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.


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 11:56:44

Much love to Trinity and her girls, thinking of them here and sending much love X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 11:57:49

Please do PM, I am ready to help in any way I can thanks

Happy to help any way I can.

So sorry for your loss Trinity and girls x

HairyPotter Tue 14-May-13 12:06:53

I'm here, such dreadful news. Love to Trinity and her gorgeous girls xx

Pm'd you, pistey. That is for any of the active blankets flowers

Jules146 Tue 14-May-13 12:07:15

Happy to help will PM Pistey. So sad another blanket is needed in such short time sad thinking of Trinity and family xx

MOSagain Tue 14-May-13 12:10:54

bloody hell, how awful, I remember when her DH died, life is so bloody unfair sad Of course will do a square, won't be able to get it posted for a few weeks though, hope thats ok?

Gauchita Tue 14-May-13 12:11:13

I don't knit but would happily donate. I'm PMing Pistey now. My heart goes out to Trinity, so sorry for her loss sad

I'm in, PM on its way to you pistey.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 12:12:57

MOS, that will be fine. Thanks thanks

GetOnYourDancingShoes Tue 14-May-13 12:15:57

Pm'd Pistey to sign up.

Will knit for donors, if required.

So, so sad that this blanket is needed... have lit a candle for Trinity and her girlies.

Count me in - I will see if I have yarn in the right colours.

rubycon Tue 14-May-13 12:19:44

I'm in, but so very sorry that another blanket is needed.

TacticalWheelbarrow Tue 14-May-13 12:22:37

I am a very novice knitter but would like to give this a go. When does I have to finish the squares by?

Oh poor Trinity, not again... I can't contribute as I have a big project on the go atm but my thoughts are with her and the children.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 14-May-13 12:29:38

OMG shocksad

I'm in, but wish it wasn't needed sad

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 12:31:15

Tactical, we normally set a last posting date for 3-4 weeks from now. We'll set the actual date once we know that the majority of crafters have their wool.

What tragic news sending my thoughts to her and her family.

pistey I shall pm you now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 12:32:10

Such a heartwarming response already, huge thanks to everyone thanks

WhoremoaneeGrainger Tue 14-May-13 12:32:18

Pistes, I'd love to help, but can I ask for a donor please?

TacticalWheelbarrow Tue 14-May-13 12:34:10

knotty thank you for the info, I will PM.

Add me to the list. I will PM Pistey now.

Love to Trinity and her loved ones. So sad.

Tweetinat Tue 14-May-13 12:43:44

So so very sad that this is the third blanket needed this month sad I will gladly make some squares - will PM Pistey for a donor.

BIWI Tue 14-May-13 12:45:40

This is so sad sad

Love to Trinity and her lovely girls


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.


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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

count me in. sad

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 14-May-13 16:50:41

This is so shockingly sad.
I said recently that I couldn't help with blankets for a while, but i am interrupting my project to do this now sad

Have pm'd Pistey

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 14-May-13 16:57:09

I've just pmed Pistey. So sad to be signing up for another blanket, huge hugs to trinity x

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 17:27:11

If for any reason you can't PM us, we can be messaged on Facebook at MNWoollyHugs or you can email us at admin@woollyhugs.com.

I'm a novice knitter and would love to knit a square or two for Trinity. Will PM Pistey.

PMing now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 17:55:08

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

thanks HUGE thanks to everyone, the response is amazing, it really is. Wool is already on the way to crafters and may arrive as early as tomorrow, and we have several lovely donors to thank already. thanks

We truly [heart] the donors, they make the difference to our projects generously enabling all those who wish to take part to do so, they are proper Blanketeers with hearts of gold.
Thank you so much X thanks

thanks LizaRose

thanks PoppyWearer

thanks KansasCityOctopus

thanks NoSquirrels

thanks TWinklyLittleStar

thanks There are also three more lovelies, but we only have their real names, so won't out them here, but you know who you are Xx

Back off to PMs thanks thanks thanks thanks

phantomnamechanger Tue 14-May-13 17:57:53

Bloody hell, poor woman.
I opened this expecting it was an ancient thread someone had bumped in error. sad

Sending lots of love to Trin and the girls. we are all here for you any time of day or night. wishing you strength x

ImpatientOne Tue 14-May-13 18:04:45

I've made a donation through PayPal thanks

Thanks to all the crafters and organisers, you are amazing - I wish I Could give more than just cash but right now it's not possible thanks

Sending love to Trin and her family xxxx

Mouseface Tue 14-May-13 18:25:34

Pistey - 'cheque' your post over the next few days xx

Sending love and huge Huggles to Trinity and her gorgeous girls xxxx

I have blue and cream donated wool via Pistey for Teamsurvival. (Which I haven't started yet.) Shall I do 2 squares for teamsurvival and 2 for TrinityRhino? Would that be OK?

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 19:06:31

That would be perfect, Ellen. thanks

Wolfcub Tue 14-May-13 19:13:59

quick question.

If we're no greens is a dark teal (db cashmerino) in or out? I think it's blue and so does dh but some might define it as green

GoldenGreen Tue 14-May-13 20:17:22

Have donated through the website x

Jacksmania Tue 14-May-13 20:46:38

I'm about to order more wool through Deramores (who ship fantastically fast), but shipping to Canada is quite pricey so I'd like to order more than just one or two balls of yarn, to make it worth it. I was going to order the Artesano purple (looks gorgeous), but could you recommend some other colours I should get, that are popular for blankets? For example, I read where you said that if choosing cream, to please get Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 - so that seems to be a colour we're using consistently, but I can't find it anywhere anymore sad

Is there another colour that would pretty much work in most blankets, so I could stock up a little and not pay oodles for shipping two balls of yarn each time?

Jacksmania Tue 14-May-13 20:47:23


Cripes, I just read what I wrote there and I sound like the worst cheapskate blush - sorry blush

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 20:54:50

Jacks, our basic palette usually has blues. Purple and green generally appear too.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 20:55:33

Not a cheapskate, you're being practical. smile Postage is horrendous.

Alambil Tue 14-May-13 20:58:18

where can we get these new wools from?

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 21:00:51

Yarn Box have been in touch.

They are offering a discount to Mumsnet Woolly Hugs crafters.

Artesano Superwash DK(one of our suggested blanket wools) is available in all colours on their website for £4.25 a ball.

Discount code MNWH will give our knitters or donors another 10% off until the end of July.

Thank you, Yarn Box!

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 21:01:46

Sublime at Deramores

Alambil Tue 14-May-13 21:02:35

oh fabulous Yarn Box

JammyDodger1 Tue 14-May-13 21:03:15

So really sad, have donated through paypal, and my thoughts are with Trinity

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 21:03:33

Sublime at Black Sheep Cheaper!

Jacksmania Tue 14-May-13 21:03:45

Hm, I wonder how much their shipping is, maybe I'll order from them. Ok, purple, greens and blues it is smile

Do you have any thoughts on which brand of yarn/shade of beige you're going to start using when Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 isn't available anymore?

