Woolly Hugs Crafting for Yorkhill. Woollies, Stitching Folk and Crafters over here!

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KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 19:51:32

When we offered to make some Little Hugs for Yorkhill Hospital, we also talked to them about their Christmas Fundraiser.
As part of our support, we offered to help by making some little things that could be sold on a craft stall to help raise funds for the hospital.

So here we are, asking you if you could help in anyway.
If you could make one small thing, we would be so grateful.

We have an idea of the types of things that have been popular in the past and have a few idea of our own such as:

Little hats
Little cardis
Christmas Decorations
Little bags and purses
Christmas stockings
Knitted or crocheted softies
Cotton washcloths
Stocking fillers

Although it is a Christmas event, the goodies needn't necessarily be Christmassy.

Any other suggestions are welcomed with open arms

If you have any patterns or links that would help to inspire others we'd be grateful for those too.

We have a Last Posting date of 17th November so that we can ensure that all the goodies arrive in time for the Christmas event.

As always, thank you so much for your support.


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 19:56:14

I spoke to Yorkhill this morning and they are  incredibly touched and delighted with both the Little Hugs but also with the prospect of this latest project. Really blown away by the support and generosity. Tis a very special thing everyone is doing, and will make a difference to the families. 

Today I learnt how to crochet triangles and am going to make Christmas bunting!!

As always do PM me if I can help in any way. And another huge thank
you Xx

HairyPotter Tue 02-Oct-12 19:57:57

Ooh I'd like to do something for that. I have only managed 6" squares until now and my attempt to knit a larger one for the refuge project isn't going well blush

I'll hang around in the hope that some clever crafty people link to some foolproof ideas grin

I shall see what I can do, after the little hugs. Mmm have to get the old thinking hat on for ideas.

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 20:21:48

I'll add it to the WIP list smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:24:51

Aww... wish I could make teeny weeny little hats, how cuuute!

Best I stick to bunting grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:27:40

Simple crochet tree decorations - where would one find patterns?

I could make a pair of mittens. Fingerless ones, made my DH some last year, he loved them. Would that be ok?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:33:06

That would be lovely fan, thank you thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:34:19

Maybe not the beard that you were talking about making him for this year though fan.... grin

UmamiOrange Tue 02-Oct-12 20:39:17

Some attic-y inspiration grin

Not sure if there's a pattern for them on there somewhere.

PunkInDublic Tue 02-Oct-12 20:44:46

I make and sell baby booties. PM me an address and I'll send you some. I can do newborn or 3-6 months and have egg yolk yellow, turquoise, pink or baby blue with or without owl buttons, with daisies or with velcro fastenings. Just let me know what you need. x

pistey I will be making him one, just need the right wool! Not sure if it would go down well at the fair? If I find the wool and it comes out alright maybe I could make one for yorkhill might be funny?

They sound gorgeous punk.

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 20:48:15

Punkin, they sound fabulous. Many thanks. smile

Ooh! I'm in! <wanders off into ravelry for a few hours>

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:51:04

Punk. Many thanks. Will PM you in a mo when I can get on the computer


cat Tue 02-Oct-12 20:53:12

<peeps in nervously>

More than happy to donate.

But would love to get knitting? Maybe someone can point me to an idiot-proof website/video?

Happy to have a go at anything, but squares will probably be best to start?

Then maybe hats? but not the teeny tiny ones wink

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:53:31

If anyone finds or uses a good pattern, knitting or crochet, do let us have a link so we can pop it on the WH website for reference.

I'm waaaay to un-skilled for making hats etc.

This is what I'm good at

and this

But I'm not sure prints of stuff like that would be useful!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 20:55:25

<hooting with laughter>

Cat grin

PunkInDublic Tue 02-Oct-12 20:56:05

I love these Rather. Can bang them out in about 1-2 hours depending on how I embellish them.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 21:02:29

Oh Punk - those are adorable!! So clever. Thank you so much.

Ooh (I'm saying that quite a lot today) lollipop those glow stick pics are fab! Reminds me of my yoof! Ravin'!

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:00:21

<waves to Cat> grin

sweetkitty Tue 02-Oct-12 22:05:38

All I can manage is teeny hats (and larger sizes), I've been on the FB but if anyone wants to PM me an address I'll get knitting (currently on a blanket for DD1s doll).

expatinscotland Tue 02-Oct-12 22:06:43

I need to learn to knit!

sweetkitty Tue 02-Oct-12 22:07:22

Expat - its no hard if I can do it

SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 22:08:11

No... come join Team Hooker and crochet instead smile

SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 22:10:21

Crocheted Candy Canes are easy and effective. I've made these in sets of 6 and put them in a jar as presents for people before.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 22:12:11

Kitty - ill PM you but think it might have to be tomorrow. PMs are playing silly buggers at the mo.

Lovely to see you expat smile. I'm with Soupy on the crochet, but have a look on YouTube. Or maybe we can rally a MNetter near you to give you a lesson?!

Ok, I have a 4mm hook and I'm not afraid to use it. Can someone link me to a very easy to follow idiot proof video. I want to crochet! And knit, the two can co-exist!

cat Tue 02-Oct-12 22:14:50

Waves to Knotty

<with a tiddly widdly hat atop my head>

Expat - I'm a wooly-virgin too. I'll look for an idiot-proof guide to get us going. Then I'll try and match you wonky-square for wonky-square grin

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:16:30

Team Hooker is the way to go - small stuffed things are far easier in crochet, and you can look all posh by calling it amigurumi!

sweetkitty Tue 02-Oct-12 22:17:33

I'd love to learn to crochet.

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:19:29
SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 22:19:46
SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 22:21:52

Easy peasy stars

I have loads of things pinned to my crochet board in Pinterest after a trawl through Craftgawker.com blush

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:23:08
PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:23:59
PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:25:53


Good for plain baubles?

