Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for snorris and her family

(271 Posts)
RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:38:47

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

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

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

So once again we are asking for your help thanks

I will co-ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) is here to answer any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool). If you would like to be involved in any way, please PM me with your offers, crafting, donating, need wool etc

Heartfelt thanks thanks

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

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

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

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

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

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

When ready for posting, please PM me for info.

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

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

Pistey and Knotty thanks

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 13:39:47

So pleased that we are able to do this for Snorris and her family.

Sending much love to them all. x

BIWI Sat 22-Jun-13 13:46:06

Will get knitting. Love to you and your family, Snorris

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:46:38

Bless your heart BIWI, thank you X

JulesJules Sat 22-Jun-13 13:47:45

Oh no, how terribly sad.
Sending love to Snorris and her family.
Count me in.

MrsDeVere Sat 22-Jun-13 13:48:25

I will.

Just plain again I am afraid. I am going to learn some of the pretty stuff soon though.

I am so sorry that another precious child has been lost.

3girlies Sat 22-Jun-13 13:48:45

Hello Pistey,

please message me about making a donation for this.


KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 13:49:34

MrsDV, you could always attach a crochet flower if you want to.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:50:44

Thank you everyone thanks

Lovely 3g, I am on my way X

Count me in too ladies.

Thinking of you and your loved ones Snorris x

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 22-Jun-13 13:51:44

So sorry to another hug is needed

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 22-Jun-13 13:53:13

Silly phone, please pm me a crafter and I will send wool or if you prefer I'll send the money, just let me know.

MOSagain Sat 22-Jun-13 13:56:34

so sad that another blanket is needed sad
Will of course do a square in memory of Snorris' darling daughter x

<pssst> MrsDV thats what I do. I only do plain or striped squares but have 'accidentally' purchased a huge pile of pretty crocheted flowers to sew on to make them prettier. If you'd like me to send you some (have pink and lilac at the moment and more on the way) PM me your address and I'll send you some x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:57:48

I think it would be very lovely to have a butterfly MrsDV Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:57:59

Thanks MOS thanks

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 14:04:17

hi pistey
how much of a beginner is ok?
I have been wanting to learn to crochet.
Would I be able to try and do a simple square for snorris?

CinnamonAddict Sat 22-Jun-13 14:05:08

I will start knitting a square for snorris, count me in.

Pancakeflipper Sat 22-Jun-13 14:07:02

If there's an donator woolly bundle of wool going I have my needles at the ready to knit some of the easy squares (bows down to those with talent).

I will PM you Pistey.

Skoggy Sat 22-Jun-13 14:07:25

Its so sad that another blanket is needed.
Count me in. smile

MinnieBar Sat 22-Jun-13 14:09:42

Count me in, I have greens and blues. flowers

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 14:12:17

Trin, why not have a go and see how you get on.

Catherine Hirst on YouTube is easy to follow.

I think a granny square is easier to start with than a horizontal one, but others may think differently.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 14:13:17

Trinity Your simple square would be very welcome indeed, it really is the love and thought that counts. Thank you thanks

<passes Team Hooker badge>

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 14:13:58

I agree about starting with a granny square, and about Catherine Hirst, I'll send you a link X

Huge thanks to all X

Thinking of snorris, her daughter and all her family.

I can't crochet or knit but will donate money for someone else to knit/crochet with love. I'll PM Pistey.

So sad another blanket is needed.

rubycon Sat 22-Jun-13 14:16:57

as always I'm here and in. Sending much love, strength and peace. x

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 14:17:12

ooh do I get a badge grin
right off to get wool and needle
thanks guys

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 14:19:41

You'll need a 4mm hook and DK wool to practice on , Trin. smile

johnworf Sat 22-Jun-13 14:19:54

Put me down for a couple of squares.

Huge hugs to Snorris. I'm knitting them into my squares.


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 14:20:29

Huge thanks to all, what an amazing response already.

Thinking of snorris and her family X

Will be back a bit later to catch up, but please do keep PMing.


Can I donate some money for a ball of wool? Please pm me.

Woolfey Sat 22-Jun-13 14:38:20

I will do some squares. Pistey I'll PM you.

Love and hugs to Snorris & family x

Thumbwitch Sat 22-Jun-13 14:39:38

I'm in - will PM you as usual Pistey, so you can match me with a lovely crafter. Happy to go with the same one as usual if she'll have me!

Trumpton Sat 22-Jun-13 14:46:53

I will order wool today . As usual I feel honoured to be part of the great hug that we create for grieving families.

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 14:48:22

Thank you, everyone thanks

Such sad news, I'm in the pub at the minute but as soon as I'm home I will check my woolly store and see what I need.

Much love to snorris and her family.

Primrose123 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:01:31

I would like to help, will PM you Pistey.

MNPin2013 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:05:47

Will get hook out.

sad at another blanket.

Thinking of the snorris family.

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 15:10:17

I will dust my kneedles off too (and don't need a wool donation).

Am truly sorry to hear about your lovely precious dd Snorris x

Oh no. That's heartbreaking. Please count me in, I'll PM you Pistey.

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 15:23:35

ok I need some help. sorry. my local wool shop doesnt have any of the wool listed sad
they says its too expensive
says a lot about the area grin

not sure how to gey some now
I got some cheap double knit to practise with and a 4mm hook

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 15:26:05

Trin, you practice and we'll sort the woolly wool when you're ready.

