciate it. The knitting at Leamington Peace festival sounds great too – perhaps I could send you some flyers/postcards about our big roll out day to hand out? (what is your address?)

      Wishing you a speedy recovery, and best woolly wishes,

      Jaine xxx

  92. Hello there knitters – I haven’t knitted for 30 years but my twin sister urged me to give it a go. It took 3 weeks but loved every minute and dropped stitch. Here is my effort – I plan to embellish it with some wording and to make another in PINK this time. Looking forward to 9 August x lots of love to all you knitters and crochet makers all over the world.! Can I put up a picture of the knit ? I cant find a link anywhere ? thanks Caroline M from Mid Sussex, England

  93. I have just been walking in the Yorkshire Dales with my daughter and saw a wonderful window display in Settle about Woolagainstweapons . i havent crocheted for years but am going to give it a go and have forwarded request for help to friends that i know can knit. Fantastic idea, and i hope it is a great success. Now where is my crochet hook……………

  94. I’m about to start in chunky – am in Herefordshire, southern end. Any help on where can I send it to or take it when it’s done gratefully received. Thanks!

  95. We had so much fun walking our scarf around Hilsea on Conscientious Objectors Day (see Portsmouth photos above) that we are going to do it again – 1pm on Saturday 5th July at The Hard, Portsmouth. We shall need lots of people to help carry it, and we hope to organise a minibus to Aldermaston. Come and join us.

  96. Hi Jane, thanks on behalf of all of us for all your tremendous work.

    IMy little piece is now finished and I was going to send it to you at the Rowan Tree but I’ve seen several other addresses mentioned so wasn’t sure whether or not that was still where it should be going to . . . . ?

    Thanks and the very very best of luck with this brilliant projec,

    Helent

    • Oh Helen, I am so sorry you haven’t had a reply from me – I got buried under a mountain of wool – you have probably figured out the address by now, but if not, send your piece to me at Rowan Tree, that would be great! Thank you lovely knitter, Jaine xx

  97. Hi there – a friend posted the FB link to Wool Against Weapons on the very day I decided to relearn crocheting granny squares – and I was there reading it with a tiny crocheted square in pink wool! So it seemed like a sign, and I carried on crocheting pink squares. I’ve finally finished, and it’s a little ‘rustic’ shall we say, but it’ll be in the post to you in the next couple of days. Love the Peace Scarf idea, and love the fact that our contributions will go on to make blankets for those in need. Bright Blessings to you all for doing this xxx

    • hi Reen, sorry I didn’t reply sooner, but I think I do remember getting your scarf piece and it was lovely – I crochet too, they are kinda addictive those Granny Squares when you get going, arent they? Thanks for joining us, big hugs Jaine xx

  98. Hi Jaine,

    My piece of pinkness for the peace scarf is in the mail and on its way to you now. Thank you so much for this opportunity to be part of something wonderful.

    Mary Ann.

    • Thanks so much Mary Ann, every piece counts, and the scarf is growing sooooo long now – think we are going to make it!! Jaine xx

  99. This is my first crocheting since my children were toddlers and they are now in their 40′s but it is 50 years since I joined CND so I thought I would give it a go – a bit wobbly work but the thought is there with all my heart!!

    • Hi Sammy, you wonderful person, thank you so much for joining us, especially after picking up your crochet hook after so long – how is it going?? Jaine xx

  100. Is there still time to join in? When is the deadline! How fast wld I have to knit!? What a fab initiative, I want to get involved, is there still time!!!!

    • Oh Sosie, I am so sorry not to have replied sooner – I have been a very very bad dog….in truth, I’ve been buried in a mountain of pink, and there is only me – but YES, PLEASE PLEASE JOIN US!!! We need you lovely Sosie b – 60cm x 100cm – if you haven’t already got your needles clacking!! Big hugs Jaine xx

  101. I have nearly finished my second piece I will try and find Bowbridge Lane and hand them to Jaine. A friend showed me photos of choir last week in Stroud…I was at work so couldn’t be there! I am so amazed at all the brilliant knitters from all over our beautiful wide world! Whoever thought of this idea has bought lots of people together in unison for a necessary cause. I want my grandchildren to be able to grow up without the threat of nuclear war! Incredible!

