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Woolly Hugs. Remembering F. A Blanket for the very lovely aloneinthenight and her family.

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 14:35

Desperately sad news we’re afraid. At the beginning of May, aloneinthenight’s wonderful son died from cancer at just 14 years old. Life is too cruel, we are so sorry, there are no words are there? So many of you supported aloneinthenight on her thread along their enormous heartbreaking rollercoaster. Cancer is a vile illness and has stolen yet another beautiful life.

We are so pleased that aloneinthenight has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. She says it means so much. We hope the Woolly Hug may give whatever comfort it can to alone and her family. She says “My younger son A, particularly loves a blanket so it would mean a lot to him too.”

Let us make something very special for this wonderful family.

Once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Can you help us?

We asked aloneinthenight about her beautiful boy, and these are her words…..

“He loved anything outdoors, bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerboots, cars, anything dangerous. And dolphins, sloths, hedgehogs, tigers and crocodiles. I love a polar bear! And crime dramas - Poirot and Death in Paradise. No idea how you'll put on a blanket! you are all amazing xx”

His initials are FB, his brother is A

Looking at colours...
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream.

Then for embellishments 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)

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 the family.

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 aloneinthenight and her family 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

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TheWoollybacksWife · 14/07/2020 14:50

How terribly sad. Much love to aloneinthenight and her family.

I'd be honoured to contribute a square or two and I'll send a PM now.

EasilyDelighted · 14/07/2020 14:53

I'd be glad to help Flowers

Bearfrills · 14/07/2020 15:04

Sending much love to aloneinthenight and her family, words can't express how desperately unfair your loss is Flowers

Count me in for squares, I'll look at colours and do a WW order tonight x

WitchDancer · 14/07/2020 15:05

I'm in and have messaged for wool.

BlueEyeshadow · 14/07/2020 15:11

So sad. I can do some squares.

BellaVita · 14/07/2020 15:17

Sending lots of love to aloneinthenight and family x

Count me in.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 14/07/2020 15:37

Devastating news, so sorry to hear. Big hugs & lots of love to the family.

Of course I'm in, will make 2 squares, got wool.

bookbook · 14/07/2020 15:50

I will gladly do some squares - how utterly heartbreaking .
I have yarn .
Much love to his family

KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 16:00

Thank you so much everyone. Extraordinary response. PMs are buzzing too xxx

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 16:00

Look. Am thinking we can do this?!

Woolly Hugs. Remembering F. A Blanket for the very lovely aloneinthenight and her family.
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KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 16:01

Poirot moustache. Have no
Pattern obvs but could be created?

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 14/07/2020 16:19

Count me in - I’ve ordered yarn for this now.

Yiayoula · 14/07/2020 16:23

Yes, of course.
Think I have yarn, will order if not.
With much love to aloneinthenight and family. xx

PiggyPlumPie · 14/07/2020 16:25

Glad to help Sad

Zhx3 · 14/07/2020 16:37

I am so sorry. I will crochet some squares Flowers.

Whatsthatbrightlght · 14/07/2020 16:38

I’m in x

ChippingIn · 14/07/2020 16:49


Look. Am thinking we can do this?!

@bookbook will have a likeness done while I'm still deciding whether to knit or crochet 🤣

I have a lot of ideas, but will probably only manage some basic squares 🙄

Love to all my Woolly friends and aloneinthenight & family
MrsJonesAndMe · 14/07/2020 17:59

What terrible news. I haven't really done anything creative in Covid times, but I am in for sure.

bookbook · 14/07/2020 18:01

aw @Chippingin you flatter me . I didn't really get to read the intro as a bit busy sewing facemasks this afternoon , but now you and K&P have mentioned it .....

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 14/07/2020 18:36

I'm in, will pm now. Sending much love

SpiralArchitect · 14/07/2020 19:30

Missed this one earlier, but I will, of course, make some squares.
Much love to aloneinthenight and family Flowers

Iwantacampervan · 14/07/2020 21:17

I can knit a couple of squares - I'll check my stash tomorrow.

KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 21:35

Wonderful wonderful wonderful Flowers

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 21:35

Thank you so much everyone

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KnottyAndPistey · 14/07/2020 21:36

Anyone up for polar bears, dolphins, sloths, hedgehogs, tigers and crocodiles?

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