Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits. Crafters and donors, please, we need your help.

(367 Posts)
RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:07:01

I am afraid we bring very sad news. We heard recently that our SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits’ third child, beautiful baby Summer has died at nearly twelve weeks of age. Bless them all, such a devastating loss, we are so very sorry. Superman?s thread is here.

She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts, and we send them love. We are so pleased that they have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. We hope it may give whatever comfort it can.

So lovely donors, knitters and crocheters, we will need help to make this happen, and will be so grateful if you can join with us. thanks

All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.


Superman and her family have been thinking about their blanket and have come up with some lovely ideas for baby Summer. Bless them all.

Ideas for squares or separate embellishments :

Summery flowers - inc chrysanthemums

If you are able to offer initials, please PM.

Just from the brands listed below please because we know they combine for wash and wear.

* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK (new this time)
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK (new this time)
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (is being discontinued but some still around)
* James Brett Pure Merino DK (also being discontinued but some still around)

Superman’s family have requested bright and vibrant colours as they say these best reflect their beautiful daughter so....

* Pinks (not pale)
* Warm purples
* Brighter greens
* Creams - if using please use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 ‘cream’ or Debbie Bliss Rialto 02 ‘ecru’

For accents/embellishments on squares, not whole squares pls :
* Red but please only use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM06 “Ruby”
* Yellow for flower centres only
* Turquoise.

Do use the crafting guide on the website to help you with lots of practical info such as help with buying colours, recommended online retailers and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for patterns.

Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs which are good ways to keep in touch.

This means so much to the family, thank you so much for joining with us


Pistey and Knotty

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:08:17

So pleased to be able to do something to bring a little comfort to the family. Thinking of them all. x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:16:10

If you would like to help in any way, please sign up here on the MN thread and PM me, huge thanks.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:17:33

Knotty is here to help with any queries you may have, please do PM her.


tribpot Tue 26-Nov-13 11:19:26

Signing in. I'll start a crafters' thread in Arts & Crafts?

All sympathies to the poor family, what a dreadful loss.

HopAlongOnItsOnlyChristmas Tue 26-Nov-13 11:21:01

Joining, I'll PM you pistey

I can't even imagine, tried to read the thread all the way through but am at work and crying at desk = not good.

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:21:34

Trib, bless you. Could you start one in the Woolly Hugs area? thanks

So sad

My love and thoughts are with Superman and her family.

Count me in. I'll have a look through my stash to see if I have anything appropriate - otherwise I'll buy some wool.

Signing in, sadly. Thinking of Superman and Summer, and their family. Xx

tribpot Tue 26-Nov-13 11:22:27

Oh yes I had forgotten about the new area! Have been rather out of Woolly Hugs for a while, and had forgotten about that.

rubycon Tue 26-Nov-13 11:22:49

here as always x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:27:57

Huge thanks everyone, bless the Blanketeers thanks Xx

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:28:40

Bless them indeed x

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 26-Nov-13 11:31:32

thinking of superman, summer and family

just pming now

tribpot Tue 26-Nov-13 11:32:10

Support thread for anyone wanting help getting started and for general chitchat as we go.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:32:58

Such a response already, thank you everyone, just away to PMs, thank you so much X

Primrose123 Tue 26-Nov-13 11:35:55

I'd like to help. I will PM Pistey.

Thinking of Superman and family.

MOSagain Tue 26-Nov-13 11:36:07

So Very sad. My thoughts are with the family and of course will do a square x

Macdog Tue 26-Nov-13 11:36:41

Signing in, thoughts with the family affected x

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:40:33

Ideally we ask for you to PM us - but if there is a problem with the PM system ( it does happen and seems to be a bit wonky at the mo) you can message us :

On our FB page, MNWoollyHugs

Or email us at admin@woollyhugs.com

SoupDragon Tue 26-Nov-13 11:41:31

sad I'm in - I think I have some bright colours in my special stash. Lions you say...?

I see you went for the Drops Merino smile

MissPricklePants Tue 26-Nov-13 11:41:45

I'm in, will pm you now pistey x

signing in, very sad news. shall pm pistey

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:43:15

Yes, Lions please Soupy. x

Yes, liking the Drops very much, thanks. Especially the price.

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:44:40

Oh bum.

PMs ARE mucking around. Apologies of there is a delay getting back to you.

Reporting this post <waves to MNHQ>

I'm in. I rather fell out of the loop on Wolly Hugs recently(RL getting in the way) though have been following you all on FB and MN and admiring as always.

I still have a dedicated WH stash, think some might be Rowan Cashsoft(?) though, is that no longer on the list? Happy to use it elsewhere if necessary but thought I'd check.

Thinking of Superman and family, her thread was so moving. xxx

Thumbwitch Tue 26-Nov-13 11:47:41

Oh I'm brokenhearted for the poor family - of course I'll donate wool again. Just so sad. sad

PMing you, Pistey. xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:50:58

Huge thanks everyone, PMs are playing up this morning, but do keep sending and keep writing on here, we will make sure that we help everyone.

Tis just going to take a little while.

Thank you to everyone, such a fabulous response thanks

Kveta Tue 26-Nov-13 11:52:11

would love to help - will PM

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 11:52:13

Barbara, please use the Rowan Cash you have. We've taken it off our list now as it's discontinued.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 11:55:11

I think PMs are back on track, will be helping folk now hopefully!

Would love to help out with this, I do have some of the wool here need to check colours, but donor wool would be appreciated. I will PM you Pistey.

tribpot Tue 26-Nov-13 11:58:14

Oh good, I was the same as Barbara, had to dust my WH stash off from the box under the bed. There's Cashsoft in them thar' hills!

Is grey/blue okay to use as a background colour? I'm thinking about doing this so the background colour would not be very prominent.

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 12:06:45

We're not using blues and silvers this time, Trib. Sorry. Have you got an alternative? If not, I can have a look at my stash here.

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 12:07:30

The pattern is perfect btw smile

SuperNappy Tue 26-Nov-13 12:24:57

Signing in. Very sad. Thinking of superman.

Can I do some plain squares? I'm good at crochet but I'd like to do at least one with my novice knitting skills too.

I have none of the yarns listed so donor yarn would really be appreciated. I shall pm.

I'm in, will pm you. Thoughts are with the family xx

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 12:27:51

SuperNappy, the old WH mantra is 'Simple squares are good; Simple Squares are essential' smile


Opheliabumps Tue 26-Nov-13 12:34:07

I've pm'd you pistey, as always, honoured to knit whatever is needed, initials, flowers etc, just let me know.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 12:41:20

I think PMs are working now, will go back over the thread and Facebook in a bit make sure no one is left unanswered.

Huge thanks to everyone thanks

cq Tue 26-Nov-13 12:44:41

I cannot knit or crochet but I have Paypal smile Can I help with the costs of some wool for poor dear Superman?

My DD was born with a congenital heart defect, thankfully detected at birth and dealt with. There but for the grace of god go I....

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 12:47:08

Cq, if you PM Pistey, she'll talk you through donating. thanks

Glad your DD is well smile

tribpot Tue 26-Nov-13 12:49:16

Deramores have 20% off Sublime at the mo, ends on Thursday.

GetOnYourDancingShoes Tue 26-Nov-13 12:54:33

Sign me up...it's not letting me pm at the moment.

blizy Tue 26-Nov-13 13:25:54

Count me in, I have sent a PM. I am so sorry for the horrible loss that supermans and family are going through, I have been there and would like to help to bring a small smile to their face again. X

watchingout Tue 26-Nov-13 13:30:40

Count me in, although I don't have any of the required wool in my stash yet I'm happy to buy some. I'll PM you xx

maxmissie Tue 26-Nov-13 13:53:03

Have sent a PM to donate money or buy wool as can't crochet or knit!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 14:05:55

I am so sorry some folk are having problems with PMs, I am getting some, but also know lots aren't getting anywhere, and it is very frustrating especially when everyone is being kind and lovely, and trying to help.

If having problems PMing us, you can email us on admin@woollyhugs.com, or message us on our Facebook page MNWoollyHugs, or post on here and we will come to you. Please don't be put off joining us!

I see Knotty reported it earlier, and I am doing so again, so shall report myself.

Huge thanks to everyone, you really are stars thanks

Have pm'd you. But just thought I'd post it on here too in case you don't get it. I will do a square. Have some purple and pink wool.

I think I missed deadline on last one I promised but will do better this time.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 14:19:04

Now you see, I haven't had a PM from you Cider sad

Growls in the direction of Tech.

Thank you so much for your lovely offer, bless you thanks

My PM box is empty so just off to check this thread and our Facebook, don't want to lose anyone sad

HopAlongOnItsOnlyChristmas Tue 26-Nov-13 14:21:00

Just checking actually, what is the deadline?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 14:29:16

We usually allow approx 4 weeks for crafters, but tend to give deadlines once we know folk are receiving wool, and there are no problems from suppliers. This will obviously take us into Christmas, can you just let me speak to Knots and we can think about this?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 14:45:30

Lovely cq It isn't letting me PM you, I will try again in a bit, but please don't think we don't appreciate your kindness, thank you so much. As soon as I can I shall PM X

Sorry sad

Trumpton Tue 26-Nov-13 15:12:28

I will knit. I have sent PM . Am orff to London for a week so will get going when I get back .

AntiJamDidi Tue 26-Nov-13 15:17:49

I'll crochet a couple of squares. I'll check what wool I've got in my stash and hopefully I'll be able to get started tomorrow. I'll just pm Pistey now.

