Woolly Hugs. Please can anyone help? A blanket for Willowkins
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
Blues, including turquoise
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
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
flowersinthebedroom · 04/07/2019 08:55
I'd happily make granny squares but would need donor wool.
Ginisatonic · 04/07/2019 08:59
I’ll do some. I have some suitable wool. Hugs to willowkins.
BlushPinkRose · 04/07/2019 09:01
I’m happy to donate wool and post to whoever needs it if not in my area. If someone could PM me where to send it I’ll get it today and post it off. ☺️
MrsJonesAndMe · 04/07/2019 12:56
Do we have a deadline? If it's after the summer holiday then I'd be happy to contribute to both blankets.
KnottyAndPistey · 04/07/2019 17:23
Just catching up.
We both have family things on today so apologies for not responding sooner.
KnottyAndPistey · 04/07/2019 19:03
Posting will be from 2nd September to the 13th September.
That allows us to sort before the official Woolly Hugs posting date.
KnottyAndPistey · 04/07/2019 20:02
Nosey - you did PM us yesterday but this is all we have in the content of that PM
Re: I need donor wool for willowkins’ blanket...
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Not sure What's happened but could you send us your address . Our lovely donors of wool are being fabulous as always so we have yarn for you. X
MrsJonesAndMe · 04/07/2019 21:10
Perfect, count me in on both then. Have/will source wool.
Noseynails · 04/07/2019 21:17
@knottyandpistey I have sent a PM with my address. When I have received the wool, where should I post the squares to? TIA
JackiePaper · 04/07/2019 21:25
Happy to do a square, I have wool, just need address to send it x
KnottyAndPistey · 05/07/2019 09:53
Morning! Just in the PM avalanche right now
Thank you so much everyone xxx
KnottyAndPistey · 08/07/2019 08:45
Morning my loves, just making sure all our lovely donors keen to send yarn have a fabulous crafter to team up with.
After a couple of addresses, but almost there!
KnottyAndPistey · 08/07/2019 08:52
Just waiting for an address for you, thank you xxx
KnottyAndPistey · 08/07/2019 08:53
@BlushPinkRose and @flowersinthebedroom are you two sorted out?
Just checking everyone has everything they need
KnottyAndPistey · 08/07/2019 08:58
Posting will be from 2nd September to the 13th September.
It feels a long way off, but summer holidays are upon us now and we would rather they are tucked up safely with you until then, than get stuck in the sorting office, come back to you, or get stuck in my porch which will flood in very heavy rain
BlueEyeshadow · 08/07/2019 10:14
I'll do some squares. I've ordered some wool. I've tried to PM you, K&P but I don't think it worked.
Dutchoma · 08/07/2019 10:41
I’ll do the three initials for Willowkins’ family and a fish as a Christian symbol. Have pm’d for wool,please.
Yiayoula · 08/07/2019 17:27
I’m in - May I have some yarn, please.
Will pm you. As always, thanks to the kind donors.
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