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Poppy drama

A little while ago one of my work colleagues pointed out a Facebook group that collects knitted and crotchet poppy's for a display that happening at the Australian War Memorial next year. I followed the group, and thought it sounded like fun. Also a nice way to use up a little of my LOSY. It took me a while, but on the weekend I finally made my first poppy:

It only has four petals. I'm not sure why.

Also on the weekend, one of the organisers posted, asking that  we don't include animal fur with the poppies. Maybe wash them. The responses to this post were "interesting", my favourite was the person who only crafts in the spare bedroom, with the door shut. Meanwhile I'm making my second poppy. I have a cat sitting in my lap, there are chunks of cat fur on the floor (I'm not sure why, I think Tarragon sometimes pulls out Princess Daisy's fur). One of my yarns is handspun, made in the same conditions. There is no way a wash is going to remove the cat fur.

I made a second poppy. There is room for improvement, but at least it (sort of) has five petals.

On Sunday morning the original post had been deleted from Facebook, replaced by one that said similar things, and asking people not to comment, as the previous comments had become quite "heated". There were 230 comments under the post. 
I unfollowed the group. I guess I won't be making any more poppies.


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