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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the family of Mumsnetter JsOtherHalf who very sadly died recently

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:27:34

Desperately sad news we are afraid, the long standing Mumsnetter JsOtherHalf died suddenly on June 9th from an asthma attack, absolutely shocking, life has been so utterly cruel to her, her young son aged 11, husband, family and friends, our hearts and thoughts are with all who love and miss her. There is a thread of condolences here

Her wonderful DH has said how overwhelmed he is with how capable of goodness people are, and we are so pleased he has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug.

Many of you will have come across JsOtherHalf posting on MN, she was very often the voice of calm and reason on AIBU and the litter tray, but loved giving support and advice whether it was about eczema treatments, to swimming lessons, relationships, laundry bins or school reading. Our site needs folk like her and she will be missed. We are so glad that we can do something now for her son and husband, but we shall need your help.

We have quite a few ideas for squares, which if anyone can undertake would be fantastic, but simple squares in the colours will be great too.

She loved Huddersfield Town football club
The family initials are K, J and W
She loved reading Harry Potter, Mumsnet, Terry Pratchett, internet stuff
She loved Chris De Burgh, Neil Diamond
They have two tabby cats
She loved and supported the charity Cerebra
Could anyone embroider the word ‘Groovy’ on a square? Also ‘ginger ninja’

We shall be working the colours around her beloved Huddersfield Town and her love of purple, so..

*Rich mid and darker purples.
*Blues, from light blue, through to denim
*Cream - one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white

Then for accent colours (not whole squares) and embellishments
*Yellow stars for Cerebra, and Harry Potter lightening bolt
*Mid to light silvers
*Red (one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please)

The yarn we will be using
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

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 - Artesano Superwash Merino DK, 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 - Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens all v good and stock our brands.

Squares to be six inches please. Use 4mm needles or hook. Make sure all ends are very securely sewn in. No blocking please as it makes squares harder to join.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for the family, please do, we will pass it on. Please though do wait until after September 1st, don’t want any treasure getting stuck in the sorting office.

Sending so much love to JsOtherHalf's son and DH and all who love and miss her xxx

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sun 22-Jul-18 14:39:16

I'm in, I shall have a look to see what colours I have.

Much love to JsOtherHalf's family flowers

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:40:39

Thank you Raptor, was just looking at some pics

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:41:06

Huddersfield Town football club

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:41:27

Know we've seen some fabulous Harry Potter squares before

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sun 22-Jul-18 14:48:44

What awful news flowers I'll do a couple of squares

bookbook Sun 22-Jul-18 14:49:00

I will be glad to help - so sad to hear of this , and sending love
Pretty sure I have most of those colours , but could you pop a bit of the orange through to me if possible
I will have a try at the 'Groovy" ( fingers crossed ...)

diamantegal Sun 22-Jul-18 14:50:13

I'm in too, although mine will probably be the more simple squares. Will order some wool later.

bookbook Sun 22-Jul-18 14:51:15

will the Drops light yellow be suitable for the Cerebra star, or does it need to be darker?

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:52:49

Will do bookbook

Thanks everyone, just in ravelry, looking at squares

don't know if this link works...

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:53:43

Hmmmm - can send you some of the darker one, think I have some bookbook

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 14:55:07

Some gorgeous blue and 'white' stripes be fab

bookbook Sun 22-Jul-18 14:57:37

Thanks K&P - thought it may be a bit pale .

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 15:00:34

Both Knotty and I have asthma, such a scary thing, bless JsOtherhalf, totally awful. sad

diamantegal Sun 22-Jul-18 15:02:12

Fab, I can do stripes. Blue and off white it is.

bookbook Sun 22-Jul-18 15:03:47

I have just checked my stash - I have the Drops mustard , if thats a better 'yellow" ?
It is a horrible illness sad

BlueEyeshadow Sun 22-Jul-18 15:11:00

I've got some violet, cream and blues - will see what can be done in Sept. if that's OK.

SpiralArchitect Sun 22-Jul-18 15:23:47

I can hook some squares; will check the stash...

flowers Thinking of Js family and friends

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Sun 22-Jul-18 15:43:45

I'm in, sending love to Js family

Dutchoma Sun 22-Jul-18 15:53:11

I have a ball of Drops Merino in a dark purple (21) which will probably do three initial squares, if not, I also have some Debbie Bliss Rialto in blue (23052) that will do one. Would you like that?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 22-Jul-18 15:53:16

Count me in for a couple of squares at least - I will do some flower squares and some crochet granny squares too.

KnottyAndPistey Sun 22-Jul-18 16:00:06

Thank you so much everyone x

bookbook - the mustard will be perfect actually, am sitting here looking at some, will send orange though,

Oma - thank you and yes please, the drops purple is perfect for all three

Thanks everyone, just starting a solid granny in blue and 'white' stripes

Does anyone need yarn?

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 22-Jul-18 16:11:55

As a friend of JsOtherHalf and J, I would just like to say thank you for doing this. I know J and their son will love it. Xx

bookbook- if you see this in time, if you could make the groovy in purple in some way that would be amazing. If not or I’m too late, don’t worry x

HemanOrSheRa Sun 22-Jul-18 16:20:33

Do you need donors this time? Please match me with a crafter if someone talented would like to contribute.

bookbook Sun 22-Jul-18 16:35:00

TheWoman - that is not a problem - glad to know

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