Woolly Hugs. Thinking of Will. A Blanket for minmooch, please can you help us?

(162 Posts)
KnottyAndPistey Tue 18-Mar-14 18:23:03

Desperately sad news we’re afraid. After two and a half years, Minmooch’s beautiful son Will lost his fight with cancer at the age of just 18. Life is too cruel, we are so sorry. Bless min, she said, “I am humbled by his strength and humour that he has shown throughout his short life.” Min?s thread is here if you would like to post condolences? we know many of you have.


We are so pleased that minmooch has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. She says she is very touched. We hope the Woolly Hug may give whatever comfort it can to min and her family.

Once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Can you help us?


We asked min about Will, and these are her words…..

He loved sailing and walking. He loved his school and the CCF (Combined Cadet Force). He loved loved loved reading, Harry Potter was a favourite, and Terry Pratchet his favourite author. He also loved Electronics and was building a remote controlled chariot at school. He loved his younger brother and our family yellow Labrador Harvey. He loved colour and was known for his wacky taste in ties.



So there are lots of ideas for squares, but please don't feel daunted by these suggestions, we love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and play a vital role in the overall effect. We do have initials, if this could be you, do PM. Thank you.


Knotty ( KnottyLocks ) will help with any crafting queries. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Please do PM Knotty if you need help.


If you would like to donate wool or funds, I can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, I can help there too. We know there is a lot of wool in circulation at the moment, please do feel free to use any for this project too, but please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste) so we know where we are.

The Yarn we are Using….
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (discontinued but some still around)
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* James C. Brett Pure Merino DK (also discontinued, some still to be had)
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear.

Colours, to be bright and bold, no pastels except pale blue please.
* Orange - this one Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) or this one Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56)
* Red - only Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.
* Blues, including royal blue as Will loved his school, pale blue is lovely but no darker than denim blue please.
* Greens - brighter ones please eg apple
* Cream - but please choose one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream

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. Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. Always feel free to post questions on the thread if unsure. When finished please sew in your ends but don’t block your work. Then PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) for details for posting.

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

thanks

Thank you again and for the love and support shown.
Min

As always heartfelt thanks for your support. Thinking of beautiful Will, his family and friends.

Pistey and Knotty

thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 18:24:57

Here to help.

Thinking of them all xxx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 18:39:51

Much love to min and her family. Thinking of Will thanks

Thinking of minmooch and family, I have PM'd

Oh no, so so sad that anothe blanket is needed. I'm so sorry for your loss minmooch x

willitbeagoodyear Tue 18-Mar-14 18:45:29

Oh poor Minmooch and her family.

I would love to be able to help, what is the timing for finsihed squares?

rubycon Tue 18-Mar-14 18:45:59

I'm here too - sending peace, strength and love x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 18:49:37

Thank you everyone thanks

thinking of minmooch and her family

away to pm

Signing in. Thinking of minmooch and Will thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:00:01

Thank you, have hopefully replied thanks

willitbeagoodyear Tue 18-Mar-14 19:00:51

Sent you a pm Piste

I would be honoured to contribute to a blanket in Will's memory.

Jacksmania Tue 18-Mar-14 19:03:47

I have enough pale blue, denim blue and cream left to do a square. There may even be some apple green left.
So sorry for minmooch's loss sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:04:36

Thank you, just working through PMs. Such a fantastic response already.

thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 19:14:08

Bless all of you x

MOSagain Tue 18-Mar-14 19:23:04

Am in, Debbie bliss blue or green x

Woolfey Tue 18-Mar-14 19:23:55

I'll help too. Have PM'd you Pistey.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:25:14

As Knots says, bless you all, really.

thanks

MNPinto2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:30:19

Will be hooking.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 18-Mar-14 19:32:14

Thank you thanks

ScienceRocks Tue 18-Mar-14 19:38:19

I'm in. How sad :-(

SweetFelicityArkwright Tue 18-Mar-14 19:40:09

Can't say it better than BeerTricksPotter as I would also be honoured to contribute to a blanket for min and her family in memory of Will, so I'm in too. Have pm'd. Xx

Flossiechops Tue 18-Mar-14 19:45:20

So sorry to hear another blanket is needed. Thinking of Minmooch and her family. I'm happy to donate wool or money if preferred. Pistey if you want to message me.

