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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.

thanks thanks thanks

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@ 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

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

MOSagain Mon 21-Jan-13 11:21:41

morning, cracking on with mine. Several college courses cancelled this week so more knitting time. Every cloud and all that grin

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 21-Jan-13 20:05:47


I've done 4 squares so far, only started yesterday so I'm pleased with that! I'm on nights so if I have sme quiet time, I get my hook out. The down side is that I keep going wrong and there's lots of back and forth correcting silly mistakes because I'm knackered!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Jan-13 08:56:09

Thank you!

Morning smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Jan-13 13:11:57

Arriving today from the legend that is Rubycon, seven beautiful Angel Hugs. Huuuuuge thanks to her Xx


Poppetspinkpants Wed 23-Jan-13 12:54:31

Mine's finished, and I've thrown in a knitted knocker for good measure.
It has a very impressive nipple, but I had to knit the base as my crochet went tits up (no pun intended)

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 14:43:41

Looking forward to seeing your impressive nipple Poppets




NotADragonOfSoup Wed 23-Jan-13 15:35:15

I have posted my Angel Hug. smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 16:12:58

Thanks lovely Soupy thanks

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 23-Jan-13 16:17:23

There may also be a dodgy pint of guinness in there....

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 19:17:05

Bless you Soupy, you really are a star X

NotADragonOfSoup Wed 23-Jan-13 19:19:40

You haven't seen it yet! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 19:21:32

Bless you Soupy, you really are a star X


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 19:25:25

smile wine

backwardpossom Wed 23-Jan-13 19:38:01

Would love a wine... I'll just have a cuppa instead <feel like I've been pregnant forever>

I've run out of yarn... tut. Hopefully I'll get back to the shop tomorrow...

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 24-Jan-13 20:28:31

thanks Beautiful Angel Hugs arriving today from the lovely fan and the lovely Soupy. thanks thanks

Both such beautiful snuggly crochet, fan's like a large granny square, Soupy's a ripple. Please do check out the photos, on Facebook MNWoollyHugs, just gorgeous . thanks thanks thanks

Soupy's Hug has tiny crocheted angel wings attached by a silver thread. <sniff>

Bless you both, thank you X

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 07:09:29

Would you like the pattern for the angel wings?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 25-Jan-13 08:40:54

A big yes please Soupy thanks

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 09:15:06

It was a Ravelry free pattern. The designer has some great other motifs as well.

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 10:06:19

Hang on.... that pattern isn't free. Mine was and is the same one!

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 10:55:05

I can't find the free version confused Obviously I have the pattern but I guess I can't share it

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 25-Jan-13 17:21:07

Awww, well thank you for trying my lovely X

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 25-Jan-13 17:28:44

I don't understand how I got a free version. I could "make up" my own version wink which may be very similar to the original

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 25-Jan-13 17:39:00

Well, there is always that option wine

backwardpossom Fri 25-Jan-13 17:47:02

I found these which are maybe not quite the same, but would do the job? x

ThePigOfHappiness Fri 25-Jan-13 18:12:23

Pistey any sign of woolly hug? <hopeful>

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