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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for DutchOma, crafters and donors we need your help.
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KnottyAndPistey · 14/01/2014 16:11

Very sad news I’m afraid. Our lovely DutchOma’s husband Bob died last week on January 6th, after a long illness. We knew he’d been very poorly, but always had hope. Such a sad loss for her, their children, grandchildren, family and friends. Bless them all. They had been married for nearly 43 years. There has been no separate thread, Oma is being supported by friends on the Christian prayer thread here but please do feel free to use this thread to post condolences. She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts, and we send them love.


Oma has supported and encouraged so many Mumsnetters over the years, including us more than she may realise, and has been such a long term staunch supporter of the blanket making projects on Mumsnet, so we were so pleased when she accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug. We will make it with love for her, as a tribute to her beloved Bob, and a celebration of a joint life filled with love.


So we need crocheters, knitters and donors. Can you help us? Please post on this thread, but also PM me ( RatherBeOnThePiste ) with your offers of help so we know where we are. Thank you.


If you would like to donate wool or funds, I can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, I can help there too.


Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks

Knotty ( KnottyLocks ) is here to help with any crafting queries. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. Please do PM Knotty if you need help.

The Yarn we are Using….

  • Artesano Superwash Merino DK
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (discontinued but some still around)
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
  • Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
  • James Brett Pure Merino DK (also discontinued, some still to be had)
  • Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

    Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear.


    The colours we are using...
    A rich, dark palette of blues, greens, purples, plums.

    Suggestions for motifs/designs
  • Bob loved Holland so we are thinking tulips to celebrate this, we have a beautiful tulip field design for Team Knit if anyone would like this, please email us on admin@woollyhugs.com (Thanks to PracticallyPerfectNot)
  • We have initials, do PM if you are thinking this might be for you.
  • Can anyone find a ball of wool and knitting needle design?
  • Religious motifs, for example angels would be perfect.



    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/@MNWoollyHugs which are both good ways to keep in touch.


    This means so much to Oma, thank you so much for joining with us


    Thanks



    Pistey and Knotty
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TitsalinaBumSquash · 14/01/2014 16:15

I'm a very new knitter but I'd love to donate a square if you'll have me? I can only do plain ones if you tell me the size I need to do and a guide to roughly how many stitches/rows/needle size would be great.

I understand if you'd prefer an experienced knitter though! Smile

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KnottyLocks · 14/01/2014 16:17

All crafters are welcome Smile It's the thought and effort that goes into these squares that makes them special.

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KnottyLocks · 14/01/2014 16:18

For a 6 inch square in garter stitch , we advise casting on 33- 35 stitches using 4mm needles.

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minniebar · 14/01/2014 16:20

43 years, wow.

Do count me in.

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/01/2014 16:21

Just here as me now hopefully to make PMing easier.


Please PM me with your offers of help so we know where we are. Thank you.

If you would like to donate wool or funds, I can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, I can help there too.

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/01/2014 16:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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Tweetinat · 14/01/2014 16:28

Just PMd you Pistey x

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minniebar · 14/01/2014 16:33

Oh that's gorgeous. Is it ok to use brighter/lighter colours for the flowers like in that square? I've found a couple of patterns on Rav that look good but would need a bit of contrast to work.

Will PM you Pistey.

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Mouseface · 14/01/2014 16:34

Pistey - I shall send my usual to you sweetheart, I'm so sorry to hear about this loss...... xxx

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EllenJanesthickerknickers · 14/01/2014 16:39

I've had RL getting in the way recently, but I'd love to do some squares for DutchOma. I would need some wool donating, sorry. I'll PM you Pistey. Xx

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KnottyLocks · 14/01/2014 16:43

Minnie, brighter flowers will be fine. We would rather those than pastel shades. Thanks x

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/01/2014 16:46

Minnie - I have plenty of bright bits and pieces here for tulip colours if you need any? Just shout Thanks

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/01/2014 16:46

Thanks lovely Mouse X

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ThePigOfHappiness · 14/01/2014 16:49

I am here. Will pm pistey now
So sorry for DutchOma xx

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Bluetinkerbell · 14/01/2014 16:50

I got my knitting needles out, I'm not very good but would love to contribute. :)

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/01/2014 16:51

Thank you everyone, really so much appreciated Thanks

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Skoggy · 14/01/2014 16:52

Count me in Pistey.
My thoughts are with DutchOma at this time.
I'd also like to use my lacey thread skills and make an angel if thats ok.

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HairyPotter · 14/01/2014 16:57

Such sad news. I'll do a couple of squares.


Please pass on my condolences to DutchOma and her family.

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tribpot · 14/01/2014 16:58

So very sorry to hear this news. Will PM.

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CoffeeandChocolateplease · 14/01/2014 16:58

Please count me in, will pm you x

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NoWayNoHow · 14/01/2014 17:04

Have PM'd you Pistey.
Sorry to hear of Oma's loss xxx

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TheWoollybacksWife · 14/01/2014 17:08

Love to Oma

God zegene u Oma. <very rusty Dutch>

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Mhw02 · 14/01/2014 17:09

So sorry to hear of DutchOma's loss.

I can do a couple of squares, will PM.

Have found another tulip design if this is useful to anyone? Tulip Square

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Macdog · 14/01/2014 17:12

So sorry to read this DutchOma.
Thoughts with you xx

I will be happy to send squares.

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minniebar · 14/01/2014 17:15

Will check my WH stash tmrw Pistey - I know I've got quite a few little bits and bobs in various colours left over from other blankets.

And it won't take me six months to get a contribution in this time either!!

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