MNPinto2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:56:16

Think these fit the bill?

Somersaults Tue 18-Mar-14 20:10:51

I'm in. Will pm you in a mo Pistey.

NoWayNoHow Tue 18-Mar-14 20:16:57

Gosh, so so so sad... Please count me in, *pistey - I'll need some wool so will PM tomorrow when at a PC xx

KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 20:31:23

MN, perfect. Thank you.

maxmissie Tue 18-Mar-14 20:39:24

So sorry that this blanket is needed. Have PM'd to offer to donate wool.

Im signing in. Will pm u pistey.

Sending love and light to min.

Opheliabumps Tue 18-Mar-14 22:24:24

I'm in, I've just pm'd you Pistey.

So awful to have this many hugs on the go at once, so terribly sad, but as always, I feel honoured to be a part of them all.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 22:27:52

Thank you everybody. Am just away to PMs thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 22:31:57

What a lot of stars you are thanks

I saw her thread - so sad.
I will see what I can do with a Pratchett theme

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 22:50:31

Bless you, thank you X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 23:15:50

My DS loved the Johnny Maxwell books - Johnny and the Bomb, that's Terry P isn't it?

I go and look.


Have replied to all PMs, it has been a very busy evening, such an awesome response. Folk are amazing. Thank you. thanks



Thinking of lovely min tonight and both of her fabulous boys X

I'll crochet again, so sad that another blanket is needed, will pm you.

Allalonenow Tue 18-Mar-14 23:39:58

Just noticed this now, to quickly say I'd be glad to join in, I will get my own wool, probably green.
So very sad thanks
All x

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Mar-14 00:04:40

Thank you. X

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Mar-14 07:34:13

We already have a lovely donor to thank, your funds have arrived safely and we are so grateful. thanks

Our lovely donors mean that everyone who wants to join in a Woolly Hug project can, and won't be excluded for not being able to afford to. Excellent. Helps make the projects something very precious and special indeed. So THANK YOU thanks

thanks MrsKwazii

You star thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Mar-14 10:21:06

brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Mar-14 16:45:07

Afternoon

Wool from donated funds will be on the way soon, we ordered some which will arrive here hopefully tomorrow, and then it can be sent out to all the lovely crafters. Looking forward to seeing these oranges that are zinging up our palette.

Thank you thanks

HairyPotter Wed 19-Mar-14 18:54:43

I would be honoured to do a couple of squares.

Sending love to Min xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Mar-14 19:17:30

Thanks Hairy x

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 19-Mar-14 20:27:10

Count me in Pistey.

HoggyTruffle Wed 19-Mar-14 21:14:06

What dreadful news. I will make a couple of squares.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 20-Mar-14 06:50:04

Thanks both, much appreciated thanks

Morning all, just to PMs, amazing support, fabulous.

Here I go brew

ilove Thu 20-Mar-14 06:52:04

I will help if someone can donate wool please

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 20-Mar-14 06:58:47

Thanks lovely thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 20-Mar-14 10:42:13

Morning all lovely Woolly folk smile

Just popping in to say, last posting for squares for the blankets for gnittinggnome, inaminutenow and minmooch all to be Saturday 26th April. Do PM when ready to post.

Huge and heartfelt thanks.

Pistey and Knotty X


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HorsesDogsNails Thu 20-Mar-14 16:00:48

So sorry that another blanket is needed, count me in for a square

Pistey I posted my squares for Inaminutenow and Gnittinggnome's blankets on Monday 2nd class - have you got them yet?

Kveta Thu 20-Mar-14 16:47:08

I'd love to help make a square or two - I have a wee bit of cream left, but none of the other colours, so shall PM ASAP.

