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Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for annandale : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 16:50

We have heard the dreadfully sad news that annandale’s husband died suddenly in February. Mental ill health is such a cruel and devastating illness. Bless his heart. Bless them both. We send annandale our love and are so sorry for her loss. She and their children are in our hearts and thoughts.

We are so glad that she has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, we hope it may give whatever comfort it can. There will be love crafted into every stitch. Annandale’s thread is here… if anyone would like to post condolences.

So we are now asking for help once again. We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Thank you so much if you can help. 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.


Star The Yarn we are Using….
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
King Cole Luxury Merino 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 - Artesano Superwash Merino DK, 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 all v good and stock our brands.

Star Colourwise…
Blues/Denims eg Jenny Watson 10
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
Yellow, Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’
Gold - but this one please Patons Merino Extrafine DK - Canary (00121)
Greens (not dark green)
Just for embellishments and accents:
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Red - but one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please
Black- we have if any one would like a little, do shout.
Donkey brown / darker taupe.

Star For personalisation...
In terms of personalisation - my husband was very sporty, he liked cycling and walking and rowing and cricket and tennis so anything around those would be wonderful. He especially loved planning our walking trips, with multiple maps to hand. He also loved reading and always wore glasses so anything bookish would fit him. We had daffodils at his funeral because it was in March and because he always enjoyed spring flowers.

Squares to be six inches please. Use 4mm needles or hook. Make sure all ends are very securely sewn in. No blocking please as it makes squares harder to join.

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

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

Sending so much love to annandale and all who love and miss her DH xxx

Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for annandale : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.
OP posts:
WhenDoISleep · 24/04/2018 16:56

I will do some squares.

SasBel · 24/04/2018 17:02

I’m on, will message you.

So sorry to hear this is needed.

AmaDablam · 24/04/2018 17:02

Very sad news, I will do a couple of squares Flowers

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo · 24/04/2018 17:02

What terribly sad news Flowers I will aim to make two squares.

Wh0KnowsWhereTheT1meG0es · 24/04/2018 17:04

I would be very glad to crochet for this blanket Flowers

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 24/04/2018 17:09

so sorry to hear❤

yes, I'm in

KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 17:11

You are all lovely, thank you so much, annandale was so touched that a blanket would be made, thank you so much for making this a reality xxx

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bookbook · 24/04/2018 17:12

I would be glad to do some squares for this - will check what colours I have .
Much love Flowers

KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 17:17

Thank you book, we do have plenty of yarn if folk need xx

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KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 17:18

Hoping Ninja arrives, she made a wonderful oar for my DD, hoping she can repeat for annandale

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KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 17:23

Thanks everyone xxx

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MadisonAvenue · 24/04/2018 17:29

I would love to help, I'll PM you

Much love to Annandale Flowers

dangermouseisace · 24/04/2018 17:30

Count me in.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 24/04/2018 17:34

I'm in.

Sending love and hugs to Annandale Flowers

KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 17:43

Thank you so much everyone xxxxx

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Iwantacampervan · 24/04/2018 17:54

I can knit some squares- please could I have some wool as I don't think I have any of the colours. Thank you.

Jux · 24/04/2018 17:56

I shall try to make a square for annandale; I'll check my colours. What a horrible shock for her, I'm so sorry. Flowers for her x

KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 18:06

This is wonderful of you, thank you so much xxxxx

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Wolfiefan · 24/04/2018 18:15

Much love. Would love to contribute. Off to shop for the right colours. X

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 24/04/2018 18:21

such sad news

I'm in, will pm now

Wolfiefan · 24/04/2018 18:29

Wool warehouse has some of these on sale. Drops merino extra fine DK. Much cheaper.

KnottyAndPistey · 24/04/2018 18:53

Coooo yes!

£1.95 not £2.80

That’s fab. Good find Wolfie xxx

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Wolfiefan · 24/04/2018 18:55

I have ordered three colours. Now wish I'd ordered more!
And a kit to make a crochet blanket for me. Blush

BigApple11 · 24/04/2018 19:07

I’m in, will PM xx

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 24/04/2018 19:10

I can do a couple of squares, but would need some yarn, please. xxx

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