StellaMarie Tue 26-Nov-13 15:19:41

So sad. Happy to crochet a couple of squares, will pm Pistey now.

MrsKwazii Tue 26-Nov-13 15:20:06

I cannot knit but would like to donate wool for a talented MNer to turn into beautiful squares. So sad for Superman and her family, hope the blanket will bring them some comfort x

I'm in, and think I have something suitable in my stash.

I'm in, and think I have something suitable in my stash. pistey can't pm you at the moment.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 15:52:15

Thank you so much everyone, and a donor already to thank thanks

We really do heart the donors, they make such a difference, your kindness and generosity is much appreciated X

thanks MrsKwazii You are a star X

JulesJules Tue 26-Nov-13 15:52:36

Signing in. What terribly sad news.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 15:55:35

Thanks lovely Jules X

I am just about to try PMing qz again. Stand by....

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 15:57:18

Yaaay! The victory is mine!

PM sent smile

Thank you cq

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Tue 26-Nov-13 16:12:54

I'll do some - sad that it has taken something as sad as this to get me to get my hook out my arse

KnottyLocks Tue 26-Nov-13 17:11:25

Huge thanks to everyone who has offered to help in any way thanks

atomicyoghurt Tue 26-Nov-13 18:18:52

Hi I'd love to help, I can crochet butterflies, ladybirds, flowers, whatever you like. I'll need someone to donate the wool though. I'll PM Pistey xx

Have sent a pm, hope it's received x

atomicyoghurt Tue 26-Nov-13 18:21:39

OK have PMd hopefully it's gone through.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 18:47:19

Huge thanks to everyone thanks Such an amazing response already, so heartwarming.

Yes, PMs seem to be working at the moment! I have received and replied, hopefully they can stay working smile

Thinking of baby Summer, love to Superman and her family X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 20:24:32

Am hoping that all PMs have been replied to, still seems to be working. Huge thanks for all offers of help. thanks


More lovely donors to thank, we really appreciate your support, it makes all the difference. Tomorrow, we will be able to get wool out to crafters on your behalf thanks

thanks ThePigofHappiness

thanks cq

You are both stars, bless you. X


HorsesDogsNails Tue 26-Nov-13 20:44:41

I'm in, my squares will be fairly plain grannies. So sad it's needed but so pleased I can help a bit.

PM on its way Pistey.

BellaVita Tue 26-Nov-13 21:04:43

I think Pistey has already added my name, but signing in anyway.

I am a beginner Horses so my squares will be plain too.

Glad to help.

Much love to Superman and family x

NoWayNoHow Tue 26-Nov-13 21:05:58

Such very sad sad news... Please put me down for a square, Pistey - on iPad so can't PM but don't have any of those colours in my stash so will need wool from a lovely donor please.
Thoughts are with Superman and family xxxx

PolterGoose Tue 26-Nov-13 21:25:09

I'm in too, will PM.

So sorry for Superman and her family x

ChippingInLovesAutumn Tue 26-Nov-13 21:27:57

I had read Superman's thread about Summer - absolutely devastating. Such a beautiful, active, much adored baby girl - life is so unfair, it's... heartbreaking sad

I would like to send them some Woolly Hugs - I'll order some brightly coloured wool from the list and get knitting as soon as it arrives x (I'll send you a PM now Pistey).

needasilverlining Tue 26-Nov-13 22:14:47

I'm sure you've got enough for 3 blankets by now, but how do you get involved with this or the white blankets (Angel hugs?). Amateur knitter, beginner crochet-er, would like to help.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 26-Nov-13 22:27:47

Evening all wine

Thank you so much everyone, such a fabulous response, hopefully all PMs replied to. Such a devastating loss for Superman and her family, thinking of beautiful baby Summer, so glad we can do something for them. X

needasilverlining Not at all, we'd love to have you join us for this project or indeed any of our projects. Beginners very warmly welcome indeed.

All the information about this project is in the OP, or linked to from there, and the Angel Hug thread is here

To become involved, just jump right in, we'll be glad to have you on board. PM us when you are ready to post. We will soon decide the deadline for posting by for Superman's blanket, and will announce that here. Angel Hugs and the other projects are ongoing, so we set deadlines for collections.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, do find us - MNWoollyHugs or @MNWoollyHugs, both are good ways to keep in touch.And THANK YOU!


Signing in. Will pm you Pistey

Jacksmania Tue 26-Nov-13 22:48:50

I'm in.
Will do a square with flowers on.

I'm on holiday right now and have no wool with me and no way to get any - will be home Dec 10th. Any idea of last posting date? I can definitely get it done and posted by Christmas.

Bloody hell. This is so sad sad

MNPlovespumpkincarving Wed 27-Nov-13 00:01:51

On board sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 27-Nov-13 06:31:22

Oh it really is lovely, sad

Morning. Am off to PMs now. Thank you.

TwoJackRussellsandababy Wed 27-Nov-13 06:57:33

I'd like to help too, have sent you a pm

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 27-Nov-13 07:00:48

Thanks lovely, much appreciated, have just replied thanks

KnottyLocks Wed 27-Nov-13 08:01:44

Huge thanks, everyone. Your support is always incredibly touching thanks

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 27-Nov-13 09:32:59

Have PM'd you Pistey

Count me in. I'll do one of my usual squares, with the applique flower.

Allalonenow Wed 27-Nov-13 10:39:43

Hello, I used to knit years ago, and can still remember how to! I could do moss stitch squares if they would be of use?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 27-Nov-13 10:54:13

Thank you everyone,your support is just marvellous, and so much appreciated thanks

< Hugs Whore > - lovely to see you, and huge thanks SDTG, one of your lovely squares will be perfect.

Allalonenow A square of moss stitch would be just lovely! Moss stitch is always super snuggly, we love it. Thank you so much, and welcome on board. thanks

Just away to PMs, I may be a while smile Such a fabulous response THANK YOU!

Woolfey Wed 27-Nov-13 11:19:56

I'm in. Already messaged Pistey but just marking my place on here too.
Much love to Super and her family x

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 27-Nov-13 11:57:44

Thanks lovely. X

KateSycoraxMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 11:58:19

Hope the PM situ is sorted, do shout if you're still struggling!

NoWayNoHow Wed 27-Nov-13 12:38:29

Pistey still not able to PM you from normal Internet Explorer - don't know if it's because I'm at work don't tell anyone or because there's still a PM issue.
Will try later!

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 27-Nov-13 13:11:39

Thanks Pistey <Squidgy hug right back to you>.

Jacksmania Wed 27-Nov-13 13:38:06

Morning! Hugs all around.

The lovely fabulous Glaikit said she'd post me some wool in colours that work for this blanket, since I can't remember what I have at home. <mucho love to her> flowers

I'll get going on my square(s) as soon as we get home.

PiggyPlumPie Wed 27-Nov-13 14:09:33

Count me in again and I'm sure my mum will contribute too.


MinnieBar Wed 27-Nov-13 15:50:32

Please count me in. Had to dig out my needles this morning (in order to try and teach some friends to knit for our own blanket that we're doing for a friend - no laughing at the back) and found loads of WH yarn bits and bobs in various colours, so hopefully I can combine them successfully (correct colours only of course) for this. Such a sad story.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 27-Nov-13 17:33:24

Afternoon all smile

Thanks to everyone for supporting this, just so touching, really is.

NoWay - you need woolly wool, I think? I shall need you to confirm your address, because I know you moved, not sure if I have the new or old address, sorry. If you can't PM, you can always email us on admin@woollyhugs.com or message us through the Facebook page.

Just posted eighteen woolly parcels off, so if you receive wool in a blue plastic envelope with a note from me, it has been paid for by our lovely donors. How we heart them, bloomin stars. thanks

We have another lovely donor to thank tonight..

thanks MsNobodyAgain

You are a star, bless you X

Jacksmania Wed 27-Nov-13 23:15:49

Just sent some money to help out with buying wool and paying for postage. With love, and a generous helping of Canadian maple syrup flowers.

tribpot Wed 27-Nov-13 23:20:01

Yummy. Could you just send the syrup, Jacks?!

KnottyLocks Wed 27-Nov-13 23:21:49

Oh thank you, Jacks. smile

Just spotted it's arrived. You star thanks

SupermansBigRedReindeerNose Thu 28-Nov-13 00:32:37

hello you lovely lovely ladies, i'm so grateful for what you are doing, it means the utter world right now. dd1 and dp had input in this and we are so grateful for all of you donating/knitting crocheting . i'm not very good with words or being given things so i'll begger off i just wanted to say you are all stars and i thank you for your kindness and thoughts/prayers xx

Jacksmania Thu 28-Nov-13 01:45:53

Oh Superman love. You're in my thoughts. I sobbed like anything reading your thread. My heart goes out to you, so much sad

Jacksmania Thu 28-Nov-13 01:48:19

<drags extra large vat of maple syrup into Woolly Hugs Towers for trib>

KnottyLocks Thu 28-Nov-13 07:33:55

Superman, big gentle hugs for you, DP and DD. So glad that this blanket is already bringing some small comfort to you all.
Thinking of you all and your beautiful, Summer. Xxx

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 28-Nov-13 08:44:41

Superman - lovely message, hush to not being good with words! I wish there was more we could do for you all, but I'm very grateful to Pistey and Knotty doing what they do which enables us all to send you our individual hugs all wrapped up in one snuggly blanket. Our thoughts are definitely with you x

Sending lots of love to you and your family superman. Were all thinking if you and Summer. I'm glad the blanket will bring some comfort. Hugs to you xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Nov-13 09:36:00

Biggest hugs for you lovely Superman, you are very close in our thoughts. There are so many folk involved already, we hope you can feel our community coming together around you with love. So glad the blanket is already giving you a little comfort. We will do our very best for you all.