Pancakeflipper Tue 14-May-13 21:04:39

Got my needles at the ready... for some slow knitting. PM'ing you Pistey.

Loads of love Trinty and your gang xxxx

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 21:07:49

Jacks, we're trying out a few creams. Just waiting for the delivery.

I'm in, of course. Have own wool.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 21:10:47

Hopefully there will be a new cream for us to look at tomorrow, it has been sent.

Evening all wine I'm off to my very full PM box, huge thanks to everyone, such an awesome response.

Thinking of Trinity and her girls tonight X

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 21:13:04

Debbie Bliss Rialto Dk £4.39 at Wise Badger

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 21:16:10

That is really good value! Tis £5.50 I think in Deramores shock

roguepixie Tue 14-May-13 21:17:24

I'm in for knitting squares. I will supply my own wool. Will PM you. Suc devastating news. My thoughts and prayers are with Trinity and her family.

BIWI Tue 14-May-13 21:20:53

I'm in. Have ordered some woolly wool ...

TheRealMBJ Tue 14-May-13 21:25:01

I'm in. Will PM Pisty forthwith

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 21:41:34

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

More lovely, lovely donors to thank tonight, your funds have arrived safely, and we are so truly grateful to you for your generosity and kindness. Thank you so much X

thanks BIWI

thanks sleepyhead

thanks AllMuddledUp

thanks ImpatientOne

You are all stars X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Alambil Tue 14-May-13 21:47:14

just ordered wool sad

tigerlilygrr Tue 14-May-13 21:50:17

Pistey I cannot knit but would love to donate. My dp passed in similar circumstances. Trinity my heart goes out to you and your family x

PiggyPlumPie Tue 14-May-13 21:54:04

Am away to Pm Pistey and signing in sadly yet again. sad

A tragic story and so sad that we need another blanket so soon.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 21:55:48

Oh, so very sorry, big hugs tigerlily X

Thank you everyone thanks

cq Tue 14-May-13 22:04:42

Words are inadequate, deeds make us feel we are doing something useful. Cannot knit but can enable others to on my behalf. Donated via website.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 22:08:05

We have more truly fabulous donors to thank tonight, your funds have arrived safely, what stars you are, your generosity and thoughtfulness is amazing, bless you X thanks

thanks To the five more donors who have sent money via Paypal, but not left a MN name so we can't thank them in person. But you know who you are thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

thanks tigerlilygrr

There is much starry starriness tonight. Heartfelt thanks to all thanks

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Tue 14-May-13 22:13:15

I am so sorry sad

Beehatch Tue 14-May-13 22:14:02

Happy to contribute, still have some blue Debbie Bliss left.

Can anyone remind me how many to cast on for a 6inch square?

I can crochet again for this, was so shocked to see this sad, sad news.

I am just finishing a square for Survival's blanket, when I've finished I will see if I've enough wool left for this blanket and PM you Pistey.

sleepyhead Tue 14-May-13 22:18:35

Just want to say that the flowers flowers flowers should really be for the fabulous TheCunnyFunt who is sending me a baby waterproof all-in-one that her ds has grown out of.

She refused to accept any money for it but suggested I might consider donating to Woolly Hugs instead smile.

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 22:29:24

Beehatch, most cast on between 33 and 36 stitches for a 6" square.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-May-13 22:31:07

Thanks everyone thanks

Bee it is about 33, thank you for joining with us again thanks and WhoKnows thanks

thanks TheCunnyFunt smile For thinking of us

....and another lovely donor to thank, your donation has arrived safely and we are very grateful, that really is a generous thing you have done, bless you X thanks

thanks cq

KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 22:42:07

Thanks, lovelies. thanks

The response has been amazing.

You are all complete [stars]


Skoggy Tue 14-May-13 22:59:00

So sad to hear that another woolly hug is needed. My thoughts are with Trinity and her daughters.
I'm in, as ever.

crazynanna Tue 14-May-13 23:08:06


'Tis I Knotty and Pistey.

I wish to get involved again, and will donate a few bob.

But as you know from before, I was born in the long,hot sexfest summer that was 1876, and I don't do the paypal thingy, and still use registered post. So please send me that address again (by PM) so I can pop to the Post office.

Thankyou smile

Wolfcub Wed 15-May-13 06:43:32

debbie bliss cashmerino dk is a bargain 3.50 at cafe knit

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 07:34:21

Morning all brew

Crazynanna - I'm coming to you now smile thanks

Thanks Skoggy X

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 07:40:52

Morning brew

Morning fellow blanketeers spent my evening searching for crocodile patterns, I will link on here later.

My thoughts are still with you trin.

Morning all brew

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 08:00:55

fan You will get wool today, via me from a lovely donor of funds, but if there are bits of colours you need, do shout, as I have lots of colours here. X

tribpot Wed 15-May-13 08:01:21

I've asked for our current support thread to be renamed again as we are now blanketeering for Trinity as well.

Thanks pistey I will do, I'm posting something for you today as well.

Ravelry thread ready and waiting

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 09:49:29

Thanks Droitwich, have just linked to it from the FB page, will now do the same for our Twitter folk. thanks

NC78 Wed 15-May-13 10:14:13

So sorry to hear this xxx

LandofOoo Wed 15-May-13 10:24:55

So sad that another woolly hug is needed, I can crochet some more squares, will pm now.

Thumbwitch Wed 15-May-13 10:53:16

Bit slow here - but glad I've found this. Definitely count me in - will pm now as well.

I just can't believe it's happened to Trin again, how awful for her and her poor DDs. sad

JaxTellerIsAllMine Wed 15-May-13 11:00:31

oh! That is horrific. I am shocked to read this. Im in. Is it the usual wool and size/colours?

Thinking of Trinity and the kiddies. flowers

Just let me know what/when/how

JulesJules Wed 15-May-13 11:01:53

Count me in.

Much love to Trinity and her family, I couldn't believe it when I saw her thread.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 11:07:10

Huge thanks everyone thanks

Just in PMs now X

BornToFolk Wed 15-May-13 11:09:01

I'm in too. Such shocking and horrible news.

Much love to Trinity and her family.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 11:11:10

Really is sad

Thank you X

Wool is here pistey lovely colours!

TheThickPlottens Wed 15-May-13 11:40:51

So sad for Trinity and her family.

I'm just after ordering yarn so count me in. Will pm soon.

MNPin2013 Wed 15-May-13 13:30:40

I am in, crochet.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 14:39:11

Thank you thanks

Thumbwitch Wed 15-May-13 15:01:20

I'm sorry, I've gorn and interfered again - I had a thought that maybe a cow would make Trin smile, you remember her thread about her DP and her arguing over whether a dead washed up cow on the beach was finders' keepers and could they eat it? - and I asked her if a cow on the blanket would make her smile and she said yes, it would.

So if anyone can manage a cow... thanks and sorry!

Lets go for it then Thumb!