Jules146 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:50:48

Count me in will PM Piste in a sec

QOD Sat 22-Jun-13 15:55:03

Can someone pm me donation link

I'm in I have wool in my stash that's suitable, will get cracking and get a few done tonight and tomorrow. So sad another blanket is needed again sad

AmberLeaf Sat 22-Jun-13 15:58:26

Sad to hear another is needed.

I'm still rubbish at knitting, so I'll send someone else some wool.

Will PM on monday, just marking my place here.

The wool I usually get is the discontinued one I think, so I'll google a bit for the other suggested ones then PM when I'm ready to buy. I'll donate 2 balls.

NoWayNoHow Sat 22-Jun-13 16:10:11

So sad... Please count me in for some squares - have PM'd you, Pistey.

PiggyPlumPie Sat 22-Jun-13 16:12:24

Signing up and am sure my mum will join in again. Will PM you Pistey.


Chopchopbusybusy Sat 22-Jun-13 16:32:15

Sorry to hear that another blanket is needed. I'll do some squares too.

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 16:38:20

I'm so sorry sad

I love magnolias, will attempt to crochet one.

LandofOoo Sat 22-Jun-13 16:48:10

So sad that another blanket is needed, will PM now.

Signing in, have pm'd already. Hopefully there's a lovely donor to help me out.

Thinking of snorris and her family. x

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 17:16:18

Please bear with us if you've PMed, we will get to you smile

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 17:16:24

thanks knotty smile

Thinking of Snorris and family xx

PMing now.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 22-Jun-13 17:19:52

signing in, thinking of snorris and her family x

I'm in. Will pm.

PastaBeeandCheese Sat 22-Jun-13 18:30:42

How awful. Thinking of Snorris.

Count me in again.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 18:49:00

Huge thanks to everyone, such a touching response. Just working my way through PMs now thanks

PurplePidjin Sat 22-Jun-13 19:35:57

Pm sent


Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 19:37:58

I've just bought a pattern on Etsy for a magnolia flower, 'this beautiful. So count on me for at least two squares with magnolias on them.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 22-Jun-13 19:42:22

Evening all, if you are awaiting wool in a Moodie part of Glasgow then it has been sent!

Please use it with my love x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 19:43:48

Thank you Hokey smile thanks She will do some lovely crochet from you both X

Just back to PMs thanks

Trin I'll split a ball of wool with you if you want. I'll order it and have it sent to me, make my square and send you the rest. What colour would you like?

Would that upset your spreadsheet Pistey ? smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 20:06:30

You are so sweet Woolly, but all is well, thank you, Trin has wool for when she needs it, but that was so thoughtful of you X

And, I would have made my spreadsheet work!

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:15:37

Tis a military operation smile

I don't doubt it grin

HorsesDogsNails Sat 22-Jun-13 20:37:12

I'd love to do a square if you'd like one from me! I'm a novice crocheter but I can do a granny square..... I can get my own wool, but would like a deadline if possible!

Thoughts with Snorris and her family

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 20:37:54

There are spreadsheets involved??? shock
Wow. [impressed]

Do the spreadsheets involve pints of gin and bottles of wine consumed during the making of squares?

gailforce1 Sat 22-Jun-13 20:42:54

Thinking of snorris and family X

Pistey is it the usual address for donations?

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:50:47

Horses, we normally say 3-4 weeks but will confirm the date once we know that crafters have their wool. A granny square is perfect smile

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:51:48

Gailforce, it is thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 21:07:59

Thank you everyone X

OpheliaBumps Sat 22-Jun-13 21:48:18

Have just pm'd you Pistey, so sad that there's another blanket needed.

BelleEtLaBaby Sat 22-Jun-13 23:49:06

Pregnancy insomnia brought me to this thread - I've never heard of the woolly hugs, but can I help? I'm a fast and experienced knitter. Sounds... Well, really incredibly touching. The best type of MN thing.

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Jun-13 07:36:06

Welcome , Belle. Glad to have you on board. smile

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 23-Jun-13 07:53:10

I've got a ball of James Brett in my stash, in pale blue. I'll use that. I should think I can get 2 squares that size from it. I'll do some star lace, and a teddy bear?

I'm pretty quick so if you need more than that and anyone can donate me some yarn, let me know.

Much love and condolences to the family xx

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Jun-13 08:07:28

You should easily get 2 squares. The patterns sound lovely. Thank you.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Jun-13 08:23:14

They certainly do, thank you so much Belle, we are so glad to have you with us thanks

thanks Our thanks this morning to some fabulous donors, your funds have arrived safely, hopefully you had our email, remember if you would like to send a card to snorris and her family, please do. We really appreciate your generosity and will be sending woolly wool out on your behalf tomorrow morning, you are stars thanks

thanks HomeEcoGnomist

thanks Woolfey

thanks TeaMakesItAllPossible

thanks To an anonymous lovely who sent funds through yesterday afternoon at about 4pm.

We [heart] the donors. thanks

Thank you lovely Ophelia, I am away to PMs thanksthanksthanks


HoggyTruffle Sun 23-Jun-13 09:51:35

Very sad news. I will look for some patterns to do.

WhyohWhyCantIThinkofaFabName Sun 23-Jun-13 10:43:57

So very sorry to hear another blanket is needed. Sending love to the family at such a terrible time Xx I would be able to do a couple of squares..I ordered the wool yesterday. I have an easy pattern for butterflies too..I could make some up and send them in to to be sewn on to squares?

GoingGoingGoth Sun 23-Jun-13 11:08:48

Just PMed you Piste
Count me in.