Thinking of your beautiful Summer X

Much love X

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Nov-13 09:51:32

Am hoping that wool starts to arrive with crafters today, and folk can get making. Huge thanks to the lovely donors again, and we have another lovely donor to thank this morning, we appreciate your generosity, so much thanks

thanks Jacksmania

You really are a star, bless you.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

rubycon Thu 28-Nov-13 09:56:02

my donor wool has arrived - thank you. And my sore nose thanks you too! thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Nov-13 10:03:45

Awwww, hope they help X

Good news about the wool, huge thanks to the donors thanks

Knit on Ruby, knit on smile thanks

SuperNappy Thu 28-Nov-13 10:52:25

Mine hasn't arrived in today's post, but I'm likely one of the furthest away - about 600 miles

I forgot to say - is there any chance I could be sent some donor yarn for this square? I don't think I have much of the yarn left in my stash.


HoggyTruffle Thu 28-Nov-13 11:59:56

Such a very sad story. Count me in for a couple of squares. I will attempt to PM.

blizy Thu 28-Nov-13 13:46:08

I received my wool this morning, a lovely purple colour. I shall get hooking at the weekend. X

elfycat Thu 28-Nov-13 17:05:16

I'd like to do a square or two. First time Woolly Hugging but I had had a sniffling moment over Superman's thread and now there's a Hug to be made.

I'll PM but I can get my own wool. Just registered with Deramores which might not be a good thing.

Pistey! Lovely wool for flowers arrived today. Thank you flowers

tribpot Thu 28-Nov-13 18:59:12

elfycat, probably best just to have your salary paid directly into your Deramores account from now on grin

BellaVita Thu 28-Nov-13 19:00:53

My wool order arrived today. Thank you for suggesting the colour Pistey, it is just such a lovely lovely colour. I have started already, although going very carefully has had a woolly disaaaster on my other square for the woolly hug blanket project and had to take it to work for the HOY 8 to sort out at lunchtime for me!

I have only ever donated funds before which I know is a huge help, but am feeling much much more involved doing the actual knitting. I feel quite nervous really as I am desperate for it to be perfect.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Thu 28-Nov-13 19:01:43

I'm in, if that's still possible? Only I don't have any of the wools mentioned so will PM Pistey in case there's still some going begging. I woolly-blanketed under another name previously (at least, I think it was another name...) so you may recognise the address!

BellaVita Thu 28-Nov-13 19:03:09

I so know what you mean elfy, I got a small order originally to start with then ordered about 6 more balls and now had my third delivery. Our living room is growing wool grin. I even bought a crochet hook at the weekend.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 28-Nov-13 19:10:10

Evening wine

Thank you everyone, just marvellous! Thanks to those joining us this afternoon, we are very glad to have you on board X thanks

SDTG - will pop woolly wool in the post to you tomorrow.

So glad you love the colour Bella tis gorgeous isn't it? So perfect here, tis certainly vibrant and bold - this is the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Amethyst. Sadly now discontinued of course. And a hook you say? <beams> You know Bella, this isn't about being perfect, it is about love and thought, tis the important bit, bless you, big hugs. X

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker So, who are ya I wonder?!!!! I am guessing, wonder if I'm right grin

I am off to PMs - the light is on smile

ControlGeek Thu 28-Nov-13 19:13:33

My wool arrived today, a gorgeous maroon. Thank you thanks I'm about to grab my pattern book for inspiration and will start on a square tonight.

Lots of thoughts going to Superman x

I received my beautiful wool today.
Thank you lovely donors, and Pistey and Knotty of course thanks wine

Superman, I have been thinking of you and your family and hope your woolly hug brings some small comfort.

I'm off to peruse some patterns for inspiration.

BellaVita Thu 28-Nov-13 19:41:10

Oh yes I know it is about the love and thought Pistey, I am just hard on myself <makes New Years resolution to be less so>.

You and Knotty are doing a fantastic job of coordinating everything flowers

gussiegrips Thu 28-Nov-13 19:50:49

Did you get initials sorted out?

I'm just going out, but will pm later. I've got a computer programme for designing knit charts too.

Am more than happy to do anything helpful - been meaning to ask if you wanted a "woolly hugs" chart for a square.

Sorry for you loss, Superman. Will help make your blanket as comforting as it possibly can be.

Thanks for posting Superman, big hugs. Xxxx

Tweetinat Thu 28-Nov-13 20:39:20

Just signing in to let you know that my beautiful bundle of wool has arrived this morning. Thank you for such a beautiful selection Pistey x

TwoJackRussellsandababy Thu 28-Nov-13 20:41:25

I've got my wool too, got my crochet hook out and ready smile

KnottyLocks Thu 28-Nov-13 21:36:00

Wonderful to see woolly wool already arriving and hooks and needles going to work.

Craft on, my lovelies smile thanks

Thanks, Pistey - I will get knitting as soon as it arrives!

HairyPotter Thu 28-Nov-13 22:13:20

Such very sad news sad

I'll have a root through my stash and get started on a couple of squares soon. I'm not sure if I have anything bright enough. Will look and report back to see what you think.

I lopped a bit of a finger off yesterday so my squares will be wonkier than usual I'm afraid blush

Thanks Pistey, wool arrived this morning. I will get knitting early next week as I have DD school craft fair on Saturday and I am drowning in felt and sequins.

Jacksmania Fri 29-Nov-13 00:29:34

HairyPotter, OUCH!!!! sad
How did you manage that??

HairyPotter Fri 29-Nov-13 07:44:40

It's only a bit of a finger. I was chopping a mountain of veg for the guinea pigs and the lovely new, very sharp knife took a chunk of my index finger with it.

If it doesn't fall off, I should be fine for a wonky square or two. I think

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 29-Nov-13 07:53:01

Morning all smile brew brew brew

Honestly, enormous thanks to all, just marvellous, such a touching response, thank you to everyone X

gussiegrips Yes, we are sorted for initials thank you, we had such a brilliant response, folk are so clever, but thank you for the offer thanks

So pleased to hear that wool is already arriving with crafters and work is getting started, that is excellent, thanks

Hairy!!!! What are you like??!! Big ow! You poor thing, hope it's not too sore for too long X

Am away to PMs, huge thanks thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

KnottyLocks Fri 29-Nov-13 08:23:53

<hooks teeny bandage for Hairy the muppet >

I'd like to knit. It'll be basic, but I'd like to anyway. I know just what these blankets mean when they arrive.

Is basic any good?

Knotty is anyone doing a lion yet? If you pop over to Trib's support thread there's a link to a fab one. I can't promise I can pull it off but I could have a bash. Would need some advice on colours though. I don't mind putting in another Deramores order if necessary <noble>

Barbara - don't you just hate it when you don't have the yarn you need for a project, and have to buy more? Ohh the pain of purchasing yet more yarn! grin

SoupDragon Fri 29-Nov-13 09:35:03

I'm giving a crochet lion a go - there is no pattern other than in my head smile As usual I plan on winging it!

SoupDragon Fri 29-Nov-13 09:35:39

I may need to buy some red yarn for a ladybird.

And then I'll need to add more to make up the free postage amount...

LizaRose Fri 29-Nov-13 09:36:09

Just found this thread and would like to help. Please put me down for a couple of squares.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 29-Nov-13 10:12:51

Lovely daisy Bless your heart, huge hugs for you and thank you so much for joining with us. Your knitting sounds perfect, we love and treasure simple and complex alike. So thank you. thanks

Thanks lovely Liza - hopefully have just replied to
You. I'm on a train so a bit hit and miss on the reception front!

Thank you everyone!

Dermores do cashback on quidco also. So if you get that and free postage you are practically making money grin.

Soupy if you are on the case with a lion, I may honourably withdraw. Yours will be perfect I know!

Soupy I know I have a crochet lion square on Pinterest somewhere, I can look it out for you?
No sign of wool here yet, early days for me though grin

My yarn is here! Looking for a lovely stitch in my stitch library.

watchingout Fri 29-Nov-13 13:32:33

Thanks for the tip BarbaraWoodlouse - it inspired me to check.... and TopCashBack do cashback for Deramores too. wink

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 29-Nov-13 14:04:36

Afternoon smile brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 29-Nov-13 15:38:28

We need to look into Cashback I think.

Good news that wool is arriving, more is soon to be on the way, just abut to go to the post office. If it comes in a blue plastic with a card from me, it has been paid for by our lovely donors, huge thanks as always to them.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

We have had two anonymous donations made towards Superman's blanket, and have sent our thanks via email, but just wanted to say thank you here too. Donated funds help so much and make all the difference. We really are grateful.THANK YOU! thanks

thanks thanks

Mhw02 Fri 29-Nov-13 17:37:36

I can do a couple of squares, I haven't contributed to any of the Woolly Hugs before, but should like to. Could also do some extra applique if that could be used?

I don't have any Woolly Hugs wool left in appropriate colours (used it all up on my last Little Hug) so will need to see what they have in John Lewis tomorrow.

Will PM Pistey now.

StellaMarie Fri 29-Nov-13 17:58:32

Wool has arrived, thanks, and one square done already whilst avoiding chores!

