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Woolly hugs. We are making a blanket for Zombie’s son and his wife (Zombielad and Zombielass.) lovely crafters and donors, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Fri 03-Mar-17 20:28:52

Our own Zombie, how lucky we were to know her, the more we speak to folk the more we learn of her, she gave of herself so freely, always there with a wise word, offering love and support, her own brand of humour, so positive when things were bleak, we all have so many different, wonderful memories. Our lives were enriched by knowing this remarkable woman..

We knew her time left with us was short, but the news of Zombie’s death on January 30th was still a sad shock, we send so much love to her family and her many, many friends who love and will miss her greatly.

Time to do something for Zombie now, for her son and his wife, and we are so glad that they have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug blanket. Truly love in every stitch.

So 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.

Thank you so much thanks

Our Yarns
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Katia Merino 100% DK (new to us this time)
* 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 and Laughing Hens.

The Colours Zombielad and Zombielass would like
Blues - but please avoid the vibrant ones e.g. turquoise
Purples - rich and warm ones please, to give you an idea - Katia Merino 100% (1) Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (61 and 40) Patons Merino Extrafine DK - Violet (00147)
Magenta - Either Katia Merino 100% 42, or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Cyclamen (74)
And then just for embellishments
* Greens
* Cream - one of these but one of these please.. Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
* Red - one of these Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby,’ Drops Merino Extra Fine DK number 11, red.

Ideas for squares.
We have been thinking and we’d love to see Zombies (obvs!) her cats, and her beautiful red dress, but we all knew Zombie in a different way, so thinking in terms of embellishments or designs, these may very well be a personal thing. If you need help creating these it may be that our crafters could take them on for you, if you are a crafter who might be able to do this, please let us know. We do have the initials if anyone would like to take these on?

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.
Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.
Have a look at our crafting guide and at photos of previously made blankets if this is your first project with us.

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

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

wine wine wine Raising a glass or three to such a glorious inspirational woman and remembering Zombie with so much love, thinking of Zombielad and Zombielass. xxxx

UnbornMortificado Fri 03-Mar-17 20:35:08

Will send my usual, what a lovely thing to do for the Zkids.

Thanks Knotty.

MrsDilligaf Fri 03-Mar-17 20:41:23

Will contribute with pleasure

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bookbook Fri 03-Mar-17 20:43:07

I'm in - will check my colours
love and best wishes to Zombielad and Zombielass

GrumpyInsomniac Fri 03-Mar-17 20:49:27

Of course. Think I'm expecting a blanket kit for one of her eponymous hugs, so if you pop in some yarn for this with that kit, I'll happily do some squares for this xxx

KnottyAndPistey Fri 03-Mar-17 20:56:11

Grumpy my love, you are, thank you - will send all in one, thanks lovely people. xxxx

KnittingPearl Fri 03-Mar-17 20:57:44

Of course will knit (and possibly crochet, depending on how quickly I get to grips with the fiddliness of the hook!). Will have a look at my stash and be in touch.

Zhx3 Fri 03-Mar-17 20:59:08

I'd like to donate yarn. Will message.

bookbook Fri 03-Mar-17 21:01:59

K&P - posted on here, it won't let me send my reply to your pm for some reason. I will check what wool I have

RedRosie Fri 03-Mar-17 21:02:42

I will do what I always do. There will be lots of attention to this one - and rightly so. But any contribution from me to be used where most needed, on whatever project needs it most if that's OK.

It would be OK with Zombie. RIP.

Badders123 Fri 03-Mar-17 21:03:20

My friend is going to teach me to crochet!
I would love to do a square for this woolly hug.
I cant guarantee that it will be very good but it will be made with love
X

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 03-Mar-17 21:04:15

I don't mind having a go at the initials. I'd probably do them in different stitches as single colour though, so if someone does more spectacular multi colour ones then I'm happy to do single colour moss stitch squares instead. Could I have some donor wool too, please.

MadisonAvenue Fri 03-Mar-17 21:06:53

Would love to take part, I'll PM you as I'll need a donor please

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 03-Mar-17 21:12:02

I have some blue in my stash, I will make a square with that.

KnottyAndPistey Fri 03-Mar-17 21:17:22

Thanks all. We probably won't get to all your PMs this evening, but will over the weekend.

Thanks for your support. x

flutterworc Fri 03-Mar-17 21:28:38

I will!

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 03-Mar-17 21:32:05

Will order some wool tonight and get cracking x

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 03-Mar-17 21:39:51

Wolfiefan Fri 03-Mar-17 21:44:27

Would be thrilled to knit for Zlad and Zlass. Shall put in an order! Lovely bright colours in memory of a truly vibrant lady. flowers

Breadnroses Fri 03-Mar-17 21:51:08

Will attempt a crochet square or two. Failing that I'll donate wool. xx

fanjodisfunction Fri 03-Mar-17 22:00:33

Happy to help as always, actually it would be an honour.

Will pm you as I think I will need some wool.

Yiayoula Fri 03-Mar-17 22:01:24

Just ordered some Debbie Bliss in plum and cyclamen from WW , what lovely colours. Am planning on some Zcat squares.

MalcolmTuckersOmniShambles Fri 03-Mar-17 22:03:57

I'm in! Although if anyone has worked out how to magically add more hours into the day, could they please PM me?!

I'm in, away to pm now

ChippingInLovesWoollyHugs Fri 03-Mar-17 22:33:08

Ummm...

I have a feeling we might need a private hire to fly a blanket this big over to them 😳😬

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