    • Hi Denise, thank you for your fantastic words. Sorry not to have replied sooner – did you find me at Bowbridge Lane?! Thanks for your knitting too, it is so appreciated. Jaine xx

  102. Hey there! I work at Cheetham Academy Church of England Primary School and knitting has suddenly become a huge obsession in our school! A few of my pupils were looking on your website and wanted to knit a scarf for the Wool Against Weapon idea! Hopefully by next week we shall have finished the scarf… we’re based in Manchester. I just wanted to ask what address would I post the scarf too…. thank you!

    • Hi Suhaila, oh wow! Sorry its taken me so long to reply – but please pass on my thanks to any knitters if you haven’t broken up yet. Its extra special when children have joined us. So pleased to hear that knitting has made a comeback in your school – how fab!! Perhaps you could send your piece to me at: 27 Bowbridge Lane, Stroud, Glos, GL5 2JP. Thanks again, love Jaine xx

  103. Hello Jane. as you can see by my e-mail address I am a Stroudie and am knitting like crazy on all the buses and trains that I go on- not having a car.
    How can I find out about coaches that are going from Stroud on the 9th.
    Well, well-done! love Alice

    • Hello Alice, lovely fellow Stroudie! Fab news, knit on sister!! The coaches from Stroud will be leaving from the Lock Keepers at 8.30am on the 9th and returning to Stroud by approx. 5.30pm. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from Black Books Cafe or the Trading Post. There will also be a Wool Against Weapons stall this Saturday – 19th – at the Farmers Market. Let me know if you need any other info – jaine@woolagainstweapons.co.uk. So glad you are joining us! Jaine xx

  104. Have enjoyed making my piece / peace, started at the Solas Festival surrounded by grandchildren, continued as WAG on the road trip to Huntingdon with Flaming Nora (Leith’s Red Hot Ceilidh Band!) for Sue and Andrew’s celebrations and completed last night in evening sunshine streaming into our lounge. Thanks, Carol M, for the extra wool. Am about to put it in the post….still to the Gloucestershire address?

    • Oh what a wonderful journey you have so beautifully described Claire – thank you for sharing it! Yes, the address in Stroud, Glos is perfect. Thank you so much for your support and all the memories that will have been stitched in to your piece. Jaine xx

  105. Hi Jaine!

    Please can you tell me when you need to receive the units by? (i.e latest date to have them posted to Gloucestershire address)

    Many thanks :)

    • Hi Daisy, well we are stitching like mad over here – could we have pieces asap please?! I will be going down to Aldermaston in a week! Eeek! Thanks for joining us!! Jaine xx

  106. Is it too late to send the piece my daughter has made. She managed to finish on her long train journey to Wales but hasn’t had time to get it to you or our local quaker group.

  107. It was a fantastic day – the scarf was amazing, with such creativity and inventiveness shown – and it was LONG, LONG, LONG – it easily stretched the whole 7 miles. I’m guessing that the blanket-making will be a huge job. Can I help with that, somewhere in South East London or Victoria areas? Let me know.

  108. I am so honored to have been a part of this wonderfully woolly stand for peace. What a humbling and joyful thought that my little piece of pinkness was there even though I, living in the USA, could not be there in person. It is even more profound that now my few stiches will make up part of a blanket that will keep someone warm, maybe even save a life. How fantastic is that? Thank you, Jaine, for your vision and inspiration that will last long after the event. You are truly amazing! Peace to you and everyone involved in this project, wherever you are in this world.

  109. Just reading a report on the Take Wool Against Weapons which took place in August in Resurgance and Ecologist magazine issue 287. Don’t know how I missed that in the media. Well done everyone, I’m inspired to get involved in some way!

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