A Woolly Hug for Hellenbach. Donors and crafters, we need help.

(42 Posts)
KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Sep-16 15:03:21

Very sadly, lovely Hellenbach lost her husband to cancer back in May. Many of you may have followed her thread as she shared their last few months together. Our heart goes out to her , her boys and their family and we send them much love.

Hellenbach has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug and were are so pleased that we can do this for them. We hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them all.

We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere thanks.
If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM us with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.

Thank you so much thanks

Our Yarns
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

Artesano Superwash Merino DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear. If you still have any of our wools that have been discontinued - Rowan Cashsoft DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them.

Our listed yarns are all easily available online - Try Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens

The Colours
Blues
Creams, from the following: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4
Red: Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK6; Patons Extra Fine DK ‘Cherry’; Sublime extra fine merino dk ‘Red Hot'

Then for embellishments and accents- Greens

From lovely Hellenbach

•“I would absolutely LOVE a woolly hugs blanket! I have over the years heard about you amazing ladies. Seeing the pictures they are absolutely beautiful.

My husband was half French and so French related things would be good. Other hobbies were Arsenal, Tour de France, Elvis, the Beatles, and gardening. He also loved totrtoises. Our initials are H, E, L and P (!)

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am!
Thank you so much xxx” *

Hoping we can make a lovely blanket to envelop them in our love.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Previous blankets can be seen on our website If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

We also have a Facebook page Woolly Hugs and are on Twitter @Woolly_Hugs

When ready for posting, please PM for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support.

thanks thanks thanks

SpiralArchitect Tue 13-Sep-16 15:22:59

I will make some squares; will PM now.

Much love to Hellenbach and family flowers

MrsHathaway Tue 13-Sep-16 15:28:18

Count me in. Very best wishes to Hellenbach in her grief.

ScienceRocks Tue 13-Sep-16 15:47:13

Yes, I'm in. I have yarn.

CommunistLegoBloc Tue 13-Sep-16 15:49:10

I'm in. Will PM

BigApple11 Tue 13-Sep-16 15:53:01

I'm in. Have PMd you xx

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Tue 13-Sep-16 16:10:44

Very sad news flowers I will make a couple of squares

KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Sep-16 16:15:00

Thank you flowers

PUGaLUGS Tue 13-Sep-16 16:23:47

I can contribute.

Much love to Hellenbach and family flowers

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 13-Sep-16 16:43:50

Count me in. I have blue merino yarns.

So sorry another WH is needed, much love to Hellenbach. flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 13-Sep-16 17:17:03

Very sad to hear such devastating news. sadflowers

I'm in

PolterGoose Tue 13-Sep-16 18:20:09

Love to Hellenbach and her family flowers

I'm in, have yarn.

SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 13-Sep-16 20:26:36

Thinking of Hellenbach and her family. I can make some squares.

will check my stash, always happy to help in these wonderful blankets. off to pm

MrsKCastle Tue 13-Sep-16 23:58:39

I will contribute a square or two, I'll sort some wool out myself. Thinking of Hellenbach and family.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 14-Sep-16 08:04:32

Morning everyone, thank you so much, off to PMs now, there is a mountain in there, what an amazing response. thanks

MadisonAvenue Wed 14-Sep-16 09:20:52

I'm in but will need wool if we have a kind donor.

Thinking of you and the family Hellenbach.

JulesJules Wed 14-Sep-16 11:10:35

Sending lots of love to you, Hellenbach
I will knit x

KnottyAndPistey Wed 14-Sep-16 13:05:13

Thanks you so much, and on it Madison.

We have ordered a large amount of yarn from WW in the Drops sale, some parcels will need to wait for that to arrive, but it really won't be long. Thank you thanks

KnottyAndPistey Thu 15-Sep-16 07:00:58

Morning everyone brew

JustKeepKnitting Thu 15-Sep-16 18:53:01

Thinking of you and your family Hellenbach x

I'm in, I have some blue drops already.

KnottyAndPistey Fri 16-Sep-16 08:22:02

Morning - thank you thanks

Wolfiefan Fri 16-Sep-16 20:00:46

Any blue? 6 inch?
Posting date?

Wolfiefan Fri 16-Sep-16 20:00:59

Any blue? 6 inch?
Posting date?

Wolfiefan Fri 16-Sep-16 20:01:13

Sorry! Blasted phone!!!!

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