I have, in the past, made crochet flower brooches, to a pattern I bodged made up myself - I make a small, medium and large flower, stack em and put a nice old button in the centre. I am sure I have got more brooch pins somewhere, and I'd be happy to make some more for Yorkhill. I might also have some home made candles in jars, but as those are a bit heavy for me to post, it would be easier if I could drop them off directly to the hospital - would that be Ok, do you think, Knotty?

GreySquirrel Tue 02-Oct-12 22:30:28

I would like to help if I can. Could make some sort of softie maybe?

Made one of these for nephew they are quite cute and very easy

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:31:14



KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:31:38

Rabbits - yes!
Pombear brooches - yes!
Birdies - yes!
Mug warmers - yes!

Balls - Yes! grin

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:32:41

Crochet flower brooches - yes!

Angels - yes!

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:33:41

SDTG , if you are near the hospital, the candles would be lovely smile

We can Pm you contact names.

Ok an American lady just made me want to poke her I the eye after her crochet video. I'm going back to 2 needles <quitter>

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:34:54

Chuuby Chirps - oh yes!

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:35:12

Or even chubby ones grin

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:35:25
KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:35:57

Fizzy...let's find you a nice lady on the tube of you smile

Somersaults Tue 02-Oct-12 22:36:42

This is the Christmas bauble pattern from attic24 someone mentioned up thread.

And I will finish my hugs and refuge squares before I commit to this but I would like to make something to help. I just get a bit panicky if I have too many things queued up at once.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 22:38:26

As opposed to the nice man who found you on the tube Knots.

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:39:24

Somersaults, absolutely fine with us smile

It's all craftytastic at the mo, I know.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 22:39:48

MN is playing right silly buggers tonight and is so slow. <sigh> am going to have to give up and catch up in the morning. Night all x

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:40:08

The nice man and his dog, Pistey grin

SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 22:40:49


There is not enough time in my day to make everything I've pinned grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Oct-12 22:41:07

Still makes me go like this grin

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:41:24

Sewing stuff is also very welcome!

Somersaults Tue 02-Oct-12 22:41:35

Craftytastic indeed!

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 22:42:17

Oh cute snowman [thumbs up]

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:45:16


Generic doll

PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:50:06
PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:51:58
PurplePidjin Tue 02-Oct-12 22:58:23


Christmas tree. Also links to Crochet Geek on youtube, who is American but very good at explaining!

Woolfey Tue 02-Oct-12 22:58:50

I'll do something Pistey. Will have a think and let you know.

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 23:00:23

Thanks, Woolfey smile

Knotty - yes, can you pm me contact names, please.

And that attic blog is amazing - so many fun things to admire and have a go at!

KnottyLocks Tue 02-Oct-12 23:05:53

Will do, SDTG...when the Pm system is less creaky than tonight!


How teeny weeny are we talking, hat-wise? Baby hats or novelty/dolly hats? I have been knitting Innocent smoothie hats lately and they're pretty easy.

Stockings - these: littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/free_knitting_patterns/mini_knitted_christmas_stockings/ are pretty easy (I am not a particularly competent knitter, so they were nicely challenging).

Knitted bunting is easy-peasy. Cast on one stitch, knit it, knit it again, then increase. Increase every third row so you get a bunting triangle instead of a right-angled one. I use a knit-front-and-back increase. Carry on until you think the bunt is big enough, cast off. Repeat until you have adequate number of bunts, then knit and i-cord and attach them to it.

PunkInDublic Tue 02-Oct-12 23:25:24

Wow thank you for sharing all these patterns! I know what I'm doing for the rest of the week!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 06:34:34

Morning brew

DCMB - we are talking baby hats, not those teeny weeny innocent smoothie type ones, although those are very cute!

I am going to enjoy looking through everyone's links, that's for sure, but just had a quick glance at those stockings DCMB - how adorable! smile

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 06:54:59

The Attic24 Birdie woud work as a robin I think.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 06:55:46

Those teeny Innocent Smoothie hats would look great in red with a white bobble on top to hang on a tree...

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 06:58:25

Have just seen the Hug facebook picture and the birds clearly do work as a robin grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:04:37

Yep, the robin is based on the Attic24 birdie grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:05:45

Love the idea of teeny hats as tree decs smile

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:09:09
SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:10:14

I was envisaging doing the red chest as an integral part of the round... hmm... I have brown Stylecraft, I have red Stylecraft... I have many other stash yarns in red and brown... I can see where my afternoon is headed grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:10:37

Challenge for the day!

Simple things for beginner knitters to have a go at.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:11:01

You need to find someone who's done craft fairs before to see what kind of things sell well.

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:14:01

I was going to try that, Soupy, then decided to try a separate circle to save time and --brain I didn't sew the wing on fully to add more interest.

I needed to keep it quick as we wanted to start this off with an idea and had to cobble something together fairly fast.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:15:41

I'm going to have to go to Yorkhill for this, because I shall want to buy all these lovely things grin

<books flights>

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:16:19

Other gems from my Pinterest board

An owl I think would work as a robin]]

I once made felt robin bunting using an owl pattern. It looks wonderful smile I wonder if I've got any robin coloured felt left...

TheGirlOnTheLanding Wed 03-Oct-12 07:16:58

Did someone say sewn stuff ok too? Can't knit or crochet for toffee but I'm sure I could stitch some felt decorations for you.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:17:54

Is there some way to organise an online craft fair...? Proceeds donated to Yorkhill...? It may be a way to have heavier items as the crafter would post individually to the buyer. Also, made-to-order to avoid excess stock.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:19:20

GirlonTheLanding - yes please! Sewn stuff is lovely, thank you.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:19:36

Oooh... here are two robins from my bunting.

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:21:06
KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:22:06

I love the felt robins!

