Woolly Hugs: A Blanket for TrinityRhino.

(543 Posts)
KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 11:56:07

We have heard the shocking and devastating news that TrinityRhino's DP died suddenly this weekend. Very sadly, many of us will also know that Trinity tragically lost her DH four years ago. Trinity's thread is here
She and her girls are in our thoughts and we send them much love.

We've offered to make them a blanket in the hope it may give whatever comfort it can.

So we are now asking for help once again thanks

Pistey (RatherBeOnThePiste) will co-ordinate and I'll be here to answer any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool).
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.

Thank you so much thanks

The wool we are using
* James C. Brett Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (being discontinued, but still some around)
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (new to us)

Just from these please as they are very similar and we know they can be combined for wash and wear. These are all easily available online, try Deramores, Laughing Hens, RKMWools, AWoollyTail, WiseBadger.

The Colours
Warm purples, blues, silvers and cream
If choosing cream please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
Green and pink but only for embellishments

Suggestions for motifs
*Fishing, fish and the sea
*Themes from nature, flowers
*A submarine, a gecko
*A teddy bear, a crocodile (for Trin's teddy bear in a crocodile suit)
*We have their initials if you would like to help with this, please PM Pistey.

thanks

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

Previous blankets can be seen on our website We also have a Facebook page MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you like or follow us you'll be updated on progress via your feed. If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

When ready for posting, please PM Pistey for info.

As always, we thank you so much for your support. thanks

Knotty and Pistey

NoSquirrels Tue 14-May-13 12:49:15

I would like to donate. I have no skills, but I am so sad to see this news and would like to help.

MapofTassie Tue 14-May-13 12:51:49

I'm in. Have PMd Pistey.

Primrose123 Tue 14-May-13 12:52:16

I'm sorry that we need this blanket. I'd like to make some squares, I will PM Pistey.

Saw Trinity's thread the other day sad Don't know the full back story but it seems so very very unfair.

Have PM'd Pistey. I ordered a ball of Cashmerino last night for Daisy's blanket so could split that between the two projects but will mean only one square for each I think? (still quite new to crochet and not sure how much is usual to get out a ball?) or if a donor is available I would be very very greatful.

thanks

MinnieBar Tue 14-May-13 12:53:35

Count me in sad

Ubermumsy Tue 14-May-13 12:57:25

I can't knit or crochet, but I'd like to buy some wool - will PM.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 12:58:30

Maud, most people get 2- 3 squares from a ball if hooking. Knitters can get more depending on the stitch.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 12:59:13

Huge thanks everyone. Your support is much appreciated. thanks

Thanks Knotty I'm sure it was DB Cashmerino I was kindly sent for Lemon's blanket and I got two squares out of that with a little left over but not enough for another square ifyswim, so would rather err on the side of caution and say I'll get two out of it again.

PurplePidjin Tue 14-May-13 13:01:21

That was nearly me at Christmas.

I'm in.

Are there any particular motifs or colours?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 13:02:13

It really is, huge thanks to everyone X thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 13:03:00

Pidj, my lovely:

The Colours
Warm purples, blues, silvers and cream
If choosing cream please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
Green and pink but only for embellishments

Suggestions for motifs
*Fishing, fish and the sea
*Themes from nature, flowers
*A submarine, a gecko
*A teddy bear, a crocodile (for Trin's teddy bear in a crocodile suit)
*We have their initials if you would like to help with this, please PM Pistey.

landofsoapandglory Tue 14-May-13 13:04:33

I'm in. I've Pm'ed you Pistey.

So sad we need to do another blanket.

oh bloody hell i didnt hear about this, poor trinity, i know she had an awful time when her dh died, and now this. i cant knit or crochet ( well enough to contribute anyway) but will gladly buy a couple of balls of wool to send. much love to you trin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PurpleFrog Tue 14-May-13 13:13:30

I would like to be involved with this one too. I will PM Pistey.

Woolfey Tue 14-May-13 13:14:21

How truly awful for Trinity and her family sad
I'll do some squares. Pistey, I'll PM you later.
Thinking of Trinity and her family x

Put me down for a couple of squares. I've still got wool left over from Cupoftea's blanket.

Sending love to Trinity and her girls. I'm so sorry that this blanket is needed.

tribpot Tue 14-May-13 13:15:46

Signing in.

LizaRose Tue 14-May-13 13:16:04

I'm in aswell.

I'm in too. Am actually in the very embarrassing position of having a few squares done from a few months ago that I never got around to posting. I know there are there blankets on the go at the moment so I will do a few more squares and send them all off together. I have some lovely purple so will do those for Trinity.

soremummy Tue 14-May-13 13:23:04

Pm sent Pistey

Nagoo Tue 14-May-13 13:23:15

Have donated through the web page x I'm so impressed by what you all do thanks

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Wolfcub Tue 14-May-13 13:42:41

count me in. sad

KansasCityOctopus Tue 14-May-13 13:45:04

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