The highlight of my Saturday was a creative World Wide Knit in Public- arrangement in Vanløse Culture Center in Copenhagen. We were a bunch of ladies who came together to knit in the afternoon (where are all the men who knit - I know there are some talents out there?!).
Christina, a lovely lady, is running a project "Warmth to Homeless". Warmth to Homeless is about helping our fellowmen and -women, who due to different circumstances are homeless, trafficed or in the prostitution at the moment. Christina has gathered a group of knitting enthusiasts, who meet together to knit socks, hats, mittens, neck warmers, wrist warmers to our fellowmen and -women in need.
Christine has made a Facebook Group Varm en Hjemløs (Warmth to Homeless). An easy way to support her cause is to "like" her Facebook Group and thereby help spreading the message.
Many of us are knitting a lot at home as well. When meeting together, Christine is colleting all the knitted items together, whereafter she will be handing them over e.g. to Reden International, a non governmental organization working with trafficed women in Copenhagen.
Our World Wide Knit in Public - Warmth to Homeless - afternoon in Vanløse was not only about knitting in good fellowship, but also enjoying live music by Julie Michelsen, whose beautiful voice and guitar made our afternoon festive!
Julie's music and songs are poetic in a smooth, playful and serene way. Her thoughtful lyrics makes you wander across time and space - ruminating about life, living and love in a serene way.
Linda's knitwork above is going to be a pair of wrist warmers - soft wool with decorative flowers and leaves.
I admire her talent - amongst other gorgeous things, she has knitted a sweet pair of flower earrings.
January by Julie Michelsen
Julie Michelsen's January is a peaceful and dreamy melody. I'm fond of her music video, where you can see and hear a bit from her cute toddler. You'll also get a glimpse of the grey and wet January weather in Denmark ... That's maybe one reason why the Danish hygge (coziness) - a get together with candles, something good to eat and drink, is an important part of the survival kit during the wet and windy wintertime.
I am knitting a green mufler - already halfway through :-)
Thank you Christine for arranging
the World Wide Knitting Day in Vanløse,
together with Linda and Julia Micheelsen -
You ladies are getting people engaged into an important work,
that is making a difference!
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