Look fairly straightforward too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:24:56

My children are looking at me like this hmm because I keep looking at my lappy and saying awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww grin

Love the idea of anything straightforward!

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:00

The robins were easy - I deliberately left the wings off but I think, with hindsight, a single layer of felt sticking out from each side seam would look good.

No stuffing which is a bonus grin

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:08
SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:25:54

Lovely Santas smile

Crocheted snowflakes look wonderful but they are a little time consuming.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:28:37

Crochet Santas are so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. Knitted tree is almost not beyond me I reckon...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww grin

hmm hmm

^DD and ^DS

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 07:29:34

Crocheted penguin would also work as a robin smile

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:31:27

Pengiun as a Robin =yes!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 07:31:40

Stop! Stop!
I can't cope with this much cuteness!


DD hmm
DS hmm

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:34:58
KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 07:52:45

Right, work beckons. Will check in later.

Woolfey Wed 03-Oct-12 09:00:31

I'm not a knitter but saw these and thought they would be perfect www.redheart.com/free-patterns/mini-key-ring-purses. I'm going to do some felt keyrings, not particularly christmassy ones but quick to sew up and personally I always find I'm more tempted to buy something little and useful from craft fairs as I can justify it to myself more smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 10:38:46

They are perfect Woolfey, thank you thanks

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 10:44:23

What are the rules about homemade toys? I am kipping through my "craft miscellany" board and like this marble maze

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 10:50:13

Salt dough cookie tags?
Angel wings
Not one for this project but this travel lap trap is genius.

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 12:26:33

Here is a lovely free knitting pattern for Christmas stockings : there are three, one with a cable pattern, one with a candy trip attern and one with an "Nordic star". The Millamia wool is a lovely fine merino wool, but you could do them on size 4 needles with the Cashmerino/Cashsoft, SUblime or Stylecraft wools - the finished stocking would just be a slightly different size.

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 12:27:22

The Nordic star also adapts beautifully for a square for a Woolly Hug, as I've just done one smile

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 12:35:01

Better link to the patterns. The stockings really are very beautiful smile

Okay, teeny weeny hats a possibility if Xmas themed and with loop attached for tree. I can't knit baby hats as I can't knit in the round. Yet.

Actual bunting pattern here: www.woolfest.co.uk/what-is-woolfest/bunting.htm

You could also use this method, increase, for the knitted tree decs; or the tree method, decrease, for bunting. Decreasing is slightly easier than increasing, but with the increase method you can stop when you get bored. With decreasing you HAVE to keep going till you get down to one stitch!

With the increase method triangles end up about with their length about 1.5 times their width (long sides 1.75 times the length of the short side).

LOVE the mini bags.

Marking my place while I have a think. Depending on how my other projects go I might do something with bears and flowers

stressedHEmum Wed 03-Oct-12 17:49:43

I will try to do something. Everything is way behind, though, because I've been really ill the last couple of weeks.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 17:50:06

So many lovely ideas and links. I have just put them all together onto the Woolly Hugs website which will hopefully make it easier to find things as we go along.

They even have their own page Here which is in the Crafting Guide section

And just for Minnie, all links open in a new window wine smile

We'll just keep adding to it. What it did show was that Team Hooker went bonkers with lots of suggestions and that Team Knitty have a way to catch up

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 17:54:51


SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 17:57:33

The snowman link is going through to my PInterest link rather than the actual snowmen.

I guess I stuffed up the original link grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 18:02:42

do you have the actual snowman pattern Soupy, or shall I just take it off?

SoupDragon Wed 03-Oct-12 18:09:19

You can get it by clicking the Pinterest link so its not entirely wrong...

Umami Wed 03-Oct-12 18:16:24

Look here Soupy you lot, I'd given up Pinterest. I was over it. Don't draw me back in, I've too much to do......

Umami Wed 03-Oct-12 18:17:30

I completely have to have those snowmen.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 18:22:39

Have changed that linky Soupy, ta thanks

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 18:31:39


A bunny made from a simple square. overe here!

13YearsOn Wed 03-Oct-12 18:34:44

Can't knit or crochet. Would decorated felt stockings be OK?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 18:38:27

Awwww and Yaaaaaaaayyyy for the square bunny!!

And yes please to felt stockings - smashing!!


KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 18:41:23

We would LOVE some felt stockings, ta muchly smile

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 18:44:48
KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 18:45:22

Can you tell I should be working? grin

Woolfey Wed 03-Oct-12 18:55:28

I love the mini snowmen...may have to do one of them too!

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 19:16:34

Just to try to even things up, here's a cute wee sheep for Team Knitty Milly the Sheep

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 19:22:17

Good effort there on behalf of Team Knitty - Milly is cuuuute, I will give you that and when I am out of the bath shock I will upload her. smile

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 19:24:09

Cute Icelandic baby/kid's jumper and hat here

Hat is very quick to knit up, especially if you don't bother with the ear flaps.

prettybird Wed 03-Oct-12 19:26:07

Milly must be a newborn lamb as she wasn't there when I went looking for the stocking pattern earlier today! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Oct-12 19:31:22

What I do want to know is how to attach crochet bunts.
<careful typing>

I now have better woolly wool for my bunts smile so when I have finished the Little Hug, I am good to go. wine

KnottyLocks Wed 03-Oct-12 19:37:00

Attaching bunts!

Chain a few, slip stitch into first chain if you want to make a little loop.

Grab bunt.

DC across the top of the bunt.

Do a few chains between that and the next bunt. Dc across the next ... Keep going!

grin @ crochet bunts

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 04-Oct-12 07:03:26


Morning all brew

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 07:04:42

crochet bunts

You don't want to be getting those first letters the wrong way round...

