Candy’s Hugs, making cosy comforting blankets for women going through treatment for cancer
Candy’s Hugs will be an ongoing project.
Next collection dates, Monday 2nd July and Saturday 6th October. We will be closed for the summer, last posting for any project is July 2nd, we restart on September 15th!
Do message for posting info when ready.
We knew her time left with us was short, but the news of Candy’s (Zombie’s) death in January was still a sad shock, we send so much love to her family and her many, many friends who love and will miss her greatly, we hold our happy memories of her very dear. Bless her.
Just before Christmas, Zombie donated funds to Woolly Hugs and together we hatched a plan to develop an ongoing project with her, which she loved, to make comforting cosy blankets with love in every stitch for women going through treatment for breast and other cancers, and at times these may form part of palliative care.
So glad we could establish Candy’s Hugs with her and thanks to you wonderful people achieve her ambition of seeing it all well
underway before her death. Her legacy of Candy’s Hugs will be one of love and strength, of friendship, learning and developing crafting skills, of creativity, of coming together to show compassion, support and give and receive comfort, Such a beautiful inspirational woman. How lucky we were to know her. X
Zombie was a bright and beautiful woman so we have chosen a palette to reflect this which we call Vibrant Rio.Will you join with us?
If you would like to be involved in any way, we’d love to have you on board. Please post on this thread and PM with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.
The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.Just this please for consistency, and in these colours…
Vibrant Riot Palette
Squares to be 12 inch or 6 inch, crochet or knitted equally welcome, please use 4mm hook or needles. No blocking necessary and please sew in ends, and make sure any colour changes are firmly knotted.
All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert will be equally cherished. Simple, complex, single colour, mixed colour. It really is the love and thought that counts.
If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet in 2017, crack on! We are on hand to help talk you through.. YouTube has lots of tutorials, you WILL find one that suits! 🙂
If you feel ambitious and would like to make a whole blanket, then that is wonderful, we are aiming for blankets approx 48 inches by 60 inches, certainly no smaller.
We are on Facebook – Woolly Hugs and Twitter too @Woolly_Hugs both are good ways to keep in touch.
Thank you so much x