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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely Tunnocks, also known as thatscottishconfection. Crafters and donors, we need your help

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 17:18:18

Many of you we know have been wonderfully supportive of lovely Tunnocks, now known as thatscottishconfection, since her husband was first diagnosed with cancer three years ago and many will remember the journey they were on. Heartbreakingly we are very sorry to say that just before Christmas he died. Such sad news, we send so much love to her and their little children, they are very close in our hearts and thoughts.

Her thread is here although it is currently in chat so will disappear there is a second here..also in Chat..

In it she made this beautiful post

"It's strange, I suppose, that I've imagined -numerous times - us talking it over, when it's over. Once you can think straight again, and marshall the right words for the right things out of your mouth.

You say: 'I'm so sorry. I never wanted to put you through that. It's the last thing I wanted for you'. Because it's the sort of thing you would say, and pretty much did say, years ago.

And I say: 'It's not your fault. It couldn't be less your fault. And I'm sorry for the times I wasn't more patient. It was so hard.' And I squeeze your hand.

We are walking and talking in a wood, or by a river, or by a river in a wood, because that's where we often would be walking.

And we are holding hands and your hand isn't shaking, and you are walking quickly like you used to, and in a straight line. The wind is messing up my hair and sticking it to my lip balm, and you are wearing that red puffer jacket I always hated, but I don't care about either of these things.

And the low sun is shining, almost white, and sometimes getting in our eyes, and the ground feels crisp with a light frost and, although it is midwinter, it feels like a new beginning.

And we agree how relieved we are that it is all over. And how it feels like a...a great lifting of things.

And you smile at me and say 'Shall we go back to the children?' And so we do, together."

thanks thanks

We have offered to make Tunnocks a blanket to show our love and support and to offer what comfort we can, and we are delighted to say she has accepted. Will you help us make this for her and their children?

We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM us with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.

Our Yarns
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Patons Merino Extrafine 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.

Our listed yarns are all easily available online - Try Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens

Some ideas..
“He loved cycling and the natural world (especially climbing trees!), he loved cooking and growing vegetables and looking after his chickens. He was a mechanical design engineer and was always bringing things home from work to tinker with. He was half Irish and we try to visit County Cork every year. We have a great Egyptian rescue cat called Mickey (ginger) who he chose and who spent the whole last week of his life on his bed (he knew better than the doctors).

Thank you again - I've received such support from people I've never met and it helps more than you can know.”

We also have the family’s initials, if this is something you’d like to help with.

From her words we have come up with this colour palette..
* Blues
* Greens
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
* Oranges - one of these please, Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Burnt Orange (43)
* Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream

Then Silver for embellishments

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Previous blankets can be seen on our website If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

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

When ready for posting, please PM for info, if you would like to send a card to the family via us, please do. As always, we thank you so much for your support,

Lovely Tunnocks we are thinking of you all, sending love and strength. xxxxx

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 10-Jan-17 17:21:15

Have PM'd you, we find out soon if we are starting on this journey ourselves so Tunnocks is very much in my thoughts

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 17:28:15

Oh, Five. Sending so much love to you and yours x

PenelopeClearwater Tue 10-Jan-17 17:33:07

Am in of course. Will order some yarn.

Much much love to Tunnocks.

GrumpyInsomniac Tue 10-Jan-17 17:34:51

Do we have a final posting date for this one yet? If it's not for a month or so, I should be able to get some squares out xxx

GleamingHeels Tue 10-Jan-17 17:41:46

I'm in, sending Scottish love to Tunnocks xx
and love to Five too

Count me in as well

UnbornMortificado Tue 10-Jan-17 17:49:22

Sending love as always too Tunnocks flowers

Knotty Count me in. I've got the account details.

Thoughts are with you too Five flowers

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 17:49:51

Posting date is normally around a month from the start date, if that helps.

PUGaLUGS Tue 10-Jan-17 17:50:56

Count me in too.

Much love to Tunnocks xx

jetSTAR Tue 10-Jan-17 17:52:41

Of course I will help flowers

KnittingPearl Tue 10-Jan-17 17:53:27

Please count me in too. I'll have a look over my stash and be in touch this weekend.

Much love to Tunnocks, and also to Five.

MrsHathaway Tue 10-Jan-17 18:02:37

What a wordsmith; what a loss.

Have green in stash.

Yddraigoldragon Tue 10-Jan-17 18:05:56

I can make squares but do not have any of this wool. If I could scrounge some?

MrsDilligaf Tue 10-Jan-17 18:10:35

I'm in. This will be my first contribution to a woolly hug so please bear with me - my squares will be very plain!

My thoughts and love will definitely be in every stitch x

flowers for Tunnocks and Five

AgentProvocateur Tue 10-Jan-17 18:11:38

I can't do anything crafty, but I'd like to buy some wool or yarn (is that the same thing?) for someone else to knit with. Can I donate some money somehow?

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:12:55

Pm us if you need wool, lovely folks.

Thank you flowers

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:13:27

And PM if you would like to donate flowers

dontbesillyhenry Tue 10-Jan-17 18:20:21

Im not great at knitting but would love to perfect my technique for this project. What size does it need to be?

TheFairyCaravan Tue 10-Jan-17 18:22:28

I'm in too.

Lots of love to Tunnocks flowers & Five flowers

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:23:56

Aha - that bit got missed off the OP!

Squares to be six inches please


thanks

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:24:20

The Jenny Watson is on sale at Wise Badger...

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:26:00

Debbie Bliss Rialto DK on sale too at Wise Badger

KnottyAndPistey Tue 10-Jan-17 18:26:48

If buying from Wool Warehouse use SC38 for 10% off

fanjodisfunction Tue 10-Jan-17 18:26:58

I'm notmon the boards as frequently as I used to be, but always reads tunnocks posts.

Of course I can contribute. I shall have a look at my stash. And pm you

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