Jules146 Fri 29-Nov-13 19:00:53

Lovely wooly wool has arrived, I will try and work my magic! xx

Lovely red wool arrived today. Ladybirds are go!

atomicyoghurt Fri 29-Nov-13 20:33:10

Wool here!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 29-Nov-13 21:24:37

Go Stella!

Thank you everyone thanks

Posted another 6 lots of wool this afternoon, fingers crossed it arrives soon!

I have two plain squares in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Apple left over from an earlier WH where I missed the posting deadline blush. If they are of any use to this project please let me know.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 30-Nov-13 08:28:16

Morning all brew smile

Squares are always useful Wild Please send them, thank you so much. thanks

Just to PMs.

ControlGeek Sat 30-Nov-13 10:57:10

I've done two squares, not sure if I can get a third out of the ball but going to give it a try later. Please could someone pm me the address to send them to? Thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 30-Nov-13 11:05:02

Thanks Geek, you have a PM from me X


watchingout Sat 30-Nov-13 12:06:37

Donor wool has arrived this morning, thank you. Itching to get going....

MOSagain Sat 30-Nov-13 12:40:38

Posted my square to you yesterday pistey but think I forgot to write who it was from and which project. Is a bright pink square with flower x

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Sat 30-Nov-13 18:12:25

Lovely green wool arrived today! Thank you so much to the donor/s, and thank you Pistey for being the Woolly Post Office.

HoggyTruffle Sat 30-Nov-13 20:03:42

Thanks for the red wool Pistey. Ladybird production has begun.

elfycat Sat 30-Nov-13 22:44:28

Deramores is quick at delivering!

In love with my wool, and should start crafting after I make a star costume for DD1 tomorrow.

Jacksmania Sun 01-Dec-13 15:29:08

Deramores does ship insanely fast. I placed an order and had it, in Canada!!! in seven days. I heart them.

Help needed please, I have started my square which is the The Lace Heart & Bobble Square from the refuge patter found here on page 3

Have got to row 39 and I am at a complete loss as to what I have doing, can someone translate please along with row 41 ?

Stitches I am stuck on are Inc and No Stitch. I have done an increase for Inc but not sure that is right as I have two many stitches !

Got it now grin

Oh good stuff HaveToWearHeels. Saw this earlier but was busy with usual Sunday craziness. Was about to post to say your link didn't work but I thought had the pattern somewhere. Good to hear you have it sorted. It's a lovely square IIRC smile

Thanks Barbara had a bit of quiet time, DD and DH have a bug so we were lounging around with "Enchanted" on DVD so grabbed my needles. The square has come up lovely.

HorsesDogsNails Sun 01-Dec-13 21:35:09

Pistey is the posting address the same one you PM'd me in the summer? I've got 2 squares ready to post.....

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 06:49:42

Morning all, brew brew brew brew brew brew brew

Awww Woolly Post Office smile

Thanks Horses yes please, let me PM you now.

Kveta Mon 02-Dec-13 14:41:26

still no yarn here, but am itching to get started! I'm ready whenever the yarn arrives smile

Same as that kveta... I'm in work all this week for nights so can be very productive.
I've been practicing knitting team heart with some nice purple. I think if I send knitted squares they will be plain and essential!

RemoteControlGeekToyOfTheYear Mon 02-Dec-13 14:47:43

Posted my squares today - we're only one day into December, why are the queues already so long?? Oh, I forgot to put a slip in to say who it's from so wrote it in the 'sender' details on the outside of the envelope - sorry - rushing too much! fblush

JulesJules Mon 02-Dec-13 16:26:09

Deramores delivery arrived! They are so quick.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 21:00:08

Evening all wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 02-Dec-13 21:02:22

The first of the squares for Superman is here and how very lovely it is.

thanks thanks

thanks MOSAgain Beautiful and vibrant pink super snuggly garter knit square with flower embellishment. Tis perfect [star]

Thank you X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Hello! I hadn't realised I had popped in here yet.

Pistey, I have checked my stash and I have a cerise James Brett and some odds in Db in pinks. Can I use a tiny <really small> amount of pale pink?

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 02-Dec-13 22:45:07

Evening, all <channels inner pleeceman>

Pistey, can you PM me the address to send the squares to? I've two full ones out of that ball, and am very annoyingly just one round short of a third. Shall I send that third one to you anyway if you have bits and pieces left it could be finished with? Or if there's more wool I could help out with, perhaps send scraps to me with that and I'll finish it here? Whichever's easiest... I'll take them into work with me tomorrow so if you get a chance to read this I can put them in the post before it closes.

Fizzy (long time no see!) I used pale pink in the very centre of one of my flowers. 'twas only waffer thin though so hoping it will be OK smile

TwoJackRussellsandababy Tue 03-Dec-13 06:47:09

Reporting in,

I have done two squares, will finish up the second and weave in ends tonight.

There is still a bit of my dark red left over which would do for another square if it is striped with another colour.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 03-Dec-13 07:09:42

Morning brew

Arf at waffer thin pale pink, it be lovely Babs thanks

Fizzy Do I need to send you some other woolly wool? Have some in stash here.

Thanks everyone, Athelstane I am coming to PM you now, marvellous thanks

PurpleFrog Tue 03-Dec-13 09:42:32

Put me down for a couple of squares as well - now that my Christmas Crafts for Winston's Wish are done. I stocked up on reduced-price DB Cashmerino DK after the last round of blankets, so hopefully I will have some of the recommended colours for this one.

KnottyLocks Tue 03-Dec-13 11:25:31

Morning, lovely woolly folk smile

Jacksmania Tue 03-Dec-13 12:11:58

Morning brew.

Kveta Tue 03-Dec-13 13:16:14

got some lovely clematis coloured yarn in the post today - but have a stinking cold, so will get to some squares when I stop coughing and sneezing over everything! thanks to whoever donated it, it's the loveliest feeling yarn - am so used to acrylic, this is gorgeous!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 03-Dec-13 19:12:37

Our lovely donors are doing their work again, bless them, they are marvellous. Wool is arriving safely with the crafters thanks

thanks maxmissie

You are a star. Thank you X

BellaVita Tue 03-Dec-13 20:35:34

First square done.

BellaVita Tue 03-Dec-13 21:06:19

Second one started.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Dec-13 06:37:17

Morning brew


Ooo Bella you are going fabulously! thanks

We have been thinking of a last posting date. Because we still have lovely crafters joining us, and sadly some awol woolly wool, combined with the upcoming Christmas holiday, we have gone for about four weeks from now. Hopefully this will help everyone.


Last posting for squares for Superman to be Monday 6th January

Obviously before is absolutely lovely, please just PM for posting details when you are ready. Thank you so much


watchingout Wed 04-Dec-13 17:19:33

Only just realised that you can buy Debbie Bliss at John Lewis blush I have been struggling to find any at any LYS so requested some donor wool (which have I crafted up and sent off) but now I have an excuse to pop into town and have a peaceful browse. Inspired by the webchat today so feel a need to take a nosey into the books too! I will get some replacement wool for the Superman stash, promise!

Woolfey Wed 04-Dec-13 17:31:13

So glad to see the deadline is after Christmas, means I can sneak a second square in.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 04-Dec-13 18:07:09

Don't worry watching - not a prob, I can get the Debbie Bliss Rialto in JLs, tis lovely, and some lovely colours too.

Thanks Woolfey thanks

thanks thanks

Lovely woolly treasure has been arriving today, and it is absolutely super, huge thanks to the crafters, you are true stars thanks

thanks ControlGeek Two beautifully knitted squares in a gorgeous purpley plum, one an intricate knot design, the other a heart, just smashing [star]

thanks AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Three beautiful crocheted squares in a bright apple, a solid granny, granny mix and granny. I'l pop a border on the third square Athelstane, thank you, all just lovely [star]

thanks Rubycon Four vibrantly striped squares in cream and the bright Artesano pink, perfect, thank you [star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Thank you so much thanks

BellaVita Wed 04-Dec-13 21:52:25

Second square done. Will I get another out of the wool?

KnottyLocks Wed 04-Dec-13 22:00:59

Bella, weigh your square then weigh the leftover wool.

Should give you an idea smile

BellaVita Wed 04-Dec-13 22:28:43

Knotty, see I would never have thought of that! grin <novice>

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 05-Dec-13 07:11:44

Morning brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 05-Dec-13 07:12:02


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 05-Dec-13 07:20:12


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 05-Dec-13 07:20:46

Tis new int it?

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Thu 05-Dec-13 07:42:30

That was speedy work by the post office!

Let me know if there's anything else I can do. x

JollySeriousGiant Thu 05-Dec-13 11:11:34

Gorgeous lime green woolly wool arrived this morning. I shall get going tonight smile

Kveta Thu 05-Dec-13 11:52:38


I have just found a ball of Sublime extra fine merino wool DK, in shade 0229 (blueberry pie?), in the depths of my stash - it's a slightly darker purple than the clematis Jenny Watson I was sent. Could I use it for a square then?! It has been sitting there looking pretty for months, and I wasn't sure what to do with it!

roguepixie Thu 05-Dec-13 11:54:32

What devastating news. I am so very sorry for their terrible loss.

I'll do some squares.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 05-Dec-13 12:24:12

Thanks Rogue, have just replied to your PM and sounds lovely Kveta crack on.

