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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for 84CharingCrossRoad, lovely folk, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 07-Feb-18 15:58:52

Many of you know 84CharingCrossRoad/Lottie and Wilf from across Mumsnet and across the years and we were so very sorry to hear their desperately sad news that her partner Alan had passed away at the end of January, he had cancer. We are so very sorry for their loss and our thoughts are with her, Wilf, his children, their families and friends

We have already sent a cosy blanket to Wilf and were glad to be able to do something very quickly, the news he loves it is wonderful. We were so glad when 84/Lottie accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug for her. We will make something very special.

Her original thread is here… but it is in chat so will disappear after 90 days. We see lots of you lovely folk are supporting her there, bless you.

So we come asking for help again thanks
We would like to make a blanket full of love and comfort, a real tribute to A.

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.

Some ideas here...
“A loved fishing and he had a motorbike and a ginger three legged cat.”
We do have initials if anyone would like to have a go.
Also having read Lottie’s thread some pigeons and seagulls might be rather lovely! We have had a request for a Bumbledog 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
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

Oranges, one of these please, Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) orDebbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Burnt Orange (43)
with silver for accents and embellishments

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 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 L&W, please do, we will pass it on.

Sending so much love thanks

PurpleFrog Tue 24-Apr-18 17:38:07

grin grin gin

KnottyAndPistey Wed 19-Dec-18 10:01:35

Just to let you all now that this beautiful blanket is finished and is on the way, truly made and sent with love xxxxx

MrsJonesAndMe Wed 19-Dec-18 21:31:23

That'll be a lovely "present" for Lottie

Elderflower14 Thu 20-Dec-18 13:28:54

Thankyou so much lovely Wooly Hug ladies for my blanket which arrived today.
I laid it out to take a picture and Bumble staged an invasion.
I'm now lying underneath it on the sofa. I had a little weep when I unwrapped it. Alan would have loved it too. Thankyou xxxx xxxx

KnottyAndPistey Thu 20-Dec-18 19:36:45

So so pleased it is with you, truly love in every stitch for you both, we are thinking of you xxxxxxx

All photos we took can be found here....

bookbook Thu 20-Dec-18 21:32:03

Elder - much love and hugs

WitchDancer Thu 20-Dec-18 21:55:19

Love in every stitch Elder, May it give you comfort in dark times

Elderflower14 Sun 23-Dec-18 10:01:36

DP's daughters came to see me yesterday with his stepgranddaughter and they loved the blanket. They were thrilled that there were so many links to their Dad in the blanket...

Elderflower14 Tue 19-Feb-19 21:07:54

Much loved and used daily. Bumbledog loves it too..... 💙

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