(55 Posts)
TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 13:51:54

MrsKwazii's eldest DD has passed away today after an acident. She was 4. sad

Could we get together and do another blanket?

Methe Sun 26-Feb-12 13:55:52

Oh how absolutely awful sad

I am a very beginner crochetter and suspect my offerings would spoil the overall effects of your blankets but I just wanted to say it is lovely thing to do.

LadySybilDeChocolate Sun 26-Feb-12 13:56:39

sad I saw this on Twitter. Such terrible news, I'm sitting here trying to hold the tears back. A blanket is a lovely idea. I'd be happy to help.

TisPityShesAWhore Sun 26-Feb-12 13:58:27


I'm in while I'm doing for Wubbly.

JulesJules Sun 26-Feb-12 13:59:56

Yes, is anyone in touch in rl?

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:00:23

How does this work usually? I have been involved as a crafter before and am currently abroad but am willing to take on an organisational role this time around.

Mouseface Sun 26-Feb-12 14:01:22

Oh no, how terribly sad for them all, I really wish that these blankets weren't needed.

I'm happy to donate cash for the blanket, I'm no good creatively but always happy to help however I can. sad

<sending love and hugs to them all> xx

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:02:53

Methe any and every skill level is usually welcomed. I think usually someone contacts the family to ask whether they would like to receive one. Does any one know her in RL?

Mouseface Sun 26-Feb-12 14:03:19

Maybe speak to RatherBeOnThePiste or Knottylocks as they've been involved with other blankets?

AmazingDisgrace Sun 26-Feb-12 14:04:33

Same here, can't knit but happy to give cash towards this. So very sad and have been thinking about her since she tweeted

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:07:15

Am on my phone so can't PM. Will start a thread in chat to call them here...

JulesJules Sun 26-Feb-12 14:14:00

Have pmed pistey

hadagutsfull Sun 26-Feb-12 14:17:54

I'm not very good at either knitting or crochet but would give cash if that will help. Such sad news.

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:19:26

Thanks JuJu. I'm still stunned sad

BIWI Sun 26-Feb-12 14:21:28

I will happily donate, as cannot knit/sew/crochet for toffee.

Such horrible news sad

WhoremoaneeGrainger Sun 26-Feb-12 14:26:40

I can knit for two just as easily as for one.

DollyTwat Sun 26-Feb-12 14:27:41

It's such a shock it's awful
I'd really like to contribute but can't knit
I can sew though. Are the blankets always knitted or are they patchwork?

Kayzr Sun 26-Feb-12 14:28:13

I can knit some squares. I'm doing some for Wubbly's too.

I can only do basic no pattern squares though.

I saw this on twitter, can still remember talking about her DD on her birthday sad

I cant knit but have plenty of fabric patches etc in my box that am happy to donate.

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:30:51

The blankets so far have mostly been crocheted and knitted squares crochet together at the end. There was a patchwork quilt made for Edgar's family that LadyOfTheManor and her mum sewed together. But with the subsequent ones I think logistics were too complicated

rhondajean Sun 26-Feb-12 14:35:39

I don't know mrs kwazii or wubbly but I've seen these blanket threads a few times now, sadly, and I can knit and crochet pretty well. I'd like to help out if it's okay?

It's a lovely thing you do, I would be proud if you would let me be a part of it.

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:40:54

I have asked whether they would want to receive a blanket. Am just waiting for a reply.

Also waiting to hear from knotty or pisty. I am willing to do the organisational side as there are a few twitterers who aren't MNetters who would also like to contribute.

FruitShootsAreALittleHorrit Sun 26-Feb-12 14:43:47

I'd like to help too

I can knit. Do the squares have to be specific dimensions, wool type etc?

so sad sad

Ladyface Sun 26-Feb-12 14:43:51

Such awful news sad

I can knit some squares, am doing some for Wubbly's blanket so have plenty of wool.

rubycon Sun 26-Feb-12 14:44:27

I'll knit too, I'm waiting on wool for Wubbly's.

BibiThree Sun 26-Feb-12 14:46:16

I would like to contribute towards materials but cannot knit. Could someone let me know?. Thanks.

