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Very sadly another blanket is needed, for Chipmonkey....

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:22:40

We have heard the dreadfully sad news that Chipmonkey's baby daughter died unexpectedly this week. Condolence thread is here Chipmonkey has said tonight that she would love to receive a MN blanket.

Because Knotty is snowed under a mountain of wool, I am taking on the coordination for this, so if you are a donor or a crafter needing a match - please PM me and I will match you up. I know there is an amazing army of donor, knitter and crochet stars, and I am hoping that you will feel able to help with this blanket too.

So if you feel that you can help, please PM me with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, don't need wool, and I will sort it all out, and when you are ready to post, PM me for the address.

I will have to get back on the deadline...

But thank you in advance.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:24:20

*Wool is the same as before*

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)

Rowan Cashsoft DK.

They are much of a muchness and can be combined.

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

6" squares


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

 Blues, purples, pinks, greens, silver/ greys

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:26:20

that didn't work!!

Hang on...

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)
or Rowan Cashsoft DK

4mm knitting needles, cast on 33 stitches

6" squares

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:26:48



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KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 22:31:33

Piste will handle the admin. Pidj and I will hook it all together once we've gathered the squares

Good luck, Pistey smile

MilkNoSugarPlease Thu 06-Oct-11 22:33:29

Am happy to buy wool to forward to a knitter

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:34:55

Blimee yes - I'm only doing the admin part grin confused As we all know, my knitting is erm..... basic

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:36:55

Knotty - I have read everything you sent grin

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KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 22:41:00

Oh God, what else did I include?

Marymaryalittlecontrary Thu 06-Oct-11 22:41:37

I haven't contributed to an MN blanket before, but I would like to. I'm very hard up at the minute, so if possible would be very grateful for any wool that lovely MNers have donated to knit the square with, if that's ok?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:41:59


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KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 22:46:31

Mary, PM Piste with your address, she'll match you up with a donor.

LeBOF Thu 06-Oct-11 22:49:50

I think I've got some wool I can donate.

KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 22:52:53

BOF, Thanks.

We're using Debbie Bliss Casmerino DK and Rowan Cashsoft DK to ensure the blanket can be washed and any shrinkage of wool will be the same.

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Oct-11 22:55:18

i would be happy to donate wool as I can't knit sad

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Oct-11 22:55:40

dk is double knit isn't it?

just want to make sure i buy the right stuff.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 22:57:01

it is double knit...

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)
or Rowan Cashsoft DK


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thisisyesterday Thu 06-Oct-11 22:58:45

ok cool. do you want me to PM you so that you have my name, or will you PM me with an address to send it to?

how much would I need to get?

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Oct-11 23:00:19

Pm me and I'll sort you out!

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KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 23:00:39

A few of us have used Cucumberpatch here for wool. They send very quickly. If you have a look in their Yarn Bargains section, often they have colours in the range we use, at a discount price.

Marymaryalittlecontrary Thu 06-Oct-11 23:04:44

I've sent you a PM Piste

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 06-Oct-11 23:05:04

I can't knit to save my life, but would be more than happy to donate money/send wool to someone who can, if you would let me?

KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 23:08:31

BIWI smile

PM Piste, she'll match you up. Thanks.

KnottyLocks Thu 06-Oct-11 23:11:26

If you would like wool sent to you, please PM Piste your address

If you would like to donate, please PM Piste

A ball of the wool we use costs around £5. It will make 2 or 3 squares.

mothmagnet Thu 06-Oct-11 23:11:41

Thanks for organising, it's so sad.

I'd love to knit, I'll PM you, Piste.

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