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The Blanket for AndNoneForGretchenWieners

Hello all, I just wanted to drop by to thank you all so much for my beautiful woolly hug. I am blown away by the detail that had gone into it, I love the chips and waves, the dolphin, the fabulous detail on the galleon. The colours are perfect too! I can’t explain how completely humbled I am to think that kind and lovely knitters around the country have collaborated to make such a personal gift for me.

A massive thanks to everyone xxx

Our original thread is here… Thank you so much everyone xxx

The Blanket for SanJunipero

To everyone who contributed to our beautiful Woolly Hug,

Our blanket arrived this morning and it’s so, so lovely. I can’t imagine the hours and hours of work you all must have put into it – and you’ve never even met us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart; I love it, and promise we’ll treasure it forever.

There are so many beautiful little details; I’ve spread it out on the floor to look at and keep noticing new things – flowers, stars, rainbows, our initials, chicks, tea and cake, sewing, Harry Potter, little birds… even a hedgehog! Everything she loved is there.

I’ve been showing our son the blanket, and he particularly loves taking the little guinea pig and chick out of their pockets smile He was nine months old when my wife died and turned eighteen months last week, so he’s now got to the point where he’s had longer without her than with her. That’s been a sad thought for me over the past few days, so our Woolly Hug arrived just at the right time.

Thank you all again so very much.

C xxx

2019. A Snug for Christmas, phase 3, the NE of England.

A Snug for Christmas

The Snug for Christmas 2019 palette



We are aiming to make blankets for children (0-16years) who are being looked after within the Children’s Family Trust. The Children’s Family Trust work with these children aiming to give them stability and security through to adulthood, helping them achieve their full potential, with the ideal being fostered within a family for life. We would like to make these children something permanent, that they can take with them wherever they are. 

Snugs for Christmas 2019 will go to children in the NE region of England.





The Snug Palette

  • Aspen
    Cloud Blue
  • Cornish blue
    Duck egg
  • Spearmint
    Storm Blue



Snug squares  to Southsea, Whole Snug blankets to Teddington,

Final Collection dates for squares and any whole blankets from individuals – will be Monday 21st October 2019. 


Christmas Cwtches

Christmas Cwtches


The Christmas Cwtch palette

We were delighted when the staff at the Great North Children’s Hospital contacted us and asked for help. They would like some very special Little Hugs making to use in the run up to Christmas for very sick children in  hospital over this period. So we are looking for squares in the SSDK colours below. Christmas designs/themes/embellishments warmly welcomed. This project will help children and their families at very difficult times.

Christmas cwtches could also be made in these sort of colours in cotton Christmassy prints, lightweight quilts. These must be machine washable and tumble dry possible only please. Size wise we are aiming to send a mix of sizes from baby sized (24 inch squares) up to single bed sized.


The Christmas Cwtch palette (all SSDK yarn)

  • Claret
  • Cream
  • Grass green
  • Green
  • Kelly green
  • Lipstick

Squares and blankets for our Christmas Cwtch project to be sent to Teddington please. Last posting…..

Monday 19th October 2020. 


Christmas Craft Sale 2019

Welcome to our Christmas Craft Sale 2019 for Shine Cancer Support.

Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. their website is here, they do amazing work.  

There is never a good time to have cancer, but they recognise that younger adults face different issues than their older or younger counterparts – and that many of these are not dealt with by traditional cancer support charities and services. They work hard to ensure young adults living with cancer can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle. They do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring. The overall aim is to create a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.

They gave the most enormous invaluable support to one of our own – Chrissie (also known as LeslieKnope by many)

We will donate one third of all raised to Shine, using two thirds to support our own projects and keep them running, ambitious and inclusive. So every penny we can raise will go to help others, we hope you will support us, either by crafting, buying or even maybe both! Thank you so so much. x

Crafting info…

We are aiming to make and sell small/lightweight Christmas craft items, and to keep postage costs to a minimum we ask that ideally anything made can be sent on to a buyer in a large envelope. We are open to larger items too obviously, that is just a guide. Some suggestions for you, but we are very open to others too…

  • Stocking fillers, although obviously Father Christmas is REAL, this is just to help.
  • Christmas tree decorations, bunting, garlands, general decorations. Always very popular, as are totally bonkers quirky things, yes we are thinking gin wreaths, woolly slugs and sock pigs, who knew??!  😀
  • Stockings
  • Cute cuddly things
  • Small gifts – Little bags, purses, brooches, hair accessories, key rings, gift bags, tags,
  • Clothing items such as gloves, hats, scarves, – if making clothing PLEASE inc the ball band or let us know so we can pass this info on to those who buy. xxx
  • Lovely lovely things!

Woolly, fabric, embroidered, beaded, all crafty crafts welcome!!

Last posting for crafts to be Monday 2nd November please. Posting will be to Teddington, message for the address is needed.


The Event itself…

Our Christmas Craft sale and Auction will take place ONLINE on a Facebook Event page as before, between Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th November.  

We will set up the event page soon. Some items will be up for instant sale on this event wall during this time, others through auction on our Auction Site which will help folk not on Facebook, or those who prefer to take part in this way.

We are keeping it all crossed that this Sale will be a huge success, with your love and support we have every confidence, huge heartfelt thanks.


  Remembering Chrissie (also LeslieKnope to many)  x