This is What 40,000 Poppies Knit with 450 Miles of Yarn Looks Like

As a Canadian, I grew up observing November 11th as Remembrance Day, a somber occasion to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. In Commonwealth countries, the red remembrance poppy is a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day, due to the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

In Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the Thirsk Yarnbombers have knit 40,000 knitted and crocheted poppies – using 450 miles of yarn! It’s an incredible accomplishment.

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See additional photos (stunning) and read more about the noble project via The Daily Express and The Yorkshire Post.

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