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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


bookbook Sat 13-Apr-19 17:02:56

So sad to hear of this. flowers
i will certainly help - usual merino type yarn ?

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Sat 13-Apr-19 17:12:37

So sorry to hear such devastating news, there's nothing worse😢😢😢
Sending huge hugs & lots of love to Alice & family.

I'm in, I will make a couple of squares (I have yarn).

KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 17:18:08

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.There are some sales on at the mo

KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 17:18:41

bookbook thanks

MrsMozartMkII Sat 13-Apr-19 17:20:51

What awful news. I'm so very sorry for them.

I can donate if someone with the skills would like to make.

PiggyPlumPie Sat 13-Apr-19 17:21:02

Of course, I am in. How utterly devastating. flowers

KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 17:29:56

Thank you so much, lovely MrsM, we will be along later with details. Thank you so much xxx

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sat 13-Apr-19 17:30:23

I will do a square or two - depending on how much yarn I can find!

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sat 13-Apr-19 17:34:57

I am absolutely in flowers

BlueEyeshadow Sat 13-Apr-19 17:55:37

I have wool and will do some squares.

ExpletiveDelighted Sat 13-Apr-19 18:05:07

I will check my stash later, would like to help flowers.

Iwantacampervan Sat 13-Apr-19 18:14:57

I'll check what wool I have and make some squares.

MadisonAvenue Sat 13-Apr-19 18:34:45

This is so sad. Please count me in.

SpiralArchitect Sat 13-Apr-19 19:28:55

I will make some squares - I definitely have those colours in my stash.

Sending much love to Alice and her family flowers

BigApple11 Sat 13-Apr-19 19:48:56

I’m in, so much love to Alice, have PMd you Knotty & Pistey xx

MrsJonesAndMe Sat 13-Apr-19 20:23:40

So sorry to hear we need another one. I am willing and able to do some.

ChipInTheSugar Sat 13-Apr-19 20:34:29

I'm in, but could I have some yarn please? Much love to Alice xx

mommybear1 Sat 13-Apr-19 20:36:42

I am so sorry I followed the thread.

As per @MrsMozartMkII I can donate if someone with the skills usable to make please PM me.

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 13-Apr-19 20:40:55

Oh how sad. Heartfelt condolences to Alice and her family. Ruby is a beautiful name.

I'm happy to buy some yarn if you can match me up with a crafter K&P

Yiayoula Sat 13-Apr-19 22:03:53

Count me in - may I have some wool, please ? Will pm K & P.
Much love to Alice and family xxx

WitchDancer Sat 13-Apr-19 22:09:12

I'm in x

KnottyAndPistey Sat 13-Apr-19 22:18:41

Thank you so much everyone. What a fabulous start. We do have several wonderful donors, will message you all with your crafters info in the morning. Please do keep joining us and if you can, have a look at Alice’s ideas.

Thank you xxxx

bookbook Sat 13-Apr-19 22:40:08

Had a think - I am fairly sure I can do a birthday square , and possibly an elephant ( hopeful .... )
for Alice xx

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 13-Apr-19 22:48:34

My deepest condolences to AliceRR and her loved ones. thanks

I'm in. I can do a heart square and a 13 but would appreciate some wool if that's ok.

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