So so sad that this blanket is needed, much love to all the minmooch clan thanks

RahRahRasputin Thu 20-Mar-14 19:00:23

I can do a square, maybe two depending on time, but might need to order wool as I am not sure I have an appropriate colour, will get sorted over the weekend. I will PM you now smile

outtolunchagain Thu 20-Mar-14 19:26:39

I can definitely knit a couple of squares.I also have a Will the same age and have been hugging him extra tight recently ( when he lets me)

HairyPotter Thu 20-Mar-14 19:33:30

Pistey did you get my pm yesterday? Shall I resend it?

Sorry for being needy blush

WoolPixie Thu 20-Mar-14 19:59:31

Oh this is so sad. Please count me in. Will pm you Pistey

Best wishes to Minmooch and her family.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 20-Mar-14 20:20:47

Evening all wine

Thank you so much everyone for joining us at this point, we really appreciate it thanks

Hairy You have mail from me smile

We have lovely donors to thank already, what stars they are. Either wool has arrived with crafters or funds with us and either way we are so grateful. Thank you thanks


thanks Magimedi

thanks SweetFelicityArkwright

thanks Thumbwitch

We will look after the cards until the close of the project when we will send them on. Thank you.

You are all stars thanks

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Zhx3 Thu 20-Mar-14 22:13:19

I'd like to be involved.

Have pm'd you Pistey.

Jacksmania Thu 20-Mar-14 23:32:31

I've posted my square this morning smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Mar-14 07:34:34

Morning smile brew

Thanks lovely Jacks you star thanks

And thank you lovely Zhx3 I have just PMd you with details of your lovely crafter thanks

Was just thinking - sent out a lot of wool yesterday, have PMd folk receiving, huge thanks to the donors of funds, and some of it is pale blue Rowan Cashsoft DK which isn't on our list anymore. It is absolutely fine to use, combines beautifully with the others listed, and is lovely to work with, we were sad when they discontinued it. So if you receive that, tis all good smile

ilove Fri 21-Mar-14 08:09:25

Hi Pistey, did you get my pm's lovely?

yegodsandlittlefishes Fri 21-Mar-14 08:20:33

flowers Heartbreaking. What a terrible loss. I am so sorry to hear such sad news.

I'll make a square too.
(Would Artesano bright blue/green and mid tone turquoise/teals be good for this one?)

Some Pumpkin jumped into my online basket this morning, so will combine that with the Cream I have from you smile

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Mar-14 00:27:31

Thanks all thanks

The oranges are vibrant but warm at the same time. Looking forward to seeing this blanket come together. Thinking of you, Will. X

I have just received the most beautiful donated yarn - Jenny Watson in a pure red - it's soooooo lovely, I am off to consider what to make to do justice to the donor and of course with thoughts of Will. Thank you to all the donors thanks

Somersaults Sat 22-Mar-14 19:09:09

My wool arrived today thank you smile

I will do my best xxx

MasterFlea Sat 22-Mar-14 20:03:30

How terribly sad. sad Thinking of Minmooch and her family.

I have some of those colours in my stash so will pm when ready to send my squares.

KatieMeLuna Sat 22-Mar-14 22:13:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 09:01:54

Morning all smile brew

So glad to hear of woolly wool arriving with crafters, that pumpkin colour is absolutely gorgeous as is the tangerine.

Yegods I think I'd go brighter for this blanket.

Am off to PMs thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 09:08:42

Just wondering if anyone could do Will's three initials in one square?

It would be rather lovely to have if possible.

thanks

Woolfey Mon 24-Mar-14 09:34:53

Pistey I could do Will's three initials embroidered on a square or were you thinking knitting?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 10:09:28

That would be just lovely, thanks Woolfey - I will just go and double check and then PM.

Thank you X

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Lime green packet has landed at chez fizz! Lovely apple green and pale blue. Thank you donors, I'll do my best with it!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 19:49:43

Thanks Fizzy

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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Mar-14 20:17:33

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Time to thank another of our fantastic donors. Wool has arrived safely with your crafter, and she will make something beautiful for min from you both.

thanks maxmissie

You are a STAR, thank you thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Weegiemum Mon 24-Mar-14 20:22:49

I ordering some yarn tonight, so will add in a ball of Ecru from DB, I can get 3 textured squares from that. So desperately sad, I packed up those for gnittinggnomes blanket today to post tomorrow.