PurplePidjin Thu 04-Oct-12 07:41:17

Some one has to namechange gringringrin

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 19:58:46
KnottyLocks Thu 04-Oct-12 20:57:34

Awww, leeetle pom bear.

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 21:00:05

A bit fiddly but oh so cute. I have had to hide this one from DD as it is mine. All mine!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 04-Oct-12 21:57:18

Awwwwwwww.. that is really cute!

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 22:24:54

I did it slightly differently because I couldn't be arsed to make ears separately by making the ears from HTC on an extra round.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 04-Oct-12 22:32:05

I have a few more bits to upload to the website, thank you, but I think I need a teeny pom bear in my life.......

SoupDragon Thu 04-Oct-12 22:44:58

I am imagining them on a little card that says "a little bear to show you care"...

KnottyLocks Thu 04-Oct-12 22:52:24

Best get cracking then, Soupy grin

PurplePidjin Thu 04-Oct-12 22:53:51

I make amigurumi bears all in one with popcorn stitch ears, snout and limbs. Shall i pattern it up? About 1.5-2" high in dk...

SoupDragon Fri 05-Oct-12 07:07:21

Knotty, I just don't have the time [sigh] I've got a Refuge blanket to make squares for and construct, a mini Hug to finish, a Christmas scarf, 3 blankets which are WIPs, the house needs decorating, double glazing and all the day-to-day chores... I feel guilty every time I do more of the mini hug.

I want to weep!

PurplePidjin Fri 05-Oct-12 07:26:21

<<hug>> Soupy. I'll do some more refuge squares so you have less "padding" to do. I always have a wobble during a big project thinking I'll never get it done, I'll muck it up, I'll let everyone down etc. Then it all falls into place - keep faith thanks

SoupDragon Fri 05-Oct-12 07:42:52

Oh, don't worry I'll just neglect all the chores as usual

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 05-Oct-12 07:44:05

Why don't I pop round and sort out your double glazing. I could do that.

SoupDragon Fri 05-Oct-12 07:45:50

If I finished the 3 WIP blankets I might not need the double glazing grin

prettybird Fri 05-Oct-12 09:10:02

I'm still waiting on my wool from Fingers & Thumbs sad so can't do anything sad

prettybird Fri 05-Oct-12 15:53:49

My wool has finally arrived smile so I can start knitting again when I have finished MNing wink and facebooking blush

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 17:12:43

Huge [thumbs up] to woolly arrival. smile

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 17:13:11

And I have been fabric shopping. Smashing smile

ds got.hold.of.my finished blanket and chewed one of the edges and has pulled the stitches. they are all there as far as I can see but they are gaping chasms now. how do I fix it?

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 18:58:43

Knitted or crocheted, Fizzy?

knitted. I'm trying to upload a photo but its not working.from my phone.

I should point out ds isn't a dog and I was intending ti wash it before I sent it!

Mirage Fri 05-Oct-12 19:10:49

I can't knit or crochet,but can make jewellery and beaded baubles.I'll try and post a photo and you can tell me if they are suitable.

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 19:11:12

Can't see if any threads are broken. Are they?

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 19:11:48

Mirage, anything like that would be very lovely smile

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 19:13:50

Fizzy, if no threads are broken, try gently easing the stitches back into place .

no I don't think so. just ruddy big gaps

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 19:20:10

I think a bit of wiggle work will sort it smile

If you don't fancy having a bash yourself, send it to me and I'll sort it out.

Somersaults Fri 05-Oct-12 22:05:03

Soupy I can do six refuge squares instead of four if that helps you out.

Wiggling worked knotty, was a bit panicked though for a minute!

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Oct-12 23:12:30

All hail the wiggle! grin

SoupDragon Sat 06-Oct-12 07:35:34

Somersaults, do as many squares as you feel able to smile

IIRC we were going to get more than enough for one blanket but not enough for 2. I was planning to bulk them out with a number of plain squares.

I spent yesterday buying and stripping an oak cupboard FFS hmm I need to focus and not get distracted!

KnottyLocks Sat 06-Oct-12 07:53:37

Soupy, can I help to Distract you by letting you paint my bathroom? [selfless]

SoupDragon Sat 06-Oct-12 08:17:16

Well, I'm in the middle of painting my hall/stairs/landing but I'm sure I can fit you in grin

KnottyLocks Sat 06-Oct-12 08:24:35

Result! grin

Marking my place. Would like to help with this or the Little Hugs one but haven't had a chance to read the mammoth threads yet so don't want to wade in with offers that are irrelevant nor offer more than I can deliver!

Can't think how I missed them before confused

OTOH I have been avoiding arts and crafts after being recognised in RL shock

Somersaults Sat 06-Oct-12 11:30:05

Well I've done one each of three different colour ways so I'll do a second of each and then send all six. Then I'll get back to my little hug. Then once that's done DD might finally get a new cardigan! Poor child is wearing cardis that look like they should be boleros with 3/4 length sleeves because she's grown so much in the last month or so not to mention most of them are 3-6month size and she's almost a year old now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 06-Oct-12 11:36:30

BBB - No offers are ever irrelevant smile and thank you so much.

We would love help with either, so really it's which you feel you have time for. Making things for the craft stall for Yorkhill is a short term project posting by Nov 17th, and the Little Hug project is ongoing, so if you made one in four months time that would be equally as lovely as if you made one now. I don't know if that helps you at all!

rubycon Sat 06-Oct-12 11:50:46

have you received my parcel yet? Only asking as RM seem to have lost 1m of flue pipe I sent back to the suppliers over a week ago - seems that was £15.80 wasted on postage, not to mention the extortionate cost of the pipe - into battle with that one angry

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 06-Oct-12 12:16:08

Just come my lovely - huge thanks! We never get the post here until the afternoon, and actually it was earlier than normal today! Gorgeous things, thank you Ruby, am just about to take some photos X


and arse about your flue pipe sad

I haven't read the thread yet so hopefully not arepeat but these little snowmen are easy as pie and quick for beginners to knock up!


