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Woolly Hugs. We are making a blanket for lovely AndNoneForGretchenWieners, her wonderful DH has died.

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 17-Mar-19 18:29:24

We bring very sad news, the wonderful Mumsnetter ‘AndNoneForGretchenWieners’ DH has devastatingly died from secondary brain cancer. So incredibly cruel for him and his family, we have no words really, just send them all so much love. Gretchen’s thread is here if you would like to leave your condolences.

We are so glad she accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there truly will be love in every stitch and we hope it will be a real tribute of a life filled with love.

We asked Gretchen about him…
He loved driving, and they went on picnics all the time. He loved Portsmouth and would regularly say on a Thursday or Friday "let's book a hotel and go to Pompey for the weekend".

She has wonderful memories too of them eating chips in the car at Southsea with blustery weather all around.

So if anyone can represent these happy memories of this part of the South Coast, that would be wonderful.

His football team wore sky blue and white, so again anything there would be great,

We would love the initial R please if anyone could do this for us.

The Colours. Thinking seaside so…
Blues from sky through to dark
Sea greens and teals
Duck egg
Cream - one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Yellow - Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’
Silvery greys

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 experienced, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

When ready for posting, please PM for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support.

So sad that another blanket is needed, Gretchen, we are thinking of you and your wonderful DH, of all who love and miss him, and sending our love.

Thank you so much everyone

Pistey and Knots xxx

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 17-Mar-19 18:43:48

I have PM'd you, would love to help but would be grateful for a contribution of wool as feeling a bit broke at the moment

Iwantacampervan Sun 17-Mar-19 18:57:50

I can knit some squares and try to think of something Pompey based (as I'm almost a local!). I just need to sort out what wool I currently have.
Thinking of Gretchen.

Marcipex Sun 17-Mar-19 19:10:21

I am still unable to work, so I am completely broke. Id have to ask for wool, sorry.
Would the Victory out on the horizon be something they would like? That would need three colours minimum, just a little of the darkest for the flagship.

Impatientwino Sun 17-Mar-19 19:10:54

How terribly terribly sad and awful. I'd love to pay for some wool to make one of your amazing blankets, I truly know how very special they are star I'm happy to just transfer some funds or order and post to a knitter directly - just let me know. A massive unmumsnetty hug to Gretchen thanks

WitchDancer Sun 17-Mar-19 19:12:35

I'm in - can I have wool please. I'll pm you Knotty

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Sun 17-Mar-19 19:13:04

So sorry to hear, sending much love x

I happen to have 2 squares with the right colours so will send them after I sorted peskies. X

MadisonAvenue Sun 17-Mar-19 19:13:17

I’d love to do something for Gretchen but would need wool, I’ve PM’d you.

BigApple11 Sun 17-Mar-19 19:13:46

I'm in too. Trying to PM but it doesn't seem to be working. I need wool too please and am happy to do my usual kind of squares xx

GetStrongKeepFighting Sun 17-Mar-19 19:17:06

It's so moving to see people come together like this flowers 🤗

bookbook Sun 17-Mar-19 19:18:12

So sad, condolences to Gretchen flowers
- I will see about doing the initial R , and will see about another one .I have most of those colours .

WhenDoISleep Sun 17-Mar-19 19:18:43

I tried to PM but not sure it went through confused. Happy to do some squares for this and the blanket for SanJunipero.

Marcipex Sun 17-Mar-19 19:35:06

I can't PM you either. Ive just tried.

AmaDablam Sun 17-Mar-19 19:44:10

Very sad to hear about this. Yes of course I will do a couple of squares. Like others I'm struggling to pm at the moment too.

MoMandaS Sun 17-Mar-19 19:49:08

I would like to contribute but can't knit. I could buy wool online and have it sent to a coordinator or to directly to one of you though if you PM me?

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 17-Mar-19 19:54:51

Lots of love to Gretchen and her loved ones. thanks

I'm in and I have sent a PM.

Whatsthatbrightlght Sun 17-Mar-19 19:58:30

I’m in. Have pm’d you x

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 17-Mar-19 20:01:30


I'd be very happy to donate some wool for a lovely crafty crafter to work their magic on.

I'll PM you.

SpiralArchitect Sun 17-Mar-19 20:08:05

I'm in. Have yarn - will pm.

Much love to Gretchen flowers

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sun 17-Mar-19 20:08:21

I'm in flowers

Sorting out my colours as I type flowers

MrsJonesAndMe Sun 17-Mar-19 20:29:18

Sympathies to Gretchen and family.

I'd be happy to do some for this blanket too.

Zhx3 Sun 17-Mar-19 20:31:24

I would like to donate yarn. Will pm you.

Meet0nTheledge Sun 17-Mar-19 21:18:57

I would be happy to help, Portsmouth is a very special place for me too. I have yarn. x

MNP2019isUpAndRunning Sun 17-Mar-19 22:04:42

I am in and send Gretchen my condolences.

BlueEyeshadow Sun 17-Mar-19 22:08:07

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

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