My heart goes out to min mooch and her family xx

KnottyLocks Mon 24-Mar-14 21:06:45

Evening, lovely woollies.

WoolPixie Tue 25-Mar-14 10:18:36

Thank you very very much to my lovely donor for the 2 balls of Sublime yarn, one in pumpkin and the other in gem, which is a gorgeous teal bluey colour. Hope I make you proud thanks thanks

Pistey and Knotty happy to do initials if they are still
needed.

minniebar Tue 25-Mar-14 16:19:40

I've just finished my other blanket squares and was just looking at this thread - I have a lovely mid-blue, light blue and cream, but from the sounds of it you want to go as bright as poss, yes?

If so, could I possibly just have 1/4 ball of orange or red for contrast? No worries if not, but if you've got a bit spare that'd be great. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Mar-14 17:18:13

Which would you like for contrast Minnie?

Can post tomorrow.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Mar-14 17:19:05

The orange is the pumpkin.

minniebar Tue 25-Mar-14 17:28:37

Ooh, fab. Here's my blue - it's a bit more cobalty in RL, so I guess either a bit of green or the orange? Whichever you have most of/least people are already using, I'm happy with whatever, really.

I'm planning to send squares for all three blankets and Easter WH sale stuff this weekend but I might end up sending these on later. But still before the deadline, for once!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Mar-14 09:13:52

Morning smile brew

thanks Many thanks to zhx3 your wool has arrived safely with your crafter and she will make something very beautiful for min from you both. thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving, heartfelt thanks lovely crafters, you are stars thanks

thanks Jacksmania Such a beautiful square to reflect Will's love of sailing. On a blue striped crochet square, a sailing boat. Beautiful and so thoughtful. Super [star]

Thank you

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Mar-14 09:14:32

Orange be zingy there Minnie - hopefully will post later today, if not definitely tomorrow thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Mar-14 09:15:09

Thank you Weegie X thanks

minniebar Wed 26-Mar-14 09:58:17

Many thanks Pistey, appreciate it. thanks

A lovely ball of orange wool has just popped through my letter box, thank you flowers

Kveta Wed 26-Mar-14 14:50:30

gorgeous red and orange yarn arrived here today, very Gryffindor smile will get started on some squares tomorrow!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Mar-14 15:18:07

Hullo folks,

We're just going to move this to the Woolly Huggers topic.

KnottyLocks Wed 26-Mar-14 16:28:12

Thank you thanks

Jacksmania Wed 26-Mar-14 18:02:31

Wow, the little boat must have had a tail wind to get across the Atlantic so quickly! smilesmilesmile

PolterGoose Thu 27-Mar-14 10:04:00

So sad for minmooch flowers

Will PM now

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Mar-14 14:51:11

Thanks lovely X

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 27-Mar-14 15:18:27

Beautiful woolly treasure for minmooch arriving safely today, and there is love crafted into every stitch. Huge thanks to the crafters, you really are rather special you know? thanks



thanks ScienceRocks In denim blue, beautifully knitted, a gorgeous garter knit square. Super [star]



Thank you so much, you really are a star


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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Mar-14 14:06:28

Afternoon brew cake

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving today, really is so lovely, so much love, thought and care. Bless you thanks

thanks WatchingOut Two beautiful crocheted squares, in apple and dark blue, circular designs, fabulous textures, really super [star]

Thank you X


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Kudzugirl Sat 29-Mar-14 10:54:12

Have done the deed Knotty

PastaandCheese Sat 29-Mar-14 13:52:34

I've just seen this as it has moved topics. My heart goes out to Minmooch. I am so sorry to hear such sad news.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 30-Mar-14 08:49:57

On Mothers’ Day, we send our love to all families within our Woolly Hugs’ community, but particularly those for whom this will be a day touched with sadness.

Thinking of our lovely minmooch, Will and her family, this will be a very difficult day for them all.

Thinking too of our our our crafters and donors who are missing a loved one.

