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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for SanJunipero and her son, in memory of her wife and his mum. Join us to make something very beautiful for them. All help warmly received.

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 17-Mar-19 18:01:27

Just devastating. SanJunipero’s beautiful wife died in January this year. Life has been so cruel to her and this wonderful young family. There are no words really, we send so much love to her and their baby son. Many of you helped support SanJunipero through her wife’s final days, that thread was in Chat so has gone, but folk were so amazing, thank you.

We are so glad SanJunipero accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug. We want to make it a real tribute and celebration, full of memories for their young son of his wonderful mum, and to let them both know how much love surrounds them. Will you join us?

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too. Please message with your offer of help.

Lovely SanJunipero has chosen the colours her wife loved, so do read carefully please, it’s very much the pastel/ice cream type shades

The Colours
* Cream - but please one of these - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream (+ James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 if you have any left)
* Yellow - just this one please - Drops extra fine merino DK 24
* Duck egg - one of these please - Drops extra-fine merino DK 15, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ‘aqua’, or ‘duck egg’
* Pale/soft blues/teals
* Pale/soft/dusky pinks
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK - Pistachio, WM1
* Stone - either Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige or Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone (+James C. Brett Pure Merino DK 17 Beige if you still have any)
* Lavender - eg Jenny Watson WM15
then for embellishes and accents, but not whole squares…
* Red - Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please)
* Black
*Taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe

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.

We have lots of ideas and memories as suggestions, please have a look, everything we can create in this blanket will be wonderful for their son, and SanJunipero too
If anyone could knit/crochet a snowdrop or a little bird that would be lovely - snowdrops are the symbol of the hospice where she died and I keep seeing them around and thinking of her. And birds because she loved to hear the birds sing from her bed when she was ill - she loved robins, but any little birds made her so happy.

She loved ABBA, reading, writing

She loved Harry Potter and made SanJunipero promise to read the books to their son when he is bigger, she said.. “Maybe we’ll snuggle up in our blanket to read them.”

She loved all animals (cats, hedgehogs and Guinea pigs in particular - we have a little black and white cat called Beatrice),

She loved tea, cake, sewing, white roses (her wedding flowers were a bouquet of white roses), daffodils, bluebells, the sea, nature (spring was her favourite time of year).

The initials we would like please - R, C, I and if anyone can get all three on one square that would be amazing.

Can anyone make a chick? She called their son her fluffy little chick because he was born a few days before Easter and had fluffy hair.

Rainbows are very significant too - can someone take this on?

Stars too, can someone make a square with a star on?

star star star star star star star star

So lots of ideas that we can tackle very well we have every confidence in the Woolly Hug crew

There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook, no blocking of squares and please knot off sturdily when changing colours or finishing, leave a good end and use a needle to sew in the peskies.

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.

As always, thank you so much for your support, love to SanJ and their gorgeous boy

Pistey and Knotty xxxxx

SparklyUnicornShite Sun 17-Mar-19 18:49:29

@Pistey, just going to pm you.

Iwantacampervan Sun 17-Mar-19 18:53:13

I will be able to knit some squares - I just need to see what wool I have 'in stock'.
Sending thoughts to SanJunipero and x

BigApple11 Sun 17-Mar-19 18:58:28

I'm in, please can I have wool? I'm trying to PM you but I don't think it's sending! xx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Sun 17-Mar-19 19:14:44

Poor darlings, life's so cruel.

I'm in & have yarn. Xxx

MadisonAvenue Sun 17-Mar-19 19:15:03

I’m in but will need wool, I’ve PM’d you.

WitchDancer Sun 17-Mar-19 19:20:27

I'm in - I've messaged you Knotty for wool please

bookbook Sun 17-Mar-19 19:27:30

Oh, that is so sad .
I will gladly do snowdrops , what what you suggest colour for stems ( I have a lovely soft pastel green from King Cole Luxury Merino - called sage number 2618 if that would work? ) and I will have a think about some other ideas smile
K&P - you sent me some taupe a couple of blankets ago, which I still have a little bit of - would that be the same one needed here?

bookbook Sun 17-Mar-19 19:29:13

not sure where the smile came from - sorry ....

AmaDablam Sun 17-Mar-19 19:46:07

Very sad news. Yes of course I will do a couple of squares. Tried to pm but like others I'm struggling with it this evening.

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 17-Mar-19 19:56:29

Lots of love to SanJunipero and her son thanks

I'm in and I have sent a PM

Whatsthatbrightlght Sun 17-Mar-19 19:58:59

I’m in. Have pm’d you x

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sun 17-Mar-19 20:04:49

I'm in flowers

I was just thinking the same as bookbook I have some Drops Merino in Pistachio (26) would that be an OK stem colour?

Also, I have some Drops off white? is that OK for cream (it's normally on the list).

I have a chick pattern, so I will give that a go flowers

SpiralArchitect Sun 17-Mar-19 20:05:19

I'm in. Have yarn - will pm.

Much love to SanJunipero and her son flowers

Badgerthebodger Sun 17-Mar-19 20:13:02

Hello I’d like to help (eep, I’m a newbie and this will be my first one!) I will have a go at something Harry Potter related as I love it too. I have some Drops Baby Merino in a couple of suitable colours but just wanted to check if it would be ok - sorry I know it’s not on the list. If not I will get something else.

Sending loads of love to SanJunipero and their son xx

MrsJonesAndMe Sun 17-Mar-19 20:26:18

I'm in too, but will have a sit down and think about colours/what I can do.

Much love to the family x

Zhx3 Sun 17-Mar-19 20:27:38

I'd love to donate yarn to a crafter - will message

BIWI Sun 17-Mar-19 20:32:50

Have PayPal'd

KnottyAndPistey Sun 17-Mar-19 20:59:49

Such an amazing response already. Thank you so so much everyone xxx

KnottyAndPistey Sun 17-Mar-19 21:03:36

So glad to see the Woolly Hugs crew being as wonderful as always. Thank you. Wonderful donations already arriving. flowers

So glad to see you are on the snowdrop book, you’ve made such a beauty before. Use whichever geeen you think for the stem. Will leave that up to you.

Tea, roses, rainbows are underway.

Can happily send to you Badger?

Will sort yarn tomo. Know we have some. Will match donors tomorrow too. So grateful to all. Please keep joining.

Meet0nTheledge Sun 17-Mar-19 21:20:41

I'd be happy to help, I have quite a bit of yarn but will have to check colours. x

inlectorecumbit Sun 17-Mar-19 21:38:09

I've started a square which l hope will be cat

MNP2019isUpAndRunning Sun 17-Mar-19 22:08:44

I am in and sending love Sanjunipero and their darling son

BlueEyeshadow Sun 17-Mar-19 22:10:03

Can do some squares and I think I have yarn - will check.

elephantoverthehill Sun 17-Mar-19 22:19:15

I'm in but I need another weekend to about what I will do.

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