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
SpiralArchitect · 17/09/2019 15:30
Posted my squares yesterday.
Much love to you Willow
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
KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 14:24
Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving. Huge thanks to you lovely crafters for everything you do, just amazing.
@FiveGoMadInDorset Such beautiful snugly garter knit in teal and pale. Perfect
@ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Just gorgeous, mixed colour traditional grannies in blues and greens, gorgeous.
B Beautiful solid grannies in mixed blues, really fabulous.
?! 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
LJ A beautiful heart design and gorgeous circle to square flower in silver, blue and yellow.
AmaDablam A beautiful yellow cross on silver and a beautiful 3D flower too, lovely.
PiggyPlumPie Beautiful knits, gorgeous textures, fabulous hearts in apple and pale blue, wonderful.
Thank you so much, this just round one, back in two ticks! xxx
KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 14:51
More beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, thank you so much to everyone, just gorgeous.
@Spindelina Two beautiful designs in silver, pale blue and navy, beautifully crocheted, gorgeous.
@WitchDancer Absolutely gorgeous traditional granny squares, beautifully done in green and blue, fabulous.
JG The Monty Python logo, its brilliant, a white cross and the Monty Python dead parrot "This is an ex parrot...." Amazing
MNP Two wonderful heart designs, beautifully crocheted in turquoise and blue, stunning.
@SpiralArchitect Such beautiful crochet designs in green and blues, really super, both pictured upthread. Fantastic
@PurpleFrog These beauties are shown up thread, and they are wonderful, an adorable dog, plus super willow and heart design, al so clever.
@WhenDoISleep Beautiful treasure arriving, lovely diagonal and mitred corner knits in turquoise and silver stripes really fabulous.
Still more treasure to come, stand by and thank you everyone!
KnottyAndPistey · 26/09/2019 15:19
More woolly treasure has arrived safely, all absolutely lovely
@Ginsatonic Beautiful textured knits in stone and turquoise, super soft and snuggly, gorgeous.
@MrsJonesAndMe Simply gorgeous crocheted, richly textured and very beautiful in stone, teal, blues and green. Wonderful
@RaptorInaPorkPieHat Beautiful solid granny designs in a vibrant urquiose and blue. Brilliant.
@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
@Yiayoula Beautiful knits in Yiayoula's trademark heart design, gorgeous in silver, stunning.
@SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Beautiful flowers, her trademark in blues and orange with a mixed colour granny too, stunning
Thank you so much everyone, still more to come!
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
DutchOma Lovely Oma has knitted the family's initials in a vibrant turquoise and bold blue, fabulous.
@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
@MadameRanevskaya Simply gorgeous solid granny squares, one beautifully striped in blues, the other a lovely circle to square. Super.
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?
KT All the way from Portugal. Beautiful solid granny cross designs, forest green, teal, silvery blues, really fantastic.
@BlueEyeshadow These beauties are pictured just up thread, totally fabulous, wonderful 3D and 2D flowers, crosses, in blues, teal and green, gorgeous.
No name?! Totally gorgeous - this is a diagonal granny stripe, in blue and dark green, brilliant!
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.
Thank you so much everyone, just amazing
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.
Wintersnowdrop · 29/09/2019 12:25
Apologies l, I still need to send mine off. Hope to get to the post office on Monday.
MadisonAvenue · 29/09/2019 20:46
Thanks for the update K&P, glad the squares are arriving safely.
Much love to Willowkins xx
KnottyAndPistey · 01/10/2019 17:44
Beautiful treasure which arrived safely at the Hugathon, apols for the delay...
@Iwantacampervan Beautiful knits, her gorgeous heart design in pale blue and green, just perfect,
@ExpletiveDelighted Totally gorgeous - a diagonal granny stripe, in blue and dark green, wonderful!
Thank you so much both xx
Wintersnowdrop · 01/10/2019 20:16
I posted it yesterday so hopefully with you very soon 😊
KnottyAndPistey · 02/10/2019 12:48
Just arrived and fabulous
@Wintersnowdrop The marvellous Norwegian parrot square as upthread. Fantastic.
KnottyAndPistey · 16/10/2019 13:39
Beautiful squares have arrived, absolutely wonderful treasure, thank you so much
@TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Gorgeous 3D flowers, stunning designs, a cross and heart, in a vibrant turquoise, red and apple green, fabulous.
Thank you so much xxxxx
KnottyAndPistey · 13/12/2019 17:04
Just fabulous -apologies for time it has taken
@Soupdragon Pining for the Fjords! Little thought bubble on green, so clever, love it!
Thank you xxxx
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
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
Yiayoula · 26/04/2020 18:29
Beautiful blanket - hope it’s full of beautiful memories for you, Willow . 💐 🌈
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