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
Colourwise 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) Purples Blues Green 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.*
Thankyou so much lovely Wooly Hug ladies for my blanket which arrived today. I laid it out to take a picture and Bumble staged an invasion. I'm now lying underneath it on the sofa. I had a little weep when I unwrapped it. Alan would have loved it too. Thankyou xxxx xxxx