A blanket for Beatrice - knitting support thread

(59 Posts)
tribpot Thu 01-Nov-12 09:40:57

Another Woolly Hugs project has been started in desperately sad circumstances sad You will already have seen that Beatrice, the daughter of Cupofteaplease, has died. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family.

Details of the project are www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/1595636-Blanket-for-Cupofteaplease-Crafters-donors-your-help-is-needed-x, the crafters' guide is here and there is also now a Ravelry group for Woolly Hugs, thread here.

Please post if you need any help and support - as before, the Crochet Stars will be popping through, like Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.

EdgarAllansPo Sun 04-Nov-12 19:41:12

And Flojo, hope you are better soon!

We need a woolly bench, with lovely cushions and woolly throws to make the knit/crochet injured people comfortable and in a position to cheer everyone else on

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 04-Nov-12 20:11:33

I want a woolly bench!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 04-Nov-12 20:13:28

Hello Eggy smile

Hope all injured Huggers are soon recovered. Xx

wine

Hands Pistey a Debby Bliss merino DK throw, am thinking a deep turquoise would be appropriate

Flojo gets a silvery blue DB, with a little padded pocket to rest the sore wrist

Edgar d'you want to give me a hand with this allen key.... trying to make up this IKEA bench plus wool bombing stuff

EdgarAllansPo Sun 04-Nov-12 20:33:00

OK, you hold all the bits together and I'll hold the allen key until your arms drop off. That's how it's usually done, isn't it? grin

Admires the turquoise throw.

(And I like the name Eggy, thanks Pistey!)

Flojo1979 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:34:56

grin

KnottyLocks Sun 04-Nov-12 21:36:43

Someone yarnbombed a bench near us. So very lovely smile

EdgarAllansPo Sun 04-Nov-12 21:50:24

Oh, sounds great, Knotty. Can we see a picture?

KnottyLocks Sun 04-Nov-12 22:51:43

No idea if it's still there. I go look when I have a spare minute. We sat on it eating icecreams in the summer. 'twas a lovely moment smile

Eggy glad you like the turquoise throw, I'd make you one, but, since my arms dropped off I can type with my nose, I can't knit with it...

OpheliaBumps Mon 05-Nov-12 19:44:57

Hi all, has anyone got a nice bee motif I can work into a square for Bea's blanket please? Can't find anything on ravelry, and for the bunting I made little bee toys and sewed them on, which won't really work with a blanket, so I'm stumped!

Flojo1979 Mon 05-Nov-12 21:52:59

Well I'm off the subs bench for now. Doc reckons it is a ganglion cyst but he doesn't think my knitting would make it any worse. Phew!
The bad news is, I finally got back to my knitting and again was an inch off and had to frog it. That's 2 squares, not sure what's going on. I'm only doing Chinese waves! The first one for My5 turned out lovely, this is attempted 3 (I think I keep getting distracted and losing my place!) not much hope when I do something harder is there!

outtolunchagain Mon 05-Nov-12 23:18:59

Ah , Chinese waves , I did that for expats blanket , a nightmare size wise , do not take it too heart. I can't remember how many stitches I had in the end , about 40 I think, definitely frogged at least twice before the size came right .

Flojo1979 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:17:04

Size wise I'm ok, I have 39 stitches, but I was just looking at it thinking another couple of rows should do it, when I realised there was something not quite right about it, and when I held it up away from me, I could see a strip across it, not sure what happened! I trying to undo til after the line but couldn't find my place so the whole lot had to go. So glad we have extra time on this! Feeling the pressure more since I got donor wool this time!

Flojo1979 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:18:08

Was going to do the seed stitch of hugs website next. Is this easy to keep track of where u r?!

tribpot Tue 06-Nov-12 09:47:27

It's fine as long as you can tell the difference between a purl and knit stitch by looking, Flojo. If not, you may want to put a few stitch markers in to keep track of the number of stitches.

Flojo1979 Thu 08-Nov-12 00:12:12

Stitch markers confused now that's done it, u lost me! I'll blindly give it a whirl, what's the worst that can happen?!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 07:04:59

Morning all brew

Don't think I'd know what a stitch marker looked like!

<goes off to google>

tribpot Fri 09-Nov-12 07:22:26

Posh ones
cheap ones

Or you can just make a loop of contrasting yarn and use that. You just slip it as you come to it on the needle.

Those are really posh trib. I have the split ring type but can never find one when I need one (blames cats)

fraktion Fri 09-Nov-12 08:46:44

I need to find my stitch markers. Not sure where they are....

I've had to frog my fern lace square 3 times. Can't get the size right sad

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 09:06:08

Fraktion, if it's knitting up a wee bit small, remember that if it stretches to 6" it'll be fine smile

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 09:07:05

And if it doesn't , we can always add a crochet border here before we hook it together.

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