#WATWB — Needleworkers Unite!

It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time to share the good news on — #WATWB — a monthly good news blogging trip around the world. May we all be energized and rejuvenated by the good news. 

We’re all getting a bit tired of quarantining, but if you’re a needleworker, you had the opportunity to make history, or at least the Guinness Book of World Records.

Needleworkers in the U.K. have created a 9-mile long flag — 79,001 knitted flags in all spaced no more than two inches apart. Quite the sewing circle! Admittedly, the knitters had more time on their hands than usual as a result of the Covid-19 shutdown, but hey, what a way to make good use of your time.

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1. Keep your post to below 500 words;

2. Link to a human news story on the last Friday of each month that demonstrates love, kindness, humanity, support, open-mindedness, etc., but no proselytizing, preaching or inconsiderateness toward others;

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This month’s cohosts are: Susan ScottLizbeth HartzShilpa GargMary Giese and Damyanti Biswas.

Happy Friday y’all. Spread some love this weekend.

pam lazos 5.29.20

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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24 Responses to #WATWB — Needleworkers Unite!

  1. What a glorious string of flags made by so many to create a thing for good. I agree, Pam–let’s use that to connect us and show we all strive to make a world worth celebrating. x

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  2. Eliza says:

    Love this!!!

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  3. cath says:

    What a project. I wonder what they’ll do with all that bunting, it sounds like enough to circle the average Devon village.

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  4. Linda Schaub says:

    I’m late to comment here Pam due to working out in the yard two solid days over the weekend – a job for younger legs I realized by Monday morning when even my fingers hurt and I felt like I was run over by a Mack truck. Yikes! My mom was a knitter ’til the last few years of her life after becoming over-zealous and churning out two afghans for my grandmother’s couch as well as matching pillows and doing one for herself and me with matching pillows. She had never knit afghans before and ended up with carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery for both hands and a favorite hobby was nixed forevermore. Before that she had concentrated on baby clothes, or sweaters, vests and knitted hat/scarf/gloves or mitten sets. I’ve still got an unfinished baby sweater in her knitting bag. I wondered if one day, when retired, I’d learn how to knit and finish that project, but I’m not sure I have the patience to learn. Mom tried to teach me repeatedly how to knit and I dropped stitches. I am going to pass this post onto a fellow blogger who is an avid knitter.

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  5. Kalpana says:

    Love this project! Thank you for sharing. I knit a little when it gets cooler – cat blankets and scarves. I prefer crochet

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  6. Wow. Some people are so talented, but I’m not one of them. But it is uplifting news and I feel better already πŸ™‚

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – what an amazing project and I see organised and set up down in Devon, with the flags coming from all over the world. Amazing what can be done … and the hows and whys – such a fun post and so appropriate at this time – take care … Hilary

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      Do you knit or crochete, Hilary? Sounds like a good thing to be part of next time around!πŸ˜‚

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      • hilarymb says:

        Absolutely not!!!!! I can’t wear wool … and so knitting has been kicked out of my life decades ago …or crocheting … even though one can do it with cotton now – I’m not patient or neat enough … so no luck here!!! I cobble things together if I have to … take care – Hilary …. with Absolutely Not ringing in your ears!!

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        I’m the same. My grandmother was a prolific knitter but not my mom. My grandmother, my yiayia, who barley spoke English taught me to knit 🧢 but I don’t pay close enough attention, get impatient, and end up giving up. I can make a scarf or a blanket but after that I’m lost. 🀣

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  8. The flags come from all over the world. What a project!

    Morning, Pam. Enjoy the weekend.

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    What a cool project. I’ve not heard/read about this and I like it. Both the results and the way in which it allows people to have something purposeful to do while quarantined.

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  10. Susan Scott says:

    Blow me down with a feather – the visuals are wonderful Pam! Great post πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend, and hope you’re all well xx

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