BIWI Wed 15-May-13 15:18:03

Troublemaker, Thumb! grin

Thumbwitch Wed 15-May-13 15:49:50

grin - I know!
Purple and silver cow, DWM?

Absolutely! How about this one? Made me smile smile

Thumbwitch Wed 15-May-13 15:57:12

Love it! perfect grin

JaxTellerIsAllMine Wed 15-May-13 17:05:59

trin said on another thread that a cow would make her smile! Thumb - you big ole stirrer. grin

I will stick to plain squares. wink

TimeForCake Wed 15-May-13 17:18:42

I have just ordered some yarn woolly wool for my knitter/crocheter so hopefully it will arrive with you soon. smile

streakybacon Wed 15-May-13 17:21:12

Awful news, that poor family sad
Have donated.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 17:59:17

Evening all brew smile

Heartfelt thanks to all, another marvellous response today, thank you X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Lots more wool is on the way, if it comes in a blue plastic bag, it is probably via me from funds from a lovely donor, huge thanks. Please remember if you have any donor wool to let us know it has arrived safely, so we can pass the news on.

thanks thanks thanks We have more lovely donors to thank tonight, more funds have arrived safely. Huge thanks for your generosity and kindness, you are proper Blanketeers with hearts of gold.

thanks lizzylou

thanks fresh

thanks streakybacon

You are all stars thanks

Donors do remember, if you would like us to send on a card to Trinity and her family from you, you have all the info in a PM or email from me. Crafters send cards along with their squares if they wish to.

We are sending cards earlier now, they will go soon after the close of a project, so about three or four weeks from now.

So please think and send if you would like to X

Sincere thanks to all again thanks thanks thanks thanks

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 15-May-13 19:22:33

Thumb I've PM'd you asking if it would be OK to stitch MOO! on one of my squares 'cos I didn't know the story behind the cow thing!

TacticalWheelbarrow Wed 15-May-13 19:29:57

My wool and needles should be arriving tomorrow so I can start smile

I'm really worried mine are going to be crap and I will be blush when looking at everyone else's amazing work!

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 19:31:42

Evening all.
Just catching up.

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 19:33:37

Tactical! Listen good....

'Simple squares are good. Simple squares are essential'

Tis true smile

A square made with love is the most important thing.

TacticalWheelbarrow Wed 15-May-13 19:52:23

knotty you might change your mind when you get my squares through grin

How long do we have until we need to post them?
I can't believe all the hard work you ladies put into this, I was on the wooly hugs website and had a warm fuzzy feeling smile

How many squares do you usually receive out of interest?

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 20:02:59

We haven't set a last posting date but it's generally 3 to 4 weeks after we start the project.

The number of squares varies from project to project. Once the Woolly Hug is made, any additional squares go towards the fundraiser blankets.

TacticalWheelbarrow Wed 15-May-13 20:08:32

Ok thanks for the info, I will start tomorrow smile

So sorry for Trinity and her family.

I'll do a square, but could do with donor wool if possible. I'll pm.

VirginiaPosh Wed 15-May-13 20:37:34

So shocked to hear Trinity's sad news, much love to all the family xx

I can't knit or crochet so I've made a donation via paypal through the

link on the Woolly Hugs website.

I would love to join this project, I cant afford any wool at the moment but if anyone wants to send me some I can make some squares, they will be quite basic as I am just a beginer.

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 20:49:29

Dita, PM Pistey. She'll sort you out. A simple garter stitch square is very snuggly in these wools .

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 20:50:31

Thanks, Virginia thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 20:50:58

Evening brew <-- cafe au lait in case you wonder smile

Just away to my PMs, huge thanks to all thanks

thegreylady Wed 15-May-13 21:11:34

have donated via website

Trumpton Wed 15-May-13 21:24:08

I have ordered a deep purple DB cashmerino. I still have a nork to finish and Daisy and Teamsurvival squares to do.

Currently laid low with bug but will be up to my fighting knitting weight soon and will crack on.

So sad to have three blankets on the go.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 21:29:55

Oh sorry to hear you are poorly Trumpton , hope you are much better very soon X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 21:30:26

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

We have three more lovely donors to thank tonight, your donations have arrived safely, and we are very grateful to you. We will send out wool to a crafter who will make something very special from both of you. thanks

thanks thegreylady

thanks VirginiaPosh

thanks Happiestinwellybobs

You really are stars thanks

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 22:15:44

Thank you, lovely donors thanks

These projects wouldn't happen without you smile

KnottyLocks Wed 15-May-13 22:42:54

<passes hot toddy to Trumton the Bodkin>

TerrysNo2 Wed 15-May-13 23:13:10

I would like to crochet a square but I will need to check my wool supply and see if I have any. Will let you know in next couple of days.

I was really hoping you guys would do one for Trinity so I am pleased to help where I can.

Knotty and Pistey as usual flowers flowers

TheRealMBJ Thu 16-May-13 10:18:29

My donor wool has arrived. thanks to my lovely donor and Pistey for arranging it

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 16-May-13 10:21:40

Morning brew

Good news MBJ, really hoping to hear of lots of woolly arrivals today, thanks to our lovely donors thanks

Thanks Terrys - let us know thanks

Pancakeflipper Thu 16-May-13 11:51:19

Ooh my wool has arrived.

It's gorgeous. Lovely donor thank you. Not knitted in this colour before ( actually I don't know colour it is - I would say grey but that does not do it justice. A very Farrow and Ball colour).

Off to find needles and decide what to do.

PurplePidjin Thu 16-May-13 12:02:17

I have gorgeous woolly wool. Thank you Pistey and donors! thanks

Some lovely blue and silver wool arrived today from Pistey, thanks very much!

HoggyTruffle Thu 16-May-13 15:00:27

I'm a bit late to this but would like to contribute. It's just so sad to see there have been 3 families recently in need of a Woolly Hug. Will PM.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 16-May-13 16:12:14

Good to hear that woolly wool is arriving with crafters, thanks to the donors again.

Hoggy thanks I am just coming to PMs now, thank you.


Gigaflops Thu 16-May-13 16:17:46

Wool has arrived - thank you to the lovely donor, it's a gorgeous purple... I'll get started tonight. Still can't believe we're doing this again... hmm

I have started with the James Brett. Although its not as squishy as the DB cashmerino, I'm not finding it splitty, but I have a habit of snipping the first 6" of a ball off and I noticed that had unraveled a bit. Maybe worth thinking about snipping off the first wee bit, might avoid some of the issues some of you are having.

Jacksmania Thu 16-May-13 17:19:13

Ugh. I'm sorry - I am under so much time pressure the next two weeks, before we're flying to Ontario for a family wedding and to see my parents, that I think I'm only going to get through my other ball of apple green wool. I haven't had much luck finding the required yarns in my local shops, although I imagine if I order online it will get here really quickly --- but it's finding the time to turn it into something useful!!

