Last weekend was Remembrance Sunday. A time to remember the fallen or injured soldiers and wear or poppies with pride.
When I saw a free pattern for a knitted poppy I knew I wanted to try it http://blog.themakingspot.com/blog/free-pattern-knit-a-poppy-in-november I hadn't knitted in a while so I had to remind myself of a few techniques but it was quite easy to do. I added a felt leaf and did the centre of the poppy with felt too.
Of course the most important thing for me to do was to log on to http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/ to make my donation. I had so many comments about it that next year I might make a batch of them and sell them in aid of British Legion.