And Christmas Lights:

I haven't had a chance to make them yet but they look pretty simple and quick!

fledtoscotland Sat 06-Oct-12 15:21:52

I'd love to learn to knit too. Maybe someone in the Glasgow area could teach both Expat and myself

Fled we are planning another Glasgow meet up at the end of October this is the thread for the last one but there will be a new thread. Keep an eye out. I'm still learning but there are others ther who would turn you into a knitter in no time! And there's cake!!

fledtoscotland Sat 06-Oct-12 16:05:05

Glaikit (love the name btw) sound great. End of October fairly hectic as off to New York without DH and boys and with best mate for a whole week on the 1st November. I so want to knit. Have donated wool via pistey so maybe it's my time to start to make the squares confused

I think we are going to try to have one every month so if you can't manage October, I'm sure there will be another one.

Mirage Sat 06-Oct-12 20:45:40

There are a couple of pics on my profile now.I can send them with the baubles in a big box,but a selling point is that they can be slipped off for easy [and cheap] postage,and sent on their own.If they are ok,let me know how many you'd like-I can knock them out at a great rate of knots.smile

KnottyLocks Sun 07-Oct-12 20:39:40

Hello, Mirage smile

They are very pretty, so yes please grin Thank you!

No idea about number. I think maybe if you sent some with baubles then people will know what they are for IYSWIM. Maybe some loose ones with them?
My only concern is that the baubles would need to be robust so they don't break in transit.

Mirage Sun 07-Oct-12 21:30:13

Thank you.The baubles are all plastic and very tough,so should be ok if I use a sturdy box.Where do I send them too?

KnottyLocks Sun 07-Oct-12 22:10:13

We'll PM you the details. Many thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 08-Oct-12 08:15:14

Oooooo Pretty things!! smile

Morning brew

Have PMd you Mirage, thank you so much thanks

PurplePidjin Mon 08-Oct-12 09:17:10


Im thinking of making these, what do you ladies think? Would they be ok for the stall? Recycled plastic bag crocheted coasters

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 08-Oct-12 09:34:33

Those are lovely fan! Yes, definitely go for it, thank you. What a fab way to recycle, really clever idea, love them. thanks

good I will get out the plastic bags, (maybe not the sainsburys orange ones? hmm ) asda and morrisons it is!

PurpleFrog Mon 08-Oct-12 10:12:13

fanjodisfunction - just make sure you don't use any of the Tesco, or any other brand of, biodegradable ones as they disintegrate after a couple of years. (Speaking from bitter experience... I now have a loft full of confetti!)

oh thanks purplefrog

Mirage Mon 08-Oct-12 19:38:17

Thanks for the address,I've half filled a box already and found some felt jewellery I made too.smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 08-Oct-12 22:45:24

Lovely, thank you so much Mirage, you are fabulous thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Oct-12 19:13:04

OOOoo - lovely felt heart key rings arrived today, many thanks to Woolfey, am just about to pop a pic on Twitter and Facebook. Just gorgeous!

thanks Woolfey

I have just posted a pic of what my mum has made for the fair, I hope you like them, they are the first pic in my profile.

KnottyLocks Tue 09-Oct-12 19:46:40

Once I've wrestled my laptop back from DS , I 'll be having nose at these lovely things smile

woolfey those heart keyrings are gorgeous, I want one!

KnottyLocks Tue 09-Oct-12 20:18:10

Fan, please give your mum a big [star] from us. They are lovely smile

At this point in time, I'll be needing to wrestle all these goodies off Piste to make sure they do actually get to Yorkhill grin

KnottyLocks Tue 09-Oct-12 20:19:32

I'll make sure she's in gin first being as she is considerably fitter than me.

PurplePidjin Tue 09-Oct-12 21:46:00

<limbers up>

<cracks knuckles>

<eyes up bump>

<retires to sofa with cake>

I might have missed this somewhere up there ^ but do we know when the craft stall will be open at Yorkhill?

I might just have to pop along and spend DSs inheritance support the cause!

KnottyLocks Tue 09-Oct-12 22:40:58

We'll check for you, Fizzy smile

Thank you! I've done some knitted stockings, but i then had the brilliant idea to make DS a knitted stocking advent calendar. So I'll keep them and post nearer the deadline. Although I'm confident ill knit enough for the calendar, I wouldn't want to ds to get to 22nd December and run out of stockings!!

Almost finished 2nd little hug! Will get them in the post at the weekend!

Woolfey Wed 10-Oct-12 06:16:56

Fan - thanks blush love your Mum's hairbands too x

Woolfey Wed 10-Oct-12 06:19:03

Sadly too far away from Scotland to get to the stall. Just as well really as I suspect I would spend rather a lot grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 07:07:32

Morning all brew

I'll call our friends at Yorkhill this morning and find out FizzzyOne smile brew <slurp>

Sigh...and shelves plans to keep all the crafty treasure for herself

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 11-Oct-12 15:55:08

And I have spoken to them and they are sooooo lovely smile

Tickets for Yorkhill's Christmas Concert are available through the link here if you are interested, it is on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm in the City Chambers at George Square.

The lovely goodies that we are making are being sold on a craft stall in the Christmas market which runs on the upper floor of the City Chambers from 6pm that night. You do not need a ticket to go to this. So if you are local, why not pop along?!

<looks at easyjet flights wistfully>

<< readies room for Pistey >>

KnottyLocks Thu 11-Oct-12 18:05:10

<packs tartan pjs>

GlaikitFizZombie Thu 11-Oct-12 19:07:19

Make sure they are thermal! Tis brass monkeys out there!