Thanks everyone thanks

We have another lovely donor to thank, just marvellous, you really do make the difference, we [heart] the donors!

thanks twofalls

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 06-Dec-13 07:37:53

Morning all smile brew

Beautiful woolly treasure arrived yesterday, tis just lovely, thank you so much thanks

thanks HorsesDogsNails Two vibrant pink granny squares, one with a floral centre. Super [star]

thanks watchingout In a gorgeous purple, a paw print knit, and a lovely circle to square granny. Gorgeous [star]

Thank you so much, you really are stars thanksthanksthanks

Thinking of beautiful Summer X


TwoJackRussellsandababy Fri 06-Dec-13 15:55:39

I posted my parcel this lunchtime second class (stingy wink) but it might get there tomorrow anyway. Forgot to put my name in though, but there are two crocheted squares and done left overs, many thanks to my donor for the wool, it was a lovely claret red smile

KnottyLocks Fri 06-Dec-13 16:18:16

Thank you smile

Second class makes sense! Postage is hideous at the moment.

Dutchoma Fri 06-Dec-13 16:41:08

But I sent mine first class last week and it still hasn't come [wail]

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 06-Dec-13 17:47:35

And not today either lovely Oma sad

They will come tomorrow X

Mhw02 Fri 06-Dec-13 18:05:49

Have finished two squares, will post them tomorrow. I have used Rialto in claret for a flower in the centre of one of them - is this okay? I bought it thinking it was a deep, bright, pink, but I'm worried it's a bit too red.

Dutchoma Fri 06-Dec-13 19:22:04

There's only one. If it isn't there tomorrow I will do you another one.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 09-Dec-13 08:21:41

Morning brew

Lovely Oma, maybe wait a couple of more days? And lovely MHw02, sounds lovely, send it! X


Dutchoma Mon 09-Dec-13 09:44:24

OK, I'll give the blimmin' post office till Friday, am a bit busy till then anyway.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 09-Dec-13 20:51:57

Evening wine smile

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, thank you so much, such a great deal of love and care, truly rather special thanks


thanks Mhw02 These are lovely, in crochet, butterflies and flowers on a gorgeous purple. Super [star]

thanks LizaRose Just lovely, solid grannies in pink, purple and apple free, and a sweet little flower embellishment. Fabulous [star]

thanks Hmmmm Not sure who has made these lovelies. In a rich plum colour, gorgeous - one is a solid granny. Thank you! [star]


I know we had a problem with awol woolly wool. Has that been resolved now? I shall PM - was Fizzy and NeedASilverLining, Pig's has arrived I see. Is anyone else still waiting?

Hopefully not!

Thank you everyone thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

Jules146 Tue 10-Dec-13 06:16:41

Morning brew

Apologies RL seems to have got in the way some what... When is last posting date?

Many thanks smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 10-Dec-13 07:26:40

Morning Jules, no apologies needed my lovely, we really do understand, we've given a longer make for this as we know it is a very busy time. And thank you!

Last posting is Monday 6th January

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 10-Dec-13 07:37:48

I haven't forgotten about this, honest smile

TwoJackRussellsandababy Tue 10-Dec-13 11:12:33

Yay, the plum/claret colours were mine, hope they come in useful

Two squares on their way now, Pistey - one burgundy, with a cream flower, and one cream with a pale blue flower.

I'm going to make some more, with the donor wool you sent me, and I will have them set aside for the sad point when more are needed.

BellaVita Tue 10-Dec-13 21:29:30

I am on my third square.

Two are in the gorgeous purple colour that Pistey recommended and my third is the Debbie Bliss ecru. Whilst out in town on Sunday, I found a little independent wool shop, they only had the above, but it was better than coming away with nothing. I am aiming to post them out early next week.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 10-Dec-13 21:53:28

Thank you everyone, you are just marvellous thanks

And TwoJacks - they are beautiful, thank you thanks

JulesJules Wed 11-Dec-13 05:21:05

Morning! brew I've just about finished two squares, just doing a flower for the second one thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 11-Dec-13 06:34:48

brew brew

Morning lovely Jules, thank you thanks

I have some squares ready for pesky end sewing, just have to find where I put needles in the epic pre-Christmas clean up!

Jacksmania Thu 12-Dec-13 15:06:43

Just got home - have sorted through my wool stash and I have the right colours so am going to get started on squares tomorrow smile

When is the last posting date again?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 12-Dec-13 15:50:43

Hello lovely Jacks smile

Last posting is to be January 6th, thank you so much X


Jacksmania Thu 12-Dec-13 22:41:00

Ok, I'm going to do a deep purple square with a cream flower, deep pink centre and light green leaves, does that sound good? Or have you got something similar already?

RuldolfsFlea Fri 13-Dec-13 05:32:40

Joining in to do a couple of squares for Superman. Terriblely sad for her.

Will send you a pM pistey.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 13-Dec-13 07:04:00

Sounds beautiful Jacks, thank you so much, and welcome to you Rudolf, we are glad to have you on board.

I am away to PMs


I've got lovely apple green wool that I've made a very woolly basket weave square out of and it's used just a smidge over half the ball.
Would you prefer I squeezed in another of the same square or used it to make some woolly leaves to go with other crafters' flower embellishments?

Oh, I think you'll know what I mean. [woolly headed] thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 13-Dec-13 18:54:35

Funnily enough I do! smile Leaves please, they would be smashing, thank you thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, just so lovely, huge thanks to the crafters for all their love and care.

thanks fan Just beautiful! On apple green, one square a large 3D daisy, the other flowers and an adorable ladybird. Perfect [star]

thanks SDTG Wahttttdoyoumeanyouhopethey'reok??!! Gorgeous!!!! Two trademark flower squares. <happy sigh> Thank you! [star]

You are both stars thanks

I have two Post Office cards, but won't be able to get there until Monday, but I shall rush there as soon as DC have gone off.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sat 14-Dec-13 15:47:35

All those squares sound lovely smile I haven't started mine yet - but I'll have plenty of time after Christmas and before the 6th! I live in denial

needasilverlining Sat 14-Dec-13 18:57:10

RBOTP, the second-attempt lot of wool has finally turned up! Will be starting work tonight. THANK YOU.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 15-Dec-13 08:34:26

Oh so glad to hear wool has arrived, have had a couple of PMs too from others - you may end up with the original as well at some point, let us know if you do!

Morning smile brew Hoping everyone has a gentle Sunday


needasilverlining Sun 15-Dec-13 10:00:35

I've nearly finished a simple (well, simple to a good knitter; I've always struggled with it) moss stitch square. Strands of the yarn have broken in a couple of places so there are some ends to tuck in, will it matter?

Am thinking a crochet square of some kind for the next one. Total novice at crochet so again will be pretty simple, hope that's OK and they're good enough!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 16-Dec-13 09:53:46

It will be absolutely fine, huge thanks to you thanks Have just replied to your PM.

Simple squares made with love are very precious indeed!


needasilverlining Mon 16-Dec-13 16:30:16

Just a thought, and v probably one that's already been had, but has anyone asked a yarn shop like Deramore's or maybe Wool Warehouse (Drops stockists) if they might support the Woolly Hugs? Maybe discounts, or a few free balls of yarn or similar if details added to the WH website or similar? I know the point is that MNers help MNers, but making the donations go a bit further might be worthwhile?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 16-Dec-13 17:14:44

It is a very good thought silver, but it is one that has been had before.

Both of those two said no, so did John Lewis and Cucumberpatch. Debbie Bliss was fab, and actually after last week has promised us some more, whether it is the stuff we use for woolly hug big blankets is to be seen, but it will certainly come in somewhere.

Fingers and Thumbs, sadly don't think they are in business anymore sold us some at a reduced price and Yarn Box and Black Sheep Wools were very kind too.

So bless Debbie Bliss, she has been a real friend to Woolly Hugs, and love the fact she follows us on Facebook and Twitter. Just makes us <sqquuuueeee> when she 'likes' a photo!


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 16-Dec-13 17:18:57

Mumsnetters helping Mumsnetters is at the heart of what we do but now we do more away from the site, with the ongoing projects we run as well it has been easier to ask for donations.

Jacksmania Mon 16-Dec-13 20:04:10

Right, the square is done, and the parts of the flower are done. Now to sew it all together. Hopefully I'll be able to post it off this week.

Dutchoma Mon 16-Dec-13 21:19:53

Did you manage to get the squares from the post office?

MNPlovesChristmas Tue 17-Dec-13 00:27:42

Ordered loads of jW on Dec 03, 2nd class, proposed delivery date........18 Dec confused so glad to read it is Jan 06 posting date....phew.

ZingChoirsOfAngels Tue 17-Dec-13 00:41:59

I remember when Summer was born, what a tragic loss.sad

can someone tell me how I could donate money towards this project please?
I'm a quilter, but can't knit so I thought I'd like to help out by funding some of the wool that goes into the blanket.
Please let me know what to do - PM is fine.

And may I offer my total admiration for the amazing work and dedication and skill that goes into making these Woolly Hug blankets and the love which makes them extra warm and comforting!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 12:25:27

It really is Zing sad and thank you so much, we still need to buy the wool that hooks her Woolly Hug together, so I shall PM you. We are very grateful thanks

thanks thanks thanks

Woolly treasure has been arriving, and yes lovely Oma I have now smile Am just so glad that the missing square has been resolved. Thank you so much to the crafters for their love, thought and energies. Just beautiful.

thanks WatchingOut Just lovely, a solid granny in cream and plum, lovely bold contrast, really super [star]

thanks DutchOma Absolutely gorgeous, knitted in a rich purple, the initial S. Tis perfect [star]

thanks atomicyoghurt In plum, two beautifully crocheted floral squares, with two separate 3D plum butterflies. Just lovely [star]

You are all stars. Thank you so much X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 12:29:18

Zing you have mail from me thanks

ZingChoirsOfAngels Tue 17-Dec-13 13:22:53

good idea, I will sponsor the wool that is needed to "stitch" the squares together.
no problem

needasilverlining Tue 17-Dec-13 15:53:40

Pistey, will be putting in the post tomorrow (didn't manage it today, sorry).