Knotty and Pistey, if I only manage to send six squares (three pale blue and three apple green), would you be able to use them for all three current blankets? I really want to add something to Trinity's blanket - could you maybe reserve one of my blue squares for hers? Or I have enough pale blue yarn left to do a flower...

Sorry I'm being so feeble, things here are just so darn busy right now sad

Jacks <strokes hair> calm down have a brew I'm sure 6 squares will be plenty.

Can I help you with yarn? I could buy it here and post it (depending on charges) to you. Might work out cheaper and quicker for you, and save you time having to scroll through the Internet to find the right ones.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 16-May-13 17:57:21

Jacks, Jacks, Jacks. smile Please don't fret like this X Send the squares, we will split them so you have something in each of the three.

Not feeble, busy, tis very different!

KnottyLocks Thu 16-May-13 18:39:49

Jacks <stern>

Don't make me come over there. Your squares will be most marvellous and we'll share them over the blankets.

Have pm'd but not sure how successful it was.
Beautiful purple wool arrived today. Thank you to my lovely donor thanks
I shall crack on once the kids are asleep <fingers and toes crossed>

Thinking of Trinity in this awful time sad

gonerogue Thu 16-May-13 18:50:29

I'll make a few squares for Trinity's blanket. PM on it's way to Pistey.

tribpot Thu 16-May-13 19:07:17

Chillax, Jacks. (Rhyme intentional). Six is plenty!

TerrysNo2 Thu 16-May-13 19:32:56

I have lots of wool but no idea what they are, mainly cottons and Stan weight so I don't think I have any of those wools. IIRC I posted back the remnants of my last wool with the last square I did.

I can go to my local wool shop tomorrow but they don't have many wools. If they don't have any can I get some donor wool instead?

TerrysNo2 Thu 16-May-13 19:33:13

Stan = aran!!

schooldidi Thu 16-May-13 19:39:33

Hi, sorry I've missed this thread for the past couple of days, work has been manically busy this week.

Do we have a last posting date for this one yet? I can get some more wool on Saturday.

HairyPotter Thu 16-May-13 20:16:23

Evening Woollies brew

Do we have a new cream yet? I need to order some today or tomorrow and always like a ball or two in my stash.

Hairy, Pistey sent me some James Brett Pure Merino cream. The label is torn, though, so I can't see a colour code. Pistey will know.

KnottyLocks Thu 16-May-13 23:16:32

Hairy, the James Brett cream is in the Op but we've added a new one to the list. Will find the colour code in the morning, if that's ok.
Apologies - been a busy workday here.

Jacksmania Thu 16-May-13 23:22:33

Thanks all - sorry I was in such an arse-freezing panic this morning. I tend to get a bit anxious when I can't super-perform to my own expectations blush which are usually ridiculous.

I will send my six squares (when I get through the green wool) and a flower for Trin's blanket, that's the best I can do right now.

Glaikit - you are a love. I really appreciate the offer and the hair stroking. I'm having one of those days when kindness makes me feel like crying so I must have needed it blush

Will be curious to see what the new cream colour is going to be - I think I'll buy a bunch of that so I always have a "safe" colour in stock.

thanks to all of you.

Jacksmania Thu 16-May-13 23:26:23

Just another quick question - when you pick the new "stock" cream yarn, would you still take squares made from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013?

Because there is a yarn shop in Toronto near where my mum lives that still sells it - but only in packs of 10. It seems a bit pricey CDN $9.79 per ball, which comes to GBP 6.30 - or is that reasonable for this yarn? Again, not trying to be cheap - just wanting to get good value.

Oh yes, the colour code for the James Brett cream is 7. Should have read the OP!

The Deramores price for Drbbie Bliss is £5.50/ball, Jacks.

Offer still stands Jacks! smile

Jacksmania Fri 17-May-13 01:02:29

Oh ok, so that's not that much more. Good to know. Maybe I'll pick up a package of ten while I'm at Mum's - if we're still going to be using it.

Glaikit - hmmm... how much would postage be to either Toronto or Vancouver?

Based on sending 5x50g balls £4.50 or 10 x50g balls £7.20 and considering pistey sent me 2 balls within the uk for £3 shock and I parcel I wanted to sed 150 miles away cost me nearly £6 that's not bad!

Why am I still up????

Jacksmania Fri 17-May-13 02:57:31

I don't know, why? grin

Ok - I would love that - thank you thanksthanksthanks

TheRealMBJ Fri 17-May-13 08:03:51

Just a quick question. Is the DB Rialto Ecru the same shade as the Cashmerino 013?

KnottyLocks Fri 17-May-13 08:15:13

Morning all.

The DB Ecru isn't quite the same - it's creamier , but close enough for us to use, so that's the cream we're adding to the list. Tis Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Ecru 02.

Currently just over £4 a ball at Hejhog and Woolly Badger.

KnottyLocks Fri 17-May-13 08:17:00

That's obv Wise Badger, not Woolly. smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 09:34:46

although a Woolly Badger would be quite cute

Morning! brew [hayfever] <aaaahhhhhccccchhhhhhhhooooooo>

cheesecheeseplease Fri 17-May-13 11:34:14

very late but checking in, will pm pistey as I'm not sure I will make deadline for all 3..
I am so so sorry this is needed trinity and have been thinking of you since I saw your post thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 15:21:16

Thank you thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 15:23:43

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Two wonderful donors to thank today, you really are marvellous and we are very grateful, you are both proper Blanketeers with hearts of gold. We will be able to send wool out to crafters who will make something very special from you both. Thank you X

thanks Mouseface

thanks MrsKwazii

You are both stars X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

BornToFolk Fri 17-May-13 15:28:31

Got my yarn! Thanks so much! Need to work out what to make now...

TerrysNo2 Fri 17-May-13 15:31:41

my local shop is pretty rubbish and as expected it doesn't have any of the wools.

is there any donor wool available?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 15:32:26

There certainly is Terrys, can you PM me your address? I have to go to the post office in a min, so can send today thanks

TerrysNo2 Fri 17-May-13 15:34:22

pistey have pm-ed you

Thumbwitch Fri 17-May-13 16:27:26

Wool ordered and hopefully will be despatched asap. Have also PMd Pistey and my crafter smile thanks

just got in froma long day at work to a rather lovely heather coloured ball of wool, thanks very much to my donor wil get crocheting this weekend. smile thanks

Jacksmania Fri 17-May-13 23:57:25

Is the deadline for Trin's blanket also May 25?

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 18-May-13 00:20:00

No deadline for Trin has been set yet Jacks X

Right, I've finished all my squares and will get to a post office next week. I've got 2 for teamsurvival, 2 for Trinity and some for a little hug, and have completely run out of wool. <satisfied sigh>

Strange profile problem, any new photos are overwriting the old ones, but I've put my 2 for Trinity on.