Sending strength, love and huge hugs. Our thoughts are with you.

Pistey and Knotty

MasterFlea Mon 31-Mar-14 15:42:21

I posted some squares today. Hopefully they might get there by next Monday.

BellaVita Mon 31-Mar-14 18:53:03

Count me in.

Have just ordered some other woolly wool and I ordered a ball of pumpkin and apple at the same time.

Thinking of min and family xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 31-Mar-14 22:42:31

Thanks both thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 31-Mar-14 23:23:41

thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks


Beautiful squares have been arriving, really is such a privilege seeing them all come together, truly heartwarming. Thank you to all lovely crafters for all that they do. Inspirational stuff. thanks


thanks Mhw02 Two beautiful granny squares in green and blue, just super [star]

thanks PurpleFrog On cream a knitted golden labrador design, fab, and a lovely solid granny in blue, red and green. Smashing [star]

thanks fan In red a lovely circular /wheel design. Tis really beautiful. [star]



All cards will be kept safely and sent on at the close of the project.

Thank you everyone, so much. Folk never fail to amaze thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 31-Mar-14 23:30:27

We have another lovely donor to thank this evening. The donors are stars, and their kindness means all who wish to join in a blanket project can.

Thank you

thanks Kudzugirl

thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

minmooch Tue 01-Apr-14 09:08:34

Tears are making it hard to read the thread. But my thanks to each and every one. Will would be very touched too xxxx

Kudzugirl Tue 01-Apr-14 09:13:32

Hi Minmooch I have been thinking of you and your Will. My son is going to donate later. He was very moved by your thread.

flowers.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 01-Apr-14 18:44:15

Ah lovely min, huge hugs for you, we are thinking of Will and you all, sending much love and strength X

I am fully woolled up and knitting a Feegle! There is no deeper joy ��

KnottyLocks Wed 02-Apr-14 09:04:58

Much love to you, Min. Thinking of Will xxx

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 02-Apr-14 17:37:20

Afternoon all smile

Huge thanks to all the lovely crafters, a woolly mountain has arrived today and everything is so beautiful. Honestly, folk are amazing thanks


thanks WoolPixie In turquoise and pumpkin, knits and crochet, inc a fab golden labrador, super spiral and solid granny, and an icord W. With some separate star embellishments too. Beautiful [star]

thanks NinjaGoose In zingy tangerine with ruby, fabulous squares, a square spiral, and circle to square, then a whacky tie, and sailing boat, with a separate boat embellishment. Fabulous [star]



A lot of cards for families have been arriving, we will look after them all until the close of the project, then send them on together. thanks



Thank you EVERYONE, you are all stars

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BellaVita Wed 02-Apr-14 21:53:14

My wool arrived today, so will get started tomorrow.

Pistey, circle to square is a big red button, you can't have a love of electronics without having a big red button grin

OwlCapone Sun 06-Apr-14 09:03:11

I am back to hug squares after a busy march doing other stuff. Just checking in to see what I'm meant to be doing for each of the projects.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 07-Apr-14 14:58:18

Apologies, have been away for a couple of days, and have returned to a glorious wool mountain of treasure, huge thanks to everyone, what an amazing response thanks

thanks Rubycon Beautiful knits in cream, just lovely [star]

thanks BeerTricksPotter Two beautiful basket weave knits, one in pumpkin and one in cream, Gorgeous [star]

thanks MasterFlea Beautiful crochet, teal and cream and apple and cream, beautiful designs [star]



Thank you SO much everyone, just brilliant, you are stars thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Apr-14 17:02:09

Afternoon all smile

Marvellous woolly treasure for lovely min is here, we are thinking of her beautiful Will. xx

thanks GleamingHeels In ruby red, three gorgeous crochet squares, lovely designs [star]

thanks Macdog In apple green and pale blue, two lovely granny squares, really beautifully done, super [star]

Thanks to both of you, stars!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 15-Apr-14 09:43:50

Morning smile brew brew brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 17-Apr-14 11:20:06

Morning smile

Apologies for the delay from me, had to go and retrieve some parcels from the Post Office.