Have tried a butterfly, so will put that in too along with the spare wool.

there's a package gone in the post for you today pistey fsmile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 17-Dec-13 21:43:31

Thanks all smile

atomicYuleLoghurt Wed 18-Dec-13 10:17:41

Just checked that mine had arrived, pleased it got there.

If you need any more doing (and have any wool going spare) I'll be happy to fit some in during the chrimbo hols.

Thinking of Superman over the holidays xx

I am really pants, I posted my squares yesterday 2nd class, but didn't include my name. So when two dark pink squares and a flower will turn up they are mine !

I have two crocheted flower squares ready to go but in order to avoid the crazy Christmas post (and being very honest the crazy Christmas post office queuesblush) I think I'll post end of December.

In the meantime my favourite knitted square pattern has reappeared online so I'll try to get one of those done before I post too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 18-Dec-13 17:54:00

Oh Babs I think that sounds very wise thanks And love that pattern!

HaveTo - not pants at all, just very busy!

Thank you atomic.

You are all stars.


thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Woolly Treasure has arrived safely today and is very lovely indeed, we are enormously grateful, tis just lovely, huge thanks as always to the crafters X

thanks Piggy's Mum Piggy - please thank your lovely mum, these are just super. Colourful grannies with a central raised cross, in three different combinations of purple, pink and green. Fabulous [star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Knotty or Pistey are either of you around for some quick advice please smile.

The only woolly wool I have left to suit this blanket is Cashsoft Vamp (#532). Lovely colour which I know we've used before but is it bright enough for this blanket?

The other option is that I think I have enough of this which is the base to my other two squares to do square #3?

TIA as I'm sure you're both very busy with the small matter of Christmas just round the corner shock fsmile.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 18-Dec-13 21:22:17

Vamp is one of our most favourite colours and is perfect for this project Babs, thank you X

Christmas? Round the corner you say?


Fab thanks Pistey. Tis indeed lovely, which probably explains why I seem to have 3 balls of it! grin

I was joshing about Christmas, we have ages <twitch>

ZingChoirsOfAngels Thu 19-Dec-13 16:45:10

cheque is in the post - also sent you a PM Pistey

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 19-Dec-13 17:54:50

Thank you Zing - have just replied thanks

I actually have got a twitch in my eye today Babs tis driving me nuts, and I swear folk think I'm winking at them


Hey ho

Lots of woolly thanks yous to our lovely crafters, gorgeous squares arriving safely today, bless you all, thanks

thanks thanks

thanks NeedASilverLining Absolutely lovely, in a bold and vibrant pink, a super wavy pattern and a moss stitch, with a separate 3D butterfly embellishment. Really smashing [star]

thanks NinjaGoose Beautiful crocheted squares, in pink, purple and cream - a tulip, chrysanthemum and daisies with a lovely butterfly. Just lovely, and much, much more than just OK smile [star]

thanks StellaMarie Beautiful granny squares in cream, bright pinky purple and apple. Really bright and bold. [star]

thanks HaveToWearHeels Two gorgeous deep pink knits - fab , one is a heart pattern, and a fabulous knitted flower embellishment in pink and yellow. Super [star]

You are all stars, the squares are just lovely thanks

Thank you too for Christmas cards and messages, you are very kind thanks

Thinking of Superman and her family X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

MOSagain Thu 19-Dec-13 19:15:31

I sent one square already but after 18 months of boring knitting I appear to have finally mastered moss stitch so will do a square using that x

PurpleFrog Thu 19-Dec-13 21:07:20

Then, when you do your second moss stitch square you can call yourself MOSSagain! grin

SuperNappy Thu 19-Dec-13 22:40:00

That actually made me laugh out loud!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 20-Dec-13 08:00:10

Genius Purple grin

Morning all brew

MOSagain Fri 20-Dec-13 09:47:51

LOL, if I can master namechanging on my phone I will. It's so bloody slow but it really is pretty

Allalonenow Sat 21-Dec-13 09:53:46

There is a super animated Google banner today, just right for us knitters!

I'm getting on with my squares, only a half one to do now, everyone else seems so much quicker than me.

Woolfey Sat 21-Dec-13 10:10:27

Allalonenow not everyone is much quicker than you grin

Allalonenow Sat 21-Dec-13 10:30:07


RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 22-Dec-13 08:57:54

Morning all brew smile

Beautiful squares have arrived, many thanks to all lovely crafters, you are amazing. The thought, love and care makes them very precious indeed.

thanks thanks thanks

thanks HoggyTruffle Absolutely gorgeous. You may well have seen Hoggy's beautiful Little Hug pic posted yesterday on our MNWoollyHugs Facebook page, well one of her squares is that flower pattern in purples and cream. Just beautiful, and the other is a knit in apple with lovely bright pink flowers and an adorable little ladybird too. Super [star]

Thank you so much X

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needasilverlining Sun 22-Dec-13 10:34:02

I'm really glad - and surprised! - they arrived so quickly

I was going to put in a card for Superman but couldn't think of any words worth committing to paper in the face of such a loss.

Superman, if you're reading this, know that thoughts of you and Summer went into every row I muddled through. And I've just deleted another three sentences because it all sounds so banal but I'm still thinking of you a lot and will be for a very long time to come.

WhoremoaneeGrainger Tue 24-Dec-13 00:03:58

Can someone PM me the address to post squares to please?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Dec-13 08:26:00

Morning lovely Whore - certainly can.

Morning everyone smile brew


We have a lovely donor to thank, she has sent us the funds to buy the wool to hook superman's blanket together and edge, we are truly grateful

thanks ZingChoirsOfAngels

You are a star. Thank you.

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KnottyLocks Tue 24-Dec-13 08:37:57

Morning , lovely Woollies fsmile

WhoremoaneeGrainger Tue 24-Dec-13 15:03:00

One package on its way!!!!! Are you impressed Pistey????

BellaVita Tue 24-Dec-13 19:24:21

I am on my fourth square, will post hopefully on Friday x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Dec-13 20:07:44

Very Whore!! grin

Thanks Bella thanks

And more woolly treasure has been arriving today, filled with love, thought and care, bless the crafters

thanks thanks thanks

thanks PiggyPlumPie A gorgeous colourful granny square in purple, green and pink. Really super [star]

thanks PracticallyPerfectNot Just fabulous - a chrysanthemum in pinks and greens, on a lovely pink crocheted square [star]

thanks The next pair of gorgeous squares have had somewhat of an adventurous journey, but are here safely now. The envelope had split, so the PO put them in a plastic bag. There is a card for superman, but not going to open that. Not sure if a note has gone missing.Hopefully someone will claim them smile One is a deep pink solid granny, perfect, the other a green granny square wit a cream and pinks flower centre. Both just lovely, thank you [star]

You are all stars, bless you thanks

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ZingChoirsOfAngels Wed 25-Dec-13 00:00:35

I'm glad it arrived safely Pistey.

Merry Christmas to you all! fsmile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 25-Dec-13 00:36:20

Christmas Day is here. Much love to Superman and her family. May their day be gentle and filled with love.

Thinking of beautiful baby Summer. X

Merry Christmas All.

Thinking of Superman and others who are missing a loved one at Christmas. Xxx

Hope everyone is enjoying boxing day! I have a little question, probably a bit silly - I have done two plain squares and flower embellishments to go on them. Am I ok to fasten them with a small button or would you rather I stitch it on?

KnottyLocks Thu 26-Dec-13 23:35:05

Not a silly question at all smile

We tend to avoid buttons on our blankets for a variety of reasons, so stitched on flowers if possible please.

Thank you, I seemed to remember something about no buttons but couldn't be sure! Will stitch them on. Thank you!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 28-Dec-13 12:04:17

Morning smile brew

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Woolly treasure ahoy! thanks thanks thanks Love in every stitch, no doubt about it. Absolutely fabulous

thanks WhoremoaneeGrainger You really are a star, bless your heart, two beautiful crocheted squares, one a vibrant pink and cream granny, the other a rich purple. Just perfect and so much love and care [star]

The other can still go to Trin's blanket lovely Whore, not a problem at all, have just posted thanks over there

Thank you X

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Jacksmania Sat 28-Dec-13 18:17:52

Just mailed my square yesterday evening. Gave it a kiss for Superman and sent it on its way to go to work! I think it turned out well, you'll have to let me know what you think. I'm getting better with flowers.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 28-Dec-13 22:55:04

Thanks lovely Jacks you really are a star X

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 29-Dec-13 00:33:24

Just thinking, we are away for a few days now, so if ready to post, maybe hang on until the end of next week, or they could well get stuck in the sorting office.

Not sure about wifi but will check in as and when I can.

Thank you. X


BellaVita Sun 29-Dec-13 09:37:39

I sent my four squares for Summer yesterday, completely forgetting you were going to be away.

WhoremoaneeGrainger Sun 29-Dec-13 22:48:39

Have just seen the other post Pistey. Thank you so much. Twas done, twisting the two colours on that final row. Enjoyed being able to finish it, and do the two for Superman.

