it was fantastic. I took 1/3 of the Gálgaknit nature protection scarf with me to the demonstration on Austurvöllur, the square in front of Alþingishús, the parliament of Iceland in Reykjavík.
I stood with some friends and I pulled it out of the bag and we held it on our shoulders. Then I decided to hand it over to the people around us and guess what happened, people read it, they read it: They passed it around and it slithered around from hand to hand, through thousands of hands, as a sign of solidarity and our wish to protect our nature.
I tried to follow it in its slither but it was hard because it traveled fast and there were thousands of people expressing their frustration with the present governments fascistic ways of running the country. A government that belittles people who open their mouths to criticize or end up lying down in front of bulldozers when their opinions and good advice is neglected by the governing forces. Governing forces that have been elected by the people to work for their benefit but choose nepotism and to take care of their own arses.
If you are dumbstruck when thinking of how the governing forces are behaving take knitting needles nr 9, green Álafoss lopi nr 1231 and 9983 (or other similar) Cast on 21 stitches and knit stripes as long as you can, then it will be added to the nature protection scarf called Gálgaknit. The green scarf.
Þetta var frábært. Ég tók með mér 1/3 af Gálgaprjóninu með á Austurvöll í dag. Fyrst vorum við nokkrir vinir sem að héldum honum en síðan ákvað ég að koma honum í hendur fleiri.
Og vitið hvað? Án orða þá skildi fólkið hvað hann er, fólkið LAS trefillinn beinlínis í orði og á borði og létu hann ganga frá hendi til hendi, þúsundir handa. Hring eftir hring hlykkjaðist hann um hendur fólksins á Austurvelli. Sameiningartákn.
Ef þú ert orðlaus yfir framkomu stjórnvalda þá skaltu taka þér í hendi prjóna nr. 9 , fitja upp 21 lykkju með grænum Álafoss lopa nr 1231 og 9983 ( eða einhverjum líkum) og svo skaltu prjóna röndóttann refil eins lengi og lopinn endist.
Prjón getur sagt meira en mörg orð.
Gálgaprjón, græni trefillinn.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.