Woolly treasure ahoy. Just beautiful, how amazing folk are, so much love and care. thanks

thanks MOS A beautiful rib knit in denim blue, fabulous [star]

thanks Yegodsandthelittlefishes Zingy! In tangerine, pumpkin, red and green a super circle to square. Super [star]

thanks I apologise, I read your note and now can't find it sad but I know what you said, and this square is just lovely, thank you! Please do claim it. I will take a pic and pop below, it is a garter knit stripe, and fabulous. [star]

Thank you so much xxx

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 17-Apr-14 11:21:49

Here.....

JulesJules Sun 20-Apr-14 09:00:05

Have knitted two squares, one in the two gorgeous orange colours and one in green. just going to knit some embellishments.

Thinking of Min and Will xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Apr-14 18:23:34

Thanks lovely X

Evening wine smile

A gentle reminder that last posting for squares for the blankets for gnittinggnome, Inaminutenow and minmooch is this week - Saturday 26th April.

Huge and heartfelt thanks.
Pistey and Knotty thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Apr-14 19:45:40

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving - the most enormous thanks to all thanks

thanks KateF Two super textured knits in a lovely royal blue. Beautiful [star]

thanks Primrose123 In pumpkin and cream, beautiful crochet designs, all absolutely beautiful [star]

thanks macarooned Safely here at last, think they must have taken the scenic route! Two beautiful turquoisey blue wavy crocheted squares, absolutely beautiful [star]

thanks Ophelia In ruby red, Ophelia has beautifully knitted the initials of min's sons, perfect [star]

thanks WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes In pumpkin orange, beautifully crocheted, a super granny square [star]

thanks Piggy In a soft greeny blue a lovely granny square [star]

Thank you everyone, these squares are just beautiful, so much care, love and thought, bless you.

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ZingHasAHotCrossBunInTheOven Tue 22-Apr-14 19:48:10

just seen this - am I too late donate for "holding together" wool?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Apr-14 19:50:16

Apologies to Rogue - the most enormous thanks to her too thanks

thanks RoguePixie Two fabulous knit, one a grater stripe in purple and cream, the other a super square design in a deep forest green. Beautiful [star]

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Apr-14 19:51:17

Zing smile

Not too late at all my lovely, thank you so much we would really welcome your donation. Bless you thanks

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Apr-14 19:51:59

obviously not a grater stripe!

garter stripe

wine

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Macarooned Wed 23-Apr-14 09:01:12

Phew glad they are safely there!

Thanks for letting me know Pistey

brew cake thanks

ZingHasAHotCrossBunInTheOven Wed 23-Apr-14 13:17:39

got your PM Pistey thanks.
will post cheque on Saturday - but I've realised there's a PayPal account too, so might try that instead.

Minmooch if you are reading this I'm so very sorry for your loss of your darling Will, such a tragedy.sad thanks
sending you and your family massive hugs and buckets of strength.
x

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 25-Apr-14 17:24:09

Thanks lovely thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 25-Apr-14 17:48:45

Afternoon, almost evening wine

Beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving and is so gorgeous, folk never fail to amaze, such a lot of love and care. Thank you

thanks Coffeeandchocolateplease Fabulous! In ruby red, a gorgeous square with the sorting hat on, so clever, and a super icord W. [star]

thanks BellaVita Two super crocheted squares in pumpkin, cream and apple, gorgeous textures, beautiful.

thanks NoWayNoHow In the pumpkin, a gorgeous textured rib, absolutely fabulous [star]

thanks RahRahRasputin In bright blue, two fabulous knits, including a brilliant sailing boat design. Super [star]

And we have a lovely donor to thank, funds are safely here and we are very grateful to you.

thanks Mouseface

Heartfelt thanks to everyone thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 26-Apr-14 12:15:03

Afternoon smile

The Posty has been and says well done to everyone, and keep up the good work, bless her! thanks

thanks HoggyTruffle The most beautiful pale blue wavy crochet with red fish, and a superstarry circle to square in red, blue and greek. Gorgeous [star]

thanks Poltergoose Four bright and beautiful grannies - so colourful - in red, orange, green and turquoise. Fabulous [star]

thanks chopchopbusybusy Super snuggly textures, knits in bright blue and apple. Smashing [star]

thanks Twunk These are beautiful! In apple green, a garter knit and a rib, booth just perfect [star]

All full of love and thought, just perfect, thank you everyone thanks


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JulesJules Sat 26-Apr-14 16:06:42

Mine are done but not quite posted...

