Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely Etotheipiplus1equals0 and her children. Crafters and donors, we need your help.
KnottyAndPistey · 10/05/2021 18:21
Very sad news we are afraid, the lovely Mumsnetter Etotheipiplus1equals0’s wonderful DH died suddenly and shockingly on February 24th. There are no words, we are incredibly sorry that life has been so cruel. She and their two little children (just 9 and 6 years old) are very much in our hearts and thoughts and we send so much love Her thread in bereavement is here….
We were so glad when she accepted our offer of a woolly hug, she will be able to wrap herself and the children in it and know it comes full of love from so many. So we are coming with a request for your help, either crafting or donating
From lovely Etotheipiplus1equals0…
He was an astronomer with a great love of music, the beach and watching sport on the tv.
From this we have devised our colour palette, so the main colours…
Blues including very dark nighttime shades please.
Then for accents, embellishments and details…
Yellow, this one please.. Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’
Red, but one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please
Be wonderful to have a swathe of starry skies for him.
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
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
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.
I am on a lengthy jury service and would really appreciate it folk could wait until June 1st to post. Otherwise DH tends to just pile things up in random places, it would be much safer to hang back!
Last posting for this project is July 1st.
Sending so much love to Etotheipiplus1equals0 and their beautiful children.
Thank you so much lovely Woolly crew.
bookbook · 10/05/2021 18:31
Heartbreaking . I will gladly do some squares Love to the family
Mercedes519 · 10/05/2021 18:40
I have some Patons in Orange so will hook up a couple - let me know if there is a maximum?
WitchDancer · 10/05/2021 18:43
So sad. I’m in - can I have wool please. I’m having trouble with PM’s.... I’ve either sent the same message several times or not at all 😊
BlueEyeshadow · 10/05/2021 18:53
I will do some squares, and will check my wool stash. Should be OK with those colours. Can definitely do a star on one.
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 10/05/2021 19:12
Count me in - and I don’t need yarn (I’ve forced myself to place a wool warehouse order).
KnottyAndPistey · 10/05/2021 19:21
@Mercedes519 No real limit, but most folk tend to make between 1 and 4 ish
KnottyAndPistey · 10/05/2021 19:21
Thank you so much everyone. Maybe just post on here if you need yarn and we’ll go from there.
ToadyPoady · 10/05/2021 19:33
So sorry to hear this, the thread is bereavement is just heartbreaking. Please count me in, I have the yarn already
Trumpton · 10/05/2021 19:35
Have asked for yarn in pm (I think)
I can do as many squares as you send yarn for .
Huge love .
TheWoollybacksWife · 10/05/2021 19:44
Love to Etotheipiplus1equals0 and all who knew and loved her DH.
I'll be honoured to make a square or two but I will need donated wool. I have sent a PM or possibly seven or eight
SpiralArchitect · 10/05/2021 19:46
I'm in, have plenty of yarn so won't even attempt a pm if they've gone wonky again!
Thinking of E and her family
MadisonAvenue · 10/05/2021 20:05
How very sad, sending much love.
Could I have yarn please? I’m having trouble messaging you.
BacktoB · 10/05/2021 20:13
Huge love to Etotheipiplus1equals0, her children and all who miss her DH.
Will try and do 1 or 2 with star theme x
lottsalove · 10/05/2021 20:46
I'd like to make a couple of squares for this too - will order some yarn :)
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