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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

KnottyAndPistey Fri 09-Feb-18 14:43:28

Afternoon all brew

NotAChristmasCakePop Fri 09-Feb-18 16:27:03

Waves Just going to get the darning needle out!

Yiayoula Fri 09-Feb-18 17:05:39

I'm in, will PM you .

NotAChristmasCakePop Fri 09-Feb-18 17:13:38


KnottyAndPistey Sat 10-Feb-18 16:17:18

Mind you don't wave with your needle Pop, have someone's eye out grin

Beautiful squares already!

Thank you xxxxx

NormansNipple Sat 10-Feb-18 16:49:04

I'd like to help! I need some yarn though, I'll send a PM...

NotAChristmasCakePop Sat 10-Feb-18 21:09:22

Can't type and crochet/darn grin

KnottyAndPistey Sun 11-Feb-18 11:22:27

Morning brew

We already have lovely donors to thank. Your funds have arrived safely.

Honestly your donations mean so much, we always want to be inclusive, for everyone to join in if they would like to, and some folk just wouldn't be able to afford to. Your kind donations make it possible, we really are so grateful. Thank you thanks

thanks @BIWI star
thanks CT star

You really are wonderful, bless you both xxxx

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Mon 12-Feb-18 11:30:37

woolly wool has arrived, thank you flowers

Whatsthatbrightlght Mon 12-Feb-18 12:44:54

Woolly loveliness has arrived today. Thank you x

Sasbel Mon 12-Feb-18 13:15:07

Woolly treasure has arrived, as has lovely and talented crocheter MiL, so will hopefully be posting back by the end of the week!

KnottyAndPistey Mon 12-Feb-18 14:17:29

Such good news that wool is already arriving!

Thank you wonderful donors xxxxx

dangermouseisace Mon 12-Feb-18 15:56:30

My ball came through today as well thanks- nearly finished a square already smile

WitchDancer Mon 12-Feb-18 16:48:27

My wool has arrived today, thank you 💕

KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Feb-18 09:21:59

Good news smile

KnottyAndPistey Tue 13-Feb-18 09:22:44

Last posting for squares for Lottie and Wilf will be Monday 19th March

Thank you so much xxxx

BigApple11 Tue 13-Feb-18 11:27:37

My wool has arrived, thanks donors, will get cracking now x

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 13-Feb-18 12:12:30

My squares are done - I will get them packed up and in the post as soon as possible. I am including the left-over yarn, in case it would be useful.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 13-Feb-18 14:13:36

They’re in the post.

PurpleKittyKnitting Tue 13-Feb-18 14:15:04

I received my donor ball yesterday, thanks bet much!

BlueEyeshadow Tue 13-Feb-18 15:06:59

I posted my squares yesterday.

VittysCardigan Tue 13-Feb-18 17:21:23

My wool arrived today. Thank you to the woolly donors x

catmadcaz Tue 13-Feb-18 18:01:43

Wool has arrived !! Thanks am attempting a seagull hmm

VittysCardigan Tue 13-Feb-18 20:36:05

First square done. New pattern for me

Sasbel Thu 15-Feb-18 15:48:41

With lovely MiL helping the squares are done! Will post them tomorrow.

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