VitoCorleone Sun 23-Jun-13 11:23:52

Hi all

Ive seen some of this Debbie Bliss rialto DK in apple green on ebay. I will happily buy this and send it on to somebody who can knit if it will help x

TheThickPlottens Sun 23-Jun-13 11:52:05

just pm'd you Pistey. Count me in.

Thinking of Snorris and her family.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Jun-13 13:20:08

Afternoon all, and thank you thanks

WhyohWhy - butterflies sound lovely, thank you, and Vito yes please, I shall PM you an address of a crafter right now. Thank you, that is very kind.

I am away to PMs now.


MOSagain Sun 23-Jun-13 16:19:36

finished, will post tomorrow. Normal address?

and 💗 (sorry if you aren't on an apple device but they are hears and stars smile

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Jun-13 17:20:08

Or heart even smile

Yes please, MOS thanks

sad that another blanket is needed but I shall knit a couple of squares. Just ordered some wool to hopefully make a little hug so I will do these while I'm waiting for that to arrive smile

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Jun-13 20:54:47

Thank you thanks

TrinityRhino Sun 23-Jun-13 21:48:43

I'm not on an apple device and I can see them. cute. smile

MNPin2013 Sun 23-Jun-13 23:40:42

Would the stars be best in cream or yellow Pistey / Knotty

MNPin2013 Sun 23-Jun-13 23:45:47


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Jun-13 05:40:01

Morning all brew

thanks Huge thanks everyone. MNP, I would say cream but happy if Knots gets here and thinks otherwise.

Off to PMs. thanks

KnottyLocks Mon 24-Jun-13 06:37:58

I concur! Cream please, MNP. Thanks.

MNPin2013 Mon 24-Jun-13 14:40:41

Fab smile

HorsesDogsNails Mon 24-Jun-13 17:23:13

Ok, as a newbie to Woolly Hugs I've ordered my yarn from Deramores today so when it comes I'll crochet a couple of squares and then I'll be in touch for where to send them..... They'll be plain ole granny squares 'cos I'm a novice!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Jun-13 17:32:19

They will be perfect smile

Deramores are very good, you may well get your woolly wool in the post tomorrow.

Thank you. thanks

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Lots of wool is on the way to crafters, hopefully arriving as early as tomorrow. I've just posted lots, all bought with funds from very kind donors. Huge thanks to them, and we have another lovely to thank tonight.

thanks QOD

You are a star, thank you.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

BelleEtLaBaby Mon 24-Jun-13 19:04:11

My wool should be here tomorrow so I should be able to send by the weekend xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Jun-13 05:56:07

Thanks Belle. Last posting date will be a couple of weeks away, so don't feel you have to rush. thanks

Morning all smile

TrinityRhino Tue 25-Jun-13 07:06:02

I think I have pmed you pistey grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Jun-13 07:50:51

Indeed you have my lovely! I shall post you woolly wool today thanks

rubycon Tue 25-Jun-13 10:08:06

my beautiful purple donated wool has arrived - thank you. thanks

My donated wool has arrived, a lovely soft pink and a little silvery grey. Thank you Pistey. flowers

StellaMarie Tue 25-Jun-13 11:21:34

Lovely purple/heather wool arrived with the postie - thank-you!
On the hook already smile

MrsDeVere Tue 25-Jun-13 12:36:09

I got some lovely pink wool today.
Thank you very much smile

LizaRose Tue 25-Jun-13 12:45:41

Just seen this thread, love and hugs to Snorris and I will make a couple of squares.

Tweetinat Tue 25-Jun-13 12:57:50

A lovely gorgeous lilacy purple ball of merino goodness (JCBrett) landed on my doorstep this morning so sending many thanks to my donor.X

I am so sorry to hear of this news. sad

I wish I could help but I can't sew/knit to save my life.

If there is anything that needs doing, please feel free to contact me.

:: Hugs ::

A ball of lovely rich purple wool arrived today, thank you thanks

VitoCorleone Tue 25-Jun-13 13:54:08

Sorry about the delay, i thought i could buy the wool sunday night when i posted here but didnt have the money. But ive ordered it this morning so should be with the crafter on Friday

Beautiful amethyst colour wool arrived today while I was at work. postman woke dd up when dp had just got her to sleep grin

Thank you Kind Donor, you are lovely thanks
I shall get busy when it's quiet and the cider is open. wine

KnottyLocks Tue 25-Jun-13 21:15:14

Lovely to see all this woolly wool arriving smile

Huge thanks to our donors, who help to make these blankets possible thanks

Thank you too, lovely crafters. May you and your crafting tools of choice be blessed with creative magic smile thanks

GoingGoingGoth Tue 25-Jun-13 22:02:30

Lovely pink wooly treasure waiting for me when I got home.

thanks to my donor, it's greatly appreciated.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Jun-13 06:09:30

Tis lovely indeed to hear news of woolly arrivals. Huge thanks to our marvellous donors. Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Jun-13 09:38:23

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Lovely donors to thank, we are so grateful to you for your generosity, either your woolly wool has arrived with your crafter, or your funds with us, either way we are so grateful and really appreciate it.

thanks LizaRose

thanks HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey

You are both stars X

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PurplePidjin Wed 26-Jun-13 13:15:15

Hooray, i have woolly wool! Thank you, donor(s) i will try and do you proud thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Jun-13 13:37:07

Afternoon all brew smile

Good news Pidj.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Another thank you to a fabulous donor, your funds have arrived safely, remember if you would like to send a card to snorris and her family, please do. We really appreciate your generosity and will be sending woolly wool out on your behalf. You are a star X

thanks Mouseface

And the first square is here too, amazing thanks

thanks MOSAgain Beautiful pink knit with lilac flower embellishment, gorgeous! [star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Wed 26-Jun-13 14:31:56

my woolly wool has arrived thanks thanks thanks

TrinityRhino Wed 26-Jun-13 15:00:25

my gorgeous soft wooly wool has arrived today

thank you so much

cant wait to get started and make a square full of love

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Wed 26-Jun-13 15:58:08

So glad it has arrived with my crafter. Thinking of snorris and her family.

