The Blanket for Twittlebee and her family, lovely folk, we need help.

(126 Posts)
KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 12:17:52

So desperately sad, the lovely poster TwittleBee’s beautiful baby son Roy devastatingly died just five days after his birth, there really are no words, we are incredibly sorry that life has been so cruel to him, them, his big brother, to them all. We send so much love and are keeping them all in our thoughts. Twittle has been supported by her wonderful friends over on their September 2019 antenatal thread over here.

We were so glad when lovely Twittle accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, together we can make something very beautiful for them all, for his life filled with love. We hope you will help us.

Lovely Twittle has given us some beautiful insights

“I'll share a bit about who he was, is and was meant to be... Our little Roy was our Rainbow baby (just taken by a storm too soon) and he was our little fox too, he was meant to be coming home to a woodland fox themed nursery. His ashes are scattered by drift wood and fallen trees on the beautiful wild beach. He was meant to be all wrapped up in blues, a proper little boy. I don't know if that may help for inspiration? “

It certainly does, doesn’t it?

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too. Please message with your offer of help.

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

Our colours…

For whole squares..
Blues, this is our focus colour, to wrap Roy’s memory in blue.

Then as accent colours (not whole squares)
Oranges, lots of little foxes would be wonderful.
Taupe (Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe)
Yellow please Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’

Then if anyone would like to make rainbow embellishments on squares that would be wonderful, we need them, but just using our yarns as above though pls.

There are many ideas and themes folk may like to work on, but simple squares are as important. 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 Twittle and her family, please do.

Sending so much love thanks

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FriedasCarLoad Thu 14-Nov-19 12:26:14

My skills really aren’t at the level to join in with this yet, but I wanted to say how beautiful those blankets are and what generous-hearted people you are to make them. Truly heartwarming.

SevenTillFour Thu 14-Nov-19 13:07:31

So sad, would love to help; much love to TwittleBee flowers

Disfordarkchocolate Thu 14-Nov-19 13:13:15

No craft skills here but I've followed this story and would be able to support with funds. How do I do this?

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 13:38:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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SoupDragon Thu 14-Nov-19 13:40:58

I've just posted 2 squares off for other blankets blush

Is there an appropriate Fox colour?

MrsJonesAndMe Thu 14-Nov-19 13:46:58

Have PM'ed, I will be happy to contribute if I could have some wool please.

So sorry for your loss, TwittleBee and Family.


IVEgotthesparklersBIATCH Thu 14-Nov-19 13:55:16

This is so lovely star

I have linked to this thread from our post natal thread which lead of from the ante natal thread which Twittle was a member of

I cannot make anything myself but am happy to donate funds

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Thu 14-Nov-19 14:06:30

I'm in, have already pmed. Sending much love to TwittleBee

Zhx3 Thu 14-Nov-19 14:14:01

I will donate squares. Have messaged you. Sending love to Twittlebee x

bookbook Thu 14-Nov-19 14:18:37

I will glady do some for Twiittlebee and her family
Devastating loss flowers.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 14-Nov-19 14:21:13

I’m in, sure I’ve got some blues

WhenDoISleep Thu 14-Nov-19 14:33:04

Have sent a PM.

Is any blue OK or just certain shades?

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 14-Nov-19 14:36:33

I already have some donated wool in blue. I can do an R if that's ok? I'll send a PM now.

Sending much love to Twittle and her family. thanks

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:40:35

Twittle says "He was meant to be all wrapped up in blues" so we'd suggest any blue, and also there is the connection to nature too, thank you x

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:41:17

An appropriate fox colour you say @SoupDragon ?


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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:41:46

Googled foxes

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:43:03

Its a shame they don't make that 'pumpkin' colour any more, but for this, would probs suggest any of the darker oranges, what about that glorious burnt orange? DB I think?

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:43:56

@IVEgotthesparklersBIATCH - bless you, thank you so so much, that is great xxxx

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Iwantacampervan Thu 14-Nov-19 14:44:32

I can make a few squares but will need wool if possible please - I have sent a message with my address.

SpiralArchitect Thu 14-Nov-19 14:46:56

I will make some squares, will PM.

Much love to Twittle and family flowers

WhenDoISleep Thu 14-Nov-19 14:50:40

@KnottyAndPistey - I have some unused balls of the Pumpkin shade (Sublime Extra Fine shade 373?) and will happily donate it for some foxes to be made, if you would like?

Whatsthatbrightlght Thu 14-Nov-19 16:11:47

I’m in. Will pm x

WitchDancer Thu 14-Nov-19 16:41:44

I'm in and have PM'd.

Exp1etiveDeLighted Thu 14-Nov-19 16:46:30

Yes, I will crochet flowers

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