Woolly Hugs: A Blanket for TrinityRhino.

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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

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 13:56:34

Kansas It is the same as for previous big blanket projects yes thanks

maxmissie Tue 14-May-13 14:01:17

Happy to donate again, will pm you later as currently on phone and can't see how to send a pm!

TimeForCake Tue 14-May-13 14:03:37

I'm back to team woolly and want to be involved. Such a horribly sad situation. sad My thoughts are with Trinity and family.

Pistey, I'll be in touch shortly.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 14:04:55

Thanks again, lovely people thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 14:09:25

Huge thanks to everyone, am working my way through PMs. Folk really are amazing thanks thanks thanks thanks

Macdog Tue 14-May-13 14:10:52

I'd like to be involved please.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 14:17:31

Thank you lovely Macdog, great to have you on board, you have a PM from me thanks

PoppyWearer Tue 14-May-13 14:20:10

Can I donate please? Can't knit but want to do something!

sleepyhead Tue 14-May-13 14:20:32

Have donated through the website and should have some yarn left over from a previous blanket that I can send to someone.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 14:20:44

Bless you Poppy, thank you, I shall PM you now thanks

Trumpton Tue 14-May-13 14:54:58

I am so desperately sad to be knitting again .
I couldn't keep my tears at bay when I read her devastating post. Poor Trin and poor girls. Not forgetting his older DC as well.

Sad sad times.

Jacksmania Tue 14-May-13 14:59:49

I'm in sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 15:02:40

Really are Trumpton sad

Thank you both X

NomDeClavier Tue 14-May-13 16:03:24

PMing now.

Just heartbreaking to think that I was only thinking about 6 weeks ago that we hadn't had any need to do blankets for individual people for a while sad
PM'd Pistey

TacticalWheelbarrow Tue 14-May-13 16:04:42

Not sure if this is the right place to post but I have just bought some blue wool and some little gecko buttons to sew on for decoration. I think I have ordered too many so if any one wants some pm me and I will send them to you.

Katiekitty Tue 14-May-13 16:10:43

Love to you Trinity x

Woolfey Tue 14-May-13 16:15:39

Just found these free crochet patterns on Ravelry for a gecko applique and a crocodile applique which could be used on squares for this blanket so thought I would pop them on here (I'm already doing something else for my squares for Trinity.)

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 16:22:51

Woolfey, they are perfect smile

Thank you, my lovely thanks

Katiekitty Tue 14-May-13 16:23:47

Can't PM you Knotty or Pistey.

Will try later, probably me being daft on the internets.

blizy Tue 14-May-13 16:24:43

So sad that another blanket is needed, so sorry for your loss trinity. X

Count me in please, I can hook up a square or two, I shall pm you pistey.

I'd love to make a few squares. Will pm Pistey.

DameFanny Tue 14-May-13 16:34:59

Put me down for a square or two. Might even have a go at a red croc shoe...

Woolfy I'm up for geckos and crocs

Alambil Tue 14-May-13 16:49:16

I'll do some - pm you when I'm home from work xxx

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