The countdown is on now …

Feeling thrilled and incredibly humbled by the response to our little project thus far.  Close to 4,000 poppies for our launch display at Fed Square in time for Remembrance Day … such a mammoth effort by so many people.  Marg and I cannot thank you enough for supporting what we think is a very worthwhile community project.  However, this is just the start … I am expecting that there will be a lull over the Christmas period and then we will gear up again in 2014  with a vengeance with lots of activities in the planning stages for the 2014 … who knows where that will take us but I am absolutely sure it will be big.

Don’t forget we will be holding our November Poppy Playtime in Fed Square from 12 midday to 2 pm. in Fed Square on 11 November while the display is up.  Join us for poppy making and a bit of a chat.  Look forward to seeing you there.

So this Friday 8 November we will be installing at Fed Square … now in the Atrium Fracture Gallery which is downstairs near the entrance to the Ian Potter Gallery … on the Flinders Street side.  Lots of passing traffic.  It’s a different layout to the original gallery and so that will present a few display challenges but we are equal to it … we are looking forward to seeing the outcome as I guess most of you are.  If you are unable to get into Fed Square don’t worry too much … we will be taking LOTS of photos.

Don’t forget that Warrnambool Library will also have their own display … look forward to seeing how their numbers add up … but looking really great at this stage with over 500 received so far.  So that’s exciting as well. Would love to see some more images on the facebook page of WIP from everyone.

The photo  below shows the new knitted pattern that I worked on this weekend.  Really very simple. The image shows three sizes … starting with 60 stitches … the large (left) is worked with 10 rows of rib … medium (back) is 8 rows of rib and small (right) is 6 rows of rib.  Pattern is available in the patterns section.  It is very quick to make and very simple for knitters.  Embellish how you like.  The large and medium are quite fluted but the small is not … so maybe fewer stitches.  I will play a bit more over the coming weeks.


About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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