Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cornwall handmade poppy project doubles target

The First World War began with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918, remembered as Armistice Day. WWI was one of the deadliest wars in history; UK deaths numbered 700,000 out of an estimated 16 million casualties. The Cornwall Regimental Museum poppy project is seeking to honor all of Cornwall's WWI dead veterans with handmade poppies created from patterns or imaginative artfulness. Over 4200 poppies: knitted, crocheted, embroidered, beaded, and even paper ones made by scouts have already been collected, and now the goal has been more than doubled to 9,687. All sorts of free poppy patterns are available for knit or crochet poppies.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Snowy Day toddler Fair Isle baby sweater

A snowy day and knitting go together like tea and biscuits, popcorn and movies, fish and chips, and spaghetti and meatballs. Well, you get the idea. During the last few snowy days of this winter, I have finally had time to write down a fair isle pattern for a classic unisex baby sweater I've knit several times without a pattern, because I loved the look so much. This little Fair Isle pullover for babies and toddlers is therefore called "Snowy Day." It's a quick baby gift with lasting qualities.

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