Woolly Hugs - An Auction for Kate-Lynne's Wish

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 15:51:45

We were so very sorry to learn that back in January this year, Mitchell81's beloved daughter Kate-Lynne had passed away, she was just twelve. Some of you may well remember Mitchell from the SN boards, her thread is here.

Much love to the whole family, we are thinking of your beautiful daughter.

Keeping her spirit alive, her family have set up the amazing charity Kate-Lynne's Wish and we would very much like to help them. The charity's aim is to help local families (in the Deeside, Aberdeenshire area) who have disabled children or children with additional needs who need extra help to fund equipment and things to make their lives easier. Please visit/like/share/support their page, and also have a look at their website which is here.

So this is where we come in. We are offering a rare opportunity to bid for a Woolly Hug. Kate-Lynne's family call her their Pink Princess so it seemed fitting we should use as many shades of pink as we could find. The Hug is 110 cm by 142cm which is 43" by 56". It is made in our usual wools so machine washable, just dry flat or draped over something.

Perfect size for a child or a sofa. It is snuggly and made with love.

Our Kate-Lynne's Wish Auction will run over 4 days through an event on our Facebook page MNWoollyHugs, if not on FB bids may also be made via text to our special hotline. Please PM for the number. ALL BIDS MUST BE POSTED DIRECTLY ON THE WALL OF OUR FB EVENT PAGE OR TEXTED AND WE WILL ADD THEM THERE. Please do not post bids here they will not count. We will keep this thread updated of any progress.

The auction will close at 9pm on Friday 14th June. Any late bids will not count! It may take us a few minutes after to confirm the winning bid as we will need to look at bids on the page and any by text. In the event of a tie we will contact the two concerned and give them one more chance to make a bid. In the event of a further tie, we will draw one of their names from a hat.

We know we have our fabulous Band of International Blanketeers, and we are very happy to send the Hug overseas, but bids must be made in Sterling, or we will get in a right pickle. Ideally payment will be via Paypal straight into the KLW account, we can give you their details, but we will happily talk about other ways to pay too.

So please join us, there are photos on the Facebook event page and we will post more as we go along. You will agree the money is going to a very worthwhile charity. Thank you

Pistey and Knotty thanks

Facebook
MNWoollyHugs
KateLynnesWish

Thinking of Kate-Lynne X

Our Auction is now live smile

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 15:52:26

smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 15:55:13

The Woolly Hugs Facebook event page is .....here!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 16:29:50

wine

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 16:35:14

[gin]

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 16:39:19

[rum]?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 16:48:37

[all]?

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 16:55:39

[cocktail] smile

5madthings Tue 11-Jun-13 16:56:06

Wow I would love a woollyhug! They look amazing, I am sure I will get out bid but tempted to have a go! Especially as its for a good cause smile

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 16:58:11

The bidding has started at £50

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 17:07:37

and we are on to £60

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 17:35:44

Alongside our auction we are running a competition to win a little Woolly Mystery Prize.

Guess the Weight of the Woolly Hug

The Woolly Hug is 110 cm by 142cm which is 43" by 56". (If that helps!)

Answers in grams, please, either on the Auction page or on this thread.

We thought that better than guess the combined weight of us! which scared us tbh

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 17:50:42

Current bid is £100 smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 18:12:58

Well I have weighed the Kate-Lynne's Wish blanket, so I know

and am open to bribery smile

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 18:28:05

But how much gin would it take?

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 18:40:35

New bid: £120 smile

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 18:40:58

That's not for the gin though.

BIWI Tue 11-Jun-13 18:41:34

There isn't enough gin ...

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 18:45:18

smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 18:46:49

Certainly never too much.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 19:04:23

Wow. Top bid currently £160!

Can I guess the weight please?

1687g ish? grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 20:21:17

Oooooooo - I shall add it for you grin

Currently the top bid is £165!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 20:22:01

<arf btw>

Is it here to add the weight, I'm having all sorts of FB probs with the event page

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 20:28:07

Oh sad times fizzy sad

I've added it to the page for you so all is well, except for the bollocking FB page playing up. It won't let us add photos either, not directly anyway.

Thank you!

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 21:08:22

I better get cracking on the Mystery Prize.

Am I close?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 21:21:12

Yes Fizzy!



smile





Maybe..




hmm





Then again..



confused





Maybe not




smile





wine

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Jun-13 22:24:43

grin

OpheliaBumps Tue 11-Jun-13 23:04:44

Can I have a guess here too? I reckon 1.589kg

BellaVita Tue 11-Jun-13 23:08:07

grin

KnottyLocks Wed 12-Jun-13 06:54:03

Have added you to the list, Ophelia smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 07:07:53

Morning smile brew

KnottyLocks Wed 12-Jun-13 07:32:15

Morning smile [espresso ]

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 16:09:22

and afternoon wine

Am posting pictures of some of the lovely squares on the auction blanket, so very beautiful smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 20:31:58

Top bid is currently £170 smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 20:32:31
RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 20:36:43

and don't forget

Alongside our auction we are running a competition to win a little Woolly Mystery Prize. (ooooo exciting times)

Guess the Weight of the Woolly Hug

The Woolly Hug is 110 cm by 142cm which is 43" by 56". (If that helps!)

Answers in grams, please, either on the Auction page or on this thread.

No one has it yet, although some are close! And some are a VERY LONG WAY OFF grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Jun-13 09:28:33
RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Jun-13 12:49:16

Oh wow - just had a bid of £250 shock smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Jun-13 12:49:30

but actually mostly shock

Wow! That is fantastic! grin

KnottyLocks Thu 13-Jun-13 16:26:09

Oh blimey shock

BIWI Thu 13-Jun-13 16:28:24

shock

Fantastic!

BellaVita Thu 13-Jun-13 16:51:43

Yay for £250!

What's the latest? <sneaky bump>

KnottyLocks Thu 13-Jun-13 22:37:26

Good question, Fizzy.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 07:04:00

Yes it is.

And the answer?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 08:55:01

Let me just check....

Are you lost?

KnottyLocks Fri 14-Jun-13 12:32:37

Frequently

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 12:43:43

Remind me what it is I went for?

KnottyLocks Fri 14-Jun-13 13:20:52

Apart from your marbles?

Ummmmm..............?

Forgot myself!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 14:51:56

<lightbulb>

How many woollies does it take to change a lightbulb?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 16:40:55

<sitting in the dark>

No idea smile

<Fumbles for candles> I'll tell you when I find out

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 21:29:43

We have a winner!


An awesome £275 for Kate-Lynne's Wish, just fabulous, sorta lost for words smile

Just so pleased.

Yay! Big thanks to all involved!

Now what about my vested interest? Weight?????

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Jun-13 22:16:54

We just need a leeetle bit of time to work out our Guess the Weight of the Woolly Hug for Kate-Lynne's wish. No one was exactly right, some were close and some were verrrrrrrry far off grin

We shall return with the name of our winner TOMORROW!!!

<gets out calculator>

smile

KnottyLocks Fri 14-Jun-13 22:21:51

Good luck with that

Do you wants a spreadsheet?

Run out of toes??

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 15-Jun-13 09:45:41

Here I go

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 15-Jun-13 11:28:52

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