Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for 84CharingCrossRoad, lovely folk, we need your help.(159 Posts)
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
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
K&P - is there a date for posting these yet? I skim-read the thread and can't see one...was planning on posting mine with the Chernobs next week if that's ok?
Yes! So sorry to worry you, back in a bit xxxx
K&P did you find my squares in a package with Chernobyl squares and refugee scarfs? There was an attempt at a ginger cat silhouette on purple and a granny square in purple and orange.
Beautiful squares have been arriving - so very lovely, huge thanks to all the super crafters, you are an awesome bunch
Redbrook Wonderful knits in green and burnt orange, beautiful patterns and texture, lovely!
diamantegal In navy and red, bobble fish, beautiful star and diamond design, gorgeous C2C too, lovely.
SevenTillFour Gorgeous garter knits, and is this Chinese waves? Beautiful stripes and solid colours, purples, orange greens and blue.
Wolfiefan Super snuggly textured knits in teals and blue, absolutely gorgeous.
Witchdancer Beautiful in blues, stunning 3D flowers, traditional grannies too, fabulous.
SB Glorious crochet in jade and navy, wonderful traditional grannies.
BigApple Stunning crochet, glorious colour mix, big flower designs, solid and traditional grannies too, in greens, blues, oranges, plums, purples, gorgeously rich.
SB Super gorgeous crochet in denim and lavender, some flowers, others traditional grannies, all wonderful.
Yiayoula Some of her gorgeous trademark knitted hearts and stripes too, beautiful, in greens, blues, purple, Wonderful.
Thank you so much everyone xxxxx
Sorry, I finally posted my squares for this yesterday. If they're too late please put them towards ny other ongoing projects.
Mine are also late - I have 3 in varying states of unfinishedness!
Just got some peskies to thread in and mine will be in the post asap. Really hope I'm not too late xx
Phew! Thank you, I know you're busy right now but I thought it best to mention before they got buried under the woolly avalanche!
Trying to catch up!More squares safely here, yes Big Apple and Witch dancer, sorry been so stuck in the sale things, but they are here!
Knotty did you get my efforts that was in a parcel with Chernobyl/Snugs? I know it's arrived cos I saw it on Facebook but I've a horrible feeling I didn't label it 😱
I've got my late squares posted for the other two Woolly Hugs but still catching up with these ones. I'll try and post later this week and if they're too late they can go to any other project. Sorry
Managed to actually read the OP. Sorry. Sent today to the right address.
Did you get my parcel of squares? I sent them ages ago
I have some peskies to sew in and then plan to pop my four squares in the post tomorrow. They're nowhere near as stunning as some of the amazing work on here! Teddington address?
Very glad to hear you found that extra bit of the parcel to open!
More beautiful squares have been arriving, treasure for sure. Thank you
Ninja Stunning crochet designs, a wonderful orange heart, paw prints, an adorable orange cat design, a bobble fish and trad grannies, all in apple green, pumpkin and purple.
Catmadcaz Such clever knits, a wonderful ‘Gone Fishing’ sign, orange cat, seagull and pigeon!! Fabulous.
Spindelina Beautiful textured knits in red and navy, and two gorgeous crochet squares one a take on a solid granny , the other a flower in orange on greens, amazing.
bookbook On a soft blue, flying seagulls, a cute dog and a fishing boat, super clever
Thank you so much everyone xxxxx
This was Part A!!
Just going to work on the second part, more treasure is here! xxxx
Beautiful squares have arrived, many thanks to all lovely crafters, you are amazing. The thought, love and care makes them very precious indeed.
Zing Beautiful four patch grannies in red, oranges, greens purples, blues, so cheery, gorgeous.
Dangermouseisace In lovely apple green a beautifully textured variation of a solid granny.
WhenDoISleep Beautifully knitted textured mitred corner square and diagonal in tangerine and plum, glorious.
Sasbel Beautifully crocheted in apple green and mid blue, beautiful squares, gorgeous.
Apologies have misplaced name On pumpkin and purple, a gorgeous orange cat design, fabulous heart and solid grannies. .
Raptor Beautiful crochet, a stunning orange flower and crochet design in purples, orange and blue, stunning.
Thank you so much everyone xxxxxxx
Morning, apologies for being awol, had 10 houseguests for several days!
Lots of beautiful squares are here, just catching up xxx
I have only just seen this. So sorry to hear that another woolly hug is needed. Thoughts with Lottie and Wilf.
I'm pleased to say that I have various purples, greens, blues and oranges in my woolly hug stash, so I will get going and see what I can do for posting next week.
Finally done mine - thank goodness for snow days!
I'm afraid these are misbehaving slightly but I think they'll behave once they're sewn in. I've also done a couple of plain grannies.
About to go out to the postbox with mine now.
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