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Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for toriap2 : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 16:57:12

Lovely toriap2 is one of our own Woolly Hug crew, and we were so very sorry to hear her desperately sad news that her DH had passed away. We are so very sorry for their loss and our thoughts are with her, their daughter and their family. We hope that this blanket will bring some comfort at such a devastating time, we were so glad they accepted our offer. Tori's thread is here.

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we shall need both and we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too.We have part balls if any hookers need yarn, please say. Please PM us with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH.

* Toria’s DH loved Dr Who so lots of themes for squares and embellishments right here, we are sure there must be heaps of patterns around.
* We also have the family’s initials if this is something you can do.
* Purple was his favourite colour.

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.

Our palette:
Then these for accents/embellishments only: Jenny Watson pure merino DK WM7 ‘taupe’, white and black.

Please don't feel daunted, 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.

Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles.

All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or experienced are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.

Please do post any questions regarding crafting on the thread or PM if you need help.

Do use thecrafting guide on the websiteto help you with lots of practical info such as help with buying colours, recommended online retailers and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for patterns.

Our Crafting Guide is a good place for support, and previous blankets can be seen on our website too. We are on Facebook - Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.

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

 As always,thank you so much for any support you give us. These blankets really wouldn’t happen without your wonderful team efforts. Thinking of Toria and their daughter, all who love and miss her DH.


fanjodisfunction Wed 13-Jan-16 17:07:17

Such sad news.

Will be happy to help. Will check my stash and get back to you. Pm you now

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 17:08:10

How we wish these blankets were never needed, but so glad we can do something for toria and her lovely DD xx


KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 17:08:26

Thank you lovely fan xxxx

JulesJules Wed 13-Jan-16 17:16:48

So sad. Will knit x

Crochetfanatic Wed 13-Jan-16 17:17:56


I'd like to help out if I can please? I don't have any of the wool listed though, where can I buy it from?

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Wed 13-Jan-16 17:30:51

I will do a square or two as well. Sorry to hear this news, my sympathies to toria and her daughter flowers

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 17:33:16

Crochetfanatic, one of our quickest and most reliable suppliers is Wool Warehouse.
Thanks for wanting to get involved.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 17:33:57

Thanks, Jules and WhatWould x

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 17:34:54

please pm us if you would like to craft or donate. It helps us keep track of what's happening


Crochetfanatic Wed 13-Jan-16 17:55:59

Ok, will try and get some money together to order some. When do the squares need to be posted by?

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 18:05:29

Thank you so much, currently trying to track down a dalek pattern

GleamingHeels Wed 13-Jan-16 18:09:43

Such sad news, I have PM'd, will make some squares, pretty sure I have enough yarn

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 18:15:04

Thanks lovely, do shout if not, bless you xxxxxx

such sad news, will pm now

Stratter5 Wed 13-Jan-16 18:26:38

I would like to knit please

PenelopeClearwater Wed 13-Jan-16 18:29:09

I'm in. Much love to Toriap2 and family xx

PolterGoose Wed 13-Jan-16 18:38:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 18:41:43

Thank you so much everyone, and welcome on board if this is your first blanket, very glad to have you with us. Thank you xxx

TrinityRhino Wed 13-Jan-16 18:42:33

Such terribly sad news sad
I'm in. Could you please send me yarn please as I have none of those listed.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 18:47:58

Thank you lovely Trin xxxx

MrsKwazii Wed 13-Jan-16 18:49:35

So sorry to hear this, sending love to Toriap2 and her family. I've PMd x

KnottyAndPistey Wed 13-Jan-16 19:12:03

Thank you so much lovely MrsK xxxxx

PUGaLUGS Wed 13-Jan-16 19:25:37

Oh what sad news flowers xx

I can do a square

PUGaLUGS Wed 13-Jan-16 19:26:13

(It's Bella btw) cannot seem to change back to my old name.

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