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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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LollipopGestapo · 13/08/2019 09:02

Can someone please send me the PayPal link to donate. I hoped to be able to crochet a square but I’m unlikely to be well enough to do so in time.

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Zhx3 · 13/08/2019 11:53

I don't have the PayPal email, but there is a "Donate" button on the Woolly Hugs page here:

www.woollyhugs.org/

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MrsJonesAndMe · 22/08/2019 20:26

I've just managed to finish my 4 for this blanket. Top left had to be fudged so is a bit wonky and slightly bigger than I normally make them Hmm

With much love to Willowkins and family

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MadisonAvenue · 25/08/2019 10:48

I’ve now started on the squares for Willowkins, this is my first one.

Woolly Hugs. Please can anyone help? A blanket for Willowkins
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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 28/08/2019 14:40

Have my squares arrived? Am fretting a little.

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Dutchoma · 28/08/2019 21:40

We were asked not to send them until 3rd September as the crew were on holiday.

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 28/08/2019 21:50

Ohhh I am such an idiot - sorry, all!

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Dutchoma · 28/08/2019 21:52

Just a ‘slip of the brain’.

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Costacoffeeplease · 02/09/2019 19:28

I will send some squares this week, hope they’re the right colours

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bookbook · 03/09/2019 08:06

love the fish Madison .
MrsJ - lovely squares :)
sent off y squares yesterday

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Iwantacampervan · 03/09/2019 08:26

I'm planning on finishing off my squares (along with all the other summer projects) by the Hugathon - nothing like a close deadline when I've had months!

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BlueEyeshadow · 04/09/2019 22:44

Will post tomorrow. Squares made with much love.

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carsleyladiessociety · 04/09/2019 22:57

Am I too late to join in? One square almost finished and another square planned for tomorrow

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MrsJonesAndMe · 05/09/2019 20:50

No idea @carsleyladiessociety bet if you get them posted quickly they could still go in.

Mine went 2nd class this PM

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PurpleFrog · 05/09/2019 23:13

carsley - you have plenty of time! Posting is from 2nd to 13th September.

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MadisonAvenue · 06/09/2019 17:08

These are my squares, I’ll get them in the post when I’m in town next week.

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Willowkins · 13/09/2019 09:31

Wow! I just found this thread and I am in awe of all you wonderful, talented people. Thank you so much.

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WitchDancer · 13/09/2019 16:40

There's love in every stitch Willowkins 💕

My squares are boring granny squares but it's all I had time to do. They've gone in the post today, I just hope they're the right colours 😊

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RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 13/09/2019 19:17

Mine have gone in the post today Flowers

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bookbook · 13/09/2019 19:54

Just to repeat Witch's post - love in every stitch Willowkins -and with hope that it brings some solace Flowers

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FiveGoMadInDorset · 13/09/2019 19:58

Absolute honour to knit some squares for you Willowkins

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ExpletiveDelighted · 13/09/2019 19:59

I posted mine this week too Flowers

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/09/2019 17:11

Huge love to you Willow Flowers

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/09/2019 17:12

Lots and lots of woolly treasure has been arriving!

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MadisonAvenue · 14/09/2019 19:15

Sending lots of love to you Willow Flowers

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