OpheliaBumps Wed 26-Jun-13 20:19:27

Ooh I got a lovely package of woolly wool today grin thanks

I immediately had to rescue one ball from our newly acquired kitten, who thought this gorgeous ball of purple loveliness was in fact a new toy for her and scampered off across the kitchen with it in her mouth grin

Will get cracking straightaway, I've got a lot to do for this one.

MOSagain well done, that's very impressive!

MNPin2013 Thu 27-Jun-13 01:18:11

Well Done MOSagain

OpheliaBumps a discerning feline wink

Squares done now for the embellishments

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Jun-13 05:32:17

Good that woolly wool is arriving, huge thanks to the donors. We [heart] them!

SoupDragon Thu 27-Jun-13 13:50:55

I shall be posting my squares shortly [smug]

BIWI Thu 27-Jun-13 13:58:17

Do we have a posting date yet? I haven't started my square yet, but I'm off on holiday tomorrow, and won't be taking my knitting with me. (Sorry!)

I'm away for a week only, though, so hopefully that will be enough time?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Jun-13 15:03:29

Soupy! shock

Not set a last posting yet, we still have folk joining us, so a couple of weeks at least.

But BIWI, no holiday knitting?! shock


BIWI Thu 27-Jun-13 17:20:01

I won't be able to hold the needles at the same time as holding a wine glass, Pistey.

You need one of these then BIWI! Hands free drinking!

BIWI Thu 27-Jun-13 17:52:24

Goodness! Do you think I could run wearing one of those? wink

SoupDragon Thu 27-Jun-13 17:56:51

<<polishes halo>>

HorsesDogsNails Thu 27-Jun-13 20:36:45

I picked up my lovely woolly wool from the post office today, so I shall get cracking with my squares this weekend......

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Jun-13 10:36:59

Morning smile brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Jun-13 10:41:16

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

A lovely, lovely donor to thank this morning, your woolly wool has arrived safely with your crafter, she will make something beautiful from you both. Huge thanks, you are a star thanks

thanks VitoCorleone

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 29-Jun-13 14:51:52

Afternoon all smile brew

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely this morning, and it really is lovely, huge thanks to the crafters for what they do thanks

thanks Soupy Three gorgeous crocheted squares, a Soupy Ted [heart] and beautiful silver star on pink, and an absolutely lovely crocheted stripe. Super [star]

thanks HairyPotter Two beautiful knits, one a lovely heart design in a heathery purple, the other a gorgeous moss green rib type knit, super snuggly [star]

You are both stars X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Mintyy Mon 01-Jul-13 16:34:20

Can I shout out for help from the knitters please?

I am a really slow knitter so would love to avoid having to do a practice square if at all possible. My knitting is always very tight ... perhaps that's why I'm slow! ... can anyone give me their best guess for how many stitches to cast on? I've looked at the crafting guide on the website and 33 has been suggested for the average knitter, so do you think 36 would be good for me?

Thank you in advance smile

is it.just plain knitting you are doing? I'm an Annie average and 33 is perfect for me. if you Grr on the wise of caution a long as it stretches to 6inches you'll be fine. give 36 a go and see where you are after half a dozen rows or so.

apologies for the typing in ony phone in a moving car!

BIWI Mon 01-Jul-13 18:57:39

I do 34, which works out fine for me - and satisfies the OCD need in me for even numbers blush

Mintyy Mon 01-Jul-13 19:16:20

Thank you, thank you. I did a few test rows with 36 and it was too big, so now I've gone down to 34, done 12 rows BUT now need to unpick a row (doing stripes and miscounted). This is bringing me out in a sweat so I've put the knitting down for a bit and am trying to calm down smile.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Jul-13 08:38:38

You all sorted now Mintyy?

Morning smile brew and <beams> at BIWI giving knitting advice. Who'd have thought?


crochet next, tis just a matter of time

Mintyy Tue 02-Jul-13 08:53:53

Biwi is my knitting guru smile.

I haven't unpicked that row, no. Am scared!! Off to work today and will sit calmly with a proper online tutorial tonight.

Am pleased with my wool though, which I bought locally, a sort of dark denimy blue and a mid baby pink. They look nice as stripes.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 02-Jul-13 08:55:47

I'm going to make her a badge.

Sounds gorgeous Mintyy, I love stripes.

Jacksmania Tue 02-Jul-13 13:48:20

Good morning (morning here) smile

wine? or brew?

I'd like to report that my magnolia flower is half done! I'm actually rather proud of myself. It looks just like the picture in the pattern! I'm doing the leaves in cream, the centre in purple and just a teeniest little titch of yellow in the middle. Then I'll sew it to a square of deep pink.
Should be pretty.

But I think I'm only good for one magnolia. This is seriously a ton of work. Granted, the most difficult thing I've so far attempted has been the granny square and little flowers, but wow - I was cursing and mumbling to myself and making DH giggle at me. I might do another square in similar colours but with little round flowers, if that's ok.

