Friday, 22 September 2017

September Poppy Appeal Knit-Along

What a splendid turnout today.

By the end of the morning, I had received 50 small poppies (for sale at Festiwool) and 32 large poppies (for the display)

Laying them all out on a bed, with the list of names from the Hitchin War Memorial, gives just some idea of the scale of the project. There are 82 poppies in this picture, and 376 names on the sheets.

A big, big, thank you to all the members of the group who have joined this project so enthusiastically (a special shout-out to Colin).  We are certainly on target to complete poppies for the 100 men who were killed in 1917 (almost 1/3 of the total for the whole war). We have 62 completed poppies, and more than 40 already promised.

There will be one more knit-along, on 20th October, to complete the poppies for the 1917 tribute hanging. In the meantime, continue to knit large poppies as long as your energy and purse allow. When we reach our final target of 376, we will use any extras as memorials to those who are not named on any memorial and have no living descendents to remember them.

Anyone who feels able to help mount the wall hanging and display on 10th November, please let me know.


1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Chester. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.