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War and Peace
Created By: Rachel Steiner

I live in Israel and I learn to knit properly in the summer of 2005 and over the next year I became more and more obsessed, producing scarfs, hats, a jumper - there was no stopping me.

In the summer of 2006 when I was 8 months pregnant the Second Lebanon War broke out. My husband was called up to serve alongside all his friends and family. Tension was heavy in the streets and the news on the television was surreally bleak. I threw myself into yarns and patterns and needles and stitches producing a crochets shawl, a ballet baby cardigan, wooly hats and endless booties and a pink baby jumper which I was still knitting in early labour. It was a form of escapism for me, a calming, steadying way to deal with the chaos and fear around. They say that the final months of pregnancy are the ones at which stress can most influence the baby. There is no doubt in my mind that my constant knit one purl one mantra, my examination of yarns and my whirling crochet needle produced an oasis of peace during a war and who knows even protected my baby...

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