Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits. Crafters and donors, please, we need your help.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:07
I am afraid we bring very sad news. We heard recently that our SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits’ third child, beautiful baby Summer has died at nearly twelve weeks of age. Bless them all, such a devastating loss, we are so very sorry. Superman’s thread is here.
She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts, and we send them love. We are so pleased that they have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. We hope it may give whatever comfort it can.
So lovely donors, knitters and crocheters, we will need help to make this happen, and will be so grateful if you can join with us.
All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.
Superman and her family have been thinking about their blanket and have come up with some lovely ideas for baby Summer. Bless them all.
Ideas for squares or separate embellishments :
Summery flowers - inc chrysanthemums
If you are able to offer initials, please PM.
Just from the brands listed below please because we know they combine for wash and wear.
- Drops Merino Extra Fine DK (new this time)
- Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK (new this time)
- Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
- Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
?* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
- Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (is being discontinued but some still around)
- James Brett Pure Merino DK (also being discontinued but some still around)
Superman’s family have requested bright and vibrant colours as they say these best reflect their beautiful daughter so....
- Pinks (not pale)
- Warm purples
- Brighter greens
- Creams - if using please use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 ‘cream’ or Debbie Bliss Rialto 02 ‘ecru’
For accents/embellishments on squares, not whole squares pls :
- Red but please only use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM06 “Ruby”
- Yellow for flower centres only
?Do use the crafting guide on the website to help you with lots of practical info such as help with buying colours, recommended online retailers and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for patterns.
Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs which are good ways to keep in touch.
This means so much to the family, thank you so much for joining with us
Pistey and Knotty
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:08
So pleased to be able to do something to bring a little comfort to the family. Thinking of them all. x
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:16
If you would like to help in any way, please sign up here on the MN thread and PM me, huge thanks.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:17
Knotty is here to help with any queries you may have, please do PM her.
tribpot · 26/11/2013 11:19
Signing in. I'll start a crafters' thread in Arts & Crafts?
All sympathies to the poor family, what a dreadful loss.
HopAlongOnItsOnlyChristmas · 26/11/2013 11:21
Joining, I'll PM you pistey
I can't even imagine, tried to read the thread all the way through but am at work and crying at desk = not good.
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:21
Trib, bless you. Could you start one in the Woolly Hugs area?
TheWoollybacksWife · 26/11/2013 11:21
My love and thoughts are with Superman and her family.
Count me in. I'll have a look through my stash to see if I have anything appropriate - otherwise I'll buy some wool.
ThePigOfHappiness · 26/11/2013 11:22
Signing in, sadly. Thinking of Superman and Summer, and their family. Xx
tribpot · 26/11/2013 11:22
Oh yes I had forgotten about the new area! Have been rather out of Woolly Hugs for a while, and had forgotten about that.
rubycon · 26/11/2013 11:22
here as always x
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:27
Huge thanks everyone, bless the Blanketeers Xx
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:28
Bless them indeed x
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission · 26/11/2013 11:31
thinking of superman, summer and family
just pming now
tribpot · 26/11/2013 11:32
Support thread for anyone wanting help getting started and for general chitchat as we go.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:32
Such a response already, thank you everyone, just away to PMs, thank you so much X
Primrose123 · 26/11/2013 11:35
I'd like to help. I will PM Pistey.
Thinking of Superman and family.
MOSagain · 26/11/2013 11:36
So Very sad. My thoughts are with the family and of course will do a square x
Macdog · 26/11/2013 11:36
Signing in, thoughts with the family affected x
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:40
Ideally we ask for you to PM us - but if there is a problem with the PM system ( it does happen and seems to be a bit wonky at the mo) you can message us :
On our FB page, MNWoollyHugs
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SoupDragon · 26/11/2013 11:41
:( I'm in - I think I have some bright colours in my special stash. Lions you say...?
I see you went for the Drops Merino :)
MissPricklePants · 26/11/2013 11:41
I'm in, will pm you now pistey x
fanjodisfunction · 26/11/2013 11:43
signing in, very sad news. shall pm pistey
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:43
Yes, Lions please Soupy. x
Yes, liking the Drops very much, thanks. Especially the price.
KnottyLocks · 26/11/2013 11:44
PMs ARE mucking around. Apologies of there is a delay getting back to you.
Reporting this post <waves to MNHQ>
BarbaraWoodlouse · 26/11/2013 11:46
I'm in. I rather fell out of the loop on Wolly Hugs recently(RL getting in the way) though have been following you all on FB and MN and admiring as always.
I still have a dedicated WH stash, think some might be Rowan Cashsoft(?) though, is that no longer on the list? Happy to use it elsewhere if necessary but thought I'd check.
Thinking of Superman and family, her thread was so moving. xxx
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