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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely Daffyduck1. Crafters and donors, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:31:16

We are afraid we bring very sad news. Daffyduck1’s beloved husband died recently, he had been suffering from cancer. Such devastating news, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her, their beautiful children and family. Love and strength to them all X

We have offered to make Daffy a blanket to show our love and support and to offer what comfort we can, and we are delighted to say she has accepted.

So we are asking for help once again sad thanks

We will need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) please post on this thread and PM with your offers too.

Thank you so much thanks

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.

Greens, blues, silver
Taupe - this one please, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Stone. - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige, or Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
Then for accents/embellishments
Our red Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.
and Yellow but this one please… Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’
Plus black for bees
Chocolate brown from listed brands for Ted the dog embellishments.
We can help if anyone wants a little bit of embellishment colour, have all in stash.

Daffy has shared her loves and reminders of her DH - just beautiful star
Sunflowers please - these would be perfect
Loves/reminders of Paul - family /children. Nature. Trees. Rivers. Wild flower meadows.
Throwing pebbles in rivers. Hills. Boat rides. Maps.
Walking in the lake district /Yorkshire dales and walking boots.
Sunshine. Seaside. Strawberries. Ice creams.
Scarecrows. horse riding with the children.
Terraced cottage with a red front door. Number 4.
Lightening. Bees.
Autism jigsaw logo.
Glass half full. Spoon heaped with sugar and cup of tea.
Red roses (wedding flowers).
White feather.
Red heart balloon (kids set these off at the beach last weekend).
Birthday cake
We have the family’s initials if anyone would like to undertake them, they also love their chocolate labrador Ted and tabby cat George.

Lots of ideas, just beautiful.

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 abilitiesgenuinelywelcome, 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.

Our Crafting Guide is a good place for support, and previous blankets can be seen on our website too.

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

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

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 Daffy and their children, all who love and miss him.


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KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:45:45

thank you lovely xxx

inlectorecumbit Thu 19-May-16 19:46:34

In and happy to do family initials

fanjodisfunction Thu 19-May-16 19:48:08

So sad.

Happy to help will pm you ladies

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 19:51:29

Thank you both so much xxxx

SpiralArchitect Thu 19-May-16 19:52:57

Happy to make some squares; will pm now.

Thinking of Daffy and family flowers x

JulesJules Thu 19-May-16 20:01:06

have wool will knit flowers

MrsHathaway Thu 19-May-16 20:04:11

Count me in x

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:11:38

Thank you so much everyone. xxxx

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:12:13

inlectorecumbit - if you message us we can let you have them, thank you xxx

MrsKCastle Thu 19-May-16 20:17:11

I'm in. The memories listed make it so very clear what a special person he was, so many precious times. Thinking of Daffyduck.

inlectorecumbit Thu 19-May-16 20:20:49

Pm senr

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:22:32

Beautiful aren't they MrsK?

Hope we can capture some onto our blanket thanks

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:22:42

Away to PMs xxx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 19-May-16 20:25:44

So sorry to hear the devastating news, sending love and strength to Daffy & family sadflowers

I'll definitely contribute (thank you so much Knotty for letting me know, much appreciated!), 1 or 2 squares most likely

KnottyAndPistey Thu 19-May-16 20:37:19

Thank you lovely Zing xx

PolterGoose Thu 19-May-16 20:40:24

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

That is so kind, thank you so much lovely Polter xxxx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 19-May-16 20:53:35

I've read through the ideas again, so many things mean a lot to me too (red roses as wedding flowers, angels, strawberries and bees to mention a few) I kind of want to do a bit of everything.....blush

WhenDoISleep Thu 19-May-16 21:03:40

I will help (did try to PM but seem to be having issues with that atm).

RiaOverTheRainbow Thu 19-May-16 21:18:42

Very sorry to hear this flowers

I'll PM now

KnittingPearl Thu 19-May-16 21:22:15

I'm so sorry to read this. I will make a square or two - can't PM at the moment, but will do when tech sorts out whatever the problem is.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Thu 19-May-16 21:51:26

I'll pm now. Sending hugs to Daffy

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