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Woolly Hugs. Remembering baby Ruby, we are making a blanket for AliceRR, can you help?

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KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 16:55:16

We have heard the desperately sad news that AliceRR’s precious baby daughter Ruby was stillborn at full term, there are no words to say how sorry we are to hear such desperate and devastating news. We send Alice all our love, thoughts very much with her and the family. Beautiful Ruby star Always loved, never forgotten. AliceRR’s thread is here if you’d like to add your condolences.

Thank you to the folk who came asking for Alice, we offered to make a blanket and she is very touched by everyone's kindness, and would love to receive one.

Ideas for squares
Lovely Alice has given us her ideas, and together we can make something very beautiful to honour their precious daughter. If you can help with any themes that would be fantastic. Have C&P from her message…

her name - Ruby (as you know)

her initials - RR (as are mine)

we called her Ruby Roo (we named her months before she was born so she has been “Ruby” or “Ruby Roo” for a while)

a bunny - we have pet rabbits and thought they’d become Ruby’s pets

elephant - we bought a toy for Ruby to bury with her and we chose an elephant and both had the same thought that “an elephant never forgets”

a Ruby stone

a love heart hearts

an angel - she is obviously our angel

her birthday (she was stillborn) was 13 February 2019 so maybe the date or just the number 13.

Lots of beautiful ideas for squares, but please don’t feel daunted, simple squares are needed too.


Thinking about colours
Alice loves the rich palette of blues, purples, plums, mid greens and we would love to add in pinks, not too pale please, red and ruby/claret red as embellishment/accents colours.


Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Please knot off very securely when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you!

When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for AliceRR , please do, we will pass it on.

Sending so much love xxx


TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Sun 14-Apr-19 11:26:32

sending much love to Alice and family x

I'm in, will pm now

ToriaPumpkin Sun 14-Apr-19 11:27:53

I'm in. I'm happy to knit if you have yarn going.

KnottyAndPistey Sun 14-Apr-19 11:44:40

Morning lovely folk. Just making a brewand I’ll be here to help. Thank you so much everyone xxx

DropZoneOne Sun 14-Apr-19 11:45:37

So, so sad. My own angel DD was stillborn on 13th February, she'd be 12 now, so this has really touched me. My thoughts and love to Alice and her family flowers

I can do single colour crochet squares if that's any help? I only have SSDK though so please may i have some yarn? Thank you xx

CoffeeandChocolateplease Sun 14-Apr-19 11:58:24

Such sad news, much love to the family. I'm in, I have some teal Patons Merino, would that be a rich enough colour?

anneinic79 Sun 14-Apr-19 12:10:34

I’m happy to crochet squares if someone can donate Correct yarn please . Such sad 😞 to Alice and Family 😥♥️♥️♥️♥️

KnottyAndPistey Sun 14-Apr-19 12:14:11

Oh Dropzone, the most enormous love to you, so so sorry, your beautiful girl thanks Huge hugs from Knotty and me and I'm sure everyone on here too xxxxxx

KnottyAndPistey Sun 14-Apr-19 12:14:39

@CoffeeandChocolateplease - just perfect, thank you xxx

KnottyAndPistey Sun 14-Apr-19 12:15:23

@anneinic - thank you, and absolutely yes, please can you message your address?

KnottyAndPistey Sun 14-Apr-19 12:17:31

@DropZoneOne - sorry didn't reply to your Q

Your beautiful squares will be perfect, full of love, compassion and understanding, and absolutely yes to sending yarn, could you just remind us of your address pls in a message obvs xxxx

BREA1954 Sun 14-Apr-19 12:37:51

I would gladly knit some squares if you have any wool to spare. Love to AliceRR and her familyxx

Thenameisweasley Sun 14-Apr-19 12:43:58

Would love to crochet a square - what's the deadline?

Okki Sun 14-Apr-19 12:47:02

Such sad news. I will do some squares but please may I have some yarn. I do have a little bit of red left for embellishments. thanks

MNP2019isUpAndRunning Sun 14-Apr-19 15:59:51

I am in.

Okki Sun 14-Apr-19 20:49:53

I've messaged on FB. X

bookbook Sun 14-Apr-19 22:30:20

With much love in the stitches - for Alice

and much love also to you DropZone flowers

Zhx3 Mon 15-Apr-19 00:36:39

I would like to donate yarn please. I'll pm you. So sorry to hear this sad news x

anneinic79 Mon 15-Apr-19 08:16:11

That’s gorgeous x ♥️

BlueEyeshadow Mon 15-Apr-19 09:26:28

The colours aren't quite showing properly here. The main colour is lilac/lavender rather than grey. Hope the pinks aren't too pale.

KnottyAndPistey Mon 15-Apr-19 12:36:53

Beautiful squares already! Thank you so much x

KnottyAndPistey Mon 15-Apr-19 12:37:30

@BREA1954 - please could you pm your addressflowers

KnottyAndPistey Mon 15-Apr-19 12:38:11

@Zhx3 That’s amazing of you. Thank you. Shall be along in a mo xx

WhenDoISleep Mon 15-Apr-19 14:10:29

I shall do some squares

bookbook Mon 15-Apr-19 22:32:14

with much love in the stitches

KnottyAndPistey Tue 16-Apr-19 11:20:20

That elephant is so perfect book, thank you!

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