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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

MadisonAvenue Mon 16-Sep-19 16:39:23

That's lovely news!

KnottyAndPistey Wed 09-Oct-19 14:03:53

Gretchen's blanket is ready for photographing, please all keep fingers crossed for good weather as I'm down in Southsea tomorrow so hoping for some pics to go with the theme of the blanket smile

It is absolutely stunning, thank you everyone. thanks

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 10-Nov-19 20:44:25

Hello all, I just wanted to drop by to thank you all so much for my beautiful woolly hug. I am blown away by the detail that had gone into it, I love the chips and waves, the dolphin, the fabulous detail on the galleon. The colours are perfect too! I can't explain how completely humbled I am to think that kind and lovely knitters around the country have collaborated to make such a personal gift for me.

A massive thanks to everyone xxx

KnottyAndPistey Mon 11-Nov-19 13:26:18

So so glad it is with you my lovely, thoughts very much with you, it was made and sent with so much love xxxx

KnottyAndPistey Mon 11-Nov-19 17:19:06

Now that lovely Gretchen has her blanket we are delighted to be sharing the photos.

We were so glad we could get a photo of it with the Spinnaker Tower down in Portsmouth as this was such a significant place for them and featured many times in the blanket. thanks

Was a VERY windy day so we were glad to take just even a couple!

Thank you so much everyone again xxxx

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 11-Nov-19 17:41:59

Oh it's absolutely beautiful!

So pleased it brings you some comfort Gretchen

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 11-Nov-19 17:51:24

I love that photo! Thank you for taking the time to do that, it is such a kind thought x

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Mon 11-Nov-19 18:21:22

Gorgeous blanket, great job taking such a beautiful photo.

Huge hugs & lots of love to Gretchen and fam x

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 11-Nov-19 19:46:44

@ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba how lovely to 'see' you - it's been ages!

<reports Zing for old times' sake grin>

MadisonAvenue Mon 11-Nov-19 20:03:33

It really is beautiful, I'm so pleased that it's giving you some comfort Gretchen.
Sending lots of love your way x

MrsJonesAndMe Mon 11-Nov-19 20:16:42

Oh it's lovely. (((hugs))) @AndNoneForGretchenWieners flowers

bookbook Tue 12-Nov-19 12:56:02

It is lovely , and I am really glad it is bringing you comfort flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 15-Nov-19 11:36:04

<snogs Bore and reports her too>

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 15-Nov-19 13:24:15

grin

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