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Woolly Hugs. Remembering Joseph, we are making a blanket for Trazzletoes and family, can you help?

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KnottyAndPistey Mon 18-Sep-17 17:37:59

Sitting here trying to find the words as with true sadness we are starting this thread for our wonderful Trazzles. Her beautiful, smiling, sparkling Joseph devastatingly died from neuroblastoma in July. Many of us followed their ongoing journey, that rocky old road, dedicating our ‘splodges of light’ around the globe as we thought of them, always sending love. Joseph touched the hearts and lives of so many, as did his mum, ours included. We are so sorry. He will live long in our memories, bless him.

We are so glad that Trazzletoes has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, it will truly have love in every stitch for her, DH and DD, and as a tribute and celebration of a life filled with love for Joseph.

She said… His favourite colour was pink, followed by blue. He loved swimming, water and the seaside - we spent a lot of time on the beach in Scarborough. We had a lot of nicknames for him, but the most common one was "fish". He enjoyed rock climbing in the Pennines and watched Pokémon endlessly. He was always happy and never stopped smiling, he was full of love.


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.

The colours we will be using
And for embellishments/accents only
*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)
*Yellow but this one please… Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’

(The colour for childhood cancer is gold, and for neuroblastoma is purple)

Lots of beautiful themes from Trazzles, but please know simple squares made with love are absolutely needed too.

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
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool 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 - Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens as a few egs

There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Previous blankets can be seen on our website

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook, no blocking of squares and please knot off sturdily when changing colours or finishing, leave a good end and use a needle to sew in the peskies.

Now parallel to this Knotty and I would very much like to organise a fundraiser in Joseph’s name, and we would like to make a blanket in this colour scheme to auction in the run up to Christmas. We asked Trazz to think of a charity she would like us to support and she has chosen the Candlelighters charity who support families facing children's cancer in Yorkshire. They get involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances, and they supported Joseph and his family over the years. So pleased we can do this for them too with your love and support. xx

So we are asking for extra squares. Please help with this too if you can, and parcel them separately ‘Candlelighters’

When ready for posting, please PM for info. As always, thank you so much for your support, we will set a last posting date in a day or so.

Thinking of beautiful Joseph thanks
Love to his family xxxx

SasBel Mon 18-Sep-17 17:59:44

I'm in, will pm you.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Joseph.

KnottyAndPistey Mon 18-Sep-17 18:01:56

Thank you so much xxxxx

Dutchoma Mon 18-Sep-17 18:02:24

Can do initials if you like. Tell me the colours and the initials and I will get some wool. Can also do some for the other blanket.

PiggyPlumPie Mon 18-Sep-17 18:06:06

Am in my loves sad

Beautiful Joseph flowers

MrsHathaway Mon 18-Sep-17 18:06:50

I'm in. Much love to the family.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Mon 18-Sep-17 18:10:32

I'm in flowers

Iwantacampervan Mon 18-Sep-17 18:14:40

I have some blue and green Drops Merino so I'll be able to knit a few squares.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Mon 18-Sep-17 18:15:17

Happy to help, away to pm now

Sending much love to Trazzles and family xx

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Mon 18-Sep-17 18:15:58

I'm in. Thinking of Trazzles and all who loved Joseph flowers

bookbook Mon 18-Sep-17 18:19:21

I will do some - will check my stash, fairly sure I have some of these colours flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Mon 18-Sep-17 18:19:50

I'm in for darling SuperJoe❤

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 18-Sep-17 18:20:04

So sorry to hear this, will order some wool tomorrow

bookbook Mon 18-Sep-17 18:20:20

do the candlelighters squares need making up in the same yarn ?

KnottyAndPistey Mon 18-Sep-17 18:21:51

Yes please to any squares for the auction Blanket being in these yarns. Thank you.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 18-Sep-17 18:22:03

I'm more than happy to help. I'll need to be matched up with a lovely knitter/hooker. I'll PM you now.

Sending much love to Trazzletoes and family flowers.

flutterworc Mon 18-Sep-17 18:22:05

Absolutely I will - I used to work in Scarbs and still have family/friends there, so will look at doing something thematic.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Mon 18-Sep-17 18:22:17

And yes, will do extra squares for Candlelighters
Much love to Trazzles & her family & friends.

KnottyAndPistey Mon 18-Sep-17 18:22:28

I believe the Drops is 30% off at Wool Warehouse

Iwantacampervan Mon 18-Sep-17 18:24:19

I believe the Drops is 30% off at Wool Warehouse
Yes it is and some more Drops fell into my basket as I wanted some pinks and purples too !

KnottyAndPistey Mon 18-Sep-17 18:24:23

Please PM if we can help. Just doing dinner but will catch up v soon x

GlaikitFizzog Mon 18-Sep-17 18:31:58

<dusts off MN log in>

I'm in

Big love for trazzles and family x

Pauleen Mon 18-Sep-17 18:38:02

I'm happy to help but don't have any of this wool so if there's a ball or 2 .....

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Mon 18-Sep-17 18:39:18

I'll do some too

MrsHathaway Mon 18-Sep-17 18:42:59

Direct link to discounted Drops at £1.95 for 50g.

Thanks for the tip-off.

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