My donor wool has arrived and it's gorgeous!! thanks x

My wool is here! Colours of the sea :-) Thank you flowers

Tweetinat Sat 18-May-13 17:45:04

Yarn arrived, thank you very much to my donor.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 19-May-13 09:27:48

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Huge thanks everyone, Ellen those are perfect [star]

Two lovely donors to thank, your woolly wool has arrived safely with your crafter, we are all hugely grateful to you for your generosity. Your crafter will make something beautiful from you both thanks

thanks TimeForCake

thanks DoFliesHaveKnees

Much marvellous, you are both stars thanks

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 20-May-13 14:32:42

Afternoon all, am just coming to PMs, huge thanks to all, welcome to those joining us thanks

TheRealMBJ Mon 20-May-13 16:24:59

Squares done and ready to post. Have them in the car but forgot to stop at the PO on my way back from the school run. [[ http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nandeb/squares-for-trinity Here they are]]

TheRealMBJ Mon 20-May-13 16:25:37
HoggyTruffle Mon 20-May-13 21:19:13

I've finished my square and it is in the post. I did try to go for the nature theme but I'm not so sure of the results - one sinister looking dragonfly winging its way to you.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 10:13:18

arf at 'sinister looking dragonfly'

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 10:13:52

Last posting for squares for Trinity to be MONDAY 10th JUNE.

Huge thanks to all thanks

Signing in. Will pm.

KnottyLocks Tue 21-May-13 12:25:19

Hello, lovely Woollies smile

MBJ, gorgeous squares . Many thanks thanks

Looking forward to seeing this dragonfly, Hoggy!

thank you for posting this link on the other thread smile

now I can officially sign in.

Chopchopbusybusy Tue 21-May-13 12:39:34

I will send a PM. I was really sad to read trinity's bad news and I'd like to contribute a few squares.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 14:39:41

Hoggy! Tis here!

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

And it's not at all sinister looking. My DD is here revising and I asked her to describe it and she said it was 'jolly', so there we are smile

Beautiful and jolly woolly treasure arriving safely today, the first squares for Trin, huge thanks to the crafters for all that you do, you really are awesome. thanks

thanks HoggyTruffle One not at all sinister but 'jolly' looking purple dragonfly on pale blue. Tis absolutely lovely! [star]

thanks DameFanny Just beautiful crochet, stunning 3D flower, this is the Catherine Wheel pattern I believe? Just lovely! And a (mitred) corner square. All just perfect [star]

thanks bluesky One navy and two royal blue granny squares, super snuggly and just very lovely [star]

You really are stars X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 15:21:05


And we have a lovely donor to thank, we really are so grateful to you, this really means so much, bless your heart thanks

thanks Weblette

Thank you X


KnottyLocks Tue 21-May-13 15:44:27

Oh woolly treasure arrives smile

Thank you all. thanks

<scatters Gold stars>

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 19:29:16

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

More stars please! We have another lovely donor to thank, sincere thanks for your generosity, you really are a Blanketeer with a heart of gold. We [heart] the donors thanks

thanks notallytuts

You are a star thanks

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 21-May-13 20:38:25

<scatters more stars>


I'd like to thank the lovely doner who's beautiful yarn arrived today. thanks

Well thanks to my peri menopausal insomnia I have finished all my squares without resorting to neglecting my children I have got to sew in all the loose ends but should be posting everything on Friday.

There's a hug for Yorkhill, some Stylecraft squares and a square each for the blankets for Daisy, TeamSurvival and Trinity. I found a cow pattern for Trinity's square and dusted off my knitting needles specially.

I have wool left over so I'll pop that in the parcel too, to go back in the stash.

Will posting on Friday mean I miss the deadline for Yorkhill?

i think Yorkhill's deadline is the same deadline - last posting 25th
i think

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-May-13 16:53:18

Woolly - you are doing just fine, bless you, last posting for Yorkhill is Saturday. They are coming to collect next Wednesday, and I just need to put a label on and pack them up. thanks

TheRealMBJ Wed 22-May-13 17:11:54

I finally remembered to post mine.

Should be with you tomorrow or Friday

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-May-13 20:32:28

Thank you thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-May-13 20:40:29

Evening all wine smile

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure for Trinity arriving safely today, and there is love crafted into every stitch. Huge thanks to the crafters thanks

thanks NeitherShreddedNorSmug Absolutely fabulous, a navy knit with lighthouse design, really lovely [star]

thanks Rubycon Gorgeous knits with buttoned 3D flowers, just smashing [star]

thanks WhereAreMyShoes Beautiful purple crochet with 3D flowers, simply stunning [star]

All so very lovely, heartfelt thanks to all thanks

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

flipflopper Wed 22-May-13 21:07:20

I would like to knit one, am I too late? Only just seen the sad news x

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-May-13 21:23:58

Not too late at all. Glad to have you on board thanks

Hopefully all the info is in Knotty's OP. Do PM if I can help in any way. Thank you.

flipflopper Wed 22-May-13 21:27:28

Do I just buy the wool myself? In any colour?

KnottyLocks Wed 22-May-13 21:44:20

Flipflopper, the colours we are using and types of wool are listed in my OP at the top of this thread. There are also some online suppliers listed who stock the wool.

Feel free to ask more questions if you need to.

flipflopper Wed 22-May-13 22:06:52

Thanks, I can see the list, just got a bit confused with all the choice of brands, colours and shops!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 23-May-13 12:33:35

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely today, tis just gorgeous, huge thanks for all your time, love and care thanks

thanks TheRealMBJ Just beautiful, deeply textured crochet in silver and purply burgundy, and two lovely flower grannies, absolutely lovely [star]

Heartfelt thanks X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

thanks for my new wool so i can do ripply waves smile

TheRealMBJ Thu 23-May-13 13:24:55

Thanks for keying me know it got there

TerrysNo2 Thu 23-May-13 13:59:11

just received my wool last night, will get knitting squares tonight! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 23-May-13 14:39:20

Good news of wool arrivals smile

Have just posted more, so fingers crossed it arrives safely too


TerrysNo2 Thu 23-May-13 20:05:37

anyone know how many crochets it takes to make a 6 inch square? just about to cast on!

Jacksmania Thu 23-May-13 22:09:01

I just posted my squares for Daisy's blanket, and TS's... now eagerly awaiting the woolly treasure the lovely wonderful fabulous Glaikit has posted to me smile smile smile
Am hoping it arrives before next Weds, so I can take it with me, and post it from my mum's in Toronto... 5000 km closer to the UK so should hopefully arrive faster than from here hmm.

KnottyLocks Thu 23-May-13 22:30:14

Terrys, I normally need 25 ch plus the 2 or 3 before the first HTr or Tr.

