Last summer I came across a knitting pattern for a poppy. As I'm trying to improve my knitting skills while creating things I actually want I thought it might be quite a nice project. I ordered myself some wool and had a go.
|Detail of the leaf
However, while the stalk, leaf and petals came together quite well I got stuck on the tiny black centre. I tried so many times to make it and in the end actually snapped the end off one of my bamboo needles! And so I gave up. I couldn't knit it with one needle.
Then on the stars and snowflakes crochet workshop a couple of weeks ago one of the ladies had a knitted poppy with a button centre. Perfect! I raided my button jar as soon as I got home.
I am so please with how its come out. I deliberately worked a safety pin into the stalk while making it up so its easy to attached, but maybe a tiny bit too big to wear. I think it looks great on my bag.
But while this was a nice project to work on and I am happy with the end result I have not forgotten why we wear our poppies.
We will not forget!