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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely jchocchip. Crafters and donors, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 23-Nov-14 19:05:10

I'm afraid we bring sad news. Jchocchip's husband died very suddenly and unexpectedly in July. Such devastation for this poor family, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her, their three children, family and friends. Jchocchip’s thread is here if you would like to send a message.

We offered to make jchocchip a Woolly Hug to show our love, support and to offer what comfort we can, and we are delighted she accepted. So we will need help from our wonderful blanketeers once again - crocheters, knitters and donors, (of funds or wool) can anyone help us? If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, I can help you with all of it. We can't really say thank you enough.

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The Yarn we are Using….
Artesano Superwash Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
(If you have any of the following left from previous blankets you are very welcome to use, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Rowan Cashsoft DK, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK.)

Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear. These are available from online retailers like Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Laughing Hens and Wise Badger.

The Colours
Duck egg blue
Cream but please choose one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
Silver for embellishments
There is support for buying colours on our website

Ideas and suggestions for squares.
jchocchip and her DH had recently celebrated their Silver wedding anniversary, and he absolutely loved board games, so jchocchip suggests dice, other ideas there too.

Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Post crafting/ colour queries on here or PM Knotty (KnottyLocks) she will be able to help you. Please remember that we love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and play a vital role in the overall effect.

Our Crafting Guide is a good place for support, and if new to us previous blankets can be seen on our website too. This will give you an idea of the sort of blankets we make.

When finished please sew in those ends but don’t block your work. Then PM for details for posting.

If not already, please do join us on Facebook MNWoollyHugs and Twitter @MNWoollyHugs These are both good ways of keeping in touch.

As always heartfelt thanks for your support. thanks

Thinking of jchocchip, her beloved DH, their family and friends.
Pistey and Knotty xx
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KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:06:20

Here to help with any crafting questions xxx

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Sun 23-Nov-14 19:18:56

such sad news
just away to pm

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:19:34

Thank you x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Nov-14 19:20:11

Thanks lovely xx

AnimalsAreMyFriends Sun 23-Nov-14 19:20:50

Oh, such sad news sad

I will make some squares - will pm you now (will need some wool, if you have any spare)

I'm laid up with a broken ankle, so can spend my time on a constructive activity. rather than endlessFB games

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Nov-14 19:24:41

Oh you poor thing, hope you heal soon.

And thank you x

Iamaslummymummy Sun 23-Nov-14 19:27:12

I'll do a couple x

ScienceRocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:27:32

I have wool in the right colours so will do some squares. So sad for the family, hope the woolly hug brings some comfort.

Do you need me to PM too?

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:27:44

Oh, Animals. Sending speedy bone knitting vibes xxx

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:28:34

Yes, please. PM Pistey - it helps us with keeping everything <vaguely> organised. x

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 23-Nov-14 19:31:01

I can do a square or two. I'll PM Pistey now

gailforce1 Sun 23-Nov-14 19:31:12

Such sad news. Many of my friends are celebrating their silver anniversaries this year and next so especially poignant. Sadly not a knitter so a donation in the post.

Kveta Sun 23-Nov-14 19:31:15

How sad sad

happy to help, think I have some cream DB but will PM if I need any extra x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Nov-14 19:32:41

Thank you so much everyone. X

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 23-Nov-14 19:37:14

Oh how sad - I "know" jchocchip from a long-running parkrun thread but hadn't seen her bereavement thread. Count me in x

(I have some old Cashmerino in pale blue so will use it up if that's OK)

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 19:39:40

OhOne, that would be lovely. Thank you.

mckayz Sun 23-Nov-14 19:40:21

I'm in. Will pm Pistey now. X

fanjodisfunction Sun 23-Nov-14 19:42:11

such sad news, will of course crochet some squares. will have also stash tomorrow and get back to you shall pm pistey.

SpaghettiMeatballs Sun 23-Nov-14 19:45:35

How terribly sad. I'm so sorry to read this.

I can make some squares and have my own yarn.

SpiralArchitect Sun 23-Nov-14 19:48:12

Such sad news. I will knit some squares. PMing Pistey now. x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Nov-14 19:52:00

Thanks everyone. You are all so kind. X

OwlCapone Sun 23-Nov-14 20:08:06

I can do a square or two.

PM me with any daft requests

droitwichmummy Sun 23-Nov-14 20:31:32

I'm in Pistey. I'm pretty sure I have the right colours so will get on straight away

Sleepytea Sun 23-Nov-14 20:38:08

How sad. I can do some squares.

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