With Remembrance Sunday only yesterday, it was humbling to see the Servicemen and women laying tribute to their fallen comrades. Those brave men and women fought under the Union Flag, fought for the freedom we take for granted. That flag symbolises everything they fought for and it’s about time we claimed that back. I’m proud to be British, and I’ll be waving my flag with pride.
I crocheted this bag in January; I made it up as I went along. It probably wasn’t the easiest way to come up with the flag (and I’ve seen better charts since), but I wanted it to be correct with the crosses of St Andrew and St Patrick in the right place. I worked in dc and made the cross of St George first and then worked diagonally for the others. The flag forms the flap that comes over the bag. The flag and inner are in DK weight and the back and sides are in Aran weight, both acrylic. The very kind lady in the haberdashery stall on the market managed to find the twisted cords for me. I haven’t lined it yet as I’m not sure what I want to do with it. I think I’d like to strengthen the base and sides to make them more rigid, but it’s not a priority right now.
I have several friends of other nationalities and they are super
proud of where they come from. Two friends in particular Jenny and Nick were married last year and are currently incubating a Canadian/Welsh bean. Knowing how proud each of them is of their heritage I knitted two jumpers for the baby when it arrives so he or she can celebrate each half of their heritage.
Wherever you are, wave your flag with pride!