KnottyLocks Thu 11-Oct-12 19:50:29

<packs vests>

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 11-Oct-12 21:42:59

Awwww... the tartan jams smile

prettybird Thu 11-Oct-12 23:04:48

You're welcome to stay Pistey (and Knotty et al not all at once ) if you want to come up with your tartan jammies of course smilesmile

Plus of course lots of winewine grin

I'm sure we could accommodate Knotty and Pistey between us, prettybird - and maybe we could have a special meet up of the Glasgow woolly huggers

GlaikitFizZombie Fri 12-Oct-12 11:59:06

I have room for a wee one or two!!

KnottyLocks Fri 12-Oct-12 15:44:27

Awww, thank you smile

Better start saving for the flights then grin


<< starts knitting bunting >>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 12-Oct-12 19:55:55

Awww... <rattles piggy bank>

KnottyLocks Mon 15-Oct-12 20:36:45


How's everyone getting on then? smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 15-Oct-12 20:51:26

I want to make something else. No idea what though wine

KnottyLocks Mon 15-Oct-12 21:06:24

A sewing thing or a woolly thing?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 15-Oct-12 21:18:32

A simple thing.

wine smile

KnottyLocks Mon 15-Oct-12 21:24:34

For a simple soul wine

On the case!

KnottyLocks Mon 15-Oct-12 21:39:22

these little felt birdies are cute Maybe a simplified version?

If you page down on that site, there's a link to stockings. Instead of the fancy sewn top, you could use gingham ribbon with a little ribbon loop. May little ones for the tree.

I'll be back....

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Oct-12 06:36:37

Loving the birdies and the stockings! - I could do that!
I've seen cute ribbon in John Lewis. Wonder if they do felt too, never actually looked before.

Thanks Knots. I shall give both a go. Not promising anything to Yorkhill but will certainly give it a go brew

Woolfey Tue 16-Oct-12 06:47:52

Oh I love the birdies too!... and am thinking they would make lovely keyrings smile Must NOT take on another project though. Really MUST do some housework!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Oct-12 06:59:01

Yes they would Woolfey. Just sayin.......

KnottyLocks Tue 16-Oct-12 07:27:09


Very nice key rings grin

The metal hanger is easily replaced by ribbon.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Oct-12 07:57:39

Pinking shears! That's what they're called. Have been trying to remember and it has just come to me grin

I am buying me some today, and felt and ribbon, and firing up the sewing machine wine

KnottyLocks Tue 16-Oct-12 08:53:17

I feel a risk assessment may be in order.

Woolfey Tue 16-Oct-12 08:58:08

hmmm... might have to try just one...just so I know how to do it grin
Not promising but if I get carried away with myself (and my 2 DD's get a bit better from their flu sad and I get My5's squares finished) I might send a couple for the fundraiser.

KnottyLocks Tue 16-Oct-12 23:16:44

Oh, hope the DDs feel
Much better soon . Flu snasty.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Oct-12 23:29:39

I got my pinking shears <beams>

Feels like a long time ago now, but I have red felt and ribbon too wine

Woolfey - hope your DDs are feeling better soon X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 17-Oct-12 19:32:27

Just posted some photos of Christmas loveliness on Facebook. From Mirage, a very big thank you to her thanks

KnottyLocks Wed 17-Oct-12 21:08:35

Got that festive feeling rumbling smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 18-Oct-12 17:53:53

That will be the sprouts

KnottyLocks Thu 18-Oct-12 18:38:31

Which reminds me, it's about time the went on.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Oct-12 09:12:13

<feeling grateful at the prospect of being outta the country>

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Oct-12 12:22:42

The most adorable little baby cardigan has arrived safely this morning, huge thanks to FiveFlowers it is perfect for the Yorkhill Christmas fundraiser. Thank you so much thanksthanksthanks

Just about to upload a pic to our Facebook. Heartfelt thanks to you, and I will give the chocolate to Knotty I promise smile thanks

KnottyLocks Sun 21-Oct-12 15:43:25

Woohoo, chocolate grin

Thank you! thanks

Woolfey Sun 21-Oct-12 19:21:25

Knotty&Pistey - Tried the advent little birds as keyrings but just didn't turn out right for some reason so will call it a day and leave my contribution to the Christmas fair as what I've already sent so far.

FiveFlowers - love the little cardy, is v.cute smile

KnottyLocks Sun 21-Oct-12 21:35:01

Aww, Woolfey, thanks for giving it a go, bless you smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 21-Oct-12 21:38:35
KnottyLocks Mon 22-Oct-12 07:02:41

Norma, top spamming smile

Bless you x

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Oct-12 08:31:38

Woolfey what Knots said, thank you so much for trying. thanks

I am making felt stockings, my prototype was so dull I had to re think!

Woolfey Mon 22-Oct-12 11:06:47

I'm not too pleased with anything crafty I'm doing at the moment. Don't understand it as it all looks wonderful in my head wink
Couple of early nights and a few wine's and hopefully I'll be back to normal smile

GreySquirrel Mon 22-Oct-12 11:41:52

I have done a couple of things for the fair not sure if they are ok - but where do I send?

PurpleFrog Mon 22-Oct-12 12:23:21

I was also wondering if the address is the same as the one for the Little Hugs? If so, I could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak! [Mean Scot emoticon]

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Oct-12 12:59:09

Hello there brew would like a biscuit but low carbing.....

They are all coming to me, so yes, two birds one stone smile

Grey I am sure they will be lovely, that is very kind of you thanks

I shall message you both right now smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Oct-12 16:23:45

Afternoon [kit kat]

If only smile

Gorgeous knitted items from the lovely Rubycon have arrived - including the sweetest knitted bells. Am tempted to keep everything for myself you know....

