Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely peachgreen. Crafters and donors, we need your help.
KnottyAndPistey · 27/01/2021 15:56
Many of you we know have been wonderfully supportive of lovely peachgreen since her fabulous DH Mike was first taken into ICU with breathing difficulties, through until his devastating death last October, her bereavement threads are here and here.. if you would like to add a message. There are no words are there? Such a terrible loss, we are incredibly sorry and send so much love to her and their little daughter Lyla, they are very close in our hearts and thoughts.
We had so many requests to offer peachgreen a blanket, so much love and support and we were so pleased when she said yes. Together we will make something very beautiful to celebrate Mike’s life. A real tribute. Will you help us make this for peachgreen and their daughter?
We need your help, either crafting or donating
From lovely peachgreen...
In terms of things to include, this list is totally random and please free to ignore anything that's too difficult!
- On the day of his funeral we saw a huge double ended rainbow which stayed in the sky the whole time we were driving from the crematorium to the church. I always associate rainbows with him now so would love rainbows.
- His favourite colour was purple.
- He loved and worked in the theatre, especially musicals. He used to provide closed captions for d/Deaf audience members.
- We lived in London for a long time. Special places for us include Waterloo Bridge, the River Thames, St Paul's (where he proposed) and the Globe theatre.
- He was from Belfast and we lived there after we got married. We love the Harland and Wolf cranes.
- His favourite movie was Jaws and he loved shark movies in general.
- His initials were MSW.
- He loved walking in the Mourne mountains.
- My nickname for him was Momo.
- He called me "My Heart" and Lyla "Small Heart" so I would love a square with two hearts, one big, one small.
- Our wedding anniversary is 5th December 2015.
- He was born in 1977 and his username for everything was product1977.
- We met via Twitter and had stylised birds (like the Twitter logo) as symbols on all our wedding stationary.
- He was a Christian.
- He loved kayaking.
- His favourite quote was "Nothing good gets away" (from John Steinbeck's letter to his son about love)
- He loved a good cup of coffee!
He loved the sea.
A lot of ideas and we are keen to include as many as poss, so please do look through, help where you can, thank you so much. Folk who do lettering, those dates and initials and phrase are so important, can you help there?
The Yarn we will be Using….
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ( can only be bought from Love Crafts)
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
King Cole Luxury Merino DK Currently on sale at Wise Badger
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Currently on sale on at Black Sheep Wools
Patons Merino Extrafine DK Currently on sale at Lady Sew and Sew Knits
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 - Artesano Superwash Merino 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, Love Crafts, Black Sheep Wools, Lady Sew and Sew Knits
From her words we have come up with this colour palette..
Purples obviously, rich and warm shades, if in doubt please check
Then for accents and details
All rainbow colours, bright and cheery
Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
Yellow one of these two please.. Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’ Or the brighter Patons Merino Extrafine DK shade 120
Important crafting info
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! No blocking please, makes it much easier to join squares.
Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.
Thank you so much lovely Woolly crew.
Lovely peachgreen we are thinking of you and Lyla, sending love and strength. xxxxx
KnottyAndPistey · 27/01/2021 15:57
Haven't set a last posting date yet, assume 4 to 5 weeks, but we just need to make sure everyone who would like to join has yarn, thank you xxxx
TheWoollybacksWife · 27/01/2021 16:22
My condolences to peachgreen and her wonderful daughter. I'd be honoured to make a square. I'll send a pm now.
WhenDoISleep · 27/01/2021 16:34
My condolences to peachgreen and her daughter.
I will make some squares - have PM'd.
MadisonAvenue · 27/01/2021 16:37
Sending much love to peachgreen and her daughter, it’s so very sad.
I’d love to do some squares.
WitchDancer · 27/01/2021 16:39
I'm in and have sent a message for wool please.
Zhx3 · 27/01/2021 16:46
I am so sorry for your loss, peachgreen and your daughter.
I will make a few squares for the blanket. I hope that it brings you comfort .
Yiayoula · 27/01/2021 16:49
Count me in - will message for yarn, please.
With much love to peachgreen and Lyla 🌈 xxx
BlueEyeshadow · 27/01/2021 16:50
I will make some squares. Will check the yarn situation.
Bearfrills · 27/01/2021 16:52
I'm so very sorry for peachgreen's loss, life can be so cruel
I have a full ball of blue and some part balls of greens and other blues, also have small amounts of various rainbow colours for accents (pinks, yellows, reds, etc).
bookbook · 27/01/2021 16:55
I will be honoured to help with this .
Sending love to peachgreen
HoollyWugger · 27/01/2021 17:07
Sending much love to Peachgreen and her daughter - I hope this blanket of love will go some way towards bringing a small piece of comfort from strangers in memory of Mike xx
Okki · 27/01/2021 17:17
I'm in. Will check wool.
Condolences to Peach and Lyla.
Whatsthatbrightlight · 27/01/2021 17:44
I’m in. I think I have the right colours in my stash x
AthelstaneTheUnready · 27/01/2021 18:02
Love to peachgreen and her family.
I can help, will need wool if there's a donor ball or two?
TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 27/01/2021 18:38
I'm in, will pm now. Sending love to peachgreen
BellaVita · 27/01/2021 18:48
I can help. Will send a pm.
Love to Peachy x
Trumpton · 27/01/2021 19:11
I can do some squares .
Sending a big woolly hug xxx
AmaDablam · 27/01/2021 19:16
Such a sad loss, thinking of peachgreen and their little girl. Yes of course I will do a couple of squares x
Impatientwino · 27/01/2021 19:29
Such a loss. I remember this lovely poster and was/am so saddened for her. Terrible at crafting myself but would love to be a donor if you send me someone's details K&P xx
SpiralArchitect · 27/01/2021 19:56
I can make a couple of squares.
Sending much love to peach and Lyla
Pauleen · 27/01/2021 20:36
I can do some but need wool
mejon · 27/01/2021 20:56
Sincerest condolences to peachgreen and her family.
Count me in - I replied to the DM earlier to say I would need some yarn please.
littlecrocodiles · 27/01/2021 21:34
Happy to help, will check yarn stash first. xx
KnottyAndPistey · 27/01/2021 21:59
Heartfelt thanks everyone. Such a wonderful response already. Yes we do have donor yarn so will be sorting and replying to messages in the morning. Can’t thank you all enough xxx
Identitytheftisnotajoke · 27/01/2021 22:15
Would love to make a square or two to help with this.
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