Blanket for Matildawormwood: Sign up thread for crafters and donors.

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KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 16:15:31

We recently heard the devastating news that Matildawormwood's beautiful baby son, Daniel, was born sleeping.
Matilda's thread is here. Our thoughts are with Daniel and Matilda?s family.

We have offered to make a blanket and Matilda is very touched that people would do this for their family. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them all.

So, we need knitters and crocheters. If you would like to donate wool, then we can match you up with a crafter.
At the moment there is quite a lot of wool still in circulation because of the current blanket projects. Where possible, we hope to 'recycle' as much as we possibly can.

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.

One ball should make at least 2 x 6' squares.
If you are a crocheter and/or an experienced knitter needing donor wool, could you let us know when you PM us as we can send part balls from the 'recycled' wool stash. Thanks.

The wool we are using:

* 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

We are also introducing two new yarns:

*Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK.
It's another 'silky' wool that fits in nicely alongside the DB and Rowan wools and can be combined with both.

*Artesano Superwash Merino DK.
Although it isn't as silky as our normal wools, it is soft yet hardy and washes in the same way. It has the added appeal of being a good ethical option and is very reasonably priced.

The Colours:

Blues, greens and cream.

Ideas for squares:

The initials D and N

Motifs: Stars, trees, birds, hearts, snowdrops, sailing boats.

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 thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 16:18:12

Very sad that another blanket is needed.

Please do PM me thanks

KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 16:21:04

I am so sorry about the ???? littered everywhere.
When I previewed the post, they weren't there.

So sorry that another woolly hug needs to be created. Im in. will pm you pistey.

I will do at least one square for this blanket, Knotty. If you had another donor who wanted to give some wool, I would do more.

Alambil Sun 10-Jun-12 16:29:16

Oh sad

Mum and I will be receivers again, pistey - will pm when I'm not on my phone

TwoJackRussellsandababy Sun 10-Jun-12 16:29:18

Add me to the list, I have cream already from the last two blankets and will make sure I post them early this time blush

So sad that another blanket is needed so soon sad

catinboots Sun 10-Jun-12 16:30:53

How can I donate wool???

I will do another square. Still have lots of wool.

RedRosie Sun 10-Jun-12 16:34:42

I will Pitsey. And will pm.

I have some blue. Basil The Blue Sheep blue ... Is that ok?

Otherwise, donor me up.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 16:35:47

Thank you SDTG and TeamLewis thanks

Catinboots, I will PM you, many thanks

Thank you Cider and TwoJackRussells, I will add you to the new list X

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 16:37:55

Lovely Rosie - Basil The Blue Sheep blue is perfect X

I'd like to crochet a couple of squares. PMing you now. I'm so sorry for Matilda's loss.

rubycon Sun 10-Jun-12 16:38:19

add me - do you need initials doing? will pm you too

KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 16:38:48

Rosie, that blue is fine. Thanks. smile

KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 16:39:12

Ruby! Yes please.

I have a ball of blue and extra left over so will knit a couple of plain squares again.

It's very sad that another blanket is needed sad

tribpot Sun 10-Jun-12 16:39:39

Hope it's okay to link to the text that's the basis of the upcoming Crafter's Guide in its current guise as a Google doc in case this is helpful for anyone.

I'll get on the case of some of the less common pattern elements. We have one tree but it's not for beginners (or anyone not currently under psychiatric care).

So very, very sorry to hear that another blanket is needed so soon.

So sorry to hear this news, my thoughts go to Matilda and her family.

Sign me up please.

I've still got some blue and cream from the last projects and am happy to contribute again

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 16:48:30

catinboots you have mail thanks

catinboots Sun 10-Jun-12 16:49:14

On phone but will check later x thank you x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 16:52:40

Thank you X thanks

PurplePidjin Sun 10-Jun-12 16:53:21

I'm in, and will do my best to answer questions too.

(((hugs))) for Matilda

Jules146 Sun 10-Jun-12 16:54:01

So sad sad please sign me up too.

Will PM Pistey

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