Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for snorris and her family

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:38:47

We have heard the desperately sad news that snorris' daughter has lost her battle against a congenital heart condition she was just 7 years old. Snorris' thread is here if you would like to add your condolences. She starts it with a different name (accidia) as you will see.

We send snorris love from us all and are so sorry for her loss. She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts X

We have offered to make snorris and her family a Woolly Hug and hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them. We are so pleased that they have accepted.

So once again we are asking for your help thanks

I will co-ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) is 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 PM me with your offers, crafting, donating, need wool etc

Heartfelt thanks thanks

The Wool We Are Using
*Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (being discontinued but still some around)
*Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
*Artesano Superwash Merino DK
*Rowan Cashsoft DK (also being discontinued but still some around)
*James Brett Pure Merino DK
*Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK

Just from these please as we know they combine for wash and wear

The Colours
Pinks, purples, greens, blues, silver
Cream but just for embellishments please, and if choosing cream please go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013/ DB Rialto ecru or the James Brett no 7

Suggestions for themes and motifs
*Stars (These could be in squares, or separate embellishments for us to attach later.)
*They live not far from the sea and on the edge of countryside - so colours/themes from nature.
*Magnolia trees are special.
* S loved reading, singing and school
* They have pets: hamsters, guinea pigs, a pony.
* Aeroplanes
*S loved 'Build a Bear'
*We have the initials if this is something you'd like to hlep with, please PM.

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.

Do use the crafting guide on our website for help and ideas. Previous blankets can be seen here too. We are on Facebook at MNWoollyHugs and on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. Both are good ways to keep in touch.

When ready for posting, please PM me for info.

So sad that another blanket is needed. Snorris my lovely, we are thinking of you and the girls, your family and friends and sending love X

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

Pistey and Knotty thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Jul-13 21:24:22

Apologies, my daughter helped me sort today, did it beautifully, but didn't put them all in one place, not having that again! So woolly treasure thank yous, part two, huge and sincere thanks thanks


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thanks RiaOverTheRainbow Cute little silver star embellishment, perfectly safe, and just perfect [star]

thanks cookielove Two gorgeous granny squares in a lovely purple, absolutely lovely, welcome to Team Hooker <passes badge>

thanks Jules146 Beautifully colourful crochet - circles to squares, a lovely 3D butterfly square, traditional grannies and a granny stripe, and a lovely pink garter square, with three gorgeous pink and cream and pink flower embellishments, just lovely [star]

Thank you doesn't seem enough, but our thanks are heartfelt thanks


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I'm glad they got to you safely, was a little worried that the magnolia didn't look like a magnolia. I made it up myself as I can't follow patterns.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 25-Jul-13 18:33:19

Lovely woolly treasure has arrived, many thanks indeed, tis all absolutely gorgeoise thanks


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thanks MNBPin2013 Beautiful crocheted squares, one with star embellishments, cream on navy, the other a corner to corner stripe with single star, just lovely [star]

thanks Primrose123 In purples, gorgeous crochet, lovely snuggly texture, gorgeous flower design, plus beautiful star embellishments and a flower and ted one too, super [star]

Huge thanks both, these are just lovely thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 27-Jul-13 10:35:49

Morning smile brew


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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, and it is so very lovely. Such a lot of care has gone in, and there is love crafted in to every stitch for sure. Bless the crafters! thanks


thanks SDTG One of her trademark and beautiful 3D flowers, purple on green, just so lovely [star]

thanks BeerTricksPotter Super snuggly and absolutely gorgeous, in a soft blue, one garter, one moss stitch, lovely [star]

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Plus 2 parcels have gone to the sorting office, got the red card of doom. I had to go and do jobs down the High Street this morning and lovely posty came early for a change. Sorry. I'm away this week coming but DH will be here, he will go and retrieve them. Am back for one day next weekend then off again, so if anyone has anything to post, maybe best now to wait until after Aug 19th. Please don't worry about squares being late, tis all fine thanks



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Thank you pistey for all your work organising this, enjoy your time away smile

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 27-Jul-13 14:36:08

Hello luffly woolly huggers - we're going to move this to Arts & Crafts in just a mo. Keep up all the good work!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 03-Aug-13 16:41:04

Thanks lovely Kate thanks

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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, love is crafted in, of that there is no doubt, made all the more precious as our lovely crafter had to learn crochet to be able to join in this project for snorris.

thanks TrinityRhino Two perfect pinky/purple granny squares, beautifully made, just lovely. You are rather fabulous you know. X [star]



Thinking of snorris and her family


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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 21-Aug-13 05:27:21

Morning brew Checking back in smile

Hello! Hope you had lovely holidays. My parcel was sent last week on Tuesday second class so may be lurking at your post office. X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 21-Aug-13 10:08:04

Aha! Yes, lots of red cards, am on my way shortly smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 21-Aug-13 10:08:43

And thank you, yes we did, just trying to make sense of the chaos at home now!

I'm expecting chaos a week on Saturday on our return home! It's a holiday finale! It must be worse for Dr Who when he time travels! I have taken my crochet with me so can keep learning - trying a triangle after several attempts as I refused to turn the work and work on the wrong side at first!

Welcome home! The post office can wait :-).

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 21-Aug-13 18:19:59

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thanks Practicallyperfectnot Just lovely and I have no idea how you do these things you knitters! Tis a horse design in royal blue on green, wow! Smashing [star]

And thank you too for all the things to read, lots for Knotty and I to think and talk about, bless you thanks X



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Just some random ideas created as I knitted! I give advice on a voluntary basis in "patient involvement" in nhs research related to my family's medical conditions eg eczema, hypermobility so can't stop out-of-the-box thinking! And knitting/crochet gives me time to reflect xx

BelleEtLaBaby Wed 28-Aug-13 10:11:27

Hey, just checking in. Did you have enoug squares - I have a little yarn left and might get another square out of it if you need? I'm 38+5 and bored... x

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Sep-13 13:21:49

Sorry Belle, you are always welcome to make squares. We use any extra for Little Hugs, none go to waste thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Sep-13 13:24:12

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Afternoon smile

Beautiful woolly treasure has safely arrived, huge thanks this was a massive undertaking thanks

thanks OpheliaBumps Lovely Ophelia has knitted the initials for the whole of snorris' family. In a beautiful deep pink, they are absolutely lovely. Brilliant. [star]

Thank you so much X


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OpheliaBumps Thu 05-Sep-13 20:54:06

Phew, glad they arrived safely, I always panic slightly when I hand them over to the postal service, with no justification I hasten to add!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 26-Sep-13 09:04:34

I always worry too smile

Lovely snorris has her cards and mini hugs now, they were sent with much love. X

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 11-Jan-14 17:17:14

Afternoon smile brew

Such beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely today, huge thanks to the fabulous crafters, tis such a loving and compassionate thing you do here.

thanks MinnieBar Just beautiful, a 3D blue flower on a green, silver and blue granny square. Tis very lovely [star]


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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 16-May-14 16:04:20

Beautiful Seren.

We are so pleased to able to let you know that the very lovely snorris and her family received their Woolly Hug this morning. Love in every stitch for the whole family, we are thinking of them all. X

Huge thanks to the donors and crafters who contributed. xx

Photos of the blanket may be seen here

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