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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for DrLouiseJMoody in memory of her beautiful wife.. Please join us to make something very beautiful for her. All help warmly received.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 14-Jul-20 14:09:37

Just devastating. DrLouiseJMoody’s wife has died very suddenly and out of the blue. There are no words really, we send so much love to her, their families and all who love and miss her. Her thread is here… Bless her, just so shocking and dreadful for her loved ones, we keep them in our thoughts..

We are so glad DrLouiseJMoody accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug. We want to make it a real tribute and celebration of their lives filled with love. Will you join us?

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.

We have some wonderful ideas for personalisations from Louise we would really like help with…
Initials please -
J (her, obviously),
L (me),
S (Scrabble, our Border Terrier),
M (Matilda, our Staffordshire Bull Terrier),
D (Dexter, for our deceased pygmy hedgehog!).

She was a huge Star Wars fan (the plaque we are getting where part of her ashes will be interred is Star Wars themed in black and gold!). So really as much as possible please

We are wondering if it would be nice to try and create scrabble tiles for the initials? if anyone would like to try.

Looking at colours for Louise...

Main colours please to be blues, silvers, purples (not too pale please)
Then for embellishes and accents, but not whole squares…
Black, gold,
Red (one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please)
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
and taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe

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
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

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! The last thing any of us want are squares collapsing once the blanket is with Louise.

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 Louise please do, we will pass it on.

We will confirm last posting as soon as we are confident folk are underway

Sending so much love thanks

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SpiralArchitect Tue 14-Jul-20 14:35:56

I can make some squares; will pm.
Thinking of Louise flowers

KnottyAndPistey Tue 14-Jul-20 14:36:39

Lovely Spiral thank you so much xxx

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 14-Jul-20 14:37:45

Louise is hugely touched by this, and is incredibly grateful to use her own words. So glad we can xxx

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TheWoollybacksWife Tue 14-Jul-20 14:42:47

I'll make a square or two. I'll send a PM now.

Much love to Louise and all who knew and loved her wife.

EasilyDelighted Tue 14-Jul-20 14:47:20

I would be glad to crochet for this blanket flowers

WitchDancer Tue 14-Jul-20 15:06:27

I'm in and have messaged for wool.

Bearfrills Tue 14-Jul-20 15:18:13

I am so sorry for Louise's loss, it sounds like she and J truly had something special flowers

I can do squares, I'll have a look at colours and make a WW order tonight x

BellaVita Tue 14-Jul-20 15:19:15

Please count me in.

Sending love to Louise xx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Tue 14-Jul-20 15:46:47

so sorry to hear, what a shock. sending much love x

I'm in for 2 squares, got wool xxx

bookbook Tue 14-Jul-20 15:56:36

So sorry to hear this - how devastating . I am in , and have yarn
Much love to the family flowers .
I will have a punt at the scrabble squares - would they want to be cream/taupe background ?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 14-Jul-20 16:02:23

I can do some squares - I’ll head over to Wool Warehouse now.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 14-Jul-20 16:04:36

Thank you so much everyone. Extraordinary response. PMs are buzzing too xxx

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 14-Jul-20 16:05:56


That’s wonderful of you. Thank you so much. I think so. Had a google of images and they all seemed to be cream or taupe background. The number would be an added bonus but could equally be too difficult I think?

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JellySlice Tue 14-Jul-20 16:10:54

There are grids available for the letter, perhaps the number could be embroidered on?

Fairyfellowsmasterstroke Tue 14-Jul-20 16:20:56

PM Sent xxx

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 14-Jul-20 16:22:16

Is Drops Marion mustard a suitable gold for embellishments, please?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 14-Jul-20 16:22:53

Darn You Auto Carrot - merino not Marion. Humph.

[Edited by MNHQ at poster's request]

PiggyPlumPie Tue 14-Jul-20 16:24:12

Count me in sad

Whatsthatbrightlght Tue 14-Jul-20 16:37:46

Count me in x

Zhx3 Tue 14-Jul-20 16:40:40

So sorry to hear this. I will make some squares for Louise's blanket flowers.

ChippingIn Tue 14-Jul-20 16:58:24

Heartbreaking 😢

Much love will be knit/crochet into some squares!

Big hugs to Louise, the fluffies & all my Woolly friends xx

bookbook Tue 14-Jul-20 17:58:17



That’s wonderful of you. Thank you so much. I think so. Had a google of images and they all seemed to be cream or taupe background. The number would be an added bonus but could equally be too difficult I think?

I'll give it a go - which would you prefer - taupe or cream ? I can do either

MrsJonesAndMe Tue 14-Jul-20 18:01:42

Oh that is such a horrible shock. I will do some squares.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Tue 14-Jul-20 18:32:09

I'm in, will pm now. Sending much love

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