KnottyLocks Thu 23-May-13 22:31:11

That' s very 25ish btw smile

I've just done a square and made 27 chain to start giving me a foundation row of 25 trebles (3 turning chain and 24 trebles to be completely accurate) smile

TerrysNo2 Thu 23-May-13 22:44:33

I did 21 fdc's to start but it was only 5 inches as it didn't get any bigger after the chain but I just added a DC row both sides at the end, it looks quite good, a knobbly bobbly people crochet square grin

TerrysNo2 Thu 23-May-13 22:44:56

people = purple!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 23-May-13 22:49:56

Oh I'm having terrible interweb ishooes AND dodgy 3G. Things are conspiring against me. <sigh> and <mutter mutter> On the phone and hoping to avoid predictive text clangers.


thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

We have a lovely donor to thank tonight. Your woolly wool has arrived safely with your lovely crafter, who has big plans and will make something very special for Trin from you both. thanks

thanks Thumbwitch

You are a star, bless you X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

First gecko done tonight. Croc tomorrow then off on hols with 2 pins to do my cow square!

All loose ends sewn in. I'm just making up the parcel ready to post tomorrow.

Photos on my profile.

Alambil Fri 24-May-13 00:36:21

Knotty / Pistey - ends in or out?

tyvm smile

Just made the first square... I lost my hook for the last few days <eek!>

KnottyLocks Fri 24-May-13 06:07:31

Pesky ends in please, Lewis smile thanks

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 08:18:50
Woolfey Fri 24-May-13 08:35:12

Soupy that is gorgeous!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 24-May-13 08:42:40

brilliant soupy; I love that smile

Primrose123 Fri 24-May-13 09:18:17

Love the gecko Soupy!

That is fab SoupDragon!

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 11:59:16

Thank you thanks

Coincidentally, it's the same one linked to earlier but I made it without seeing the link or the mention of geckos in the OP smile

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 12:04:17

Pistey, I PMed you yesterday... but see the system is broken. Would a seagull of some sort be funny or in bad taste... As in "What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?"

she'd love that grin

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 12:33:54

I could possibly do a seagull on an actual head... [ponders]

TrinityRhino Fri 24-May-13 13:24:54

that seagull on the head joke is one of my faves
he thought I was mad but it always tickled me and the kids cause he was called cliff

TrinityRhino Fri 24-May-13 13:25:25

and to everyone
a huge, heartfelt thank you

KnottyLocks Fri 24-May-13 13:39:10

Oh you are so so welcome , Trin.

Big hugs , my lovely xxx

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 14:07:53

Dear god... I"ll actually have to do it now... grin

flipflopper Fri 24-May-13 14:10:57

Thankyou for the wool, it arrived this morning, so I will get started xx

BornToFolk Fri 24-May-13 14:18:04

Love the gecko Soup! I'm sure you are up to doing a seagull on a head...wink

Are there any good online resources for Granny squares? I've mastered a v basic one but I know there are lots of variations to try out and wondered if there were some good tutorials somewhere?

Loads of hugs to you, Trinity. thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 24-May-13 14:58:51

Oh no pressure , Soupy grin

Bloody glad I didn't mention it myself!

KnottyLocks Fri 24-May-13 15:00:13

BornTo, have a look at the Attic24 blog, also Catherine Hirst on YouTube.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 24-May-13 16:15:54

Oh big hugs Trin Xx

Apologies, been a mad day. Am just coming to PMs now. Fingers crossed everything works!

Lovely to see you Trinity.
Looking forward to seeing the seagull Soupy! grin I have 3D bluetit and dove patterns if they will help<no help at all...>

TrinityRhino Fri 24-May-13 19:15:35

please dont do it if its too much I didnt mean to put pressure on anyoneblush

Wolfcub Fri 24-May-13 20:24:15

love the geko

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 20:58:08

Trinity, I've made far worse! grin

KnottyLocks Fri 24-May-13 21:00:28

Trin, worry not. You're not putting pressure on Soupy.

We are though!

The woman wields that hook like a majestic lightsabre.

SoupDragon Fri 24-May-13 21:35:54

In my head, it's already done. I just hope it translates properly into fact!

Alambil Fri 24-May-13 22:42:44

mikeysmail and bethintx on youtube are good for crochet squares

Thumbwitch Sat 25-May-13 05:57:31

Great Gecko, Soupy! Good luck with the seagull-on-the-head ;)

Glad the wool arrived to DWM safely - looking forward to seeing what she produces with it, she's brilliant! smile thanks

In fact, you all are. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 25-May-13 06:58:10

Morning brew [geckos]

Tis fab Soupy!

SoupDragon Sat 25-May-13 07:20:09

I see there is mention of a bear. In a crocodile suit...
bear I can do...
I have green... hmmmm

Woolfey Sat 25-May-13 11:36:48

Blimey Soupy you are brave posting that! You know you'll have to do it now don't you?
I was wondering how I could embroider it and the only thing I could come up with was a half teddy half crocodile monster type thing so I sensibly decided against it smile

SoupDragon Sat 25-May-13 11:59:13

I can definitely do a bear. It should be just a matter of doing it in green except the face and... er... um... add a snout and teeth hmm

At the very least there can be a bear coloured bear anyway grin

yeay! to a Cliff seagull head grin

I keep thinking you guys are talking abut gecko soup. Tis very confusing! Now I'm imagining terrifying crocobears and heads being stolen by mutant seagulls!

This blanket is so different (in a good way) to the others! Love it!

SoupDragon Sat 25-May-13 18:01:10

I've smiled at gecko soup too smile

TerrysNo2 Sat 25-May-13 19:07:53

can someone tell me the first initials of trinity and the girls? I know C already

Crocodile square done, I've also done another silver and purple square. Just waiting to be paid this coming week, and then it will be winging it way to you Pistey.

OpheliaBumps Sun 26-May-13 23:00:19

I've only just seen this thread, poor poor Trin and the girls, just heartbreaking.

Have pm'd pistey, will knit whatever motifs are still needed.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 28-May-13 17:41:55

Afternoon all brew

A horrid wet and rainy day has been brightened enormously by the arrival of a small mountain of beautiful woolly treasure. Such pleasure opening it all, just so lovely, what a privilege.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Huge thanks to all crafters for all your time and care, there is love crafted in to every stitch for sure X thanks

thanks WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Blue crochet with two cream fish, absolutely perfect, [star]

thanks StopEatingThatMud Absolutely lovely, silver crocheted square with teal heart and border, beautiful [star]

thanks StellaMarie Two beautiful crocheted squares in plum, a granny and a horizontal stripe, just gorgeous [star]

thanks Macarooned Just beautiful, a silver flower crochet design, absolutely lovely [star]

thanks TheWoollybacksWife Silver and blue knitted square with cute cow design! Lovely [star]

thanks PurpleFrog Beautiful crochet, including waves in blue/grey, a purple flower on cream and a lovely textured blue flower on purple [star]

Just awesome. Huge thanks to all, much starry starriness all around X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 28-May-13 17:42:15

Thinking of Trinity and sending love X

Getting into my squares now. Wavy one was a pig to make square at the corners...doing a granny square as relaxation while I think of something fun for a third square.

