A Blanket for Greengoose: sign up thread for knitters, crocheters and donors.

(561 Posts)
KnottyLocks Tue 08-May-12 13:48:53

We heard yesterday the very sad news that Greengoose's beautiful baby daughter, Merryn passed away. Greengoose's thread can be found here

We have offered to make a blanket for the family. We hope that it may give whatever comfort it can to them all.

So, we need knitters, crocheters and donors. If you would like to donate wool, then we can match you up with a crafter.

RatherBeOnThePiste will coordinate and match crafters and donors, and deal with the admin side. I'll try to answer any queries you may have and will put together the blanket.

If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM Pistey with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, and she will match you up.
If you are offering to donate, we would be grateful if you would let us know if you'd like to donate 1 or 2 balls of wool. They cost roughly £5 per ball plus P&P.

Crafters, if you need wool, please let Pistey know if you'd like 1 or 2 balls of wool.
One ball should make at least 2 x 6" squares.

The wool we are using is:

* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)

* or Rowan Cashsoft DK.

They are very similar and can be combined.

* 4mm knitting needles or hooks

* knitters cast on 33 stitches (this is a guide for less experienced knitters)

* 6" squares

The Colours:

Blues, warm purples, pinks, greens, silvers and cream

Ideas for squares:

Birds have a symbolic meaning to the family so if you could incorporate any bird design that would be lovely.

Please don't feel daunted by this as we really love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and actually play a vital role in the overall effect.

Previous blankets can be seen on the WoollyHugs website. We also have a Facebook page: MNWoollyHugs.

As always, thank you so much for your support.

thanks

GentleOtter Tue 08-May-12 13:54:57

This is heartbreakingly sad news and I don't know what to say but send Greengoose my love.

Count me in for a woolly hug square or two - I still have plenty of the cashsoft left so will get knitting.

Thank you, KnottyLocks and RatherBeOnThePiste for coordinating. x

MinnieBar Tue 08-May-12 13:55:25

Count me in to knit some squares. sad

TwoJackRussellsandababy Tue 08-May-12 14:01:45

Count me in too, I'll get some wool tomorrow, so so sorry Greengoose

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-May-12 14:06:55

Heartbreaking sad
Thinking of baby Merryn x

Please do PM me.

KnottyLocks Tue 08-May-12 14:11:54

We have two new blankets running alongside each other. The other blanket is for MrsY and the thread can be found here.

trumpton Tue 08-May-12 14:19:44

I have signed up for both.

Faverolles Tue 08-May-12 14:25:07

So sad sad
Count me in please.

Primrose123 Tue 08-May-12 14:30:42

I'll do some squares for Greengoose. Will PM you Pistey.

Primrose123 Tue 08-May-12 14:32:22

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NessaRose Tue 08-May-12 14:32:57

Another PM coming to you Pistey.

notpodd Tue 08-May-12 14:33:19

I will knit - piste one I will FB you my address to be sent some wool please 'cos I am too stupid to know what wool that is don't have any wool.

Primrose123 Tue 08-May-12 14:33:38

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PM'd you Pistey thanks to you and Knotty yet again, you marvellous ladies. So sad that 2 more are needed so soon x

NessaRose Tue 08-May-12 14:34:36

Pistey V sorry but I can't send you a pm. Can you match me with a donor please.

Flisspaps Tue 08-May-12 14:36:01

Primrose - not wanting to be awkward but is it a good idea to post your full home address on an internet message board confused

PM-ed you instead of RatherBe, should I resend it or could you forward it for me?

Primrose123 Tue 08-May-12 14:39:16

Flisspaps thanks, but I was trying to pm and posted it twice instead! blush

I have asked Mumsnet to remove them both, hope they don't take long!

Flisspaps Tue 08-May-12 14:42:27

I've also reported it, hopefully someone's around and MNHQ are not all in a beer garden

KnottyLocks Tue 08-May-12 14:43:23

Horse, I'll forward it, no problem.

Primrose, I've reported too so hopefully they'll remove your post asap.

tribpot Tue 08-May-12 14:45:43

So very sorry to hear this dreaful news.

I've PMed you and I see Minnie is already on this thread, I posted an update on our support thread from the last blanket projects.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-May-12 14:53:25

Many thanks everyone, so touching to have so much support already. I am working my way through all these lovely PMs

Please PM me to let me know how you can help - and whether you need matching up Many, many heartfelt thanks X

thanks

rubycon Tue 08-May-12 15:08:14

I've pm'd you.

Methe Tue 08-May-12 15:09:49

I've pm'ed pistey re the other blanket but id be happy to do for both smile

KnottyLocks Tue 08-May-12 15:11:14

Thank you to everyone who has offered help. As ever, it's very heartwarming.

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