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
MrsMozartMkII · 18/07/2019 17:25
Ah! No fret. It has landed so all good. And you're the star for sure!
imsorryiasked · 18/07/2019 17:57
Can anyone gives me the PayPal address to donate to woolly hugs? I'm sure I've done it that way before but I can't see any donate details on the website possibly cos I'm on my crappy phone
Iwantacampervan · 19/07/2019 12:51
Thank you, donated wool for both blankets has arrived - it'll keep me busy over the summer.
Nifflerbowtruckle · 21/07/2019 14:06
How do I donate funds? Is it just through the Woolly Hugs website?
KnottyAndPistey · 22/07/2019 12:44
Niffler - coming to you my love
@imsorryiasked - think funds have arrived safely from you - but in your RL name, obvs not going to out you, but just checking it was you?!
KnottyAndPistey · 22/07/2019 12:46
@Nifflerbowtruckle you have mail darling, thank you xxxx
KnottyAndPistey · 23/07/2019 15:41
Another wonderful donor to thank, you really do rock, thank you so much
Thank you so much
KnottyAndPistey · 23/07/2019 15:41
That parrot is bloomin perfect @Wintersnowdrop - thank you xxx
Wintersnowdrop · 23/07/2019 23:12
Aw thank you @KnottyAndPistey, I’m glad you like him ☺️
TheWoollybacksWife · 29/07/2019 09:40
Sending love to Willowkins
If I'm not too late I'm happy to do a couple of squares but could I have some donated wool, please @KnottyAndPistey
Yiayoula · 31/07/2019 13:16
Belated thanks to donor for the lovely silver yarn - returned from forrin parts yesterday. Will get cracking this afternoon !>
MadameRanevskaya · 31/07/2019 13:40
I am happy to do a couple of squares. I am fine for wool.
I’ve never done this before - where do I post the squares to? I’ve read the posting dates. Thanks.
MrsJonesAndMe · 11/08/2019 19:56
I've made a start.
Haven't got the address to hand, but will PM you tomorrow if I sit back down with it.
Batshittery · 11/08/2019 20:10
I always love looking at the squares and blankets you all make. I think you are all so clever.
winter that parrot is fabulous
bookbook · 13/08/2019 08:34
A square made on behalf of @TwitterQueen1 - with much love in the stitches for Willowkins
Zhx3 · 13/08/2019 08:46
Batshittery, me too! I'm always so impressed by the skill of the crafters here.
Have bought myself a hook and a ball of wool as am determined to become a crafter as well as a donor, but it's still sitting in its packaging after a month...
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