Love to Trinity x

Hurray, finally made it to the post office in the rain!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 29-May-13 16:07:00

Oh well done, after a lovely start tis right miserable here too

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 29-May-13 16:21:42

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Beautiful woolly treasure is here, and it is all absolutely lovely, huge thanks to the crafters, you are all rather brilliant you know smile

thanks EarnestDullard Proud moment, first crocheted sq for a blanket, so not only a Team WH runner but a hooker too! Beautiful dark purple crochet, finished on the train on the way to the London 10K, just super [star]

thanks Tweetinat Cute as can be teddy square, cream on duck egg and a lovely textured flower, absolutely gorgeous [star]

thanks MoaningMingeWhingesAgain Beautiful knit in silver, a chevron type pattern, just lovely [star]

thanks Ninja Beautiful nautical knits and crochet, just perfect, one is an underwater scene, all on wavy crochet, all v clever! [star]

You are all stars X Thank you

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Jacksmania Thu 30-May-13 00:34:35

Woolly treasure arrived at my house yesterday - four balls of gorgeous sublime yarn, courtesy of the wonderful GlaikitFizzog smile thanks

And well in time for our departure to Ontario tomorrow, so I can bring my crochet hook and have some quiet happy moments and post Trin's squares (and I'm going to try for some flowers) off on or before June 10th.


Jacksmania Thu 30-May-13 00:36:32

I should clarify that while the yarn is indeed sublime, it is actually by Sublime, which I have not, for the bloody life of me, been able to find here. So Glaikit kindly offered to help me out by posting me some.

I'm still trying to find Debbie Bliss, and Sublime, and Rowan yarns here locally - frustrating, because having talked to some avid local hookers grin they all agree that they're common brands, but everyone's drawing a blank at where to buy them.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-May-13 16:18:14

Aww thanks Fizzy X thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-May-13 16:22:55

Afternoon all wine smile

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Beautiful squares arriving this morning, woolly treasure indeed! Huge thanks, there is love crafted in to every stitch X

thanks AnathemaDevice Two absolutely beautiful crochet squares, one purple, the other a silvery blue. Just lovely [star]

thanks EllenJane Just lovely!! A fabulous green crocodile on a blue/cream stripe, love the teeth! And a fabulous fish in cream on blue. Brilliant. [star]

Heartfelt thanks to all, such a lot of time and care has gone into these. You are both stars X

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Always on hand to help out a hooker wink grin

Jacksmania Thu 30-May-13 20:49:34


Safely arrived in Toronto, wool and all. Now let's hope I'll have some leisure time to play with new stitches.

TrinityRhino Thu 30-May-13 20:53:26

I cant believe how wonderful you all are. im so so so looking forward to my special blanket. I just want to wrap myself in the love that it is made from.
I sound crazy but its going to be so comforting
thankyou from the bottom of all our hearts.

SoupDragon Thu 30-May-13 21:55:37

OK, so answer the question...

soupy that's brilliant grin

trinity, I know you'll love it. and it's got every single one of us in it. smile

OpheliaBumps Thu 30-May-13 22:11:42

I should be ready to start on my squares for this blanket over the weekend, just wanted to check if there's a preferred green for geckos etc?

SoupDragon Thu 30-May-13 22:13:17

Trinity, it doesn't sound crazy at all. You know that every square was made with you and your family in mind and is filled with love.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-May-13 22:23:19

Not crazy at all lovely.

Thinking of you Trinity, big hugs Xx

Trumpton Thu 30-May-13 22:31:43

I have been knitting a square for you tonight. Every stitch a stitch of love.

TrinityRhino Thu 30-May-13 23:49:24

wow soupy that is awesome. I love it grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 31-May-13 11:18:02

Have heard it is Trinity's DP's funeral this afternoon, shall be keeping them all very close in my thoughts.

Much love to you all Trin Xx

BigStickBIWI Fri 31-May-13 11:23:10

Much love to you Trinity. Will be thinking of you and your girls xx

Hope it goes well this afternoon, Trin. smile

<<love and cwtches to all of you>>

D'oh! i went to FB to put a messge on Trin's wall, and kept typing in Trinity instead of her RL name! blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 31-May-13 12:34:49

Afternoon all smile brew

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My Postie has just been, and sends all her best wishes to everyone, bless her, she is rather fabulous. And she has brought woolly treasure, huge thanks to the crafters once more. There is love crafted in to every stitch. Just awesome X

thanks MinnieBar Absolutely gorgeous crochet in blue and cream, lovely starfish on waves and a stunning circular pattern too, beautiful [star]

thanks Macdog Can't believe you are new to crochet, these are just beautiful, well done you! Three gorgeous purple grannies [super]

Heartfelt thanks, you are all stars X

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Woolfey Fri 31-May-13 13:37:45

Thinking of Trinity and her family x

MinnieBar Fri 31-May-13 15:49:12

Glad they arrived safe. Thinking of Trinity, all the blanketeers and all the other recipients of Woolly Hugs today.

Thinking of Trinity and her family x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Jun-13 14:34:35

Afternoon all lovely Woolly Folk smile wine <-- Pimms

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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived. Huge thanks to both crafters, you really are rather fabulous you know? X

thanks MOSAgain Beautiful stripes in pink and cream with a lilac flower, very lovely [star]

thanks flipflopper Don't say 'wonky' say full of character! These are lovely, two knits in silver, super snuggly, just fab [star]

Huge thanks to you both, these are just beautiful X

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Evening wooly huggers!

Did I read somewhere that the deadline was 10th June?

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Jun-13 20:49:03

Yes you did lovely, thank you X

MOSagain Sat 01-Jun-13 20:52:33

Pistey are you colour blind or am I? X

MOS, what colours did you think they were? wink

MOSagain Sun 02-Jun-13 08:21:29

Purple and cream, definitely purple :-)

PurpleFrog Sun 02-Jun-13 09:33:06

It wasn't Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Shade 37 purple was it? Pistey described my square for a previous blanket done in that shade to be pink! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 02-Jun-13 09:57:38

Yes! Tis!! grin

Amethyst innit? I'll go with pinky purple or purply pink, how's that?!


Poor pistey, its difficult to tell colours apart when looking through the bottom of a Gin bottle!

Hello. I'm back from my holiday with some knitted/crocheted goodies just waiting to have ends sewn in before putting on my profile. I have my purple/silver cow square, a gecko, starfish, 2 fishes and some seaweed so far...

MOSagain Sun 02-Jun-13 16:26:32


BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 03-Jun-13 09:16:00

Morning everyone.
I remember reading on other threads that attaching things like beads, sequins and buttons wasn't a good idea. I think it was partly a weight issue and partly a bad idea when there were babies/ small children in the family and there were finger catching/ scratching concerns.
I have some very small metal buttons shaped like fish and some bugle beads I've been thinking of adding to one of my squares.
Will take your advice though if you think they'll be a pain.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Jun-13 10:21:51

Bless you, BBB, thank you for thinking to check, they sound lovely and as long as not too many will be fine, thank you thanks

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 03-Jun-13 12:58:47

Oh great,thanks Pistey.
Whether I can execute it satisfactorily is another thing. Don't want the back to look a mess and want the bugle beads to look like bubbles not poo!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Jun-13 19:13:43

it'll be lovely I just know it X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 04-Jun-13 17:19:08

Afternoon all smile

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely and it really is gorgeous, huge thanks for all your time, love and care X thanks

thanks MrsDeVere Beautiful crocheted granny square in purple, absolutely lovely, [star]

Thank you X

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Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 14:46:21

I would like o report that I appear to have figured out the granny square grin grin grin

<pats self on back>

At least I have done one and it looks quite nice, I think blush.