SoupDragon Sun 26-Feb-12 14:46:46

Oh how awful sad

I'm happy to crochet if there is a donor

SoupDragon Sun 26-Feb-12 14:48:32

I could probably manage the construction if necessary.


KnottyLocks Sun 26-Feb-12 14:51:20

Thanks to all those who PMed Piste and me.

Such sad news sad

We are talking about this now and working out the logistics.

We hope to take this on this new blanket on and are discussing the organisation as I type.

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 14:53:44

Thanks Knotty smile We are all so thankf for you 2

Lulumama Sun 26-Feb-12 14:55:21

oh god, I am so so so so sorry to hear this xxx

Blatherskite Sun 26-Feb-12 14:55:24

I can't knit or crochet but count me in for a contribution for wool.

My tummy did a flip when I saw her tweet. Such awful news sad

PPPop Sun 26-Feb-12 15:00:47

I can sew but not knit.

Would like to contribute to wool though.

How devastating. Poor mrs kwazii and family. sad

DirtyMartini Sun 26-Feb-12 15:01:59

I'm no use at any crafts but would like to donate wool or whatever else is needed. Dreadful news, just saw on Twitter.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Feb-12 15:07:38

Such devastating news. sad

SixtyFootDoll Sun 26-Feb-12 15:10:22

I can't sew or knit, would like to donate.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Feb-12 15:15:44

I think my blood ran cold. This poor, poor family.

I have replied to the PMs I have had, thank you so much everyone for pointing the way over here. We have talked about organisation and Knots is just working out the logistics of taking this on and links to twitter.


Mousey84 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:24:19

Count me in on this one too. I ordered two balls of the wool do will knit/crochet those and send them in. Happy to take donations of wool to make more, but can't afford to buy more sadly.

Thoughts are with the family x

what Blathers said sad. I'm stunned.
am shit knitter but can buy wool

TheRealMBJ Sun 26-Feb-12 15:27:44

There is a lot of MN/twitter overlap, just a few who aren't on here.

PippiL Sun 26-Feb-12 15:30:18

I can knit, and do most basic stitches.

Never done anything like this before so please just let me know what I need to do.

Ps I can probably knock out 2 squares or more if needed depending on size.

bytheMoonlight Sun 26-Feb-12 15:32:03

Awful news sad Poor family, my thoughts are with them.

Would also like to donate wool

woollyideas Sun 26-Feb-12 15:33:13

Another knitter signing in to help. Can someone post yarn details etc? And if anyone can contribute any yarn for squares I'd be very grateful.

Poor Mrs Kwamii - every parent's worst nightmare. Awful news.

Mouseface Sun 26-Feb-12 15:36:22

Pistey - let me know where you want the money to go to if it's you that's setting an account up please. xx

hookaduck Sun 26-Feb-12 15:40:31

Awful news sad Would like to donate

Does anyone know what happened?

GentleOtter Sun 26-Feb-12 15:41:23

Awful news, just desperately sad.

Am willing to knit squares.

Al0uise Sun 26-Feb-12 15:43:51

It was the saddest, most shocking Tweet ever.

I'm no knitter but I'm very happy to donate.

Dingle Sun 26-Feb-12 15:45:12

Oh goodness! Such awful news!

I am also awaiting wool to knit for Wubbly's blanket, more than happy to knit a few more if the wool could be donated/paid for.

My heart goes out to the families! XX

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Feb-12 15:45:34

Thank you so much everyone for your generosity, we will be going ahead with this I believe, just working it out x

GhastlyBespoke Sun 26-Feb-12 15:46:33

Have just seen this awful news on Twitter.

Please count me in for a donation.

tribpot Sun 26-Feb-12 15:48:16

Please count me in - I assume it will be 6" squares in DK.

So very sorry to hear this sad news.

KnottyLocks Sun 26-Feb-12 15:48:40

The blanket sign up thread is [[ over here

I've started it in Chat to maximise traffic.

If you've offered on this thread, Pistey will PM you shortly. thanks

KnottyLocks Sun 26-Feb-12 15:49:13
tribpot Sun 26-Feb-12 15:49:55

Sign up link - thank you Knotty.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Feb-12 22:07:06

I have replied to all PMs and am now going to go through this thread to make sure that no one is left behind

We are over here now


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