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We are making a Woolly Hug for lovely Echt : Lovely donors and crafters, please, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Sep-16 15:11:51

I'm afraid we bring very sad news. Echt's wonderful husband died in July, suddenly and unexpectedly due to a stroke. Such devastating news, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her and their family. Lovely Echt’s thread is here if you would like to add your condolences.

We offered to make a blanket for her, and are so pleased that she has said she would love one. We will all be holding her hand and hope that she will feel the love and support from us all, and that the blanket will bring whatever comfort it can.

Lovely Echt is known to many across the Mumsnet community, many thanks to all those who approached us for her.

So to the Woolly Hug, we would be very grateful for your help.

We will need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) So if you are able to join with us, please PM, and also if you are offering to donate, or need a donor, we can match you up.

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.

The Colours
Lovely Echt is based in Australia, her DH loved it there and she suggests the glorious colours of the Australian Outback as the colour theme. So...
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Rust (68)
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Maroon (48)
* Oranges - but just from these please…Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Pumpkin (373) Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Tangerine (56)Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Burnt Orange (43)
* Silvery greys
* Drops Merino Extra Fine - Light Greyish Green (15)
* Duck egg - one of these please - Drops extrafine merino DK 15, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ‘aqua’, or ‘duck egg’
* Sky colours, mid to light blue

From Echt
He loved cooking, did it all, and our daughter's regular gift was a spatula.

He was an avid birdwatcher, with kookaburras and galahs his favourites, and loved tall flowers such as kangaroo paws and verbena bonariensis. **Please message us if you can help with any of these birds/flowers. We have pics, and can help with supplementary colours needed.

Initials would be M, H and F.

He loved Japan, Mount Fuji and the shinkansen.

He loved community radio - we have the logo from E, will post in the thread, and we have the logo of the Housing register which he helped devise. Be great to get these in too.

Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.

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

Our Crafting Guide is a good place for support, and previous blankets can be seen on our website too. We are on Facebook - Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.

Echt my lovely, we are thinking of you, and your wonderful DH, family and friends. Sending so much love. xx

Pistey and Knotty

MrsHathaway Tue 13-Sep-16 15:19:08

Terrible news, poor echt.

Count me in.

SpiralArchitect Tue 13-Sep-16 15:24:16

I will make some squares; will PM now.

Thinking of echt and her family flowers

ScienceRocks Tue 13-Sep-16 15:45:03

Yes, I'm in and should have yarn.

CommunistLegoBloc Tue 13-Sep-16 15:48:20

Count me in. I think I've got some blue left so I'll get going. Love to Echt x

whenallissaidanddone Tue 13-Sep-16 15:54:18

Hi. Yes, count me in.

Condolences, and love to Echt.


WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 13-Sep-16 15:54:18

I would like to crochet for this, I am on a long running gardening thread with Echt so I would like to see if I can manage a suitable flower square.

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 13-Sep-16 15:55:26

I'm in.

Love to lovely Echt. So sorry. flowers

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Tue 13-Sep-16 16:08:04

So sad another Woolly Hug is needed sad I'll do a couple of squares

KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Sep-16 16:15:45

Thanks, lovelies flowers

PUGaLUGS Tue 13-Sep-16 16:20:43

flowers to Echt and family. So sorry to read this.

I can contribute.

GrumpyInsomniac Tue 13-Sep-16 17:12:32

Have already sent you a PM, but was wondering what the posting dates were for this blanket and Hellenbach's, please? Or is it a bit early for that? Trying to plan flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 13-Sep-16 17:13:29

Tragic news, so sorry to hearsadflowers

Of course I'm in

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 13-Sep-16 17:15:13

May I pick up a bit of Rust & Maroon please next week? (Keen to save postage!)

PolterGoose Tue 13-Sep-16 18:21:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 13-Sep-16 18:54:27

<sidles in quietly to make a service announcement>

Wool Warehouse has 25% off the Drops merino extra fine.


<sidles out>

KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Sep-16 18:57:49

Thanks everyone - lovely Zing - none of that yarn here I'm afraid so postage it will be!

Assume 4 or 5 weeks for postage, but we will wait to make sure everyone has the yarn and can get on before we fix a date.

<screams off to WW>


SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 13-Sep-16 20:25:08

Such sad news. I'm in. flowers

fanjodisfunction Tue 13-Sep-16 21:17:01

happy to contribute, think I have some orange. will check my stash and then pm you both.

MrsKCastle Wed 14-Sep-16 00:03:03

So sorry to hear that more blankets are needed. I will do a square or two. I think I have enough burnt pumpkin left.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 14-Sep-16 08:03:29

Morning everyone, thank you so much, off to PMs now, there is a mountain in there, what an amazing response. thanks

KnottyAndPistey Wed 14-Sep-16 08:04:17

Zing - we did a big order of yarn in the drops sale and have added in rust and maroon for you, it should be here next week. thanks

MadisonAvenue Wed 14-Sep-16 09:23:33

Please count me in but I will need yarn if we have a donor.

So sorry Echt, my thoughts are with you.

JulesJules Wed 14-Sep-16 11:08:09

Lots of love to you, Echt
I will knit x

KnottyAndPistey Wed 14-Sep-16 13:05:29

Thanks you so much, and on it Madison.

We have ordered a large amount of yarn from WW in the Drops sale, some parcels will need to wait for that to arrive, but it really won't be long. Thank you thanks

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