First a quick ta-dah that completely got overlooked last week in all the Pixie Moon excitement! A friend published her first Ravelry pattern last week in time for Remembrance Day - a crochet poppy. A great little pattern - really easy to follow and very quick - this was made within half an hour including finding and sewing a brooch back onto it. It's a bit late for this year, but worth bookmarking.
I mentioned on Wednesday that I'd been reading an appeal from Catherine, who is about to qualify as a breastfeeding peer supporter for East Kent and is hoping that each of her fellow course graduates will be able to have a knitted breast for demonstration purposes. Breastfeeding rates in the UK are very disappointing, with Unicef reporting that only 35% of babies are exclusively breastfed at one week and this is down to 3% at five months.
*if you're not a member of Ravelry (if you can knit, you should be!) you can also access this recipe in Google Docs