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Support thread for Woolly Hugs - summer (sort of) 2013

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tribpot Thu 25-Apr-13 07:36:21

Our sympathies and thoughts are with daisydotandgertie, who lost her husband this month.

Woolly Hugs is now in action and this is the support and chat thread at which all are welcome - knitters, crocheters and donors. If you are a first time crafter please do have a go. There is bags of support and plain squares are just as important to our endeavour as fancy ones.

As flowers was one of the requested motifs, I'll just note there's a flowers section in the crafting guide. I might try the posies pattern on this sock pattern. For Welsh (or at least Celtic) patterns, I did this for a previous blanket.

UniqueAndAmazing Thu 25-Apr-13 14:22:14

that's my exact pattern!
and my book!

they're doing me out of sales there! shock


PurplePidjin Thu 25-Apr-13 14:47:43

Signing in to answer crochet questions at sparrow fart brew

McKayz Thu 25-Apr-13 16:39:54

Is there a link to explain how to do stripes? It'd be nice to do some stripes instead of my normal plain square.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 25-Apr-13 16:51:22

You knitting again Kayz?

GlaikitFizzog Thu 25-Apr-13 16:54:12

Just plain knitting?mckayz? Just change your yarn at the beginning of the next row. Depending on how big y want yr stripes (bigger than 2rows of knitting) break off or carry up the side on the square. I would personally do 2 colours and 2 rows of each colour And carry up the side.

McKayz Thu 25-Apr-13 17:09:50

I am trying Pistey. grin DS2 wants me to knit him a fireman he found in a book. HA HA.

Squares I can do, probably a scarf. Anything beyond that and increasing stuff I can not do.

RedRosie Thu 25-Apr-13 17:22:38


I think it best if Rosie does something very simple.


Simple squares are GOOD. Simple squares are ESSENTIAL.


Simple squares are as ambitious as Rosie should be.


EasilyBored Thu 25-Apr-13 18:07:50

I shall order my wool this evening. Meant to do it last night but kinda just zonked on the sofa after my run. While I wait for delivery I'll get on with my little hug. Will check out the ravelry page too as haven't been on there for ages and ages!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 25-Apr-13 18:15:58

Rosie - there are lots of sheep in Wales. Just sayin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 25-Apr-13 18:16:41

knitted fireman grin Oh good luck wine

McKayz Thu 25-Apr-13 18:24:47

MIL is making him a Lifeboatman. Damn that Jean Greenhowe grin

RedRosie Thu 25-Apr-13 18:26:10

We've had Basil The Blue Sheep, and Ian The Interim Green Sheep.

Strokes chin...


tribpot Thu 25-Apr-13 18:39:43

Video on changing colours - note Liat says you cut off the yarn for the first colour but that's only if you're not going to switch back to it in a few rows (i.e. doesn't apply if you're doing stripes).

This explains how to carry the unused colour up the side of the work.

McKayz Thu 25-Apr-13 18:58:23

Thanks Tribpot, I'll give it a try.

RedRosie Fri 26-Apr-13 07:12:24

Peter the Purple Sheep.

I'm becoming typecast smile.

Your sheep pattern lovely Trib, has been well exploited.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 26-Apr-13 07:38:58

I love Peter already.

Trazzletoes Fri 26-Apr-13 08:33:15

Hi! Just signing in.

HoggyTruffle Fri 26-Apr-13 12:54:13

I used the link on the other thread and ordered some James Brett yesterday afternoon from here. It was delivered this morning so speedy delivery and it is on offer at the moment.

I will decide on a couple of patterns when I have finished stroking the balls wink. Unfortunately I can't hide them behind the sofa and pretend to be using my existing stash as DH was in when the parcel arrived.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 26-Apr-13 17:40:39

Afternoon all brew

Just replying to PMs, huge thanks to all. I've just ordered from the same people Hoggy - tis really good value, so good to know they are quick too.

<waves to trazzle>

LackaDAISYcal Fri 26-Apr-13 21:25:32

My yarn arrived today! I only ordered it yesterday shock

Well done Aileen's Wool Shop

droitwichmummy Fri 26-Apr-13 22:48:10

My (mainly) lovely SM appeared today with my late mum's sewing table and - wait for it - a book of knitted meerkats! grin

LizaRose Sat 27-Apr-13 16:35:38

My James Brett arrived this morning!

Signing in, I've made half a daffodil so far.

HoggyTruffle Sat 27-Apr-13 21:39:36

The James Brett knits up nicely, lovely colours too.

Knitted meerkats droitwichmummy! I don't think I should go looking for that book or it might end up on the bookshelf.

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 21:44:44

I'm actually findingbthe jamesbrett stuff quite hard to crochet with - it's loads of strands and I keep mispicking them.

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