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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely slinkysaluki. Crafters and donors, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 30-Nov-17 18:12:09

Desperately sad and news we’re afraid. In September, lovely slinky’s DH died very suddenly, they had been together 26 years. He was only 51. Such a terrible shock. So devastating for her, their teen boys, families and friends, so hard to make any sense, we can only begin to imagine how helpless and sad they feel, life is so cruel. We are so very sorry and send so much love to them all. Slinky’s thread tis here if you would like to post a message.

We have offered to make slinkysaluki 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 boys?

We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere thanks. thanks
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
* Katia Merino 100% 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 from slinky...
He loved David Bowie and music, mainly heavy rock like ACDC.
He liked the gym specifically weights.
Roller hockey was a big part of his life as our son H played nationally and accompanied him all over the country and abroad.
Our other son M is a gifted rhythm guitar player.
Also we foster dogs, maintenance greyhound and lurchers types.

Lovely slinky has suggested a colour theme..
Navy blue (anything from denim to navy is perfect)
Teal, but please avoid those vibrant teals
Silvery greys
Mustard - but just this one please Drops Merino Extra Fine - Mustard (30)
For embellishments/accents purples, green, creams, orange and red.

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.

Previous blankets can be seen on our website

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

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

bookbook Thu 30-Nov-17 18:25:51

yes, count me in. So sorry to hear about this .

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 30-Nov-17 18:26:48

Absolutely. As a fellow hound-fostered, will definitely attempt something canine. flowers

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 30-Nov-17 18:27:06

*fosterer!

Whatsthatbrightlght Thu 30-Nov-17 18:29:59

Count me in x

MadisonAvenue Thu 30-Nov-17 18:32:50

So sorry to hear this, count me in.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Thu 30-Nov-17 18:42:35

Count me in flowers

Iwantacampervan Thu 30-Nov-17 18:44:14

I'll be able to knit some squares around Christmas - will decide colour and pattern later

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Thu 30-Nov-17 19:20:54

I'm in, away to pm now.
Such sad news x

TheSquatLobster Thu 30-Nov-17 19:40:15

So sad, heartfelt condolences for Slinky and all the family.

Housemoving before Christmas but would love to do some in the new year. Would that be in time? Will pm you.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Thu 30-Nov-17 19:54:08

I'm in too, but sorry that it is needed flowers

SpiralArchitect Thu 30-Nov-17 19:54:35

So sorry to hear this; I will make some squares.

Thinking of slinky and her family flowers

KnittingPearl Thu 30-Nov-17 21:31:57

Yes of course

KnittingPearl Thu 30-Nov-17 21:33:04

With much love to slinkysaluki

Okkitokkiunga Thu 30-Nov-17 21:33:44

I'll do some, though please may I have some donor wool.

Sasbel Thu 30-Nov-17 21:35:30

Sorry that this is needed. Pm’d you.

diamantegal Thu 30-Nov-17 23:11:28

So sad that this is needed, but pleased I can do something - count me in

plominoagain Thu 30-Nov-17 23:19:33

I can’t create , but I can certainly donate ! I’d love to fund a hound related square if that’s at all possible as a fellow hound lover , but if not, will donate anyway .

MrsKCastle Thu 30-Nov-17 23:55:24

I will definitely knit some squares, most likely some plain/textured ones to provide some nice background to those more artistic craters!

PiggyPlumPie Fri 01-Dec-17 08:00:07

Of course flowers

WitchDancer Fri 01-Dec-17 08:00:43

I'm in. Will need wool so will message you Knotty

KnottyAndPistey Fri 01-Dec-17 08:40:24

Morning loves. just catching up, thank you so much, folk asking about last posting, it will be at some point in January. xxxx

Wh0KnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 01-Dec-17 09:06:50

Count me in for some crocheting too flowers.

WhenDoISleep Fri 01-Dec-17 09:46:40

I will do some squares

Stitchit Fri 01-Dec-17 10:06:47

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