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Woolly Hugs. Remembering our wonderful TQ. Can anyone help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 13:06:12

Our lovely TQ. TwitterQueen. We thought the world of her, she touched the lives of so many and we were all better for it. It was absolutely devastating when she died from ovarian cancer. Fuck cancer. Life was epically cruel to this beautiful woman.

We send our love and thoughts to her wonderful girls of whom she could not be more proud, her love for them shone like the brightest star, and we think of all who love and miss her everyday. We will remember TQ with hearts full and a big smile as we recall her in a dinner plate sized super sparkly badge at our Hugathon in September 2018. Epic!

She was a MNer for many years and will be sorely missed by so many of us here. The love and support she gave to so many folk on the cancer support thread was quite extraordinary, even when she was so ill herself. We were constantly in awe of this wonderful, thoughtful, super intelligent, caring, bloody funny woman. She sought to raise awareness of ovarian cancer which is often called the 'silent killer'. She really wanted more women to be aware of what few symptoms there are and in doing so undoubtedly saved lives.

How lucky we were to know her thanks

We have offered each of her three daughters a blanket and are so glad they have all accepted, so glad we can all give them a great big Woolly Hug, especially after all the blankets TQ contributed to over the years, she worked so hard to bring comfort to others, whether it was our Mumsnet Woolly Hugs, Candy’s Hugs for women going through treatment for cancer or our ‘Chernobs’ Her compassion was endless. It really is time for her family now.

We hope that you can help us. thanks

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

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

Now the colours, please pay attention as obviously we are making for three DIFFERENT blankets here. TQ would have nailed this! Just sayin halo

For J - pink and dark and light purple
For P - dark and light purple
For R - pale blue and pale yellow (just Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’)

We can do this folk, please just be careful putting colours together

The initials and if you can, please do - TQ, M. P, J and R

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

The lovely poster @Shelovesmilktray was friends with TQ for over 25 years and has been very helpful linking us up with her girls. We are truly grateful to her, thank you thanks

When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for TQ's daughters please do.

Raising a few glasses to TQ. We miss her. wine wine wine

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 13:25:34

Lovely TQ received one of our first Candy's Hugs, not long after her diagnosis. her first thread is here....

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SevenTillFour Thu 14-Nov-19 13:33:58

I miss her sad - will dig out wool stash...

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 13:40:12

We miss her too, thanks lovely xxx

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TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Thu 14-Nov-19 13:41:17

I'm in, will pm now. I remember the badge! So much better than the sticker I'd scrawled my name across. Sending love to TQ's family.

MrsJonesAndMe Thu 14-Nov-19 13:44:28

I have replied to your PM with one of my own. Such sad news and I'm in if you could send some wool please.

Exp1etiveDeLighted Thu 14-Nov-19 13:58:43

Of course flowers

Bearfrills Thu 14-Nov-19 14:03:04

I'm in if you're able to send wool please. Got a parcel to post to you at the weekend and then I can get started flowers

Zhx3 Thu 14-Nov-19 14:10:14

Sending love to TQ's family. I'll crochet a few squares for her daughters and I'm happy to donate yarn if you need any. Will PM you.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 14-Nov-19 14:15:34

I’m in. Will check stash but think I have the right colours

bookbook Thu 14-Nov-19 14:15:37

Oh , I am so in to doing this - TQ was wonderful . So sorry for her girls .
I was only thinking of her this morning as I was doing a square design she asked about sad
I will attempt to do 2 for each of the blankets .
Much love xx

weebarra Thu 14-Nov-19 14:20:47

I'm very rubbish but will do a square for TQ. Currently in remission myself, TQ was amazing and I was so very sad to hear of her death.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 14-Nov-19 14:22:14

oh no, not TQ as well😢
so very sorry to hear, massive hugs to her girls and family.❤

of course I'm in, got yarn., I can make 4 squares per blanket but will all be grannies. hope that's ok x

Wintersnowdrop Thu 14-Nov-19 14:22:22

Remembering @TwitterQueen1, I met her at the Hugathon. I’d love to make some squares. Do we have any special ideas for themes?

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:24:00

The badge put everyone to shame and was as big as her head! wine

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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 14-Nov-19 14:25:03

for J's blanket do you prefer mid to dark pinks only or light ones ok too, please? x

KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:25:04

None have come from her girls, but for her funeral I took some flowers we'd made which the girls were able to split to share between them. two ticks and I'll find a pic xx

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:26:28

thanks

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:27:00

we just had 'pink' @ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba - so totally up to you x

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:27:29

So thinking to maybe go flowers along with the initials?

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 14-Nov-19 14:27:42

Last posting to be Saturday 14th December.

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FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 14-Nov-19 14:30:53

Will do, will order some wool later

WhenDoISleep Thu 14-Nov-19 14:31:26

Have sent a PM

MrsMozartMkII Thu 14-Nov-19 14:31:53

Count me in as wool provider.

Won't be loads, but will be something.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 14-Nov-19 14:35:04

thanks K&P
I'll use light to dark then x

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