Wherever you are off to, have a lovely, restful time.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 31-Dec-13 04:31:10

Thanks lovely. X And don't worry Bella, I can get from the sorting office. [thumbsup]


MOSagain Tue 31-Dec-13 22:18:16

Posted another square today but will fit through letterbox x

SuperNappy Thu 02-Jan-14 15:35:08

Two squares done. Can someone pm me the posting address please? smile

KnottyLocks Fri 03-Jan-14 12:12:47

Pm sent, I hope! System seems a bit creaky today.

Kveta Sat 04-Jan-14 22:46:24

I'm an eejit and sent my two squares yesterday but no note (found it on the table when I got home). Anyway, two pink squares, some remaining jenny Watson pink yarn, and a butterfly is from me (with some purple sublime yarn accents from my own stash!)

Sorry for any confusion!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 05-Jan-14 10:34:51

Morning all brew and thank you to everyone thanks
Not an eejit at all lovely Kveta just very busy I'm sure smile

Last posting is tomorrow, please do PM if you need the address, hopefully the creaky system will be working!

Need more brew

Will post square tomorrow. Is it usual address?

SoupDragon Sun 05-Jan-14 10:40:07

I will post mine tomorrow. Ish. Probably. Maybe...


RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 05-Jan-14 10:45:18

We heart you Soupy grin

Cider lovely - yes please thanks

Allalonenow Sun 05-Jan-14 16:58:54

Hello, could you send me the address to post please? Thank you !!

Macarooned Sun 05-Jan-14 21:37:32

Evening all, just packed up 2 squares and will post tomorrow to normal address.
Much love to superman and her family xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 05-Jan-14 22:40:00

Thank you Mac thanks

Allalone - you have a PM from me hopefully, thank you thanks

MNPinto2014 Mon 06-Jan-14 14:39:52

Posted 2 squares today.

PurpleFrog Mon 06-Jan-14 15:08:58

I have also posted 2 squares today... and an Angel Hug.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 06-Jan-14 15:39:37

Oh bless you, thank you so much thanks

MOSagain Mon 06-Jan-14 15:44:49

Mine was posted last Tuesday, a little worried its not turned uo, would've fitted through letter box

SuperNappy Mon 06-Jan-14 16:00:26

Mine were posted this morning. Second class though.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 06-Jan-14 16:04:09

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Lots of thank yous this afternoon, everyone is absolutely marvellous, such a lot of thought, love and care has gone into these squares. thanks

thanks BeerTricksPotter The most gorgeous soft apple green, two lovely knits, one a corner to corner, so clever and just lovely [star]

thanks Jacksmania Deep purple crocheted square with a cream flower, complete with deep pink centre and light green leaves. Gorgeous [star]

thanks Kveta Beautiful! Two lovely crocheted grannies in pink and purple and a separate adorable 3D butterfly embellishment in pink. Just super [star]

thanks coffeeandchocolateteplease Two beautiful knits, one in apple with a pink flower embellishment, the other one pink with green. Fabulous [star]

thanks Macdog Absolutely gorgeous - six granny squares in vibrant pink, lovely purple, and apple green, really zingy, fabulous [star]

thanks MOS Beautiful! A warm purple moss stitch square, absolutely smashing [star]

thanks BellaVita These are just beautiful!! I'm thinking rice stitch? smile Two in a lovely rich purple and two in cream. Perfect [star]

Such stars you are, love in every stitch. Thank you. thanks

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Jacksmania Mon 06-Jan-14 17:43:48

Oh WOW - it's already arrived? How fab!!!

BellaVita Mon 06-Jan-14 17:48:30

Glad they have arrived. Yes, I think you are correct with rice stitch grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 06-Jan-14 17:49:16


Kveta Mon 06-Jan-14 18:01:32

oh, so glad they reached you!

Opheliabumps Mon 06-Jan-14 18:18:25

My squares are on the way, posted first class so shouldn't take too long I hope.

MOSagain Mon 06-Jan-14 18:37:26

Yay, lets DH off the hook, he had posted it and was being cross examined about where and when

Glad they've arrived!

Skoggy Mon 06-Jan-14 21:09:41

Popped my squares in the post today smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 06-Jan-14 22:55:27

Thank you so much everyone thanks

Morning Pistey brew
I'm posting today - all embellishments x

Allalonenow Tue 07-Jan-14 12:01:44

I've posted mine, first class so you should get it quickly.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-Jan-14 20:01:04

Evening all smile

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Thank you to everyone, beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving. Heartfelt thanks to all thanks

thanks Skoggy Two beautiful crocheted squares, one cream with plum, the other a lovely design in purple and cream. Super [star]

thanks NoWayNoHow Two gorgeous knits in beautifully bold colours - a warm purple and a bold pink. Super textures [star]

thanks OpheliaBumps Just perfect. Summer's initials 'SEW' knitted in in beautifully bright and bold colours. Just super [star]

thanks MNP Two lovely crocheted squares, one a ruby red flower on cream, the other a pink and purple lacy design. Both fabulous [star]

thanks Tweetinat Three absolutely gorgeous magenta pink, apple and cream crocheted squares, two circle to squares, one a square design. Fabulous [star]

thanks Woolfey One of her beautiful embroideries - Summer's initials and a gorgeous sparkly butterfly. Tis perfect! Plus an absolutely lovely cream crocheted square with a 3D pink flower. Fabulous [star]

Huge thanks to everyone, such a lot of love and care, bless you thanks

Thank you too for cards for Superman, we will keep them safe for a couple more weeks until we are sure we have them all, then send them on.

Thank you thanks

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-Jan-14 20:01:52

Sorry Woolfey am only just coming to this now, so will take photos for you in the morning, not forgotten


ZingChoirsOfAngels Tue 07-Jan-14 20:58:23

just reading about all the gorgeous designs makes me all warm and tingly.

I'm so amazed by all the talent!thanks thanks thanks thanks

We do I've missed posting...
Sorry pistey. I've no excuse, only laziness confused
I'll post tomorrow xx

JulesJules Wed 08-Jan-14 05:26:14

Posted my squares on Monday. I've not attached the flower to the stripey green square (lawn) in case you think it looks better without, or the flower would be better somewhere else. thanks


---or here.................................................. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 08-Jan-14 06:19:19

Pig - no apologies needed. Thank you thanks

And thank you Jules!!

Morning brew

I posted today pistey grin
Sorry again. I forgot again to say they were from me... Will you know from the postmark?x

RuldolfsFlea Thu 09-Jan-14 12:33:28

I posted off squares on Tuesday. They will probably get there next week.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Jan-14 15:19:47

Thank you! thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Jan-14 15:24:45

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Arriving home to the most enormous pile of woolly loveliness. Huge thanks to all, such a lot of love, care and thought. Beautiful thanks

thanks PurpleFrog Two beautiful crocheted squares in green with plum and pink 3D flowers. Gorgeous. [star]

thanks HopAlong The most adorable open winged ladybird on a cream square. Just gorgeous! [star]

thanks Macarooned Two vibrant pink crocheted squares, absolutely lovely and super snuggly. Is this the Butterfly Garden pattern Mac? S’luffly [star]

thanks Droitwichmummy Absolutely adorable 3D embellishments, lovely pink and yellow flower, two red/orange/purple butterflies and 3 very sweet ladybirds. All super [star]

thanks SuperNappy Very lovely - in a bright spring green, two gorgeous crocheted squares, one a solid granny, the other a flower pattern. Smashing [star]

thanks Allalonenow Bless your heart, these are more than just OK, they are absolutely lovely! Four gorgeous moss stitch knits, two in a bold puple, two in a vibrant pink. Smashing [star]

thanks HairyPotter Two beautiful knits with heart designs, one in cream, one in purple. Perfect [star]

thanks BarbaraWoodlouse Absolutely gorgeous. Two apple green solid granny squares with 3D flowers in bright pinks. Fabulous [star]

thanks GoingGoingGoth Gorgeous snuggly textures, crochet in pink and a bobble design in the bright spring green. Just lovely. [star]

thanks WhereAreMyShoes In a gorgeous apple green, a super snuggly crochet basket weave, and a fabulous collection of rounded leaves, holly, and a shamrock. Marvellous [star]

thanks JulesJules Absolutely beautiful, a bright and bold super textured stripe in apple and vibrant pink, gorgeous, and a lawn square - a striped green knit, with a 3D flower embellishment in pink, purple and green. Beautiful. Jules, they definitely go together! Thank you for the choc X [star]

Thank you for the cards for superman and her family. We will look after them and forward them, hopefully within the best two weeks.

You are all such stars, bless you

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ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Thu 09-Jan-14 17:31:10

So glad itt arrived! Was having a right stress about the stamps!

Pleased they arrived safely.
Thinking of Superman and her family.
Sounds like it'll be beautiful when finished thanks

Macarooned Thu 09-Jan-14 21:01:13

So glad they arrived and yes it's the butterfly garden pattern - I do enjoy making it as it sort if magically c

Macarooned Thu 09-Jan-14 21:02:45


.....comes together on the 4th butterfly round. I do hope the edges aren't too crinkly and solid enough.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 10-Jan-14 07:44:11

Morning brew smile

Bless you Hop not a problem at all.

I do think that sometimes it is in the eye of the beholder. We had a lovely crafter who had their envelope weighed and measured at their local post office to get the right stamps, by the time it got here it was deemed too big and I had to pay excess! Must have grown en route hmm

It certainly will be beautiful WhereAreMyShoes really bold, bright and vibrant, just perfect for baby Summer and her family.

