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Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for Shefliesonherownwings. Crafters and donors, please, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 05-May-20 11:41:23

I am afraid we bring very sad news. The lovely poster Shefliesonherownwings’ beautiful baby daughter Isla was stillborn at 41 weeks. Bless them all, such a devastating loss, we are so very sorry. No words really are there? She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts, and we send them our love.

We are so pleased that they have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, see her message below, there will be love for Isla and them all in every stitch. We hope it may give whatever comfort it can to Shefliesonherownwings and her family.

The colours…
Warm purples
Pinks
Pastel blues
Apple/meadow/pistachio green
Then for accent colours (not whole squares) and embellishments
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white

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
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 - 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 - Try Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens.

If you have any yarn suitable from us for previous blankets please do use that. We can still get yarn out but it isn’t as straightforward or reliable at the mo.


We would love her name represented across the blanket and her initial I. Then thinking angel wings, footprints, hearts, flowers.

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!

Because of the current situation re Covid, we have suspended posting to us until after June 1st and because getting yarn out to crafters will take longer we are looking provisionally at a last posting of July 1st.

When posting, it will be the Teddington address, please make sure you add your name and who the squares are for, and if you would like to include a card for Isla’s family, please do, we will pass it on.

From Sheflies… I’m amazed that people have reached out and offered to do this for us and Isla, I really can't put into words how much this has meant to me. I'm very grateful and thankful to all those kind people.

Thank you so much everyone, remembering Isla, love to her family xxx

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exerciseinmypyjamas Tue 05-May-20 11:46:09

I'm in.

Will have a look at my wool stash and get busy.

Costacoffeeplease Tue 05-May-20 12:11:45

I think I have some suitable colours will check the stash

Impatientwino Tue 05-May-20 12:15:50

I've known that awful pain and the immense joy my woolly hug gives me and the love it represents so I'll happy pay for some wool for someone and send it through if you let me have the details.

Sending love and strength to Islas broken-hearted parents.

bookbook Tue 05-May-20 12:21:10

Oh , such heartbreaking news . I will have a go at her name , fairly sure I have some of those colours .
Sending love and strength flowers

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Tue 05-May-20 12:22:41

I'm in, have pmed.

Sending love to Shefliesonherownwings x

Dutchoma Tue 05-May-20 12:24:48

I can do an I in pastel blue and a Debbie Bliss purple, colour 23061, which is a nice purple.

WitchDancer Tue 05-May-20 12:26:45

I'm in and have messaged for wool please.

Clevererthanyou Tue 05-May-20 12:27:06

I’d like to help if I can. Does someone have any of the approved yarns at home though please? My stash is all Stylecraft from previous Candy’s Hugs.

MrsMozartMkII Tue 05-May-20 12:36:28

No words.

I'll send wool to someone with far more skill than me. Have sent pm.

Yiayoula Tue 05-May-20 12:42:50

Yes , of course - will order some yarn from WW today.
Thinking of you, Shefliesonherownwingsflowers

Bearfrills Tue 05-May-20 12:48:29

I got your PM and I'm in, I'll do a WW order later on today.

Sending love to Shefliesonherownwings flowers

ChippingInLovesWoollyHugs Tue 05-May-20 12:58:50

((Big Hugs to Shefliesonherownwings & DH))

I'll get clicking with some pretty pastel yarn with lots of hugs in it xx

BlueEyeshadow Tue 05-May-20 13:28:28

So sad. Have ordered some wool and will make squares.

Pauleen Tue 05-May-20 13:29:15

I’m happy to put the blanket together. I don’t have any merino wool so can’t do squares.

ExpletiveDelighted Tue 05-May-20 13:30:45

I'll check my stash, I'm sure I will have something suitable flowers

KnottyAndPistey Tue 05-May-20 13:56:29

Thank you so much everyone. Really appreciate it all xxx

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TheWoollybacksWife Tue 05-May-20 14:28:00

Sending my love.

I've had a look in my stash. I've got a fair bit of Drops green (shade 18) and a wee bit of purple. Is it warm purple?

Iwantacampervan Tue 05-May-20 14:38:51

I have some blue and I'm sure there's pink somewhere so I should be able to make 2 x 6" squares.x

exerciseinmypyjamas Tue 05-May-20 14:44:18

Are any of these OK? The blue is paler than it looks on the photo

KnottyAndPistey Tue 05-May-20 14:48:28

All perfect @exerciseinmypyjamas thank you x

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 05-May-20 14:49:07

Definitely warm @TheWoollybacksWife thank you xx

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 05-May-20 14:49:26

Love that drops green

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Itisimatnan4369 Tue 05-May-20 15:23:19

I am in.

SpiralArchitect Tue 05-May-20 15:26:28

I'm in, will pm. Fine for yarn.

Much love to Sheflies and family flowers

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