I am going to attempt another today, in contrasting colours, and then a flower or two. Should easily be able to mail on Monday the 10th. And since I'll be mailing them from Toronto instead of Vancouver, they shouldn't be quite as tired as the last batch grin

Fizzy, the Sublime yarn is just gorgeous. I love how it feels. I think it's my new favourite, which is good news because I believe it is actually available somewhere local to me. thanks, you are so lovely!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 20:12:56

Oh well done Jacks X smile <proud>

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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, tis verrrry lovely indeed, huge thanks for all the love, thought and care that has gone into these. thanks

thanks fan So clever, and just perfect, tis a green crocodile with gorgeous teeth in crochet on silver, fab! And a beautiful purple and silver circle to square design, dupe [star]

thanks wolfcub Beautiful crocheted granny squares in blues and teal, absolutely lovely, and thank you for the pink for BB [star]

You are both stars, thank you X

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Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 21:35:07

Two granny squares done - both in light blue and dark blue, but one more light blue and the other more dark, so they're the same but opposite, if that makes sense. And two sweet little flowers that turned out rather well, for a novice / well, sort of novice [impressed with self emoticon].

Will post tomorrow smile

Well done Jacks! Pics would good!

Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 21:54:38

Ok... just for you. Gimme a sec grin

Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 22:01:28

Ermmm... WTF? Where has the "My Mumsnet" thing gone, I can't figure out how to get into my profile from the desktop site to add a picture confused.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 22:07:10

Tis all bonkers Jacks.

PMs very weird too. wine

Hang on, I'll get the link, I saved it earlier!

Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 22:09:38

Crikey, yes. I'm trying to sneak in via FAQs. Will update on progress.

Alternatively there is a link on a thread in site stuff. The sticky at the top

blondieminx Wed 05-Jun-13 22:15:15

Just seen this - am I too late to sign up?

So sad for Trinity, there are just no words sad

*deep breath*

I'd like to have a go at hooking a square this time rather than donating wool. I've said that out loud now haven't I?! Eeek.

Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 22:27:56

Blondie!!!!!! Hello darling!!!! <mwah>

Ok, pic should be on profile now but - again - WTF, it's replaced all my pictures with the one of the squares I've done confused

So my bragging yoga pics are invisible blush

Fizzy and Blondie, since I have you on my FB you can see them, but now I can't impress Knotty or Pistey or anyone else angry [grrrrrr]

blondieminx Wed 05-Jun-13 22:33:10

Hiya Jacks that's what I call a welcome! grin <air kisses then adds a squishy hug> I confess to the terrible sin of not RTFT... It was a v quick post while I spotted this in active convo's...

Your yoga pics are amazing haha! On the iPhone ATM (old app!) so can't see wooly pics but will do next time I'm logged into a proper pooter!

<<end of derail!>>

I think tech is working on a fix! They will be back!

Btw jacks, I've signed up for a yoga class, starts next week! I'm so not bendy it's a disgrace, she might throw me out! I'll practice ohm-ing!

Jacksmania Wed 05-Jun-13 23:04:27

I'm still not very bendy. Chaos always calls me "my bendy friend" and I always say I'm stronger than I am bendy, although I'm getting better every year. Yoga rocks. Not in a freaky hippy-dippy way grin

Blondie grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 05-Jun-13 23:24:20

Posted 2 squares this afternoon.
Have since had more ideas and wish I'd incorporated Cliff's hat sad

Your squares are great Jacks and the yoga descriptions are even better left to the imagination! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Jun-13 07:01:47

Morning brew smile

Off to look at Jacks pics and hunt down if I have any PMs <rolls eyes Tech's way>

And welcome on board Blondie - not too late at all, thank you

<passes Team Hooker badge>


Jacksmania Thu 06-Jun-13 12:04:03

Bewitched grin

Morning all. brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Jun-13 18:55:35

and now evening smile wine

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving for Trinity today, tis absolutely gorgeous, heartfelt thanks to the crafters for all their energy, love and care, you really are marvellous. thanks

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thanks BornToFolk Just lovely. Knits and crochet in purple and cream, absolutely gorgeous textures and stripes, love the heart design especially. [star]

thanks BeerTricksPotter Gorgeous knits in purple, a garter and a moss, super snuggly, love the flower embellishment too, super [star]

thanks TheThickPlottens Absolutely marvellous, a brilliant crocheted green gecko on a silver blue square, and two snuggly granny squares in blues. Perfect [star]

Huge thanks to all X

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blondieminx Thu 06-Jun-13 20:58:22

Thanks Pistey gulp that means i'd better order some wool eh!

Jacksmania Thu 06-Jun-13 22:22:46

Pistey, I found a yarn shop here in Toronto that stocks a lot of the yarns we use - including the sadly discontinued Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK! If I stock up on some, is it ok to use it for blankets? Or are you switching away from it entirely? I especially wanted to check about the shade of beige (013?) because they sell a 10-pack of it. I would hate to buy 10 balls of it and find we're not using it any longer.

Or would I be safer to buy Sublime or Rowan?

Jacksmania Thu 06-Jun-13 22:27:53

Oh, and I posted my squares today smile
They should be with you within 10 days.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Jun-13 07:23:56

Morning smile brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew brew smile

We will be using the DB cashmerino DK until it runs out Jacks, tis a real shame it has been discontinued as it's such a lovely woolly wool, having said that, just used the Rialto and that is as lovely. The 013 cream is very similar to the Rialto cream and JB cream, so no reason not to stock up, and it is a core colour. Three of my face colours are DB cash DK - apple, mauve (warmer purple than it sounds) and denim sad

Sadly the Rowan is being discontinued too sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Jun-13 07:24:20

and thank you for the squares smile thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Jun-13 07:25:31

and blondie happily you know where to buy wool from! Glad to have you on board as a crafter for Trin's blanket thanks

Morning pistey brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Jun-13 07:38:39

Morning droitwich brew smile You on the train?

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We have another lovely donor to thank, we really appreciate your generosity and kindness, and wool from you will be in Trinity's blanket, so huge thanks X thanks

thanks Catmint

You are a star. Thank you.

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Yes on early train today. No woolly stuff to occupy me so will have to snooze/MN instead.
Need to get a box today so I can post tomorrow

Jacksmania Fri 07-Jun-13 14:32:24

Morning brew
(Morning here.)