I'm sorry if it's been asked already but is there a posting deadline?

BIWI Tue 02-Jul-13 19:16:23

If I'm your guru Mintyy you are truly fucked!!!

BIWI Tue 02-Jul-13 19:17:05

That's a technical term, obviously

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TrinityRhino Wed 03-Jul-13 10:55:37

morning. my dd2 would like to ask if she can knit a square for snorris' blanket?

shes 8 and loves to knit.
would it be ok?

if she can she needs to know how many stitches to cast on for a six inch square?

im no good at knitting but I have a lovely neighbour who helps her whenever she needs it.

Jacksmania Wed 03-Jul-13 15:18:59

Oh Trin <sniff>
How lovely is your DD2!

TrinityRhino Wed 03-Jul-13 15:41:56

well im probably a tad biased but I think she's pretty wonderfully lovely grin grin

I posted my squares off today. Hopefully they should be with you tomorrow.
The only productive thing I've done today. And I've been at work blush

QOD Wed 03-Jul-13 16:46:23

Card posted

I'm an average knitter trin and 33 of a cast on gets me to six inches nicely. I would start there, knit about 10 rows and see what she is measuring up at. Bless your DD2 how lovely. Do you have enough wool?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Jul-13 19:31:01

Evening all wine

Trin - that would be absolutely lovely, bless her. My DD knitted her first square last year, took her all summer, but she was so determined and proud to contribute. Please say yes, does she need me to send her woolly wool?

Thanks QOD

No posting deadline yet, we are still having folk joining us, but will come up with one soon.

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Lovely, lovely woolly treasure has arrived, huge thanks to the crafters for all your love, thought and care X thanks

thanks PiggyPlumPie A gorgeously soft green knit, super snuggly texture, just lovely [star]

thanks Tweetinat Beautiful pinky purple crochet , one with three cream flower embellishments. Just lovely [star]

Thank you

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BelleEtLaBaby Wed 03-Jul-13 20:01:25

First square done - a teddy bear.

Is anyone doing the little girl's initials? If not, I'd like to if someone could pm them to me? Xx

Jacksmania Wed 03-Jul-13 20:17:44

Trin, I would donate the money for wool if you need it. thanks

TrinityRhino Wed 03-Jul-13 20:37:09

she is so so so pleased that you have said yes. could we possibly get some wool for her please.
if possible in a different colour to mine and then I coukd do more squares and possibly use two colours

pretty please

btw how many squares am I allowed to do?
cause at the moment Im only managing to do granny squares which obviously are a bit boring

Mintyy Wed 03-Jul-13 20:37:22

Am loving being a knitter again after all these years (have hardly had time to post on mn in last few days!) although in v sad circumstances for snorris and family.

I am plodding on slowly and nearly half way through my square, hopefully will make posting deadline smile.

Mintyy Wed 03-Jul-13 21:31:30

And also it stops me from being tempted to post on the "itchy lady bits and dh's balls ... what could it be?" thread, so that's got to be a good thing.

HorsesDogsNails Wed 03-Jul-13 22:08:41

I posted my 2 squares today, hope they're ok

Jacksmania Thu 04-Jul-13 00:28:05

Erm, Mintyy, I think I need a link grin

Jules146 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:22:32

Morning brew
Marking my place :-)

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 04-Jul-13 07:26:47

Well obv I had to go and look at the thread confused

Morning evvvvveryone smile brew

BelleEtLaBaby Thu 04-Jul-13 07:32:28

Morning. Don't worry about the initials - I started something else last night and should finish it today. I'm doing a couple of rows in between marking student projects smile

KnottyLocks Thu 04-Jul-13 07:35:47

Morning all smile

Woolfey Thu 04-Jul-13 08:22:19

Morning brew
Has a deadline been set yet? I'm not managing to get on with my squares as quickly as I'd hoped sad

Jacksmania Thu 04-Jul-13 19:20:58

I'm going to get that damn magnolia done this weekend (maybe even tonight)!!!

<stares at finicky instructions in frustration>

KnottyLocks Fri 05-Jul-13 07:25:26

Morning , lovelies.

Will be back with a deadline shortly.

<waves pompoms for Jacks>

I have sent you a PM Pistey

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 05-Jul-13 17:50:44

And you have a reply my lovely, thank you X thanks

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A card in a bright blue envelope addressed to snorris has arrived safely, thank you. thanks

thanks Ninja A beautiful 3D crochet hanging star, tis gorgeous, will send along with the cards, and beautiful shooting stars, a star and flower, all 3D crochet, purples and silvery blue. Beautiful [star]

thanks CinnamonAddict In purple a knitted heart design, just lovely [star]

thanks WhereAreMyShoes Two beautiful crochet squares, a stunning bobble-y heart and a lovely flower design too [star]

thanks HorseDogsNails Two gorgeous grannies, one in teal, one in a pale blue, super snuggly and just beautiful [star]

thanks for all cards for the family, we will look after these until we send them with the mini hugs ahead of the big Woolly Hug.

Heartfelt thanks to all

We will come up with a deadline, promise X

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BelleEtLaBaby Fri 05-Jul-13 22:51:09

My two are done and on the blocking boards. How do I find out where to send? I have no idea how to pm someone on my phone as I can do anything you like with sticks and string but am baffled by technology

Can I ask; what's a mini hug?

