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The Mumsnet, we need your help to make a Woolly Hug for lovely JuanPotatoTwo

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 26-Apr-17 19:12:03

We were so very sorry to hear JuanPotatoTwo’s desperately sad news that her DH had passed away last month, he had renal failure. We are so very sorry for their loss and our thoughts are with her, their children and their family. We hope that this blanket will bring some comfort at such a devastating time, we were so glad they accepted our offer. Juan’s original thread is here… second here.. we see lots of you lovely folk are supporting her there, bless you.

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we shall need both and we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too.We have part balls if any hookers need yarn, please say. Please PM us with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH.


We take our ideas from a beautiful piece written by his daughter
* He was a keen rugby player, clearly enjoying much success before his illness started, playing for amongst others Leicester Tigers and England schools, so club and country, lots of rugby ideas there. Leicester colours are green, red and white, will attempt a link.
* They met at a pub called The Navy for anyone who can do writing.
* He had a red cable knit cardi he loved and wore endlessly, we do have an idea for these.
* He loved gardening and roses
* Cups of tea and lemon drizzle, and watching The Chase
* They have a cat
* And he once made Juan a Squirrel costume!

The Yarn we are Using….
Artesano Superwash Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK (new to us this time)
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

Colourwise…
Red, one of these please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.
Greens from forest to brighter.
Blues, but not turquoise please
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white

Accents and embellishments then in
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Oranges - one of these please, Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) orDebbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Burnt Orange (43)

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

We also have a Facebook page Woolly Hugs and are on Twitter @Woolly_Hugs Do join us.

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



He used to call us The Mumsnet to wind Juan up smile Come on The Mumsnet, let us do him proud xx

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

Nancy91 Wed 26-Apr-17 19:14:56

I'm useless at knitting but I just want to say that this is such a lovely thing to do flowers

TheWoollybacksWife Wed 26-Apr-17 19:15:36

I'm in. Love to Juan. I've got Drops in forest already.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 26-Apr-17 19:20:41

Thank you so much xxxx

KnottyAndPistey Wed 26-Apr-17 19:20:59

Leicester Tigers....

KnottyAndPistey Wed 26-Apr-17 19:24:16

Kit like this - lovely stripes!

BunnyBunnyMooseMoose Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:44

Lots of love to Juan flowers
Still haven't learnt to knit, but would love to donate wool if you can match me up with someone. Thanks!

DoubleR Wed 26-Apr-17 19:42:32

I'm in 😊

bookbook Wed 26-Apr-17 19:44:40

Yes, I really will be so glad to do this .
I have blues , and cream but will put my thinking cap on- I may need a bit of accent wool , red and green

MrsMozart Wed 26-Apr-17 19:46:00

Thinking of you and yours lass.

I still can't crochet or knit, but will buy some wool if someone else can do the do.

MrsHathaway Wed 26-Apr-17 19:51:13

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Wed 26-Apr-17 19:53:00

flowers I'm in. Terribly sad news for Juan and her family.

I'm just finishing another project, then I will do a square or two depending on time etc. I've got suitable colours smile

UnbornMortificado Wed 26-Apr-17 19:56:07

Will send a donation over. Thinking of Juan and her family.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Wed 26-Apr-17 20:01:54

Heartbreaking news, I'm so sorry to hear.
I feel I know Juan a little bit as we've been on a few threads together, shared lots of laughs & banter.
I'm most definitely going to contribute.
Massive hugs to you & your family Juan. Sending you lots of love & strength sweetheart xxx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Wed 26-Apr-17 20:04:19

I can definitely do a Leicester Tigers stripes square, no problem.
I have to check colours, I'm pretty sure I have the right green (got JW red & cream)

SpiralArchitect Wed 26-Apr-17 20:06:13

I can make a few squares, no problem.

Sending much love to Juan and family flowers x

KnottyAndPistey Wed 26-Apr-17 20:13:26

Thank you so much everyone thanks

NavyandWhite Wed 26-Apr-17 20:16:12

Oh he sounds lovely. I'm so sorry Juan. I love " The Mumsnet " - I'm no knitter but I'll send a donation for wool ❤

thinking of Juan and her family flowers

will pm now

bookbook Wed 26-Apr-17 20:20:22

sorry cannot see in OP - 6 squares ", or 12" as well?

HemanOrSheRa Wed 26-Apr-17 20:20:33

I have read Juan's story. The love between Juan, her DH and family shinest through. I am incredibly slow at knitting, so I am more than happy to be matched up with a lovely person and supply them with whatever they would like to create something smile.

bookbook Wed 26-Apr-17 20:20:52

<pah> 6"

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Wed 26-Apr-17 20:24:09

flowers I'm in smile

jetSTAR Wed 26-Apr-17 20:28:40

I will help flowers

SasBel Wed 26-Apr-17 20:49:54

Such sad news.
I am in, have pm'd you.

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