Woolly Hugs : Angel Hug Project. We are looking for crafters and donors to help make this possible. Thank you Xx

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 20-Nov-12 14:30:43

We have been very moved by a request from the Octavia Appeal at the Brompton Hospital. The Brompton Hospital is a specialist heart and lung centre in London complete with the second largest paediatric intensive care unit in the country. This unit takes the sickest babies and children from all over, some transferred immediately after birth, others have become too sick to be cared for at other major hospitals and most are already on life support when they arrive. These babies and children are incredibly sick, and very sadly not all survive. The Octavia Appeal have approached us and asked if we are able to make blankets for these babies who have very sadly passed away.

We are looking for crafters and donors to help make this possible. At an intensely bleak and dark time there is still something very positive that we can do for the baby and their family. Our blankets are always handmade with love and compassion and so are perfect. We can help care for the whole family at this time by making the baby comfortable and snuggled up whilst sending love and a hug to the parents.

We know that we have many crafters and donors who have first hand experience of such devastating loss. We understand that this is a very difficult request, but if you can join with us, and are able to help, then we would love to have you on board. From speaking to some of you, we know how incredibly important blankets like these are to those who receive them.

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Like Little Hugs, Angel Hugs will be an ongoing project and the two will run alongside each other.

To our lovely crafters thanks

* Angel Hugs are to be all white and can be knitted or crocheted in any wool suitable for a baby blanket, so 4ply, DK, just as long as it feels soft and cosy. The design is up to you, but it should be kept simple. Angel Hugs can also be sewn using pure cotton and good quality fleece, again white please and in a simple design.

* Minimum size : 24 inches square, going up to a maximum of approx. 30 inches square.

* If making a whole Angel Hug feels too much, but you would still like to support this, we would be pleased to accept simple knitted and crocheted 6 inch squares, which we will hook together. If choosing this option, please use Stylecraft Special DK in white.

* If you would like to take part in this project but feel you can't due to the costs involved, please PM me and we'll try to help you with materials.

To our lovely Donors thanks

We would be very grateful for support from anyone who would like to donate funds to help with this. You can either donate via Paypal admin@ woollyhugs.com but please add a message so we know who to thank and which project it is for. If you don't have Paypal, please PM me as we have other ways that you can donate. We are so grateful to all our donors, without you, these projects could not function. thanks

Knotty is here to help with any questions, and please PM me if you'd like to and are able to join us with this.

It is a very sad request we are making, and yet there is something very positive here too, and we know the Blanketeers have big hearts.

Sometimes thank you doesn't seem enough, but thank you once again Xx

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Jan-14 08:17:56

Morning all smile brew

Just perfect. An Angel Hug from the very lovely BeerTricksPotter has arrived. Heartfelt thanks to her. Tis beautiful.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Feb-14 18:03:40

So beautiful.

An Angel Hug with knitted heart patterns has arrived safely from the very lovely Sian F. Huge thanks to her, it is perfect. thanks


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MOSagain Mon 10-Feb-14 18:09:26

Have finished squares and sewn 9 of them together. I WILL get this finished on time

MOSagain Fri 14-Feb-14 17:51:55

Posted today, hopefully should turn up by Monday x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 16-Feb-14 09:10:48

And you did lovely MOS thanks


Tis just perfect. Beautifully knitted with flower embellishments. Bless your heart, thank you


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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 17-Feb-14 07:44:30

Next deadline for posting Angel Hugs is to be MONDAY 19TH MAY

This is the same date as last posting for BB for Cameroon.


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MOSagain Mon 17-Feb-14 08:10:58

agggghhhhhhhh <knits faster> I try to have at least 1 blanket for each project but I'm sinking under piles of yarn!

MOSagain Mon 17-Feb-14 08:36:42

I don't suppose it would be possible to have one stickied post with all the current up to date posting dates for all the projects? I think there is another BB one in March and then I'm away from 8th May til 25th so will have to get my AH and BB posted before then!
<cancels fun activities with children in order to spend a week knitting>

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 17-Feb-14 09:09:40

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MNHQ always reluctant to sticky posts, having said that they did our Christmas craft sale for a couple of days.

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All the deadlines are on our website see here so that could be a good thing for you to bookmark?

MOSagain Mon 17-Feb-14 09:27:24

oooh good idea, thanks, never thought of looking there grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Feb-14 06:46:47

Morning smile brew

Taking the next batch of Angel Hugs over to the Brompton on Monday. Time to sew on their labels.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Feb-14 09:08:21

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Coming in with some thanks from the last week, beautiful blankets arriving, so much love and work, honestly am full of awe. thanks


thanks Two beautiful Angel Hugs arriving, the first from fan's lovely mum. The second was donated by a friend of fan's. Both just perfect. Huge thanks to them x


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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Mar-14 13:28:49

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A beautiful Angel Hug arriving for the Brompton from the very lovely NinjaGoose. Crocheted with three hearts. Tis just perfect. Huge thanks to her. X


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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Mar-14 08:04:59

The next collection of Angel Hugs are going to our friends at the Brompton later on today. Made with love. Thinking of the families who wil receive them. X

Thanks to the crafters and donors.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 09-Mar-14 07:56:53

Morning brew

Allalonenow Sun 23-Mar-14 22:33:51

Just thought I would check in and say I am knitting, but I'm very slow. Also, I would like to crochet two or three little hearts and fix them onto the shawl.
I've not done any crochet before, but hoping it won't be too difficult to do.
Planning to be ready for the May send off.
Best wishes,
All x

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 09:52:32

Thanks so much All whenever you finish it will go to the Brompton and help a family in great need of love and comfort. Bless your heart.

This is the heart pattern I use and it is very easy

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Allalonenow Mon 24-Mar-14 20:57:09

Ooohh! Thank you so much Pistey for that pretty heart pattern, that is just what I will need. How very thoughtful of you.
Found one of my Mum's old crochet hooks today too. Must be serendipity smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Mar-14 18:53:25

It must X

headlesslambrini Tue 25-Mar-14 19:09:30

Have finally managed to make a start on a quilted blanket. I really have no idea if it will be OK or not, I hope so.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Mar-14 09:38:14

I'm sure it will be lovely, thank you. It will mean so much to a family at such bleak time. So bless you X

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 30-Mar-14 08:52:06

On this Mothers’ Day, we send our love to all families within our Woolly Hugs’ community for whom this will be a day touched with sadness.

Thinking of all those Brompton families who have received our Angel Hugs, and all our crafters and donors who are missing someone they love too.

Sending strength, love and huge hugs. Our thoughts are with you.

Pistey and Knotty X

KnottyAndPistey Mon 14-Apr-14 16:56:38

A beautiful Angel Hug arriving from the very lovely FiveFlowers, with a lovely teddy design knitted in. So perfect. Huge thanks to her thanks

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 15-Apr-14 09:45:57

Morning smile brew brew brew

headlesslambrini Sun 27-Apr-14 20:22:34

Have finished it at last. Where do I need to send it? Can you pm me with the details please?
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