KnottyLocks Sat 06-Jul-13 09:23:13

Belle, I'll PM you once I'm on my laptop. A little red dot should show up in the Inbox at the top of the page.

Mini hugs are single squares with borders sent to the families ahead of their big blankets. Essentially the idea is they are portable hugs for them to carry if they wish.

Marking as this had dropped off my list. I feel a bit behind with these squares, life is getting in the way, but glad there's no deadline yet. Started my first square. Thinking of snorris. smile

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 07-Jul-13 08:28:11

Got it, Knotty, thank you xx

KnottyLocks Sun 07-Jul-13 12:21:13

Smashing smile

TheThickPlottens Sun 07-Jul-13 18:09:01

Evening tennis (I had to use it)

I posted two squares off yesterday. They should be with you by Thursday or so.

Jacksmania Mon 08-Jul-13 01:20:15

Just got the magnolia finished. Pic on Woolly Hugs FB page.
Will post tomorrow. smile

KnottyLocks Mon 08-Jul-13 06:43:18

Just seen it! It's beautiful smile

Thanks, Jacks thanks

I can't sad <nosey>

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 08-Jul-13 08:00:00

Tis beautiful Jacks thanks

Fizzy - under posts by others.

Morning all brew [running late emoticon]

BelleEtLaBaby Mon 08-Jul-13 19:42:56

Jacks, I can't see it either <also nosey> smile

Parcelled mine up today so they will go in the post tomorrow or weds. On their way with love. It's a very mixed emotion, isn't it - really proud that my little sticks-and-string habit might help or comfort someone, but really sad that it needed to. Sort of: I'd do the next one in a heartbeat, but really really hoping we wouldn't have to, if that makes sense?

This is such a lovely, sad, bittersweet thing. Honoured to have helped in some small way xx

I couldn't see it on the FB app, needed to log in via a browser.

Jacksmania Mon 08-Jul-13 20:41:36

Brag pic on profile blushsmile

I'm signing in now, sorry I'm a bit late. I've one square done though. Thinking of snorris x

KnottyLocks Mon 08-Jul-13 21:50:45

Belle, that absolutely does make sense. x

Thanks, Pig smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Jul-13 06:55:05

Morning brew

KnottyLocks Tue 09-Jul-13 07:13:21

Morning smile

TheThickPlottens Tue 09-Jul-13 08:39:53

Oh lovely flower Jacks. Thanks for sticking it up as I love seeing them and am not on Facebook.

Belle, I feel the same way too.

BIWI Tue 09-Jul-13 08:48:33

Morning! brew

StellaMarie Tue 09-Jul-13 10:39:06

Morning! Couple of squares finished and packaged up. They will go in the post in the next couple of days.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Jul-13 18:33:14

Evening wine

Thanks Stella, waves at BIWI smile

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Beautiful woolly treasure today, and it is very lovely indeed. Huge thanks to the crafters for all you do, there is love in every stitch X thanks

thanks RoguePixie Beautiful knits and crochet in purple and green, inc lovely garter stripes, super [star]

thanks ThePigofHappiness Gorgeous crochet,including lovely pink flowers on cream/green, just beautiful [star]

thanks Piggy's Mum A beautiful pink crocheted circle to square design, just lovely

Thank you all so much thanks

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<Runs in brandishing needles & hooks>
Sorry I'm late but I'm in if you need me!

Primrose123 Tue 09-Jul-13 23:26:06

Help, Pistey! Just measured my second square, and it's much closer to 7 inches wide than 6! shock

Shall I redo it? It's no problem, won't take long, but I don't want to mess up the blanket with a wonky square.

When do you need the squares, am I too late? <starts to panic>

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Jul-13 05:55:40

Morning smile brew

Glad to have you on board droitwich, do you need woolly wool my lovely?

And lovely Primrose, if it is really not a prob, then yes please to resizing, but if it is, leave it, it will be Ok smile

And a deadline. hopefully back later on that [ThumbsUp]


Wool is always welcome pistey - I have some to get on with but another ball would be good.
Let me know if you would like anything specific

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Jul-13 20:04:22

droitwich - you may have a lovely donor, hopefully we will find out later smile


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Jul-13 20:34:12

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Lovely, lovely woolly treasure has arrived, huge thanks to the crafters for all your love, thought and care X thanks

thanks HoggyTruffle Two beautiful starry squares for snorris, in silver and purple, one knit, one crochet, just lovely [star]

thanks TheThickPlottens Absolutely gorgeous crochet, a starry design in teal and duck egg, and a lovely 3D flower in teal, apple and duck egg, beautiful [star]

Huge thanks to you both, these are just lovely

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Jul-13 20:36:08


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Last posting for snorris to be Saturday 20th July please

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Jacksmania Wed 10-Jul-13 23:13:29

Just posted the magnolia yesterday smile

Posted a couple of pink crochet flower squares, today. Phew.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 13-Jul-13 19:17:11

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Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely this morning, and it really is lovely, huge thanks to the crafters for what they do, there is love crafted in to every stitch for sure thanks

thanks EllenJanesthickerknickers Two beautiful pink and silver crocheted squares with such lovely 3D flowers, just super [star]

thanks GoingGoingGoth Three absolutely gorgeous knits in a heathery pink, super snuggly textures, so lovely [star]

thanks StellaMarie Same gorgeous heathery pink! Just beautiful, lovely granny, lovely rib design, perfect [star]

Heartfelt thanks to all, these are just lovely thanks

Thinking of snorris and her family X

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GoingGoingGoth Sat 13-Jul-13 23:26:53

So pleased it got to you ok, can't believe I forgot to post it!

