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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for WatcherOfTheNight. Lovely crafters and donors we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey · 30/11/2017 17:58

Such awful news we are afraid, the very lovely WatcherOfTheNight’s wonderful daughter died very suddenly and unexpectedly on September 1st, she was only 22 with the whole adventure of life ahead of her. Life can be so very cruel. It was later found she died from Sudden Arrythmogenic Death Syndrome. Absolutely horrendous, absolutely out of the blue. We are so sorry, and send much love to her family and friends, huge hugs. x Watcher’s thread is here, but in chat so it will disappear soon.

Her DD's is Ashlee, she will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

We are so glad lovely Watcher (one who gives so much as part of the Night Watch here on Mumsnet) has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug for their family. It truly will be a tribute and celebration of a life filled with love.

We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere thanks. Thanks
If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM us with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.

Reading Watcher’s message about Ashlee was like reading about someone we know, such a bright, happy, beautiful girl, so much love and enthusiasm. Please if you can help with any of these ideas if would be fantastic.

  • Ash adored animals, especially dogs, cats & butterflies.
  • She was passionate about the environment, she fed tired bees sugar water & rescued frogs from cats & her last ever post on Facebook was about how bread is bad for ducks.
    *Ash spent her spare time going to concerts with friends, loved Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as well as many more but she was obsessed with IDirection.
    *The line “that’s what makes you beautiful” is really special, can anyone take that on, maybe embroidery? Please message if so. x
  • She loved Pokemon Go. She spent her time home from uni playing this with her brother, they spent hours traipsing around our local area hunting.
  • She spent Sundays when home from uni at Nan’s baking cakes with her cousins and painting their nails various shades of sparkly purple & pinks.
  • Above all Ash loved her family, especially her little brother & younger cousins.

    Beautiful Thanks

    Her favourite colour was purple, then pink, so these two please
    Just for embellishments/accents, orange, taupe, yellow, black, red and cream.
    If wanting to add a bit of sparkle, merino wool with sparkle is fine, but please only embellishments and do check it is machine machinable. Sock yarn to DK is fine. No sequins please as they will damage the merino.

    The Yarn we are Using….
    Artesano Superwash Merino DK
    Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
    Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
    Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
    Katia Merino 100% DK
    Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
    Patons Merino Extrafine DK

    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 - Rowan Cashsoft DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them. Our listed yarns are all easily available online - Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens as a few egs. There are good sales around at the mo/

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

    Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook. Previous blankets can be seen on our website Please securely sew your ends in with a needle and don't cut too close to the knot. When ready for posting, please PM for info.

    My nan made all of us crochet blankets when we were little so hearing that people want to make one for Ash has really touched me & makes me feel she’s looking over me.x

    As always, thank you so much for your support. Thinking of Ashlee and her family.

    Us xxx

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    We find from lovely Watcher there is free screening and testing available, CRY (cardiac risk in the young ) hold screening clinics for all 14-35 year olds, we had no idea, please do share widely, we will certainly be spreading the word too. Have a look please and have a think.
    See here Sadly it is too late for Ashlee, but sharing and acting upon this could well save others. Thank you xxxx

    Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star
OP posts:
bookbook · 30/11/2017 18:24

How heartbreaking - Of course I will - I could do butterflies, if thats okay? I am pretty sure I have the colours .

MadisonAvenue · 30/11/2017 18:31

Oh goodness, how very sad.

Count me in but could I have yarn please if there are any kind donors?

Whatsthatbrightlght · 30/11/2017 18:33

Could me in. Have pm'd x

Geneslady · 30/11/2017 18:40

Not done this before but a keen new crocheter. I would like to be included and will PM you, thanks. x

RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 30/11/2017 18:43

Count me in Flowers

Iwantacampervan · 30/11/2017 18:47

I'll be able to knit some squares around Christmas time - I'll think about colours and patterns. My thoughts are with everyone.

MrsHathaway · 30/11/2017 19:01

DH was recently screened by CRY: fantastic organisation deserving of more support than it gets.

Heartfelt condolences and very best wishes to the Watcher family.

Have yarn; will hook.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 30/11/2017 19:18

I'm in, away to pm now.
sending love to Watcher x

TheSquatLobster · 30/11/2017 19:23

So terribly sad. Heartfelt condolences to Watcher and all the family xx

Do you have a time frame in mind? I'm just about to move home, but would love to do some after Christmas. Will pm you

Jux · 30/11/2017 19:49

Your op has made me cry, I can’t even read Watcher’s thread. My brother died from having a bicuspid heart valve, another heart thing which doesn’t necessarily show at all until you suddenly die. It’s horrific, I’m so so sorry for Watcher. The shock is indescribable. Poor poor family.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo · 30/11/2017 19:54

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

SpiralArchitect · 30/11/2017 19:59

Sending much love to Watcher Flowers

Count me in...

Pauleen · 30/11/2017 20:07

I'm happy to do some squares but need some of the wool.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 30/11/2017 20:27

I could do a couple of flower squares, but would need some wool - I think I have yarn for making the flowers, but not the squares.

Traffig · 30/11/2017 20:33

I am so very sorry Watcher, sometimes there are not the words for the loss of such a precious person as your daughter. Flowers
I lost a nephew to this condition he was aged 19.
Sending pm to Knotty

MrsHathaway · 30/11/2017 21:16

Itchy fingers - apologies for curly corners.

With love to the Watchers.

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for WatcherOfTheNight. Lovely crafters and donors we need your help.
Okkitokkiunga · 30/11/2017 21:30

I'll do some - if there's some donor yarn please.

WitchDancer · 30/11/2017 21:31

I'm in. Can I have some wool please?

I'll message you Knotty

KnittingPearl · 30/11/2017 21:34

I will knit, with much love to Watcher and her family - SADS is horrific.

Sasbel · 30/11/2017 21:44

I am in. So sad to hear this. Have PM’d you.

DoubleR · 30/11/2017 22:31

I'm in, replying to the pm now for some donor wool please.

diamantegal · 30/11/2017 23:10

I'm in, will get some yarn in and do squares over Christmas

64BooLane · 30/11/2017 23:13

Can I donate? I can’t crochet. I will pm.

MrsKCastle · 30/11/2017 23:26

I'm in. I hadn't seen Watcher's thread but my heart absolutely goes out to her and her family. Not sure what I will do yet, I'll order some wool and get knitting over the holiday period.

UnbornMortificado · 01/12/2017 01:07

So pleased you guys are organising a blanket Knotty, you are all Star.

Will get a donation over, sending much love to Watcher Thanks.

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