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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.


BigApple11 Thu 19-May-16 22:08:43

So so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to Daffyduck. I'd love to help xx

Ginxed Thu 19-May-16 22:15:50

Another terribly sad post. I've pm'd x

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 19-May-16 23:33:05

Can't pm. Pm is broken!
Happy to help with a couple of squares.
Will need yarn please.
flowers for daffy.
I never met a Paul who was bad.
It sounds like you had a lovely family and will miss him.
Happy to do names or initials.
And dd will help draw ice cream.

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 19-May-16 23:45:19

I'm in. Mine got lost last time so I'll not bother you for more wool smile

Honoured to take part x

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 07:37:44

Morning, thank you everyone, just going to catch up in PMs thanks

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 07:38:13

Hoping PMs aren't still broken!

Whatsthatbrightlight Fri 20-May-16 07:49:03

I'm in!
flowers to daffy and her family x

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 08:10:18

Thank you so much, do you need yarn?


GleamingHeels Fri 20-May-16 09:19:13

I'm in, thinking of Daffy and her family x

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 09:34:07

Thank you so much everyone, and thanks to the folk who joined us through our Facebook page Woolly Hugs, such an amazing response thanks

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Fri 20-May-16 10:13:15

Very sad news, thinking of Daffy and family flowers

I will PM now x

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 11:11:26

Thank you so much xxxx

KnittingPearl Fri 20-May-16 12:05:12

PMs work again! Have PM asking about wool.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 20-May-16 13:41:06

Looking through my stash I've found these two browns Sublime shade 0341 and Debbie Bliss shade 23005 . If I used them as the centre of a sunflower (either or both?) with the Drops 24 (also shown in the top row) as petals I think that would look lovely.
What do you think, can I use those brown shades?

Q2: Middle of bottom row is a shade I can't identify, it's a greyish silvery colour I've been sent before, probably Debbie Bliss, is it ok to use, please?
Either side of it are Debbie Bliss 44 (Aqua) and 19 (Duck Egg)

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 20-May-16 13:44:04

Actually posting the photo would be it is

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 13:50:20

Thanks lovely

I'd say go for the lighter brown for your centre, and the silver is fab, could well be DB

Thank you xxx

BlueEyeshadow Fri 20-May-16 13:55:39

I have a pattern for a sunflower square, but not the right wool. Would you be able to send?

Whatsthatbrightlight Fri 20-May-16 13:57:44

Yes please to yarn if that's ok. Will pm you

KnottyAndPistey Fri 20-May-16 13:59:16

Please pm your addresses xxxx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 20-May-16 14:43:43

Thanks, will do!

In the meantime I couldn't help myself and made this one to try out the pattern (very easy free pattern from Pinterest, happy to pass it on of anyone wants it)
Looks lovely and will be put to good use elsewhere - will use lighter brown for Daffy

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 20-May-16 14:44:44

And photo (when will I learn?)

MrsHathaway Fri 20-May-16 19:37:00

Love it, Zing!

Ginxed Fri 20-May-16 20:30:51

Just checking if you saw my pm for this one as well as William's hug? Let me know if you need initials, otherwise there are tons of themes here I can base some squares on xx

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 20-May-16 21:19:00

Is that knit or crochet?

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 20-May-16 21:48:29


It's crochet. But I take back the "easy pattern" assessment.
Actually the pattern is easy, but as soon as I started adding the granny square base the petals started curling up and it's just not looking good enough

<immerses self in Pinterest>

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