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Zombie and Woolly Hugs. Our second thread! Come and find out about Candy's Hugs, all very welcome.

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 09:33:50

Welcome to our second thread, may it be as vibrantly riotous as the first!

Anyone reading this thinking Shall I? Can I? Yes you can! smile We would love to have you on board, from someone who is keen to learn crochet or knitting to the more experienced, ALL are welcome here. And a lack of funds is no barrier, we have wonderful donors who want to take part and need a crafter, so we can send you yarn, needles and hooks if necessary. It is all about being inclusive and team work.

So let's crack on!

This then a C&P of the crafting info from thread one.

Our lovely Zombie (who has said she doesn’t mind being outed as Candy) has long been a supporter of Woolly Hugs, bless her for it! Recently she made a very kind donation to us, and we would love to start an Ongoing project to honour this remarkable woman, who we have both had the privilege of meeting, dancing and drinking with. wine wine She is utterly fab-u-lous. smile

After a chat with Zombie we have made a plan which she loves. We would like to make comforting cosy blankets with love in every stitch for women going through treatment for breast and other cancers, and at times these may form part of palliative care. They will be called Candy’s Hugs.

Zombie is a bright and beautiful woman so we have chosen a palette to reflect this which we call Vibrant Riot; it is inspired too by a blanket that was made for her to give big hugs as she goes through treatments.

Will you join with us? If you would like to be involved in any way, we’d love to have you on board. Please post on this thread and PM with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.

The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK. Just this please for consistency, and in these colours...

Vibrant Riot Palette
Kelly green

Squares to be 12 inch or 6 inch, crochet or knitted equally welcome, please use 4mm hook or needles. No blocking necessary and please sew in ends, and make sure any colour changes are firmly knotted.

All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert will be equally cherished. Simple, complex, single colour, mixed colour. It really is the love and thought that counts.

If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet in 2017, let's do it! We have help for the complete beginner here…. And are on hand to help talk you through as well. YouTube has lots of tutorials, you WILL find one that suits! smile

If you feel ambitious and would like to make a whole blanket, then that is wonderful, we are aiming for blankets approx 48 inches by 60 inches, certainly no smaller.

Candy’s Hugs will be an ongoing project, our first posting date is to be January 28th. Do message for posting info when ready.

We are on Facebook - Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.

Thank you so much xx


bookbook Sun 15-Jan-17 09:42:30

Oooh- am I first ? ! waves smile better get clicking

CaptainBraandPants Sun 15-Jan-17 09:42:57

Phew, I've managed to follow.
Thanks for the new thread Knotty - I've PM'ed you asking for an address to send my paltry few squares to.

KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 09:44:57

If January 28th is going to come around too quickly, our next collection date to aim for is March 11th.

Off to PMs, thanks everyone thanks

VittysCardigan Sun 15-Jan-17 09:47:01

Checking in, dibs on the comfy chair in the corner

Fiderer Sun 15-Jan-17 09:49:46

Took so long wailing on the old thread about wool still not arrived & a long tale about my poor son & the evil crochet teacher saga, missed the new thread grin

flutterworc Sun 15-Jan-17 09:57:31

Checking in! On with a lovely pink waffle square!

KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 09:58:20

Too late Vitty Me and Knots, arses already plonked grin

VittysCardigan Sun 15-Jan-17 10:13:44

Dammit! <waits for K or P to get up>

BigApple11 Sun 15-Jan-17 10:23:02

I'm here!! Cracking on with some more squares today ...who wants a brew? brew

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 15-Jan-17 10:23:20

Checking in smile

Yddraigoldragon Sun 15-Jan-17 10:26:47

Morning woolly folk! Trying a 12" have shrimp, turquoise and tomato on so far to make Pop smile this morning smile

NorksAreMessy Sun 15-Jan-17 10:29:48

I am becoming OBSESSED.
I am making my fourth ever square EVER and got up early to start knitting.

There is ironing, more laundry, dog walking, log collecting, cooking, college projects, cleaning and sleeping to be done, and I got up early to knit.


KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 10:33:56

Such happy days Norks grin

Knew IN THE END we'd get you!

KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 10:35:04

Just made a photo album on Facebook of all squares received, tis here...

Don't think you need to be on FB to see, hopefully!

Right off to crack on with stuff, laters xxx

KnottyAndPistey Sun 15-Jan-17 10:35:32

Apple - me please! x

TheoriginalLEM Sun 15-Jan-17 10:45:02

Checking in!

Just reading through the OP again. I have been using a 3.5mm hook . I hope thats ok i crochet quitelosely so don't want baggy squares shock

MrsHathaway Sun 15-Jan-17 10:53:35


<pom poms>

SpiralArchitect Sun 15-Jan-17 11:00:16

Just placemarking checking in grin

I'm hooking my squares for Tunnocks right now, but will be back onto big, vibrant ZombieSquares before you know it!

bookbook Sun 15-Jan-17 11:02:58

baggy squares <snort> LEM grin

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 15-Jan-17 11:09:42

Checking in, have ha d lazy morning knitting while DS and I have been watching A Series of Unfortunate events on Netflix, its brilliant, so much better than the film.

bookbook Sun 15-Jan-17 11:11:30

Just for anyone doing knitting textures . I have found this site on the web really useful. You can try all sorts of different textures

Knitting stitches

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 15-Jan-17 11:13:56

Thanks book

Marcipex Sun 15-Jan-17 11:34:17


bookbook Sun 15-Jan-17 12:05:11

Has Fairy got lost ? <peers out , holding big sign saying HERE >

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