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Woolly Hugs. Please can anyone help? A blanket for NifflerBowtruckle.

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KnottyAndPistey · 16/01/2018 16:46

Many of you have followed Niffler’s posts and have been very supportive as first her DH’s cancer was diagnosed as terminal back in October through to the devastating news of his death. Absolutely horrendous and so desperately sad, we are sorry that life has been so cruel, we send so much love to Niffler, we are thinking of her and her wonderful DH. Her most recent thread is here…

We are so glad that Niffler has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love in every stitch for her for sure, so we shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we shall need both and we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too.We have part balls if any hookers need yarn, please say. Please PM us with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Lovely Niffler has given us many ideas for this Woolly Hug, it really will be a tribute to her DH.

He adored our dog (black and white Shih Tzu), his favourite colour was red and it was our colour scheme at our wedding.

He was a big Manchester United fan.

He worked in a toy shop and was very well respected.

He enjoyed gaming (Xbox mainly), watching tv shows (like supernatural, Grimm, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who)

He loved reading and read Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter a lot.

He loved history and went to see a Roman event a few months before he died. He loved the stars and could spend hours just looking at the night sky.

Lots of beautiful ideas for squares, but please don’t feel daunted, simple squares are needed too.

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
King Cole Luxury Merino DK (new this time)
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Patons Merino Extrafine DK

Red, but one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please
Cream but please one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white
Denim blue to darker blue
Taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
For embellishments and accents (not whole squares) black and yellow but this yellow please Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’

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. Please knot off carefully when finishing or changing colour and sew your ends in, thank you! Previous blankets can be seen on our website

When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for Niffler, please do, we will pass it on.

Sending so much love Thanks

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TheWoollybacksWife · 16/01/2018 16:52

I've got some of the Drops red. I can't PM until I find the charger cable for my iPad Blush but count me in.

Love to Niffler Thanks

SpiralArchitect · 16/01/2018 16:56

I'm in; have yarn and will pm in a minute.

Flowers and much love to Niffler

bookbook · 16/01/2018 16:59

I will certainly do some .

KnottyAndPistey · 16/01/2018 17:06

Thanks all so much, you truly are wonderful xxxxx

OP posts:
Sasbel · 16/01/2018 17:07

I’m in.

So sorry to hear of his loss.

Will pm you.


TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 16/01/2018 17:08

I'm in, will pm now

sending love to Niffler x

BoreOfWhabylon · 16/01/2018 17:11

I'm the least crafty person in the world so will donate yarn for a clever person to work their magic.

Will pm now

WitchDancer · 16/01/2018 17:16

I'm in - I've messaged.

bookbook · 16/01/2018 17:24

I'm still okay for colours after checking
Thoughts are for Niffler

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo · 16/01/2018 17:31

I'm in too Flowers

diamantegal · 16/01/2018 17:36

I'm in too.

Spindelina · 16/01/2018 17:44

I’ll make some squares.

Stitchit · 16/01/2018 18:11

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Okkitokkiunga · 16/01/2018 18:23

I've PM'd. Thanks

BigApple11 · 16/01/2018 18:42

Im in. I have PMd. So sad, i followed Niffler's thread. Xx

MadisonAvenue · 16/01/2018 18:45

I'd love to help, have PM'd you.

I'd followed Niffler's very sad thread, I didn't realise that her husband was a fellow United supporter. I'll shout extra loud for him when I'm next at Old Trafford.

Mckayz86 · 16/01/2018 18:53

I’m in with this one too. Much love to Niffler and their families.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 16/01/2018 22:28

I'm in, I'm pretty sure I have enough yarn.

Much love to you Niffler Flowers

A580Hojas · 16/01/2018 22:30

I would be honoured to knit a square in memory of MrNiffler. I have the right kind of wool and will cast on tonight!

So very deeply truly sorry Niffler Flowers.

KnottyAndPistey · 17/01/2018 08:54

Morning loves Brew

Been working away at the woolly mountain of PMs, thank you everyone xxxx

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TheSquatLobster · 17/01/2018 16:03

So sorry Niffler a terrible loss Flowers
Please count me in xx

BunnyBunnyMooseMoose · 17/01/2018 18:46

I can send some wool for someone who can knit or crochet. So sorry for your loss Niffler Flowers

NotAChristmasCakePop · 17/01/2018 20:17

For 2018 I decided I would like to become involved. If Niffler doesn't mind one very wonky square, I will be happy to start off (complete novice)

Stitchit · 17/01/2018 22:15

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NotAChristmasCakePop · 18/01/2018 06:23

Just going to go find some yarn in town today and then I will get into the process. Thanks Stitchit

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