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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for lovely JungleZgok whose wonderful teenage son has died.

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KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2022 16:35

You may have heard the dreadfully sad news that JungleZgok’s wonderful 18 year old son recently died very suddenly. Mental ill health can be such a devastating illness. Bless his heart. Life has been very cruel to them all. We send JungleZgok, her DH and their daughters our love and are so sorry. They are all in our thoughts. Thanks

We are so glad that she has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, we hope it may give whatever comfort it can. There will be love crafted into every stitch. JungleZgok’s original thread is here…

So we are now asking for help once again.
We shall need crafters and donors of funds and wool, can you help us? We’d be so grateful. Thank you so much.

Important crafting info, please do read
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! No blocking please, makes it much easier to join squares.

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

Ideas from lovely Jungle
His favourite colour was purple and he liked flowers (in particular the Bird of Paradise, pic in OP). He loved DIIV the band, sunsets and all types of music too. (DIIV is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York City.)

The Colours
Purples, his favourite, we plan to join and edge in purple too.
All blues from night sky through to pale blue
Greens, woodland shades
yellows, oranges, pinks, red (sunset shades)

The Yarn we will be Using….
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ( Is on sale and can only be bought from Love Crafts)
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK, try Wool Warehouse here..
King Cole Luxury Merino DK on sale and at Love Crafts too.
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Currently on sale on at Black Sheep Wools
Patons Merino Extrafine DK Currently on sale at Lady Sew and Sew Knits

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 or difficult to source - Artesano Superwash Merino DK, Katia Merino 100% DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them.

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 JungleZgok and her family, please do, we will pass it on.

We know that some schools in the UK are already on summer break, and others are imminently doing likewise, so plan to stretch the last posting date to Saturday 10th September to give everyone a chance.

Thank you so much lovely Woolly crew. Thanks
Remembering their wonderful son.

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for lovely JungleZgok whose wonderful teenage son has died.
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Yiayoula · 14/12/2022 19:12

Thanks for the update , K and P .
Love to JungleZgok and family xxx

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JungleZgok · 15/12/2022 22:47

Just a note to say how overwhelmed I am with everyone's kindness. I can't begin to describe how touched I am. It is a very difficult time of the year for our family and the blanket will bring warmth and comfort to us both literally and metaphorically. I haven't told my DDs about the blanket but I know they will love studying every single square and I can imagine as we look at each square, we will remember a different memory of my DS. It really is more than a blanket and so very much appreciated.

Thank you to those who donated wool.

Thank you to those who donated your time, in designing, planning and crafting the squares.

Sending you all love and woolly hugs right back.

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Shitfather · 16/12/2022 16:19

@JungleZgok sending you much love this Christmas. Your post moved me to tears, as has this thread on a few occasions. Flowers

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FluffandBuzz · 17/12/2022 06:07

I'm another one with tears in my eyes at your message @JungleZgok

I'm glad it's providing some small measure of comfort at this incredibly difficult time of year. I lost a family member near Christmas and I know how painful it can be, but also how important it is to remember our loved ones at this 'family' time of year.

It can feel very lonely too when there's all the images of a wonderful Christmas, and you're struggling with grief but maybe the blanket is a small reminder that people are thinking of you.

Sending you and all the family lots of love and strength.

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superoz · 18/12/2022 01:39

Sending you much love @JungleZgok , it was an honour and a pleasure to play a small part in making this blanket.
It’s hard to think of what will help at this time, but I do hope it will provide even a tiny amount of comfort and some treasured memories.
Lots of love and woolly hugs to you and your family xxx

And Thanks so much for organising @KnottyAndPistey

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KnottyAndPistey · 21/12/2022 13:54

Afternoon, just putting myself back on this thread ❤

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madmumofteens · 25/12/2022 11:30

Sending love to @JungleZgok you are never far from my thoughts xx

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JungleZgok · 08/01/2023 12:52

Dear All, A few days ago we received the gorgeous blanket...

I am lost for words and thank you doesn't seem to go far enough.

Here are the comments from my DDs. I didn't tell them about this before, so the blanket was a complete surprise. They said:

'The detail on here is amazing. We keep finding new things. It's huge'
'i love all the squares. It is hard to pick a favourite, I love them all'
'The blanket really does represent DBro as a person.'
'Wow - this must have taken so much time - it really is thoughtful'
'It feels like a warm hug from DBro when we wrap ourselves in it'

My whole family has recognised the dedication and time you have taken to make this. Thank you so much and sending warm hugs to each and every one of you. Your kindness shines through in the blanket and on this thread.
xxxx

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madmumofteens · 08/01/2023 13:30

I am so happy to hear that you got the woolly hugs @JungleZgok and to the amazing knitters who all contributed sending love to you all ❤️ xx

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JungleZgok · 08/01/2023 13:37

Here is a photo of the final blanket. It is beautiful.

Big thank you to @KnottyAndPistey for organising this and making this together with all the super talented mumsnetters for making these gorgeous squares and those who kindly donated yarn ...

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Your kindness is very much appreciated. Having a lasting memory for my DS is so comforting and will be much treasured by our family for many years to come x

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for lovely JungleZgok whose wonderful teenage son has died.
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longtompot · 08/01/2023 15:25

What a joyous looking blanket. I am honoured to have taken part and I hope it brings you and your family much comfort. There's a lot of unmumsnetty love & hugs in every stitch 💐

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Whatsthatbrightlight · 08/01/2023 17:02

It was an honour to play a small part in this blanket

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Yiayoula · 08/01/2023 19:45

No thanks needed, @JungleZgok .
As others have said , it was a privilege to be involved, and I hope the blanket brings back many happy memories for you and your family . xxx

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WitchDancer · 08/01/2023 22:15

There's love in every stitch Flowers

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Shitfather · 09/01/2023 15:30

So honoured to the blanket in all its wonderful glory. I’m so happy to have made a small contribution. Thank you to the person who received my wool. Much love to you all. X

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bookbook · 09/01/2023 18:21

I am so glad to hear your blanket arrived safely @JungleZgok , and is already giving you and you family comfort . It really is love in every stitch . It is always an honour to be a very small part of it x

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SpiralArchitect · 09/01/2023 19:23

@JungleZgok It's a glorious blanket - I'm honoured to have been involved and am so glad that it's bringing comfort to you and yours x

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KnottyAndPistey · 10/01/2023 10:50

So so glad it is with you Jungle. Honestly made and sent with so much love xxx

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Yiayoula · 17/01/2023 18:22

Wow !
Such a bright , colourful blanket - thanks for posting the extra photos, K and P.

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