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Woolly Hugs. For our own beautiful creamhearts, also known as fluffydressinggown, lovely donors and crafters, please, your help is needed.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 19:51:37

Desperately sad news we’re afraid, the lovely poster creamhearts passed away on May 13th. She was well known to many across the boards, such a loving, wise, generous poster, her kindness shining through despite her deep struggles with mental health issues. She reached out to so many over the many years she posted, helping others in ways she may not have fully realised. Mumsnet will be a poorer place with out her. Her DH is Jon and his thread is here if you would like to add your condolences.

We are so pleased Jon has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them both in every stitch, and we hope it gives what comfort it can.

So once again we come asking for help. thanks

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too. Please PM with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH. If you need yarn and are a hooker, do let us know, as we have part balls that will be perfect for crochet.

The Yarn we are Using….
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Patons Merino Extrafine DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool 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.

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Ideas for squares
We are looking forward to making this a tribute and celebration of beautiful creamhearts, and Jon has given us such fabulous ideas to help…

* Cats. She loved their cat Maisy,
* And she loved their Guinea Pigs, Chester (white) Bertie (black and ginger) and Milo (ginger)
* She loved Greece, loved their holidays there, and the Maldives where they honeymooned.
* She liked hearts.
* Her favourite flowers were calla lilies
* She loved cocktails, BBQs, coffee with friends, ice creams, desserts.
* We do have initials if this might be something you could help with, do message us.

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Colourwise, using the effect of ice cream in trays in parlours as inspiration, so…….
* Cream - but please one of these - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream (+ James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 if you have any left)
* Yellow - just this one please - Drops extra fine merino DK 24
* Duck egg - one of these please - Drops extrafine merino DK 15, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ‘aqua’, or ‘duck egg’
* Pale/soft blues
* Pale/soft pinks
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK - Pistachio, WM1
* Stone - either Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige or Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone (+James C. Brett Pure Merino DK 17 Beige if you still have any)
* Lavender - eg Jenny Watson WM15

* Jenny Watson pure merino DK WM7 ‘taupe’ for embellishments.

If buying Jenny Watson yarn - it is currently cheapest at Wise Badger and Laughing Hens. If using Wool Warehouse for any purchase, YARNDALE gives you free postage.

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All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Lots of ideas for sure, but please don't feel daunted, we LOVE plain squares and simple textures too.They add so beautifully.

Help with Crafting
* Crafting/colour queries, don't worry alone, please PM/post on the thread.
* Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles.
* Please double knot yarn and sew in peskies, and no blocking please, makes the squares harder to use.
* Our website has lots of practical info, including recommended online retailers of our yarn.
* If you are new to us, maybe have a look at our website, where there are albums of previous blankets.

We are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter as @Woolly_Hugs which are both good ways to keep in touch. Please do join us there.

This means such a lot to Jon. Together we will make something very beautiful for him.

Thinking of creamhearts and all those who love and miss her.

Heartfelt thanks thanks

YonicScrewdriver Tue 23-Jun-15 19:54:35

Thank you ladies for doing this. I will PM.

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 23-Jun-15 19:56:18

How sad. Love to Jon and all who held Creamhearts dear. thanks

Count me in. I'll PM you too.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 19:57:42

Thank you so much thanks

MissPricklePants Tue 23-Jun-15 20:03:22

I would love to do a square or 2. Fluffys post in MH resonated with me deeply. I'll Pm you now!

Iamaslummymummy Tue 23-Jun-15 20:04:38

I will do some squares. I'll check my stash for colors and may need some yarn. So sad that another blanket is needed sad

fanjodisfunction Tue 23-Jun-15 20:04:53

I will of course contribute, such sad news.

I shall pm you and have a look at my wool stash.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:11:44

Fluffy has touched the lives of so many, bless her heart. Thanks all so much thanks

PUGaLUGS Tue 23-Jun-15 20:13:54

I will help.

Much love to creamhearts DH and family x

KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:18:15

Thank you so much, just working through messages thanks

SpiralArchitect Tue 23-Jun-15 20:19:49

Such sad news. I will make some squares.

flowers Thinking of Jon and creamhearts' friends and family x

whohasnickedmyvodka Tue 23-Jun-15 20:21:31

I can't knit but I will send some wool if someone will pm me xxx

Tokelau Tue 23-Jun-15 20:24:31

I'd like to make some squares. I will PM you.

Jaaney Tue 23-Jun-15 20:29:50

How very sad - I would love to help although only a mumsnetter through woollyhugs so hope that is ok? When do you need the squares for?

Nilgiri Tue 23-Jun-15 20:30:09

I would so much like to contribute to this. Can't knit but will PM you about sending resources.

Thank you so much, K&P, for organising this.

such sad news, thinking of her and her family
I'll pm

KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:36:16

Thanks all, you are fabulous thanks

confuddledDOTcom Tue 23-Jun-15 20:56:09

I've sent a message. I'd love to help, need to make use of the recovery period of my op.

SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 23-Jun-15 20:57:15

How awful. I'm so sorry. flowers

I will make squares.

PUGaLUGS Tue 23-Jun-15 20:59:51

Jenny Watson WM15 is LILAC not lavender on Wise Badger. Is this the correct one?

McKayz Tue 23-Jun-15 21:15:20

I'm in x

GleamingHeels Tue 23-Jun-15 21:18:52

So sad, I'm in, will PM

KnottyAndPistey Tue 23-Jun-15 21:21:10

Pug, the WM15 'lilac' is fine, thanks.

MrsEvadneCake Tue 23-Jun-15 21:34:39

I'll do squares. Thank you K&P for this.

TongueBiter Tue 23-Jun-15 21:39:50

I'll pm you too.

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