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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for 84CharingCrossRoad, lovely folk, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 15:58:52

Many of you know 84CharingCrossRoad/Lottie and Wilf from across Mumsnet and across the years and we were so very sorry to hear their desperately sad news that her partner Alan had passed away at the end of January, he had cancer. We are so very sorry for their loss and our thoughts are with her, Wilf, his children, their families and friends

We have already sent a cosy blanket to Wilf and were glad to be able to do something very quickly, the news he loves it is wonderful. We were so glad when 84/Lottie accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug for her. We will make something very special.

Her original thread is here… but it is in chat so will disappear after 90 days. We see lots of you lovely folk are supporting her there, bless you.

So we come asking for help again thanks
We would like to make a blanket full of love and comfort, a real tribute to A.

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.

Some ideas here...
“A loved fishing and he had a motorbike and a ginger three legged cat.”
We do have initials if anyone would like to have a go.
Also having read Lottie’s thread some pigeons and seagulls might be rather lovely! We have had a request for a Bumbledog 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
King Cole Luxury Merino DK
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

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)
with silver for accents and embellishments

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

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. Please knot off carefully when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you! Previous blankets can be seen on our website

When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for L&W, please do, we will pass it on.

Sending so much love thanks

Redbrook Wed 07-Feb-18 16:15:32

Count me in - though I doubt my skills run to a three legged cat.

Much love to Lottie & Wilf.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 16:18:34

Thank you so much lovely thanks

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Wed 07-Feb-18 16:20:13

Such sad news. I'm in too. So many Woolly Hugs needed at the moment sad

BlueEyeshadow Wed 07-Feb-18 16:20:45

I'll do a couple of squares. I found some Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk in a charity shop the other day. Is this OK to use or not? Thanks! I tried to PM, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Iwantacampervan Wed 07-Feb-18 16:25:57

I'll make some squares - will check my colours.
Sening love to Lottie and Wilf.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 16:26:09

Thanks both, not for this Blue - the yarns we use are machine washable, have a feeling that is a dry clean only, but no worries, we can send to you?

diamantegal Wed 07-Feb-18 16:26:54

I'm in too. Will order wool on the train home tonight.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 16:30:11

This is so kind, thank you xxx

WhenDoISleep Wed 07-Feb-18 16:33:59

I will make some squares

KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 16:35:35

Thank you so much xxxx

Sasbel Wed 07-Feb-18 16:47:36

I’m in. Thinking of them both.
Will PM you.

Spindelina Wed 07-Feb-18 16:49:55

I’ll do some squares. I’m due a WW order!

BlueEyeshadow Wed 07-Feb-18 16:57:28

Here's the label - it says machine washable. I do have some other wool if not.

SuperDiaperBaby Wed 07-Feb-18 16:59:40

I would like to make a donation for a kind crafter. Sent you a PM. My thoughts are with Lottie and Wilf.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 07-Feb-18 17:20:26

Count me in - I will do a couple of squares with flowers, if that is OK.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 07-Feb-18 17:26:34

I have ordered some yarn - burnt orange and mulberry - I think those will look good.

bookbook Wed 07-Feb-18 17:34:30

Just seen this - I will gladly do some . I will be home from hols at the weekend, will check stash then . Hoping I am also not too late to do more for Niffler and Iwant before the posting date .

PiggyPlumPie Wed 07-Feb-18 17:43:03

I will do a square, much love to Lottie and Wilf xxx

dangermouseisace Wed 07-Feb-18 17:57:59

Count me in. I love hearing from Wilf and Lottie- I need to order some stuff from wool warehouse anyway so will get hooking asap.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Wed 07-Feb-18 18:04:05

I'm in, will pm now
Sending love to Lottie, Wilf and family x

NotAChristmasCakePop Wed 07-Feb-18 18:19:02

I am in too.

I have followed Lottie and Wilf as long as I have been on FB. So sorry to hear the news.

VittysCardigan Wed 07-Feb-18 18:43:54

Count me in, will pm now x

WitchDancer Wed 07-Feb-18 18:54:31

I'm in but having trouble with my message. Apologies if you've had 20 million messages! 😱

BigApple11 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:00:52

I'm in , please can I have wool? I will PM. Lots of love to Lottie and Wilf xxxx

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