Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for DrLouiseJMoody in memory of her beautiful wife.. Please join us to make something very beautiful for her. All help warmly received.
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 14:09
Just devastating. DrLouiseJMoody’s wife has died very suddenly and out of the blue. There are no words really, we send so much love to her, their families and all who love and miss her. Her thread is here… Bless her, just so shocking and dreadful for her loved ones, we keep them in our thoughts..
We are so glad DrLouiseJMoody accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug. We want to make it a real tribute and celebration of their lives filled with love. Will you join us?
We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too. Please message with your offer of help.
We have some wonderful ideas for personalisations from Louise we would really like help with…
Initials please -
J (her, obviously),
S (Scrabble, our Border Terrier),
M (Matilda, our Staffordshire Bull Terrier),
D (Dexter, for our deceased pygmy hedgehog!).
She was a huge Star Wars fan (the plaque we are getting where part of her ashes will be interred is Star Wars themed in black and gold!). So really as much as possible please
We are wondering if it would be nice to try and create scrabble tiles for the initials? if anyone would like to try.
Looking at colours for Louise...
Main colours please to be blues, silvers, purples (not too pale please)
Then for embellishes and accents, but not whole squares…
Red (one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please)
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
and taupe - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe
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
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool
Patons Merino Extrafine DK
Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear. If you still have any of our wools that have been discontinued - Rowan Cashsoft DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them.
Our listed yarns are all easily available online - Try Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens
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! The last thing any of us want are squares collapsing once the blanket is with Louise.
When posting, it will be the Teddington address, please make sure you add your name and who the squares are for, and if you would like to include a card for Louise please do, we will pass it on.
We will confirm last posting as soon as we are confident folk are underway
Sending so much love
SpiralArchitect · 14/07/2020 14:35
I can make some squares; will pm.
Thinking of Louise
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 14:36
Lovely Spiral thank you so much xxx
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 14:37
Louise is hugely touched by this, and is incredibly grateful to use her own words. So glad we can xxx
TheWoollybacksWife · 14/07/2020 14:42
I'll make a square or two. I'll send a PM now.
Much love to Louise and all who knew and loved her wife.
EasilyDelighted · 14/07/2020 14:47
I would be glad to crochet for this blanket
WitchDancer · 14/07/2020 15:06
I'm in and have messaged for wool.
Bearfrills · 14/07/2020 15:18
I am so sorry for Louise's loss, it sounds like she and J truly had something special
I can do squares, I'll have a look at colours and make a WW order tonight x
BellaVita · 14/07/2020 15:19
Please count me in.
Sending love to Louise xx
ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 14/07/2020 15:46
so sorry to hear, what a shock. sending much love x
I'm in for 2 squares, got wool xxx
bookbook · 14/07/2020 15:56
So sorry to hear this - how devastating . I am in , and have yarn
Much love to the family .
I will have a punt at the scrabble squares - would they want to be cream/taupe background ?
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 14/07/2020 16:02
I can do some squares - I’ll head over to Wool Warehouse now.
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 16:04
Thank you so much everyone. Extraordinary response. PMs are buzzing too xxx
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 16:05
That’s wonderful of you. Thank you so much. I think so. Had a google of images and they all seemed to be cream or taupe background. The number would be an added bonus but could equally be too difficult I think?
JellySlice · 14/07/2020 16:10
There are grids available for the letter, perhaps the number could be embroidered on?
Fairyfellowsmasterstroke · 14/07/2020 16:20
PM Sent xxx
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 14/07/2020 16:22
Is Drops Marion mustard a suitable gold for embellishments, please?
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 14/07/2020 16:22
Darn You Auto Carrot - merino not Marion. Humph.
[Edited by MNHQ at poster's request]
PiggyPlumPie · 14/07/2020 16:24
Count me in
Whatsthatbrightlght · 14/07/2020 16:37
Count me in x
Zhx3 · 14/07/2020 16:40
So sorry to hear this. I will make some squares for Louise's blanket .
ChippingIn · 14/07/2020 16:58
Much love will be knit/crochet into some squares!
Big hugs to Louise, the fluffies & all my Woolly friends xx
bookbook · 14/07/2020 17:58
That’s wonderful of you. Thank you so much. I think so. Had a google of images and they all seemed to be cream or taupe background. The number would be an added bonus but could equally be too difficult I think?[/quote]
I'll give it a go - which would you prefer - taupe or cream ? I can do either
MrsJonesAndMe · 14/07/2020 18:01
Oh that is such a horrible shock. I will do some squares.
TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 14/07/2020 18:32
I'm in, will pm now. Sending much love
KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 18:33
Thank you so much everyone. Xx
@bookbook Genuinely no preference thank you
Is anyone able to look at the Star Wars themes?
Battery is on 3% so back after I’ve fed everyone and recharged phone a bit!
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