A Blanket for My5boysandme. Sign up thread for crafters and donors. Can you help us?

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 16:57:13

With heavy hearts we bring the desperately sad news that My5boysandme has lost her precious baby son Dexter. We have offered to make the family a blanket, and hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them. We are so pleased that they have accepted. My5boysandme sends thanks to all and is very touched by everyone's kindness and compassion. Here is her original thread sad

We send My5boysandme all our love and are so sorry for her loss. We are keeping her family close in our thoughts. X

So once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Will you join us?

If you would like to help in anyway, please post on this thread but also PM me so we know. If you are able to donate, I can match you up with a crafter, or give you our donating information. I will co ordinate, match and deal with any admin. Knotty is here to answer any questions you may have. Sincere heartfelt thanks once again thanks

As in the past, for consistency, the wools we are using are:
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK

4mm knitting needles or hooks
6" squares, as simple or as complex as you like.

The Colours
Greens, blues, silvers, dark/warm purple and cream.
If choosing cream, we ask that you go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013

Here is our website Do use the Crafting Guide on it to help you with practical info, and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for squares.

Previous blankets can also be seen on the website. We also have a Facebook page: MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' our FB page then you will get all our updates on our progress via your newsfeed.

So sad that another blanket is needed. Sending much love to My5boysandme and her family, and thinking of baby Dexter.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:50:39

Bless you Cakey smile

Lovely squares have arrived safely, a huge thank you thanks

thanks SonnyD These have arrived in time, don't worry smile Thank you. Two purled squares, one in forest green, one in an airforce blue, just beautifully done [star]

thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

JulesJules Wed 21-Nov-12 14:14:02

I've just waved my squares off grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 22-Nov-12 17:01:26

smile And I've waved them in JulesJules!

Evening all wine

Lovely woolly treasure has arrived safely, huge thanks to a very lovely crafter thanks

thanks JulesJules Absolutely gorgeous cream and pale blue knits, stripes, a heart pattern and two super snuggly textures, just lovely, and thanks for the choc X [star]

You are a star Jules thanksthanksthanksthanks

MoaningMingeWhimpersAgain Sat 24-Nov-12 18:11:44

Just a quick hello - you've had my squares for this one and need to do CupofTeas next.

The Catherine Hirst you rave about - thebookpeople.co.uk have got her granny square crochet book for £3.99 at the moment if anyone's interested. Free delivery with XMAS266 too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Jul-13 10:07:48

Just popping in to say that the very lovely My5boysandme has received her Woolly Hug. It was made and sent with much love for them all.

photos are on the website

Thinking of the beautiful Dexter Xx

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