JulesJules Sun 14-Jul-13 19:10:43

My squares and a couple of embellishments (!! my first ever - a star and a flower) are packaged with chocolate and ready to take to the post tomorrow.

Thinking of Snorris flowers

Macarooned Sun 14-Jul-13 21:32:55

Sorry I am late to this, I hadn't seen it when originally posted. I have just parcelled up a square to post tomorrow. I have the address already.

My thoughts are with snorris and her family xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 15-Jul-13 05:31:52

Morning smile brew

Thanks Jules and mac thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 15-Jul-13 15:10:35

Afternoon all smile

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Such beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely, heartfelt thanks for your time, love and care, these are just perfect. thanks

thanks BelleEtLaBaby Just beautiful, two pale blue knits, a gorgeously textured rib sort of design plus a sweet bear, absolutely lovely [star]

Thank you.

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OpheliaBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 21:31:33

Pistey I'm going to be late with my squares blush

I was doing really well, cracking through them, then I went and won one of the vouchers in the B&Q Unloved Garden competition (yay!) so now I'm garden bound till the 28th, when the makeover has to be finished. I am squeezing in a couple of rows here and there, but I think it'll be early August before I'm done, sorry.

I've got 4 of the initials done, so I can send those sooner if you'll be starting to construct the blanket before early August?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Jul-13 08:03:05

Please no apologies!

I'm so happy for you re the B&Q comp, that must be great, hope it goes really well, must be very hot work at the moment though!

wine <--Pimms for you for this afternoon smile

You have plenty of time to finish, I shall PM you now thanks

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 16-Jul-13 16:18:17

Glad they got there safe. Why did reading that they did make me all emotional? <pregnant disclaimer>

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Jul-13 18:20:19


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

thanks Jacksmania So beautiful, and such a lot of work. A stunning crocheted magnolia flower on a deep pink crocheted square. Just gorgeous, so thoughtful [star]

Thank you X

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 17-Jul-13 15:14:18

Afternoon [ice creams] wine <--Pimms smile

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Lovely, lovely woolly treasure has arrived, huge thanks to the crafters for all your love, thought and care thanks

thanks Maccarooned Beautiful crocheted square in green and a silvery purple, lovely flower design, gorgeous [star]

thanks JulesJules Love the galloping sheep on the envelope! smile and the choc! Times 2! Happy days! and thank you, I will let Knots choose [angel] Oh, and the squares?! Gorgeous navy starry knit with cream star embellishment, and absolutely lovely meadow stripe rib knit with beautiful cream, purple and green flower embellishment. [star]

Thank you, you are both stars

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roguepixie Wed 17-Jul-13 15:16:48

I'm in. What desperately awful news. My love and sympathy goes out to snorris.

I'll PM you when I've done some squares.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 17-Jul-13 15:19:32

Thanks lovely X

Jacksmania Wed 17-Jul-13 17:13:47

blush YAY!!!!

Jacksmania Wed 17-Jul-13 17:37:46

Eh? That wasn't meant to be a blush - it was meant to be a smile smile!!

PurpleFrog Wed 17-Jul-13 19:42:46

I haven't got round to checking in officially yet, but I have put two squares in the post today. I am so proud that for the first time (I think) I have actually managed to get to the Post Office before the last posting date! blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 18-Jul-13 08:55:01

smile thanks PurpleFrog

Morning all brew

Mintyy Fri 19-Jul-13 10:01:26

Morning! Sneaking in just before the deadline and I have actually managed to finish my square. Got a trillion (absolutely no exaggeration there) things to do before our holidays but I just sat out on the patio in the lovely cool early morning garden to finish it. Have been thinking of Snorris and family all along the way.

Have sent you a pm, Pistey, for the posting address.

Huge admiration to you and Knotty for doing all this [tea]. There should be a box of chocs smiley.

LizaRose Fri 19-Jul-13 12:01:32

There were 2 individual squares for Snorris in with my Babette panels. Did you find them?

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 19-Jul-13 18:59:31

Sorry Liza, yes, I just didn't get a chance to get back on the computer, sorry I caused you worry X

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 19-Jul-13 19:00:46

Evening wine <-- Pimms smile

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Such beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely, heartfelt thanks to the crafters for their time, love and care, these are just perfect. thanks

thanks LizaRose two beautiful crocheted squares, one a solid granny in pink, purple and blue, the other a lovely flower centred granny, pink, green and purple on navy. Just gorgeous! [star]

thanks PurpleFrog Adorable crocheted bunny and flowers on green - cute or what?! And a lovely 3D pink flower design on green with purple border, just super [star]

Huge thanks to you both, these are just marvellous X

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 19-Jul-13 19:01:23

Thank you Mintyy, have a lovely holiday X

Pancakeflipper Fri 19-Jul-13 23:04:38

When is the deadline? Can I dash to the Post a office tomorrow?

Mintyy Fri 19-Jul-13 23:07:04

Official deadline is tomorrow Pancake. So get thee to Post Office ... you won't be too late.

Pancakeflipper Fri 19-Jul-13 23:15:41

Ta Mintyy !!

keep on purling.... One square down. Only 5 rows to do on number 2. Then ends neatening.... Right stop chatting....

Pancakeflipper Sat 20-Jul-13 10:31:53

Posted !

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Jul-13 11:43:37

Oh huzzah! Well done pancake, hope it wasn't too late a night smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Jul-13 11:57:10

My Postie has just been, she always asks how we are all getting on, bless her, I [heart] her.

