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Blanket Number 6, please help [sad]

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purplepidjin Wed 31-Aug-11 06:53:34

Following on from the blanket for Magic8 which is under construction, we'd like to offer one to Whatevertheweather who has recently lost her baby daughter.

I know there is already an army of knitters and crocheters and donors out there; would anyone be able to join us?

lia66 Wed 31-Aug-11 08:31:05

Oh I read this last night but didn't have the words then. Will def contribute. so sad.

RIP little Erin. xxx

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 08:33:18

We're just getting our heads together regarding the organising and will post as soon as we're sorted

Thanks. You're all [stars]

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 08:33:56

Pidj, check your PMs.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 08:34:36

Soupy, that's a lovely idea.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 31-Aug-11 08:35:37

I can't find Lydia's contact details to PM her. If nobody has it, I can probably remember the name of her shop and phone her again.

TinyWeeTeethGreatBigBite Wed 31-Aug-11 08:35:47

I will help.

I can't knit, but I will donate money or buy and post the wool, whatever is easier to co-ordinate.


KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 08:42:01

Ripstheirthroats, Lydia is on here somewhere. She's posted fairly near the bottom Magic's blanket

If you can take that bit on, that would be brilliant. [star] smile

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Wed 31-Aug-11 08:42:04

It's OK, I found her and sent a PM.

GalaxyWeaver Wed 31-Aug-11 08:47:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

2tired2bewitty Wed 31-Aug-11 08:49:56

I can send wool or money, though money is probably easier for me.

CognitiveDissident Wed 31-Aug-11 08:51:12

I can crochet a couple of squares. Any particular design or colour?

What wool thickness/type/tension and size of square do you need? I can supply my own wool.

hairypotter Wed 31-Aug-11 08:55:00

Happy to donate money as I can't knit. Or send someone wool, whatever is easier to co ordinate.

Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 31-Aug-11 08:56:47

I cant imagine what they're all going through. I'm so sorry for your loss whatevertheweather

I'm a recent returner to knitting but will knit a square. I can supply my own wool etc (as long as I can find it)
Could you post all the specs - wool type, colours, needles, size, no stitches etc.

Seems like no time since the last blanket was started. sad

CherryMonster Wed 31-Aug-11 08:56:53

if someone wants to send me wool i can get some squares done up sharpish. will get mum to help she is a really fast knitter.

calrabbit Wed 31-Aug-11 08:57:25

I am happy to knit again if that helps.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:00:03

Wool is:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)

or Rowan Cashsoft DK.

They are much of a muchness and can be combined.

4mm knitting needles
cast on 33 stitches (for knitters)

6" squares

Will be back with more info shortly.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:02:54

If anyone can knit initials into their squares, we would like an 'E' for Erin and a 'K' for her sister.

Many thanks.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:05:16


If we continue with the palette we've used for previous blankets, we can use any spares.

Blues, purples, pinks, greens, silver/ greys

Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 31-Aug-11 09:08:08

How much wool do you need for a square?
I'm a bit new to this and don't want to run out half way.

The colour palette sounds very soothing IYSWIM.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:11:43

Whenisitmysleepytime, most knitters get 2-3 squares from a ball. If it's 2, that's absolutely fine.
We ask you to include any leftovers with the squares when you send them so we can use it to stitch the blanket together.

MilkNoSugarPlease Wed 31-Aug-11 09:19:39

I didn't manage to send any wool before buy if someone can match me up and tell me what site to buy it off then I will get some

So so sad

Whenisitmysleepytime Wed 31-Aug-11 09:21:10

Thanks knotty I'll get myself organised with wool online tonight.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:22:34

We're sorting things out now, Milk. Thanks.

As we've done in the past, we'll match doners to woolly folk...once we're a bit more organised.

KnottyLocks Wed 31-Aug-11 09:24:52

Previous blankets and quilt pics can be seen here

purplepidjin Wed 31-Aug-11 09:34:17

I've got 8 or 9 already and I know there's some in the post. Also some wool so I could use those to make squares instead of waiting to edge? How long have I got as it were?

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