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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.

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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@ 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 Sat 23-Feb-13 19:16:21

thanks thanks Just beautiful. A knitted Angel Hug arriving from the very lovely DroitwichMummy. A huge thank you to her X thanks thanks

thanks thanksthanks thanksthanks thanksthanks thanksthanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Feb-13 09:40:46

Morning brew

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Feb-13 09:50:59

Morning smile

CrackedNipplesSuchFun Thu 28-Feb-13 12:56:28

Good morning everyone.

Pistey, my donor wool has arrived this morning. Thank you so much.

CrackedNipplesSuchFun Thu 28-Feb-13 13:30:19

I've just spotted the Little Hugs project as well. I have an assortment of colourful yarns left over from a project which I have been mulling over what I can do with them. If its ok I would like to make a Little Hug or two.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Feb-13 13:35:40

More than OK, bless you thanks

Glad the woolly wool arrived safely X

OpheliaBumps Thu 28-Feb-13 14:15:13

Hi Pistey, angel hug posted off today, should be with you in a day or two. Now to crack on with my billie's blanket, which I'm almost half way through.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Feb-13 17:55:48

thanks thanks Thank you lovely Ophelia you are a real star X

thanks thanks Beautiful joint Angel Hug made from squares sent in by MOSAgain and bebejones, there is a photo on Facebook. Just lovely. Huge thanks to you both for your contributions thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Mar-13 12:17:55

thanksthanksthanks A beautiful crocheted Angel Hug arriving from the very lovely OpheliaBumps, tis just gorgeous. A huge thank you to her thanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Mar-13 13:19:09

and from yesterday

A huge thank you to the Craft and Chatter group from the Lake Methodist Church on the Isle of Wight for the five beautiful Angel Hugs which arrived safely. They really are lovely.

They heard about us through the grand daughter of one of their members. Sending love and thanks to the group, they really are stars X thanks


GlaikitFizzog Sat 02-Mar-13 16:09:09

Hello! Lost you for a while!

I have just bough some sidar snowflake at hobbycraft (who have 3 for 2 on ALL yarn just now btw) but I'm unsure how much I'll need for an angel hug. I know someone has done one already, but I can't remember who. I have 6 25g balls, but will go back and get more!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 04-Mar-13 09:38:58

sad at having lost Fizzy sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 04-Mar-13 09:39:12

Morning brew smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 04-Mar-13 20:06:37


Two beautiful garter knit squares arriving safely today to go towards an Angel Hug, from the very lovely Schumann A huge thank you thanks


CrackedNipplesSuchFun Fri 08-Mar-13 11:12:31

Good morning all.

I've finally started on my Angel Hug, which is hooking up nicely (and faster than anticipated! ) I'm such a novice and have stumbled upon the beauty that is the Magic Ring AND using a marker for stitches smile.

Im hoping that I may be able to make another blanket with the amount of wool Pistey kindly sent me. If I cant then of course I will send back what I have left.

A quick question please. Is there a date for when you need the Angel Hugs
? As I was planning on doing some Little Hugs too, so thought I could send them all as one big parcel. Not a problem if you need them sooner rather than later. My DS enjoys the trip to the post office very much.

Thsnk you.

GlaikitFizzog Fri 08-Mar-13 22:07:21

Glasgow meet up thread if anyone fancies it!

KnottyLocks Mon 11-Mar-13 20:56:24

Checking in smile

Cracked, like the Little Hugs, this is an ongoing project so you can either post them together or separately .

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 12-Mar-13 08:47:47

Morning brew smile

CrackedNipplesSuchFun Thu 14-Mar-13 17:14:09

Ah brilliant, thank you for letting me know smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 14-Mar-13 20:08:45

From the very lovely Woolfey, just gorgeous, an Angel Hug for the Brompton. So beautifully done, a huge thank you to her thanks The pic is on Facebook already

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 16-Mar-13 19:04:10


From the very lovely bebejones a beautiful crocheted Angel Hug, just lovely thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 20-Mar-13 08:01:59

Beautiful Angel Hugs for the Brompton arriving from the very lovely Rubycon and also MHW

Heartfelt thanks to you both, these will mean so much to families at such difficult times.


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 21-Mar-13 09:08:45


Beautiful and perfect hug for an Angel, arriving from the very lovely Lellibobs. Heartfelt thanks to you, tis very precious.thanks


LeucanTheMopsis Thu 21-Mar-13 19:02:26

Finally posted an angel hug today, Piste, after a rather tumultous month where it just sat and looked accusingly at me from the sofa...

If it's not ok, please do use the wool for something better!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 22-Mar-13 12:46:01

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

And it has arrived thanks It is just beautiful LeucanTheMopsis. This is MORE than ok my lovely. Tis perfect. Heartfelt thanks to you Xx

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