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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.


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

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 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 Thu 29-Sep-16 16:46:52

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 Fri 22-Jul-16 10:35:24

Of course!


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 21-Jul-16 16:43:05

Glad they were recognisable!

KnottyAndPistey Thu 21-Jul-16 12:05:24

Thank you to everyone, beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving for lovely Daffy. Heartfelt thanks to all

thanks BlueyDragon A really gorgeous intarsia bee, how clever! Really super star

thanks PurpleFrog Such lovely crochet, fabulous, love the dolphin on the wavy sea, beautiful flowery circles and gorgeous flower embellishments on green. Lovely. star

thanks WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Very clever designs, lightening on sage, and a map design too, don’t know how you just makes these up, and the autism jigsaw logo, brilliant star

Thank you all, wonderful squares thanks

PurpleFrog Thu 14-Jul-16 09:38:11

Phew! grin

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Jul-16 09:17:55

Purple! Sorry, they are here, had put them away without recording - apologies. Have just got them out again. thanks

PurpleFrog Tue 12-Jul-16 17:56:21

Haven't seen mine mentioned - did I forget to put them in with the Kinship Hug squares?

KnottyAndPistey Tue 12-Jul-16 07:41:56

Such beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely today, huge thanks to all the fabulous crafters, tis such a loving and compassionate thing you do here.

thanks JulesJules Just perfect, a gorgeous heart knit in cream, beautiful. star

thanks WatchingOut On a gentle blue, a fabulous paw print design, just gorgeous. star

thanks WhenDoIsleep Beautiful knits, gorgeous stripes, corner to corner in greens, lovely textured horizontals in blue and silver. Fabulous. star

thanks Zing Just lovely, a beautiful red balloon square and gorgeous 3D rose and sunflower squares too, just super. star

thanks HoggyTruffle Beautiful crochet, lovely strawberry design and beautiful pattern in green. Fabulous.. star

thanks Ginxed Beautiful crochet - such a wonderful 3D sunflower square. star

Thank you so much everyone xx


KnottyAndPistey Tue 12-Jul-16 07:18:44

You have mail, thank you xx

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 11-Jul-16 21:34:06

I have finally got some money to post your squares.
Please remind me where to send them.

For daffy and wino.


KnottyAndPistey Fri 08-Jul-16 08:05:47

It is beautiful Zing, morning all brew

Just in PMs and back in a bit with woolly thanks, including to lovely Zing


ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 07-Jul-16 23:35:48

🌞🌞 those are amazing, well done you!
Thanks for posting photos.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 07-Jul-16 23:31:14

Daffy my sincere apologies but I couldn't complete the Northern Lights square on time, I'm so sorry.
(I've done 1/3 and since then we moved in with my inlaws for building work, kids been ill, school induction days and just endless running around...I don't want to bore you)

I felt really bad I couldn't finish it so to make up for it I made a square with a red heart balloon , I hope you will like it. X

KnottyAndPistey Mon 04-Jul-16 18:21:15

Aaaah, woolly loveliness has arrived. Huge thanks to all, such a lot of love, care and thought. Beautiful

thanks fan Beautiful crochet in denim and cream, just gorgeous. star

thanks sorry, have lost the card A stunning bee design knit, so clever, fabulous star

thanks RiaOvertheRainbow Beautiful textured knits, these are so clever, beautiful leaves and waves, in a gorgeous soft blue. star

thanks LP Beautiful crochet in a lovely mid blue. star

thanks DG Just super, gorgeous crochet in green and cream, really fabulous. star

thanks jetSTAR Really lovely granny squares in blue with yellow accents, gorgeous. star

thanks AmaDablam Such thoughtful squares, fabulous Christmas tree, beach with red balloon and sunflower, all in crochet. Wow. star

thanks Poltergoose Sunny days, beautiful squares, yellow on blue, super. star

thanks WoolPixie On navy and in yellow, Pixie has done the family’s initials in icord, really fabulous. star

Thank you so much everyone thanks Folk never fail to amaze. xxx

KnottyAndPistey Mon 04-Jul-16 17:54:35

Thank you, yes please xxx

GloopyGhoul Mon 04-Jul-16 16:39:04

Hello, I'm awfully late to this thread, and I realise I've missed last posting, but I'd love to do some stars if there is still time to get a square to you?

KnottyAndPistey Wed 29-Jun-16 17:20:45

Such beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving today, we say love in every stitch, and it is true, you are all stars Thank you thanks

thanks StellaMarie Beautiful crochet in cream and apple green, just gorgeous. star

thanks MadisonAvenue Beautiful knits in a soft denim blue, snowflake, strawberry and heart designs. Super. star

thanks Jacksmania Beautiful bobble hearts, in green and julep, just gorgeous. star

Thank you so much xxxx

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