Facebook is playing right silly buggers and I have tried a few times to upload pics and it won't play nicely, so I shall try again later, but thank you again Ruby Xx

FiveFlowers Mon 22-Oct-12 22:11:03

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the little cardigan. I really enjoyed making it but don't know any tiny babies (and didn't think they wear handknits nowadays). I thought I'd be a bit rusty not having made anything for years, but it must be like riding a bike smile

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Oct-12 13:33:11

FiveFlowers, it really is very lovely smile

I've just spotted Rubycon's little hat decs on Facebook.... Awwwwww smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Oct-12 17:23:36

What is the best stuff for stuffing? I'm not talking turkey here smile

Am contemplating these, or sommat like them £10 though shock that seems an awful lotta money doesn't it? And I'm a Londoner smile

CrochetTigerKnittedDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 10:28:25
RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 26-Oct-12 20:12:33

I have a whole box of glorious hair scrunchy ties from the lovely fan well actually her mum, and also some lovely hand warmers, which are gorgeous, but am struggling to upload photos to the Facebook page. I shall keep trying though smile because you need to see them!

Thank you fan thanks and fan's mum thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 26-Oct-12 20:50:55

Smashing. Can't wait to see them smile

KnottyLocks Fri 26-Oct-12 20:51:14

But looks like I'll have to grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 26-Oct-12 21:06:05

Stand by because I am going to try again wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 31-Oct-12 08:39:21

Morning wine

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Oct-12 09:07:23

Morning wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 03-Nov-12 07:35:40

Morning wine

The cutest little yellow bird, hat and hand warmers came for Yorkhill. Thank you to the lovely GreySquirrel pictures are on Facebook. Lovely Grey - you have mail, we have had requests for a link to a pattern for the birdie


KnottyLocks Sat 03-Nov-12 07:48:35

Oh the birdie is gorgeous. We may need to wrestle it off Pistey to get it to Yorkhill though!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 04-Nov-12 17:00:43

What birdie?

KnottyLocks Sun 04-Nov-12 17:09:01


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 07-Nov-12 15:47:30


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 07-Nov-12 15:49:36

I'm going to test something out!

Gorgeous knits from ticklemyboobsofsteel have arrived safely today, just adorable.Thank you so much to her thanks thanks thanks

Pics are on Facebook, I am going to try and put one here too. Two ticks......

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 07-Nov-12 15:50:30

Good Lord it worked


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 07-Nov-12 15:51:44


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 07-Nov-12 15:53:26

There will be no stopping me now wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 07:05:26

Morning all wine smile

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 07:33:01

Morning smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 12:51:54

Afternoon wine

<big happy sigh>

The most exquisite woolly decorations and bunting have just arrived from the lovely YouCanRingMyBell You have to see them! Gorgeous, and a huge thank you to her thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 12:52:29

<happy sigh>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 12:54:23



My claim to FAME!!!!
Thank you Pistey for all your hard work thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 13:10:47

I have seen them! Just fabulous smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 13:26:11

Just finished uploading all of the pics. Truly YouCanRingMyBell, it is all fabulous, I honestly gasped when I unwrapped them. Just gorgeous, you are so clever!

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 13:51:10

The next issue will be getting Pistey to part with them.

Oh i can make a few more......

I just saw them all on facebook...Honestly I have been havng a rough day and having someone appreciate me has brought tears to my eyes. [Thanks]
Thank you Piste and everyone that has put lovely comments xxx

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 15:44:09

Have a huge hug too smile

Knotty - thank you very much appreciated thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 09-Nov-12 18:22:27

Oh bless you, there is a hug from me too X And let's have wine I think it is time? smile

I have a bottle in the fridge for Monday after weigh in - I will dream of it in all it's beauty tonight grin

KnottyLocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:50:10

I'll have wine for you smile


Thanks knotty - phew - you really saved the day grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Nov-12 06:47:35

Morning all smile brew

Morning! I've let this thread slip off my I'm on! Oops!

scottish blanketeers is anyone thinking of going to the Christmas concert on 30th November detail here

It could be a meeting without the knitting but spending money on crafting loveliness

goygoy Wed 14-Nov-12 11:03:08

Morning Pistey and Knotty - I've made a few little things which I need to get in the post, will PM you for the address smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 14-Nov-12 15:23:53

and you have mail my lovely thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

KnottyLocks Wed 14-Nov-12 20:14:42

Many thanks Goygoy smile thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 15-Nov-12 17:08:42

Evening wine

The most adorable little knitted hooded cardigan has arrived for Yorkhill, from the lovely FiveFlowers (thank you for the choc X)

Thank you SO much

KnottyLocks Thu 15-Nov-12 20:27:57

Fiveflowers, it is beautiful smile Many thanks thanks

expatinscotland Thu 15-Nov-12 20:31:28

Wish I had the strength to actually go into Yorkhill and see everyone's brilliant work sad. Thanks, all! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 15-Nov-12 21:37:33

Hug for you lovely expat. We are having the most amazing response both for this Christmas project but also the ongoing Little Hugs, so heartwarming and touching, really. Folk are being amazing. We are all keeping Aillidh close in our hearts and thoughts. Much love to you Xx

PurpleFrog Fri 16-Nov-12 16:11:44

My bumper bundle of all things woolly is in the post at last! (I wasn't sure which woolly thread to post it on but this one has the closest deadline! grin)

KnottyLocks Fri 16-Nov-12 16:47:24

Thank you, Froggy, my lovely. Here is as good as any smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:39:05

Thanks purple - am looking forward to receiving it smile thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:40:31

Thank you today to mejon for two cute as can be pairs of bootees, just adorable, this is one of the pairs. How lovely?

thanks thanksthanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:42:56

And a big thank you also to Goygoy for some adorable Christmas tree decorations, this is just one of her collection and some stunning brooches (they are so me and I need them in my life)

thanksthanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:44:29

Brooches above, in case anyone is going to Yorkhill......


