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

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KnottyAndPistey · 03/07/2019 20:32

Many of you have followed Willowkins’ posts and have been very supportive on her threads about her DH’s cancer, through to the devastating news of his death, and now supporting her in her bereavement. Absolutely horrendous and so desperately sad, we are sorry that life has been so cruel, we send so much love to Willowkins, we are thinking of her and her wonderful DH. Her thread in Bereavment is here, if you would like to add a message.

We are so glad that Willowkins 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 Willowkins has given us many ideas for her blanket, it really will be a tribute to her DH.

His initials are AJM, and hers and the rest of the family are E, J and N.
Other potential themes are: church (particularly the bread and wine as he loved communion)
Animals (particularly all kinds of dogs, cats and goldfish)
Flowers and veg (maybe even a pair of green wellies?)
Any kind of food and maybe a bottle of wine (he didn't drink but was really knowledgeable)
Any old building or ancient monument; hearts and crosses.
And finally, but v important for Willowkins, we are going to need a blue parrot - a Norwegian Blue to be precise. MrW was a Monty Python fan and would recite the Dead Parrot sketch at every opportunity - that symbolises his sense of humour.




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


Colourwise…
Blues, including turquoise
Greens
Silvers
Taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
Stone - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige, Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone

Then for accents and embellishments (not whole squares)
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
Orange
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 VERY 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 Willowkins, please do, we will pass it on.


Sending so much love Thanks

Woolly Hugs. Please can anyone help? A blanket for Willowkins
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Willowkins · 28/05/2020 04:00

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Thank you all so much for creating this beautiful Woolly Hug. It really has brought me so much comfort. Usually I keep it in the protective bag (basically I don't trust the cats with it) but take it out whenever I need a boost or to feel loved and protected. It makes me smile.
Today is the anniversary of MrW's last morning on Earth and I wrapped it myself up in it while I posted on my bereavement thread. I thought you might also like to see a picture of it in my house so here is a photo (hopefully this works and I managed to include your square).
Thank you again. Much love ❤️

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bookbook · 03/05/2020 20:38

gorgeous blanket , I hope it has brought comfort for you

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Yiayoula · 26/04/2020 18:29

Beautiful blanket - hope it’s full of beautiful memories for you, Willow . 💐 🌈

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WitchDancer · 26/04/2020 17:29

Thank you for sharing the pictures Knotty

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/04/2020 17:12

We took photos, and the link to the album is here...


Truly made and sent with so much love.

Huge hugs for Willow as we remember her wonderful MrW


Thank you so much everyone xxxxxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/04/2020 17:10

The beautiful, soft, warm, woolly hug arrived safely yesterday (I armed myself with a glass of wine when I opened it in case I was a bit wobbly). Thank you so much for the love, skill and dedication that you and the WH crew have shown me and my family. The Norwegian Blue and related squares are inspired but there are so many squares that will provide comfort and remembrance in the months and years to come – especially the anniversary of his death which is just a few weeks away now. This is so precious and I know that money can’t buy this but I would like to make a donation to help get the wool to the knitters so you can all keep going. When I get a chance, I will take a photo and send that to you too. Thank you. Willowkins

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KnottyAndPistey · 13/12/2019 17:04

Just fabulous -apologies for time it has taken Gin



Thanks @Soupdragon Pining for the Fjords! Little thought bubble on green, so clever, love it! Star



Thank you xxxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 16/10/2019 13:39

Beautiful squares have arrived, absolutely wonderful treasure, thank you so much Thanks


Thanks @TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Gorgeous 3D flowers, stunning designs, a cross and heart, in a vibrant turquoise, red and apple green, fabulous. Star

Thank you so much xxxxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 02/10/2019 12:48

Just arrived and fabulous Flowers

Flowers @Wintersnowdrop The marvellous Norwegian parrot square as upthread. Fantastic. Star

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KnottyAndPistey · 02/10/2019 09:00

Oh that’s perfect!

Thank you so much xxx

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Wintersnowdrop · 01/10/2019 20:16

I posted it yesterday so hopefully with you very soon 😊

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KnottyAndPistey · 01/10/2019 17:44

No apologies needed @Wintersnowdrop xx

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KnottyAndPistey · 01/10/2019 17:44

Beautiful treasure which arrived safely at the Hugathon, apols for the delay...

Thanks @Iwantacampervan Beautiful knits, her gorgeous heart design in pale blue and green, just perfect, Star

and yes!


Thanks @ExpletiveDelighted Totally gorgeous - a diagonal granny stripe, in blue and dark green, wonderful! Star



Thank you so much both Thanks xx

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MadisonAvenue · 29/09/2019 20:46

Thanks for the update K&P, glad the squares are arriving safely.

Much love to Willowkins xx

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Wintersnowdrop · 29/09/2019 12:25

Apologies l, I still need to send mine off. Hope to get to the post office on Monday.

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Dutchoma · 26/09/2019 16:47

V pleased to see mine have arrived safely. Thank you for putting them all together, making the squares is the easy bit.