And she has brought woolly treasure, huge thanks to the crafters once more. You are all rather fabulous you know. thanks

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thanks Mintyy Just beautiful, garter knit stripes in pink and navy, absolutely lovely. Glad to have you on board as a crafter smile [star]

thanks Woolfey Embroidered on silver garter knits, two designs - one is a flowering magnolia tree, the other air-show planes. These are perfect Woolfey, [star]

thanks Trumpton Two beautiful knits, gorgeous super snuggly textures and so very lovely, in duck egg blue and two shades of purple. Lovely Bodkin - what is this purple design? have never seen it before! Lord alone knows how you do these things! [star]

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

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Mintyy Sat 20-Jul-13 12:04:47

You are so welcome Pistey.

It must be quite marvellous to get so much post and all of it a surprise and rather pretty.

BIWI Sat 20-Jul-13 12:07:27

Stripes, Mintyy? That's just showing off! grin

KnottyLocks Sat 20-Jul-13 12:09:18

<admires woolly treasure >

Huge thanks , lovely woolly folk thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Jul-13 12:31:53

When we go to Gin School BIWI, I shall show you how to do stripes.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 20-Jul-13 12:33:32

Apologies to the very lovely Ruby, woolly treasure arriving from her too, just gorgeous. thanks

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thanks Rubycon Three gorgeous knits in a lovely purple, just lovely, huge thanks [star]

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JulesJules Sat 20-Jul-13 16:46:15

Gin School??

Can I come grin

Trumpton Sun 21-Jul-13 00:30:10

Why thank you kindly ! The purple Chain Gang is from "200 knitted blocks" . It's number 92 and I chose it to represent the chains of love that will always bind the bereaved to their lost ones.

Book is HERE
It's the book I use most .

TrinityRhino Sun 21-Jul-13 22:52:05

can I post my two squares tomorrow
I'm so sorrysad
will it still be ok?

Trinity I'm sure tomorrow will be fine. I will be later than you in posting - pistey & knotty are very forgiving!

OpheliaBumps Sun 21-Jul-13 23:28:45

Trin you'll definitely be fine, mine will be later than yours too and pistey has already promised she doesn't mind grin

MNPlovesthesunshine Mon 22-Jul-13 00:10:51

Don't worry Trinity mine will not be there before Thursday, the posting date blindsided me.

Mine will be posted tomorrow too. So much for being organised blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Jul-13 08:52:54

Morning smile brew

Trin lovely, of course it will be OK, thanks all thanks

Oh no! I made my squares and then haven't been on for a while and I've missed the posting date sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Jul-13 11:51:29

Didn't thank Trumpton there - bless your heart Bodkin, you are so lovely and thoughtful as ever. X We have linked to that book on our website.


And Ruby - post, all is well, not a problem smile thanks

Okay, thank you Pistey smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 22-Jul-13 13:30:25

[scorchio] [ice creams] wine <--Pimms smile

Afternoon all.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure for snorris arriving safely today, and there is love crafted into every stitch. Huge thanks to the crafters for all that you do thanks

thanks Pancakeflipper Two gorgeous heart design knits in apple green, absolutely lovely [star]

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Jules146 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:52:34

Guilty saying that I still haven't posted mine... However I plan to today!! Sorry x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Jul-13 20:13:06

Daft day here, sorry for only coming to this now. Jules, really no problem, and no apologies needed, all is well thanks

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Beautiful woolly treasure arriving through my door today, and it is very lovely indeed thanks

thanks NoWayNoHow Two gorgeous knits, a blue basket weave and a lovely purple zig zag sort of rib, I have no idea how you make these lovely things! Beautiful! [star]

Thank you

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NoWayNoHow Tue 23-Jul-13 22:45:25

Ah, glad you got it safely! grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Jul-13 19:46:23

Evening wine smile

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Lovely, lovely woolly treasure has arrived, huge thanks to the crafters for all your love, thought and care thanks

thanks RiaOverTheRainbow Three beautiful deep pink squares, a lovely knitted star design, 3D flower and silver star square, all just lovely [star]

thanks fan Beautiful crochet - a lovely magnolia flower on green and silver, gorgeous 4 mini square one and a deep pink granny. All gorgeous [star]

thanks GoodbyeRubyTuesday Not boring at all! Perfect! Super snuggly, two knits, one in navy the other a heathery purple, just lovely, super [star]

thanks Donna on FB Beautiful, beautiful squares , in pinks, purples, greens just lovely and 4 separate butterflies in those colours too. So very lovely [star]

Heartfelt thanks to all, these are just lovely. thanks

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Jules146 Wed 24-Jul-13 19:57:00

I did put mine in with the Babette panels didn't I? As I now have visions of them being somewhere random and not in the parcel I posted to you! Hmm Maybe I need a gin to help me remember... confused

Just want to check you got the star embellishment too? It's pretty piddly small and might have been missed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Huge thanks both, these are just lovely thanks

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

Morning smile brew

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

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

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

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

Thank you thanks

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks lovely Kate thanks

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

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

Thinking of snorris and her family

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

Morning brew Checking back in smile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Afternoon smile

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

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

Thank you so much X

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

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

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

I always worry too smile

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


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

Afternoon smile brew

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

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

Thank you thanks

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

Beautiful Seren.

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

Huge thanks to the donors and crafters who contributed. xx

Photos of the blanket may be seen here

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