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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.


MrsHathaway Fri 22-Jul-16 11:41:50

Do you have enough now? I've had a yarn audit wink and still have about a square's worth in the blue I was kindly sent.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 27-Jul-16 08:56:29

Sorry only just seen this, thank you, we always love squares thanks

MrsHathaway Wed 27-Jul-16 13:49:15

Can't get to the post now - will save it for diege x

KnottyAndPistey Sun 31-Jul-16 16:26:34

Lovely woolly treasure has arrived safely! Huge thanks to all thanks

thanks WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Such beautiful crochet, a snowflake design and 3D sunflower, so fabulous. star

thanks JustKeepKnitting Absolutely gorgeous knits in apple green and denim, lovely textures, fab leaf design too star

thanks pterobore Beautiful crochet design in to shades of blue, gorgeous. star

thanks MinnieBar Beautiful crochet, absolutely super,heart and square designs in taupe and cream with red accents, super. star

thanks JW Fabulous bobble design in cream, gorgeous. star

Thank you so much xxx

Daffyduck1 Thu 04-Aug-16 11:30:20

Thank you all so so much for the amazing hard work and beautiful squares, I really am so touched by your kindness. You are all extremely clever. I haven't managed to post for ages, I'm not sure why. We have sold our house and relocated to the midlands nearer to family and friends. Our new house will complete next week and I will message you my new address. Thank you all again so

KnottyAndPistey Thu 29-Sep-16 16:46:52

Huge hugs for you Daffy, we are thinking of you xxxxx

KnottyAndPistey Thu 29-Sep-16 16:47:08

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, absolutely gorgeous, huge thanks to all the crafters for what they do. Just awesome.

thanks FiftyNineOhEight A mix of knits and crochet, all so beautifully done in shades of soft and mid blue, lovely bobble heart in there, fabulous star

Thank you xxx

KnottyAndPistey Sat 29-Oct-16 14:04:23

Thank you, beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving for Daffy.

thanks MNP2015 Two beautiful and different red balloons on blue skies, gorgeous. star

Heartfelt thanks thanks thanks

KnottyAndPistey Sun 02-Apr-17 07:46:44

Thank you so much to everyone again, so glad to be able to let you all know that lovely Daffy and family received their Woolly Hug yesterday, truly love in every stitch, our thoughts are with them. xxx

From lovely Daffyduck1...

"The blanket has arrived today, it is absolutely stunning and I can't begin to say how grateful I am. The square with the red balloon floating out to sea made me cry. It will be a great comfort to me and I will get so much pleasure from the memories it will trigger.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I only wish I could show it to my husband."

Thank you so much everyone, what you do is very special indeed, bless you. xxxx

Thank you so so much everyone xxxxx

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