ZingWatermelon Sun 27-Apr-14 00:52:43

shoot, I forgot to post checkangry
sorry.
will do Paypal

Kveta Mon 28-Apr-14 07:16:48

Um, I am a bit of a pillock. Just found the card I wrote to go in with the squares. The squares which I posted on Friday... So hopefully you'll guess who they are from, but there should be three squares, two on a potter theme, as well as remnants of two balls of yarn in tangerine and ruby. Many apologies, I am blaming the non sleeping toddler for EVERYTHING.

Trazzletoes Mon 28-Apr-14 07:19:13

Just realised I had better post on here. I'm not late. Oh no. Not at all sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 28-Apr-14 09:06:47

Morning smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 28-Apr-14 09:07:00

Thanks everyone thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 28-Apr-14 12:57:53

Afternoon woolly chums smile

More beautiful treasure has been arriving for the very lovely min and her family. Just so gorgeous. Folk really are amazing. Thank you thanks

thanks Soupy Love this design - a tangerine sun on blue, I'm not doing it justice tis stunning! [star]

thanks Kveta All was well, you'd written your name on the envelope! Two utterly fabulous Harry Potter squares, one Gryffindor colours with an owl and a letter on, the other a snitch, then a lovely corner solid granny - not seen that done before! All in ruby and tangerine. Did you mean to send me the Guardian? smile Marvellous [star]

thanks RiaOverTheRainbow Fab knits and crochet - one the HP initial logo, a paw print, colourful stripe and spiral granny, in apple, blue and plummy red. So clever and so beautiful! [star]

Thank you so much everyone. Honestly these are just fabulous!

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Kveta Mon 28-Apr-14 14:13:27

Guardian?! No! Not a Scooby why I would send that. Glad they reached you though, and, um, enjoy the paper?! I'm guessing it's just one section of it? Dh has suggested it might be the TV guide as he couldn't find it blush. He is worried about me...

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 28-Apr-14 14:20:44

smile

ZingWatermelon Mon 28-Apr-14 15:37:56

lucky it wasn't the Daily Mail!grin

Kveta Mon 28-Apr-14 16:07:40

blush

I am SUCH a spanner

blush

still, solves the mystery of where the guide went last week, anyway!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 29-Apr-14 07:17:23

grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 30-Apr-14 07:07:38

Thanks thanks

And beautiful squares have been arriving, heartfelt thanks to the lovely crafters, such starry starriness!

thanks Woolfey On cream, some of Woolfey's beautiful trademark embroidery - the sign of the Deathly Hallows, and his initials in HP stylee. Honestly, just marvellous [star]

thanks MNP Beautiful crochet, including a cloud design, cable heart and corner to corner in red, green and blues, smashing[star]

Thank you so much, everyone, all cards will be looked after and sent in the next week or so with the mini hugs. Just need to make sure we have from everyone who wishes to send.

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Trazzletoes Wed 30-Apr-14 17:38:09

I'm shit Pistey you know that! Will try to get card to you ASAP!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 01-May-14 15:53:33

Oi! I won't have you saying that about yourself! Shuuuurrrrup! smile

All is well x

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 01-May-14 15:59:24

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving, just lovely, thank you to all the fabulous crafters for the work you do. Amazing.

thanks Allalonenow In a lovely bright zingy green, three fabulous knits, gorgeous textures, super snuggly [star]

thanks JulesJules Love it! On a cream square, a zingy multicoloured tie, fabulous! With a fabulous orange square too - pumpkin and tangerine, in a lovely pattern. What is this Jules? Tis gorgeous, love the effect. [star]

thanks Pastaandcheese Fabulous, in pale blue and cream a granny stripe square. Smashing. [star]

thanks Trumpton Absolutely lovely, apple bobbles on a purple knit and a green and purple houndstooth knit. Proper fab. [star]

Thank you so much everyone, these really are marvellous. Thank you. All cards will be looked after safely until we send, which hopefully will be soon. Just need to make sure we have them all.

