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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:17

Very sad news we are afraid. There are no words really to describe her devastating loss, Mumsnetter vickibee’s wonderful DH suddenly and unexpectedly died at the beginning of July. Life has been so cruel to him, to his family and friends, to all who love and will miss him. An absolutely huge loss. We are desperately sorry. Her thread is here… We send so much love to her and their 14 year old son Alex, to their families and friends. We are thinking of them.


We were so pleased that the lovely vickibee accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, she will be able to wrap herself and her Alex in it, there will be love in every stitch for them. Can you help us make this for her? We shall need donors of yarn, funds and crafters.

We asked vickibee about her DH.
His initials are SAH he lived with me and our son Alex
He was a proud Yorkshireman
Also proud to serve in the Staffordshire regiment for nine years, very patriotic.
A big footie fan, followed Barnsley FC, a season ticket holder followed them home and away. The team play in red and white kit. Their motto is Spectemur agendo, which translates as Let us be judged by our acts.
He loved Band of brothers and Game of Thrones

The main colours
Football Barnsley FC Red - but one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please
Football Claret shades of reds
Football Greys from pale to dark
Football Off white/cream - but please one of the following - Drops Merino 01 off white, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru
Football Blues - from pastel to navy but not Turquoise

Then for accents within squares and embellishments only
Football Greens
Football Yellow - This one please - Drops merino extra fine DK no 24 ‘light yellow’
Football Turquoise

So ideas to go on for squares and a beautiful colour combination, we'd love the red and 'white' to feature prominently if poss.

The Yarn we are Using….
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ( can only be bought from Love Crafts)
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK ( www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/drops-merino-extra-fine-all-colours currently on sale at Wool warehouse)
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
King Cole Luxury Merino DK
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK Nice greys here. 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

Important crafting info
We've had too many collapse recently, so need to ask everyone to please take care, thank you for understanding!
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.

So we are on our break from posting to us for the summer, so we ask that you post AFTER September 13th, with a last posting please of September 30th. Hopefully this will give folks a little extra time too over this summer period.

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 vickibee and Alex please do, we will pass it on.

Remembering her husband, thoughts very much with his family and all who love and miss him.


Thank you so much everyone Thanks

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:18

I have some more pics to help us

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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:19

This is Barnsley FC in the red and white

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:20

The current home kit

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly. Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly. Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:20

and this looks like something I am going to make, please others do too...

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 16:23

This might be a step too far, but possibly aspects?

The Staffordshire regiment

Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for vickibee whose DH has very sadly died suddenly.
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MadisonAvenue · 30/07/2021 16:40

That’s such sad news, I’ve messaged you.

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WitchDancer · 30/07/2021 16:42

I’m in too, and will message for wool.

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MadisonAvenue · 30/07/2021 16:42

I could probably managed a Staffordshire Knot but not the whole badge.

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HoggyTruffle · 30/07/2021 16:47

Very sad news. I have yarn and can make some squares.

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PiggyPlumPie · 30/07/2021 16:52

Of course, have wool. Flowers

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FluffandBuzz · 30/07/2021 16:57

Yes of course, I remember Vikibee's thread, although I only lurked as she was getting such good support from so many wise mumsnetters, but it moved me to tears and made me hug DP a little closer. We have a Barnsley FC connection too.

I am glad to be able to do something that brings at least a little comfort in an awful time. have PMed for some yarn

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bookbook · 30/07/2021 17:24

Of course I am in - how desperately sad .
I will give the motto a go , in red and white perhaps ?
Much love to the family Flowers

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Zhx3 · 30/07/2021 17:25

I will do a few squares - I have yarn.

I'm so sorry for your loss, vickibee.

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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 17:27

@MadisonAvenue

I could probably managed a Staffordshire Knot but not the whole badge.

This would be brilliant, thank you - got your message too Thanks
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Okki · 30/07/2021 17:27

Thinking of the family.

I think I've got wool, so will do a couple.

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KnottyAndPistey · 30/07/2021 17:28

Thank you - just about to be invaded by home comers, so shall be back to PMs in just a mo, I can see we have a lot, that's wonderful, thank you so much xxx

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TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 30/07/2021 17:35

I'm in, have pmed. Sending much love to vickibee and family Flowers

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WhileMyMeringueGentlyWeeps · 30/07/2021 17:42

Lambside here. I'm in. Let me check my stash and I'll get back to you if I need wool.

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JamieFrasersSassenach · 30/07/2021 17:46

I will do some squares - I'm afraid they will be plain as I haven't mastered anything more adventurous yet x

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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 30/07/2021 17:50

I saw vickibee's original thread, it's just devastating Sad

I'm in with 2 squares, got wool.

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Bearfrills · 30/07/2021 17:57

I'm in, I've sent you a PM Flowers

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 30/07/2021 18:10

I think I have yarn in my stash to do a red flower on blue - would that be OK, @KnottyAndPistey?

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Trumpton · 30/07/2021 18:17

I am in. I have sent pm for yarn .
Such sadness. Love in every stitch xx

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SpiralArchitect · 30/07/2021 18:51

I'm in for a couple of squares; I think I'm ok for suitable yarn.

Thinking of vickibee and her DS Flowers

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Yiayoula · 30/07/2021 19:26

Yes, of course.
I have yarn, thanks to a generous donor from a previous blanket.
Much love to Vickibee and Alex xx 💐

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