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Woolly Hugs. Please can anyone help? A blanket for Willowkins

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 03-Jul-19 20:32:33

Many of you have followed Willowkins’ posts and have been very supportive on her threads about her DH’s cancer, through to the devastating news of his death, and now supporting her in her bereavement. Absolutely horrendous and so desperately sad, we are sorry that life has been so cruel, we send so much love to Willowkins, we are thinking of her and her wonderful DH. Her thread in Bereavment is here, if you would like to add a message.

We are so glad that Willowkins has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love in every stitch for her for sure, so we shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we shall need both and we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too.We have part balls if any hookers need yarn, please say. Please PM us with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH.



Lovely Willowkins has given us many ideas for her blanket, it really will be a tribute to her DH.

His initials are AJM, and hers and the rest of the family are E, J and N.
Other potential themes are: church (particularly the bread and wine as he loved communion)
Animals (particularly all kinds of dogs, cats and goldfish)
Flowers and veg (maybe even a pair of green wellies?)
Any kind of food and maybe a bottle of wine (he didn't drink but was really knowledgeable)
Any old building or ancient monument; hearts and crosses.
And finally, but v important for Willowkins, we are going to need a blue parrot - a Norwegian Blue to be precise. MrW was a Monty Python fan and would recite the Dead Parrot sketch at every opportunity - that symbolises his sense of humour.


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

The Yarn we are Using….
Artesano Superwash Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
King Cole Luxury Merino DK (new this time)
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

Colourwise…
Blues, including turquoise
Greens
Silvers
Taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Stone - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige, Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone

Then for accents and embellishments (not whole squares)
Red, but one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please
Cream but please one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white
Orange
Yellow please Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’

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 carefully when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you! Previous blankets can be seen on our website

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

Sending so much love thanks

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 03-Jul-19 20:33:57

I’m in, have funds so will order and get going ❤️

SpiralArchitect Wed 03-Jul-19 20:37:20

I will make some squares - plenty of yarn here.

Love to Willowkins and her family flowers

Ilove Wed 03-Jul-19 20:39:45

I will but need wool please

ChipInTheSugar Wed 03-Jul-19 20:49:36

Count me in, but also need donor wool please xx

KnottyAndPistey Wed 03-Jul-19 20:53:04

Thank you so much everyone, please do message your address if you need yarn xxxx

Noseynails Wed 03-Jul-19 21:03:39

I need donor wool x

bookbook Wed 03-Jul-19 21:12:42

I will gladly do some squares - happy to do flowers/veg/wellies
Much love to the family flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Wed 03-Jul-19 21:15:03

Sorry to hear, sending lots of love.
I'm in, will do 2 squares, got yarn x

Iwantacampervan Wed 03-Jul-19 21:45:01

I will be able to knit some squares - I'll check my supplies to see what colours I already have.

Zhx3 Wed 03-Jul-19 21:48:45

I would like to donate yarn please. Could you match me with a crafter? Much love to Willowkins flowers.

ExpletiveDelighted Wed 03-Jul-19 21:48:49

I'll crochet, I should be ok for yarn flowers

KnottyAndPistey Wed 03-Jul-19 21:52:23

Thank you so much everyone xxxx

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 03-Jul-19 21:54:58

I'll donate some wool if you match me up with someone smile

WitchDancer Wed 03-Jul-19 22:05:47

I'm in - I may not be able to do a lot this time though as I'm rather up to my eyes. I'll have a look to see what wool I've got stashed

MadisonAvenue Wed 03-Jul-19 22:13:00

Count me in but could I be paired with a kind donor please?

MrsMozartMkII Wed 03-Jul-19 22:41:15

Count me in as a wool donor flowers

Blazedout Wed 03-Jul-19 23:35:17

I'm in. Happy to do initials. Can I have some wool sent my way please?

Wintersnowdrop Wed 03-Jul-19 23:37:44

Count me in. I have a parrot pattern so happy to have a go at a parrot.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 04-Jul-19 01:36:51

Happy to be A Woolly donor

Message me PAYPAL details @knottyandpisty or how you want to be paid

Still love my woolly hug from all of mn

babbi Thu 04-Jul-19 02:27:08

Hi
Would be delighted to contribute but as they say in Scotland “I’m haunless “
.. (handless ) - have no crafting talents at all ( would honestly love try to knit something for Willowkins but it would ruin a lovely blanket )

Can you please tell me how to donate wool and send a card ?

Thanks so much

Love to Willowkins x

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jul-19 08:08:30

I'm happy to attempt this in Norwegian Blue colours 🤔

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jul-19 08:12:19

I see you already have a parrot offer. I'll do something else 🙂

KnottyAndPistey Thu 04-Jul-19 08:32:56

No please do the parrot Soupy! Be fabulous, yes please to you and Winter, we are in awe of your talents!

KnottyAndPistey Thu 04-Jul-19 08:33:39

Thank you so much everyone, we are just creating a spreadsheet and making matches, will be back later, but please do keep joining this thread if reading this for the first time, thank you xxxx

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