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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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Blondeshavemorefun · 08/07/2019 19:52

Have sent via PAYPAL enough for two balls - one for each - and 2 squares on each woolly hug XX

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bookbook · 09/07/2019 22:30

With much love in the stitches square #1 for Willowkins and family .
a nod to a love of flowers.

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Dutchoma · 10/07/2019 06:56

That is wonderful

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KnottyAndPistey · 10/07/2019 09:07

Morning all Brew


Thank you so much for messages, such an amazing response Thanks

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Noseynails · 10/07/2019 12:53

Good Morning! My wool arrived this morning, thanks to the donors and @KnottyAndPistey x
Square number one made, ends sewn in, and is blocking presently
(Yes it is blocking on a trampoline, let’s just pretend it isn’tGrin) It’s the first of many x

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Noseynails · 10/07/2019 13:45

Square is finished blocking. Does it look okay x

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Noseynails · 10/07/2019 16:17

Second square blocking, I crocheted a cross onto it for his love of church...

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KnottyAndPistey · 11/07/2019 09:34

Treasure for sure there Nosey, thank you so much!



Morning all Brew

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KnottyAndPistey · 11/07/2019 09:36

Just a reminder. Posting will be from 2nd September to the 13th September.

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Noseynails · 11/07/2019 10:31

Awww thanks @KnottyAndPistey x

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Blazedout · 11/07/2019 13:20

I've received some wool, thank you to the kind donor, I'll get hooking xx

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RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 11/07/2019 17:32

I'm in Flowers

I'll check my stash but I'm sure I have enough.

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bookbook · 12/07/2019 14:25

with much love in the stitches - #2 , an attempt at representing green wellies ..

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KnottyAndPistey · 13/07/2019 09:22

@bookbook - you are so bloomin clever, just perfect, thank you so much xxxxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 13/07/2019 09:27

We already have donors to thank. Thanks




Honestly donations mean so much, we always want to be inclusive, for everyone to join in if they would like to, and some folk just wouldn't be able to afford to. Either your donations of funds have arrived or wool with your crafter. Your kind donations make it possible, we really are so grateful. Thanks


Thanks @Blondeshavemorefun Star

Thanks @BoreOfWhabylon Star

Thanks @Zhx3


Bless you xxx

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bookbook · 13/07/2019 19:59

aw K&P Blush - you are too kind .

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Wintersnowdrop · 15/07/2019 19:51

A dead Norwegian Blue Parrot 😊. Just have to attach him to a background square now!

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bookbook · 16/07/2019 18:09

Thats fabulous Winter !

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 16/07/2019 18:31

I will have a look through my stash, but I think I have some of the colours you want - if I have, I will do a square or two.

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Wintersnowdrop · 16/07/2019 20:22

Thank you @bookbook :)

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MrsMozartMkII · 17/07/2019 18:08

These are all so wonderful!

The makers should be rightly proud of themselves Flowers

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MadisonAvenue · 18/07/2019 10:22

These are all wonderful!

I’ve received an incredibly generous donation of 9 balls of yarn, so thank you to whoever that kind lady is. I’m assuming it’s to be used for both blankets? ❤️

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MrsMozartMkII · 18/07/2019 12:35

MadisonAvenue That might be me, though I expected delivery to be Tuesday, but if it's mine then it's arrived so happy day Smile. Thank you for doing the marvellous with it! Yes to both blankets. I went with the colours in the posts so hopefully there's enough of what's needed Smile Shout if you need anything different.

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MadisonAvenue · 18/07/2019 16:16

Oh MrsM it did arrive Tuesday but I wasn't in. You are an absolute Star

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Dutchoma · 18/07/2019 17:18

My wool has arrived too.

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