Sunday, 18 December 2016

Wrapped in love


I was on the receiving end of yet more kindness this week. Unbeknown to me, some of my dear friends on Ravelry decided to make me a special blanket to show me just how much I was in their thoughts following Mr JK's death. Almost 50 wonderful people, mostly from the USA, but also from Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe, secretly knitted away on a variety of blocks in all my favourite colours, posting them to Hattie, who did an amazing job finishing the blanket off and putting it all together. Each block was knitted with love and good thoughts, sending me a knitted hug from each and every one of them. There were lots of tears as I unwrapped the blankets - yes, blankets, because they knitted Flo her very own one too! (Although she thinks the big one is hers too, naturally!) The blankets are absolutely beautiful and I will treasure them for ever. Whenever I'm feeling sad, I can wrap myself up in these wonderful glowing jewels and feel loved. Thank you to each and every one of you who took time to join in with this wonderful woolly hug. I have no more words so will leave you with photos, lots and lots of photos. xxx





















14 comments:

Claire said...

Those are so amazing. Warm hugs to you coming from over here

VeggieMummy said...

What beautiful blankets and so good to know that you are in everyone's thoughts. Sending Christmas hugs to you and Flo. xx

Cindy said...

Each square is unique and beautiful, knit with the love and care you so deserve. What a tribute to you for all the interesting fiber crafting and travels and parts of your life you have shared with others through the writing and photography of your lovely blog over the years. You have touched the hearts of people around the world! Thank you for taking the time to brighten the lives of so many people. Many blessings to you!

Jenny said...

That is so moving, such a beautiful gesture and such beautiful blankies. Hope it helps to know that you and Flo are loved, have a happy Christmas.

PixieFoxtrot said...

That is just so beautiful. Since I came across your blog, I had formed the opinion that you were a lovely person. Seeing these blankets, I can see that so many other people have the same opinion. You should feel truly loved and supported by this.
Well done to the lovely people who made these blankets. This all goes to show how wonderful the yarn-y people in this world are!
Carol.

busybusybeejay said...

There is so much love in that blanket.Each and every square was made thinking about you.Isn't that amazing.

DebbyMc said...

Oh, Helen! It looks so good, and it's doing exactly the job we meant it to do! You and Flo were in our thoughts every second while we all worked on it. We only wished we coould have given you hugs in person. But, now, you can have a huge collective hug any time you want one! Take care. We love you! ❤

Snoopydog said...

Such beautiful blankets. Love the colours! xx

Rumpers Ramblings said...

Gosh what a beautiful thing. It's so good to hear stories of caring and humanity in this awful year that has been 2016. But I have found that the yarny online community is a great one to be a part of. Also I have to say you have coped so well these last weeks to be blogging and instagramming and have gone back to work too. You totally deserve the love woven into that blanket xx

Suzi Barnes said...

The blankets look great. It was so nice to be a part of this. We all thought of you and Flo as we knit our squares.

Cynthia said...

Wonderful photos! I was assigned to 2 "cream" squares, which seemed boring but WOW how all the squares came together into a beautiful whole, major effort from Hattie! Thank you for sharing the photos, and know that each stitch was made thinking of you.

Amy at love made my home said...

How wonderful! It is good to know you are being thought of. I am sure you will feel the love as you snuggle with the beautiful blanket!

Bridget said...

This makes me think of the line from the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life," -

Remember, no man [woman] is a failure who has friends.

Merry Christmas to you and Flo!

Susan @ Damn, Knit & Blast It said...

What a wonderful thing to do you you. My thoughts are with you and Flo.