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WitchDancer · 26/09/2019 16:08

Thank you Knotty, good to know they've arrived safely 💕

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ExpletiveDelighted · 26/09/2019 16:02

That's me with the diagonal Granny stripes.

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 15:45

Beautiful squares have been arriving - so very lovely, huge thanks to all the super crafters, you are an awesome bunch Thanks







Thanks DutchOma Lovely Oma has knitted the family's initials in a vibrant turquoise and bold blue, fabulous. Star

Thanks @bookbook A wonderful green welly squares! Plus beautiful square with flower appliqués. Lastly a stunning silver and turquoise petal square made on behalf of our wonderful TQ. She would have loved it, thank you Star

Thanks @MadameRanevskaya Simply gorgeous solid granny squares, one beautifully striped in blues, the other a lovely circle to square. Super. Star

Thanks No name These are two fantastic knits, one a diamond pattern in apple green, the other a cross on silver. Beautiful. Came in a silver envelope, anyone? Star

Thanks KT All the way from Portugal. Beautiful solid granny cross designs, forest green, teal, silvery blues, really fantastic. Star

Thanks @BlueEyeshadow These beauties are pictured just up thread, totally fabulous, wonderful 3D and 2D flowers, crosses, in blues, teal and green, gorgeous. Star

Thanks No name?! Totally gorgeous - this is a diagonal granny stripe, in blue and dark green, brilliant! Star

















Now there may well be more to come, we had the most enormous delivery of silver sacks with woolly treasure and we aren't at the bottom yet, so don't worry if yours are yet to come.








Thank you so much everyone who has sent cards for Willowkins and her family, we will look after them until the go with the blanket. Thanks






Thank you so much everyone, just amazing Thanks

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 15:19

More woolly treasure has arrived safely, all absolutely lovely Thanks


Thanks @Ginsatonic Beautiful textured knits in stone and turquoise, super soft and snuggly, gorgeous. Star

Thanks @MrsJonesAndMe Simply gorgeous crocheted, richly textured and very beautiful in stone, teal, blues and green. Wonderful Star

Thanks @RaptorInaPorkPieHat Beautiful solid granny designs in a vibrant urquiose and blue. Brilliant. Star

Thanks @MadisonAvenue Wonderfully gorgeous crochet, beautiful floral wreath design, fish, bobble heart, , traditional and solid grannies, circles to squares, rich textures, in blues and green. Marvellous Star

Thanks @Yiayoula Beautiful knits in Yiayoula's trademark heart design, gorgeous in silver, stunning. Star

Thanks @SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Beautiful flowers, her trademark in blues and orange with a mixed colour granny too, stunning Star


Thank you so much everyone, still more to come! Gin Gin Thanks

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 14:51

More beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, thank you so much to everyone, just gorgeous. Thanks

Thanks @Spindelina Two beautiful designs in silver, pale blue and navy, beautifully crocheted, gorgeous. Star

Thanks @WitchDancer Absolutely gorgeous traditional granny squares, beautifully done in green and blue, fabulous. Star

Thanks JG The Monty Python logo, its brilliant, a white cross and the Monty Python dead parrot "This is an ex parrot...." Amazing Star

Thanks MNP Two wonderful heart designs, beautifully crocheted in turquoise and blue, stunning. Star

Thanks @SpiralArchitect Such beautiful crochet designs in green and blues, really super, both pictured upthread. Fantastic Star

Thanks @PurpleFrog These beauties are shown up thread, and they are wonderful, an adorable dog, plus super willow and heart design, al so clever. Star

Thanks @WhenDoISleep Beautiful treasure arriving, lovely diagonal and mitred corner knits in turquoise and silver stripes really fabulous. Star


Still more treasure to come, stand by and thank you everyone! Thanks Gin

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 14:24

Just making a Brew :)

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KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 14:24

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving. Huge thanks to you lovely crafters for everything you do, just amazing. Thanks



Thanks @FiveGoMadInDorset Such beautiful snugly garter knit in teal and pale. Perfect Star

Thanks @ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Just gorgeous, mixed colour traditional grannies in blues and greens, gorgeous. Star

Thanks B Beautiful solid grannies in mixed blues, really fabulous. Star

Thanks ?! A parcel of beautiful textured knits has arrived, in all the colours for Willow, absolutely gorgeous, but can't see a name, anyone like to claim? Thank you Star

Thanks LJ A beautiful heart design and gorgeous circle to square flower in silver, blue and yellow. Star

Thanks AmaDablam A beautiful yellow cross on silver and a beautiful 3D flower too, lovely. Star

Thanks PiggyPlumPie Beautiful knits, gorgeous textures, fabulous hearts in apple and pale blue, wonderful. Star











Thank you so much, this just round one, back in two ticks! xxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 25/09/2019 15:38

So so much treasure has been arriving! I am not working in the morn, so promise to be on it then, thank you everyone, so sorry it is taking so long xxxxx

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WitchDancer · 24/09/2019 09:07

Knotty, is there any news of squares arriving please?

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