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’
Colours 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 *Orange *Mid to light silvers *Plum *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
I'm the "J" in JsOtherHalf, and the stunning blanket you've made in K's memory arrived today. It's beautiful and myself and my son love it 💜 I've had the kitchen and dining room remodelled and the footstool storage for the new kitchen sofa is a perfect home for the blanket. As a new user I can't post photos, I've sent one to to Jayne above so she might like to post it for me?
Next month will be one year since K passed away and she's missed every day. She spent much of her online life on Mumsnet, using her experience of working with children with learning difficulties to good use with advice where needed. I'm proud that she meant enough to people for you to make this in her memory. Thank you x