Mac tis lovely, perfect for this project, edging is all fine, not a problem at all.


ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Fri 10-Jan-14 09:05:53

I put it in the post and someone then said that if it's a large letter then it needs a large stamp rather than two small stamps. I figured as long as the postage ia correct it shouldn't matter if I use one stamp or 50 one penny stamps. Then I remembered that royal mail are generally a bit awkward at best.

SuperNappy Fri 10-Jan-14 13:19:04

Thinking of baby Summer.

MNPinto2014 Fri 10-Jan-14 15:31:14

Tis meant to be 4 hearts but flower is good smile

elfycat Sat 11-Jan-14 06:53:59

I posted mine and forgot to send a note (I'll blame either being a first time Hugger or that I used the minuscule moment between DD1 and DD2's chickenpox outbreaks to run to the post office and do all my other chores)

There should be 6 squares of crochet, 2x each of pink, green and cream in a padded envelope.

Trumpton Sat 11-Jan-14 07:25:39

Finally posting today . Sorry for the delay. Thinking of Superman and baby Summer .

minniebar Sat 11-Jan-14 09:48:09

Posted on Thurs, floods permitting hopefully should be with you soon!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 11-Jan-14 17:21:29

Afternoon all smile brew

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


thanks elfycat These must be yours! Six absolutely gorgeous squares in a vibrant pink, apple and cream, such lovely patterns and textures, including a super textured bobble-y pink, hope chicken pox doesn't last too much longer! [star]

thanks RuldolfsFlea They are already here!! Two beautiful crocheted squares in a deep bold pink, circular and flower designs. Super [star]

thanks Primrose123 Four just fabulous squares, two in a deep purple, two in a deep pink, super snuggly textures, love the 3D flower, love them all! [star]

thanks MinnieBar Two beautiful squares, one a spiral in green and cream, the other a lovely 3D flower in pink and purple on cream. Really super, Minnie, see also here... [star]

Huge thanks everyone, such stars smile

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minniebar Sat 11-Jan-14 18:15:29

Oh phew, glad they've arrived safe, and I am both very pleased and embarrassed that a mere six months later my square for the last blanket is ok.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 12-Jan-14 09:21:52

Morning smile brew

Tis all good Minnie! thanks

Am I too late for posting?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-Jan-14 22:25:57

Lovely daisy not at all!

Thank you so much, I shall PM you right now X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-Jan-14 17:47:43

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Aaaah, woolly loveliness has arrived. Huge thanks to all, such a lot of love, care and thought. Beautiful thanks

thanks Trumpton Two gorgeous super snuggly fuchsia coloured knits, just beautiful [star]

thanks Jules146 Three absolutely lovely plum and cream crocheted squares, two grannies and a solid granny gorgeous [star]

thanks ThePigofHappiness I presume, from the stamp smile Three super squares, one in apple with a fab 3D butterfly, a lovely flower and a purple rib. Brilliant! [star]

Huge thanks one and all, these are so very lovely. What stars you are

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Hooray! Glad you could tell pistey smile
I never remember to write who they're from when I'm sending them (usually in a panic on last day of posting!)
Much love to superman and thinking of baby summer x

BasketzatDawn Wed 15-Jan-14 19:52:08

Has the deadline passed for this one? I will take a few more days to finish. I lost the thread over Xmas. shock Sorry.

Jules146 Wed 15-Jan-14 22:01:47

Pleased they have arrived safe and sound smile xx

Trumpton Wed 15-Jan-14 22:45:02

Glad you have them . The textured one is a star pattern. Knitted up thinner than I thought but should pull into shape.
Thank you for all you do. Happy hookers.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 16-Jan-14 08:51:18


Not necessarily Basketz and no need to apologise! You finish up and PM me for the posting address, tis all good. Thank you

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Thinking of baby Summer X

ChippingInWadesIn Sat 18-Jan-14 14:32:53

Pistey - I have just sent you a PM.

Pesky ends just sewn in, let me know if you still want them or if they're too late - sorry sad

They would have come to you last week (which was still late I know!), but I had a little 'helper' - she's 8 and was 'just looking at it' (and asking why I was knitting it), some of the stitches 'fell off' the needle and she tried to pick them up... ending in a run down the whole thing (that was about a row off being finished). Once reassured I wasn't going to be cross - she said 'I just wanted to put cuddles in it for the baby' - Bless.

ZingSweetApple Sat 18-Jan-14 15:33:57


that is so sweet. I hope the cuddle enforced square is not too late.
(it can't be!wink )

ChippingInWadesIn Sun 19-Jan-14 14:43:04

Zing - thanks smile Pistey PM'd me to say she would still like the squares so they'll be in the post, extra cuddles and all, tomorrow morning smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 19-Jan-14 17:34:55

O bless her Chipping smile Be even more special!

OwlCapone Wed 22-Jan-14 11:26:41

I have about a billion and one ends to sew in but my 2 squares are done. I'll send them with Oma's smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-Jan-14 16:16:40

Thank you so much X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-Jan-14 16:24:01

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Such beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving today, we say love in every stitch, and it is true, you are all stars Thank you thanks

thanks Daisydotandgertie Two beautiful, and super snuggly moss stitch squares, one in a gorgeous deep purpley blue, the other in cream, just lovely [star]

thanks DancesWithWoolsEnPointe Two lovely circle to square crocheted squares, really beautiful, one a deep pinky red with apple and cream, the other with a lovely purple. Fab [star]

thanks Fizzy A super mitred square in purple and light blue, and a very lovely fairisle style heart design, dark pink on light. Gorgeous [star]

Thanks to you all, these are just beautiful.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 27-Jan-14 15:07:12

Afternoon smile

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Beautiful woolly treasure ahoy, and how very lovely it is. Huge thanks for all your love, care and thought thanks

thanks Soupy Just fantastic! A soupy bear that is actually a lion!! Adorable! Plus a fabulous square with pink flower and a border of 3D ladybirds, and... some separate ladybird embellishments. Completely gorgeous and so perfect. [star]

Thank you

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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 03-Feb-14 17:58:30

Woolly treasure has arrived this morning for lovely Superman , and how lovely it is, huge thanks to the crafters for all they do. Just marvellous

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thanks BasketsatDawn Three absolutely gorgeous knits, a super daisy edged in pink (this will be fine when attached in the blanket, don't worry) a lovely purple textured knit and a fabulous 3D purple flower on apple green. All so beautiful. Thank you [star]

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BasketzatDawn Mon 03-Feb-14 21:42:02

Excellent news indeed. smile

ZingSweetApple Tue 04-Feb-14 05:30:06

That's great news.

any photos of finish blanket?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 04-Feb-14 07:39:08

There most certainly will be Zing. We have lots of photos of previous blankets here if you'd like to see those in the meantime.

Are you on our Facebook page? We link from there and Twitter once a blanket is finished, also from here. Lots of lovely things to see too. MNWoollyHugs and @MNWoollyHugs.


ZingSweetApple Tue 04-Feb-14 21:15:56


not on Facebook at all, but can access from DH's account.
will look at link later. thanks.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Feb-14 14:56:58

The squares we have chosen as mini hugs are on the way to Superman and her family today with all the cards that arrived from donors and crafters. They are sent with so much love from us all.

Thinking of baby Summer


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Feb-14 15:14:14

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More beautiful squares for Superman have arrived today, huge thanks for your love and care.

thanks tribpot Just beautiful. An apple green knit complete with two butterflies, one pink, one purple., and two super snuggly textured pale blue knits. Gorgeous [star]

Thank you

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 16-Feb-14 09:13:49

We have a message from lovely Superman who received her cards and mini hugs on Thursday. Bless her heart, she apologises for not being up to coming in person and for asking us to relay this

"They've arrived and are beautiful! I had a wee cry looking through every thing, everyone has been so kind tell them all thank you from all of us xx"

Huge hugs lovely, thinking of your beautiful girl and you all X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 27-May-14 15:25:30

Afternoon smile brew

thanks Thank you SO much, beautiful woolly treasure has arrived and it is so very lovely. Huge thanks to the crafters. thanks

thanks Tweetinat Three fabulous crochet squares,just gorgeous in greens and purples, beautiful flowery designs, just lovely. [star]

Thank you thanks

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 15-Jul-14 18:52:03

We are delighted to be able to let you know that the Woolly Hug for Superman and her family is now with them. There is the most beautiful message from her below.

My mum and my lovely older daughter - she's 9 now - opened it in the slowest manner imaginable just drinking it in. Tears flowed as we felt the rush of love and kindness flow from every single segment, my mum left us alone and we spread it out - it's huge! - and discussed the pictures and patterns, the colours and styles, how it embodies Summer perfectly the whole entire beautiful amazing blanket I could kiss each and every one of you who donated, crocheted, knitted etc this amazing piece of artwork for us. Dp isn't ready to look yet, he's broken too badly inside right now with Sums birthday round the corner and ds god love the terror I'm not ready to let his gorgeous wee hands near it as he's always covered in playdough/paint/lollypop stickiness - to be 2 again ?? - I adore it and I know dp will, it is a pure statement of love I'll never forget and does my Sum proud. You are all amazing thank you xx

Bless her, sending so much love and thinking of beautiful baby Summer xx

The website photo album is here...

Summer thanks

Huge thanks to all who donated and crafted, you are stars
Pistey and Knotty xxx

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