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Woolly Hugs. Beautiful baby William. We are making a blanket for lovely ImpatientWino, can you help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:13:40

We have heard the desperately sad news that ImpatientWino’s precious baby son William was stillborn, such a devastating loss, there are no words. We send them all our love and are so sorry. We are keeping their family close in our thoughts. Bless their hearts, her thread is here should anyone wish to post a message. thanks

We have offered to make the family a blanket, and hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them. We are so pleased that they have accepted. ImpatientWino is very touched by everyone's kindness, we will make something very beautiful for William, for them all. 


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.

Our Yarns
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Patons Merino Extrafine 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 listed yarns are all easily available online - Wool Warehouse have a sale on the Drops at the mo, Wise Badger are very good, Laughing Hens stock our brands too.

The colours
* Gentle blues from pastel through to denim, no turquoise/vibrant
* Sage green - e.g. DB rialto DK 53 ‘basil’
* Cream, either Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream.
* Yellow but this one please… Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’

Ideas for squares
Daffodils are very significant, so daffodil designs, or embellishments on squares would be brilliant. She says she can’t see one without thinking of him.
Any other flowers too
Trees
Their first son loves animals, so these would be fabulous for him.
Hearts
We have the family’s initials if anyone would like to take these on. They would also love to have the initials of their amazing midwives as a tribute. star

Simple or complex, made by beginner or experienced, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.

Previous blankets can be seen on our website If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

We also have a Facebook page Woolly Hugs and are on Twitter @Woolly_Hugs

When ready for posting, please PM for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support,

So sad that another blanket is needed. ImpatientWino, we are thinking of William, you and you family and sending our love.

Thank you thanks


“I'm so very touched to be receiving one. The ladies of mumsnet continue to amaze me.” IW x

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fanjodisfunction Thu 19-May-16 19:27:17

So sad, shedding a tear here.

Will be happy to help, will pm you .

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:30:09

Oh , Fan.
Thank you , darling.
Gentle hugs for you, my lovely xxx

Mnp2015 Thu 19-May-16 19:35:23

I am in. Is duck egg appropriate?

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:39:18

duck egg would be lovely, thanks.

SpiralArchitect Thu 19-May-16 19:51:17

I will make some squares; will pm now.

Thinking of ImpatientWino and her family flowers x

Sadieatthebridge Thu 19-May-16 19:57:39

Oh lovely William with the big feet flowers

Will PM.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:01:36

Yes, William with the big feet xxxx

JulesJules Thu 19-May-16 20:03:06

Will knit flowers

MrsHathaway Thu 19-May-16 20:05:47

What a devastating loss.

I'm in.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:11:23

Thank you both so much xxxxx

TormundGiantsbabe Thu 19-May-16 20:14:37

So sorry to hear this flowers

Would this thread be better off in the woolly hugs topic so it doesn't disappear?

MrsKCastle Thu 19-May-16 20:21:46

I'm in. Thinking of ImpatientWino and her family.

Tormund these threads usually get moved to Woolly Hugs after a while. starting them in chat means they get seen more.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:23:47

They do, thanks MrsK

If anyone can find a footprint pattern, it would be lovely too, thank you. xx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 19-May-16 20:32:29

Truly devastating news, my heart goes out to ImpatientVino, there's nothing worse than losing a baby, a precious child. Poor little sweetheart sad
sending massive hugs & love flowers

And of course I will contribute.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:36:54

Hugs for you lovely Zing and thank you xxxx

PolterGoose Thu 19-May-16 20:41:57

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:44:02

That is so kind, thank you so much xxxxx

BigApple11 Thu 19-May-16 20:45:31

I would love to help...I've PMd xx

SteffiMuse Thu 19-May-16 21:09:11

I would like to donate. What about a fund me page? Or I could PayPal money maybe?

WhenDoISleep Thu 19-May-16 21:13:35

I will contribute a square

KnittingPearl Thu 19-May-16 21:19:04

So sorry to read this. I can do a square or two, and have a footprint pattern so will do that. Can't PM at the moment but will PM when tech fix whatever is wrong.

RiaOverTheRainbow Thu 19-May-16 21:21:01

I'll be thinking of ImpatientWino and baby William flowers

WatchMeSoar Thu 19-May-16 21:21:30

Sent a PM

NeedACleverNN Thu 19-May-16 21:27:48

Oh this is lovely. Well done to everyone who is taking part.
I can't knit for the life of me but I will look in my local sewing shop and buy some wool to donate to you. If there is not appropriate I will make a pay pal donation

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