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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

AmaDablam Wed 07-Feb-18 19:02:43

Hello, what sad news. Yes of course I will do a couple of squares. Tried to reply to your pm but it doesn't seem to be working x

WitchDancer Wed 07-Feb-18 19:05:28

I can't get a message to go through either - I'm getting a blank pop up box??

BigApple11 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:30:40

My PM not working either! confused

KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 19:36:37

We despair of the PMs!!

Will report it. See if someone can boot the gremlin out.

Am out right now. Please keep posting. Will check up first thing. Thank you everyone xxxxx

Wh0KnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Wed 07-Feb-18 19:41:25

Count me in too flowers

SpiralArchitect Wed 07-Feb-18 19:59:55

I can make some squares. (Is it me, or do PMs break almost every time we get the woolly call to arms???)

Sending so much love to lovely Lottie and Wilf flowers flowers x

NotAChristmasCakePop Wed 07-Feb-18 20:16:09

I managed to message you directly Knotty rather than replying to that group one - didn't seem to like it. Worth trying everyone else....

and you'll have to excuse my useless brain... seen their threads since I started reading MN not Facebook...

Stitchit Wed 07-Feb-18 20:33:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PurpleKittyKnitting Wed 07-Feb-18 20:51:44

I still have a bit of pale blue and a kind of plum colour left over from the yarn I was sent for I want to move. If those are OK for this, if I could be matched with a donor and at it to the bit I have to do squares for this.

Whatsthatbrightlght Wed 07-Feb-18 21:07:00

I'm in. Could I have some wool please? Will pm

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Wed 07-Feb-18 21:41:57

I'm in flowers

Pauleen Wed 07-Feb-18 22:05:55

I can do some squares if you send some of the requested wool. If not needed this time that’s fine.

Jux Wed 07-Feb-18 22:06:23

I assumed that the PM blank pop up box was because it was a group message.

I will do a square or two. I think I have a dark green and some pale blue. Maybe some others - will have to check.

WitchDancer Thu 08-Feb-18 07:53:17

I've managed to get a message to send by doing one from an old message - the one for the group just won't go!

KnottyAndPistey Thu 08-Feb-18 08:10:12

Morning all, just catching up brew

KnottyAndPistey Thu 08-Feb-18 08:12:25

@BlueEyeshadow - if you could use the usual others that would be great, we test the yarns we use alongside each other, and haven't tested that one, it may be fine but it may wash and wear very differently. Thank you xxx

BlueEyeshadow Thu 08-Feb-18 08:29:39

Sure, just wondered. Thanks.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 08-Feb-18 15:13:38

Afternoon! brew

catmadcaz Thu 08-Feb-18 15:14:15

I have emailed you to say i'm in just need some yarn.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 08-Feb-18 15:41:30

Thanks Cat, have just been sorting yarn parcels and hopefully have replied to all messages here and on FB. Thank you everyone!

Does anyone else need yarn to join in?

Going to trot to the PO now

<trot trot>

well in a mo, need to put on 40,000 layers first

KnottyAndPistey Thu 08-Feb-18 15:42:21

*SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius - your trademark flowers are glorious and your colours stunning thanks

Pancakeflipper Thu 08-Feb-18 19:00:20


I would like to join in with my average uncomplicated square (motorbike - you are having a laugh!!! Bows down to the talented).
Could I have wool please if there's any lovely donations in?

Will try and PM you my address

NotAChristmasCakePop Thu 08-Feb-18 19:32:11

I've pretty much finished two squares today. Just need to tidy them up. Can post next week hopefully.

ChippingInLovesWoollyHugs Thu 08-Feb-18 20:07:32

I’d love to do some for Lottie, we go back a long way. Wilf has gone from a small boy to a handsome man in that time! I’m so incredibly sorry that having found the lovely Alan, he’s gone again so soon. I know they say, and I do believe it’s true, ‘Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’, but bloody hell, it’s so unfair, they’ve already been through so much 😢 But they’ll both always know how much he loved them x

Wolfiefan Thu 08-Feb-18 20:10:55

Tried to PM you. Would love to help. I shall ferret through my stash tomorrow and hunt the appropriate colours out.
Love to Wilf and 84. flowers

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