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:47:23

.....and we wrote to Claire just to confirm when all our goodies were arriving and she said....

I am really looking forward to receiving the goods for the Christmas Concert stall. I will let you know when I have received these. Thank you once again for all the amazing work that the Mumnetters have put into this. We really appreciate the support!


Yay! I haven't sent anything for the stall, but I am going to the concert so I'll probably buy it all!! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 16:08:46

You may have folk placing orders Fizzy grin

Please can you take some photos for us and email them to admin @woollyhugs.com? I know everyone would love to see.

I will! Just call me David Bellamy Bailey!

KnottyLocks Sat 17-Nov-12 17:19:58


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 17:47:53

grin wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 19-Nov-12 10:58:39

Morning all brew smile

Just a reminder for those hand delivering Christmas crafts to Yorkhill, they should go this week please. Our contact is Claire Hughes, she knows some lovelies will be popping in with goodies smile

Yorkhill Children's Foundation office is located on the first floor of the Queen Mother Tower block, this is located behind the hospital. They advise if anyone is unsure to go to the main hospital reception for directions.

A reminder of the details for the Christmas Concert are below, but remember you don't need to go to the concert to go to the Christmas craft stalls. It all takes place on Friday 30th November.

Yorkhill's Christmas Fundraiser linky


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 19-Nov-12 13:04:50

A beautiful flurry of snowflakes has just hit SW London smile

Utterly gorgeous!!

Thank you to the lovely MNP thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 19-Nov-12 13:09:28

And a pack of woolly treasure too from the lovely Purplefrog - see the Christmas Craft album of the Woolly Hugs Facebook page, this is just a taster, we had teeny knitted Christmas tree decorations, a crocheted bag and these comforter dolls knitted in cotton so the most gorgeously snuggly and beautifully weighted dolls. All just lovely!

Thank you thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 20-Nov-12 17:49:42

<happy sigh>

Thank you to the lovely Soupy today smile

We have a whole army of SoupyTed brooches and a frog, and two cute as can be hats. Pics on facebook already, just smashing, thank you thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 20-Nov-12 17:50:25

Very cute leeetle bears smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 20-Nov-12 17:51:26

And from the lovely Knotty just gorgeous, fabric gift bags, absolutely beautiful, thank you thanks

<another happy sigh>

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 20-Nov-12 17:52:39

Very cute leeetle bags n'all smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 22-Nov-12 08:53:48

All packed up and ready to go. Just waiting for UPS.

KnottyLocks Thu 22-Nov-12 09:05:11


RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 23-Nov-12 07:01:49

Tis well on the way, last seen departing Tamworth at 1.18am. LOve the fact we can track it, but don't actually know where Tamworth is blush grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 23-Nov-12 07:43:41

7.15. The box arrived in Glasgow. Just to get to Yorkhill now smile

KnottyLocks Fri 23-Nov-12 07:52:33

Nearly there ! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 23-Nov-12 13:57:36

and now there! The box was delivered at 11 am. grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 23-Nov-12 13:57:42


KnottyLocks Fri 23-Nov-12 14:29:32

Hooozah smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 30-Nov-12 07:18:09

Oooooooo this is TODAY!!!

Wish Glasgow was closer grin

KnottyLocks Fri 30-Nov-12 07:21:39

Oooo grin

SoupDragon Fri 30-Nov-12 07:39:35

<<awaits feedback>>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 30-Nov-12 08:03:38

<sits with Soupy>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 30-Nov-12 09:26:59

For any local Blanketeers, this all takes place on the upper floors of the City Chambers at George Square. The Christmas marketplace opens this evening at 6pm.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 30-Nov-12 11:37:49

How lovely - a thank you letter from Yorkhill, bless them

Dear Friends

Thank you so much for thinking of the work of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation by donating lovely Woolly Hugs and gorgeous Christmas decorations. The time and effort that you all have put into making these gifts is absolutely incredible and is truly a lovely gesture. We greatly appreciate your support and the Woolly Hugs with give much needed comfort to our families spending this Christmas period in Yorkhill Hospital. We would also like to thank you for donating lovely gifts to sell at our Christmas Concert. It will help us raise vital funds for sick babies and children treated at Yorkhill Hospital.

With the money you raise and the support you have given, we will be able to continue providing all the ‘extra’ services and medical equipment for Yorkhill Hospital, which would otherwise not be available. Your help will make a real difference to the children from all over Scotland who come here for treatment, and will help make their stay in hospital that little bit easier.

We are extremely grateful to you for helping us in this way and your support is greatly appreciated.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Best Wishes

Claire Hughes
Fundraising Assistant
Yorkhill Children's Foundation


SoupDragon Fri 30-Nov-12 12:09:20

[happy sigh]

KnottyLocks Fri 30-Nov-12 12:55:17



Concert is sold out but I'm meeting hairypotter to have a gander at the stalls! Let me know if you want me to pick up anything for you! I have charged my phone so I'll take loads of pics!

smile wine

I'm on the train on my way to Glasgow! I have my pennies to spend! grin

KnottyLocks Fri 30-Nov-12 18:01:31

Go, Fizzy, Go! grin


happy with his new owner smile

SoupDragon Fri 30-Nov-12 21:04:36


Now I'm home I'll try uploading again!

And birdie with his new owner, a Yorkhill volunteer

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Dec-12 11:28:16

You see, I did send it!

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Dec-12 11:30:11

Thanks Fizzy smile

You have cleared the slur on Pistey's character for today

SoupDragon Sat 01-Dec-12 11:32:21

How do we know that is not a photoshopped mock up and that Fizzy isn't in on it?

SoupDragon Sat 01-Dec-12 11:32:55

I know for a fact she hung onto one of the Pombears that were in my parcel wink

Oh they are all bapit!
Try again

Hairypotter was there too! She'll vouch for my good character!

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