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 · 29/07/2014 17:17
Woolly treasure ahoy!
Beautiful squares have been arriving - so very lovely, huge thanks to all the super crafters, you are an awesome bunch
Woolpixie Beautiful letters in icord, grass, tangerine, navy and mid blue, absolutely super, thank you for doing this, plus gorgeous bobbles and a wavy design too. Wow.
Thank you so much
RatherBeOnThePiste · 29/08/2014 06:57
Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, absolutely gorgeous, huge thanks to all the crafters for what they do. Just awesome.
Kveta A beautiful flowery square which we will use as a mini hug for Berry's mum if that's OK, then four fabulous squares, will keep your note to make sure they go to the right son, a gorgeous beach design with Berry's family nn embroidered on, perfect, and a surfing design with one of her boys riding high on the wave, plus squares in burnt orange and a four square too. Really super
Thinking of lovely Berry and her family. x
RatherBeOnThePiste · 04/09/2014 10:35
Morning :) Can't work out the post at all, yesterday it came at about 3.30, today 9.30! Mind you at the mo, we are having a van delivery too!
Beautiful woolly treasure with our lovely Posty today
PrimroseMill A gorgeous VW camper can knitted design in tangerine and silver, very lovely indeed
RatherBeOnThePiste · 03/10/2014 16:34
Beautiful woolly treasury has been arriving, this by hand
MNP For each of Berry's boys, lovely MNP has made the IKEA logo in yellow on blue and a square depicting a plateful of Ikea meatballs, just perfect, with an additional beautiful teal square too.
Thanks so much, you are a star
RatherBeOnThePiste · 11/01/2015 19:21
Hello there lovely, the squares are being sorted for the layouts very soon, we are making a blanket each for her boys, and we haven't thought yet of colour wool to hook and edge. We'd love any contribution of funds towards this. Do message us if that is what you are meaning and something you'd like to do, and a huge thank you as always Zing
RatherBeOnThePiste · 13/04/2015 17:51
We are so pleased to be able to let you know that BerryLellow's sons have received their Woolly Hugs, so pleased too that we can share precious photos of them with their blankets. See our FB page MNWoollyHugs
The family send their love and thanks to everyone, Berry's mum has said Berry would have loved these.
Huge hugs to them all, and sending so much love. xx
Our album on the website is here..
Thank you so much to all crafters and donors alike. s
RatherBeOnThePiste · 13/04/2015 17:52
Link went wonky, sorry
The photo album is here
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