Woolly Hugs. For our own BerryLellow. Can anyone help us?
KnottyAndPistey · 03/06/2014 14:39
Desperately sad and shocking news we’re afraid. The very lovely BerryLellow has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Just devastating for her beautiful boys, family and friends. So hard to find the words
Many of us met Berry at Mumsnet meets, she was a right hoot with a heart of gold and she loved to dance the night away. A condolence thread started by a good friend of hers from their September '09 ante/post natal group is here if you would like to add a message.
We have spoken with Berry’s family and have decided to make both her boys a single bed sized Woolly Hug full of love and memories of their fabulous mum. We hope their blankets may give whatever comfort they can to them. Joining with us in making the blankets will be members of Berry’s family and folk from her village in Cornwall which is rather lovely.
Can you help us in any way?
We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. 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.
Please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste) THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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 C. 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.
Colour wise, we are thinking brights
Berry loved blues - teals and turquoise.
Bright grassy greens This or similar, lime greens too.
Oranges - but from these please - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 56 (tangerine) Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK burnt orange (043)
Stone - but from these please Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 06 Stone, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK 17 Beige
Ideas for squares
Berry loved Cornwall and the beach, spending many hours there with her boys.
She loved camper vans and Ikea!
They had long chats in their post natal group about decorating, she loved tangerine and chartreuse - they had to look chartreuse up!
Her Pinterest boards would be great to look at and a real source of inspiration. She shared them on MN a lot too. See here
We are thinking berries for Berry
We have initials/letters to do too - do PM if this might be you.
Reading this and looking at Pinterest will give lots of ideas but please don't feel daunted we truly love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and play a vital role in the overall effect. Knotty (KnottyLocks ) will help with any crafting queries. Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Please do PM Knotty if you need help.
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.
When finished please sew in those ends but don’t block your work. Then PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) for details for posting.
As always heartfelt thanks for your support
Thinking of Berry, her beautiful boys and all those who love and miss her.
Pistey and Knotty
RatherBeOnThePiste · 07/07/2014 19:21
Woolly treasure ahoy, goodness me, absolutely glorious, huge thanks to all the lovely crafters. What stars. x
HoggyTruffle Beautiful squares, stunning waves, fab crab, super seashell, fabulous
GoingGoingGoth In tangerine and turquoise, vibrantly super, gorgeously snuggly crochet.
WoolPixie In turquoise and pumpkin, bright and bold, lovely stripes and a seashell, super designs all fab
Chopchopbusybusy In a gorgeous soft green and a gorgeous blue, four fabulous knits, beautiful textures, lovely
CrazyKat In a soft pale blue, two absolutely beautiful knits, super texture, just so snuggly
Macarooned Just beautiful , two crocheted ripple squares in a super sea green, gorgeous
Primrose123 In tangerine and grass, four stunning crochet designs, all absolutely fabulous
Thank you so much everyone, these are all just perfect.
Thinking of Berry and her family xx
RatherBeOnThePiste · 09/07/2014 07:40
Woolly treasure is here - just so lovely, thank you so much everyone, such stars xx
Bella In apple and turquoise, a beautiful crochet flower design, really super, and definitely more thank just OK!
FernMitten Three absolutely super knits/crochet in denim blue, super snuggly textures, really gorgeous
GleamingHeels&Thumbwitch Beautiful crochet in navy, turquoise, pumpkin and apple, two with hearts, two with stars, just fabulous.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 10/07/2014 19:47
Was so excited ny the galloping sheeps, I didn't post about the squares! I swear I'm getting worse!
Beautiful wool treasure has been arriving. Huge thanks to everyone, really is most marvellous, thank you.
JulesJules With optional flowers sewn on :), teal, tangerine and fuchsia, absolutely beautiful and the most fantastic Cornish beach design in blues and tangerine.
Basketzatdawn Wow! two stunning wave designs, one in turquoise and stone, the other in tangerine and bluey lilac, just beautiful!
PurpleFrog Two gorgeous crochet designs in blue, one with a wavy pattern and pumpkin starfish embellishment. Super
OwlCapone A fantastic Cornish pasty design in stone on teal/ tangerine - just brilliant, is there NOTHING you can't do woman???!! And a super orange sun on pale blue. Beautiful
Allalonenow Beautiful squares, lovely knits in pumpkin, gorgeous striped corner to corner with leaf embellishment, and super heart design. All magic
Fantastic squares from everyone, just marvellous, thank you so much.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 15/07/2014 09:10
Morning lovely Woollies :)
Beautiful treasure has arrived, absolutely gorgeous, huge thanks to the crafters, what stars you are.
MinnieBar Stunning stripes in lime and blues, some horizontal, some zig zag, fabulous!
RoxVox In a super navy, two beautiful ribbed knits, gorgeous texture, super
Thanks both, you are mucho marvellous xx
RatherBeOnThePiste · 17/07/2014 14:43
Afternoon all, just coming to some thanks yous and PMs
And lo :) Beautiful woolly treasure HAS arrived today, huge thanks to the fabulous crafters for all they do, just marvellous. You are stars.
Jacksmania In blues, the most beautiful island scene with palm tree and sun. I want to be there, tis just lovely.
Trumpton the Bodkin Two squares with choughs on ( national bird for Cornwall ) they are black but with bright red bill and legs.So thoughtful and beautiful.
OfficerVanHalen In a vibrant teal, two super flower grannies with bobble design and a granny square, all beautiful and just marvellous.
Thanks everyone, these squares are fabulous
Thinking of Berry
CakeyCakeyCakey · 17/07/2014 20:57
Wow... Erm... I found the parcel in my car this morning it's been there two weeks!
I honestly thought I'd sent it and just thought they'd not been mentioned as arrived because they're a bit rubbish.
Sorry again, I have been to the post office with it today, shut ds head in the car door while there but that's another thread...
RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/07/2014 18:59
Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, just so gorgeous, thinking of Berry and her family, especially now the summer holidays are here.
CakeyCakeyCakey With an adorable drawing of Olaf from Frozen, beautiful crochet in stripes and super designs
RahRahRasputin In such a beautiful soft blue and sea green, wavy stripes, super textures, plus two blue fabulous snuggly squares.
Thank you both so much
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