You are stars

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JulesJules Thu 01-May-14 16:27:44

Oh thanks! The orange square is a slip stitch pattern, easier than it looks, it's just K1 Sl1, or k row or P row, with colour changes every 2 or 3 rows. It's from that 200 Knitted Blocks book by Jan Eaton.

The tie I made up. DH said "Is it a fish?" grin

ZingWatermelon Thu 01-May-14 16:32:52

oh someone slap me, I totally forgot to do PayPal...blush

so sorry, will do asap

[woolly brain]

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 03-May-14 09:44:40

Zing, we love you, no slapping here!

Thanks Jules - arf at fish! Bloody cheek grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 06-May-14 15:49:06

Afternoon all smile brew

Apologies if you have been waiting to hear, some parcels got stuck in the Post office over the Bank Holiday, and was only able to retrieve this morning.

Woolly treasure has been arriving and it is so beautiful, honestly folk never fail to amaze.thanks

thanks ilove Fantastic! In a super bright yet light spring green, beautiful granny squares. Super, and a tape measure!! [star]

thanks KatieMeLuna In a gorgeous soft blue, super snuggly textured crochet, just smashing [star]


Fabulous, heartfelt thanks

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ilove Tue 06-May-14 16:42:01

A tape measure??? Is THAT where it went!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 06-May-14 17:27:13

Arf!! Tis here!!

I'll send it back smile

ilove Tue 06-May-14 22:17:10

No wonder I couldn't find the damn thing lol. No rush lovely xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 08-May-14 10:53:56

Tis on its way home grin

ilove Thu 08-May-14 11:49:12

Thankyou muchly blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 08-May-14 17:15:33

Afternoon smile

Such beautiful work has been arriving - treasure indeed. Thanks to the amazing crafters. Awesome thanks

thanks HairyPotter In red, cream, blue and green, a super granny square and a lovely rib type knit in apple green. Gorgeous [star]

Thank you so much. You are a star

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 13-May-14 09:37:22

Morning smile

Thank you so much, beautiful woolly treasure has arrived for the very lovely min and her family, and it is very gorgeous indeed. Huge thanks to the crafters for all they do, just amazing. thanks

thanks DroitwichMummy Perfect, a Terry Pratchett 'feegle' square, and a beautiful blue and silver wheel square. Absolutely super - [star]


Thank you x

Thinking of Will x

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 13-May-14 16:43:15

Glorious woolly wool has arrived! <happy sigh> It is just lovely. Thank you thanks

thanks MinnieBar I cream, pumpkin and royal blue, beautiful crocheted squares, super designs. Fab [star]

Thank you!!


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Twunk Thu 22-May-14 13:06:29

Ooooo I'm just checking in as have been really busy recently, thankfully not with crappy hospitals but with builders and an unholy mess of a house! Thank you for being so kind about my amateur efforts, I really wanted to contribute to this blanket.

Keep up the good work ladies xxx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 27-May-14 15:19:43

Thanks lovely Twunk xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 27-May-14 15:21:49

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 Soupy Three fabulous crochet squares, bright and bold! One with a Soupy Ted sporting a striped tie, and two fabulous stripes, in orange, green, blues, purples. Fabulous [star]


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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 28-May-14 11:08:02

Morning. smile brew

All cards and mini hugs will be on their way to the very lovely minmooch today. Thank you everyone.

Sent with so much love. thanks

Thinking of Will. X

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 26-Jun-14 18:16:37

Evening smile wine

More beautiful woolly treasure has been arriving today. Huge thanks to Fizzy Her original work has gone AWOL in the post sad but she was determined to repeat and she has. What a star thanks

thanks Fizzy A beautiful wavy granny stripe design in duck egg and teal and a super grassy green solid granny[star]

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