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A Blanket for MrsKwazii: sign up to knit, crochet or donate. Thank you.

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KnottyLocks Sun 26-Feb-12 15:46:29

We have just heard the tragic and devastating news that MrsKwazii's daughter has passed away today in an accident. She was 4 sad

We would like to make a blanket for MrsKwazii's family, to offer them what comfort we can.
If you would like to contribute in any way, please sign up below and PM RatherbeOnThePiste with your offer: crafting, donating, need wool, don't need wool, etc. She'll match you up.

We need knitters, crocheters and donors. If you would like to donate wool, then we can match you up with a crafter.

If you are offering to donate, we would be grateful if you would let us know if you'd like to donate 1 or 2 balls of wool. They cost roughly £5 per ball.

Crafters, if you need wool please let Pistey know if you'd like 1 or 2 balls of wool.
One ball should make at least 2 x 6" squares.

The wool we are using is:

* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)

* or Rowan Cashsoft DK.

They are very similar and can be combined.

* 4mm knitting needles or hooks

* cast on 33 stitches (this is a guide for less experienced knitters)

* 6" squares

The Colours:

Blues, warm purples, greens, silver/ greys and pinks.

CakeCakeCake Sun 26-Feb-12 15:48:50

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Kayzr Sun 26-Feb-12 15:49:43

I'm in. I will knit some squares and donate wool too.

I'm cuddling my 4yo DS1 very tightly now sad

hoops997 Sun 26-Feb-12 15:50:09

I'd like to donate wool, very sad this is the second blanket this week isn't it?

MilkNoSugarAndAShotofWhisky Sun 26-Feb-12 15:50:56

Will donate wool x

BIWI Sun 26-Feb-12 15:51:00

I will donate wool. Will PM Pistey now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 26-Feb-12 15:52:41

Unbearably sad news, and yes the second blanket started within a week.

Please PM me as Knotty says thanks

PippiL Sun 26-Feb-12 15:53:38

I can help do a couple do squares. Already pmd you.

Will be knitting. Do you have any preference for what stitches to use?

I need wool but can order some if needed (bit difficult getting out as I'm on crutches)

JulesJules Sun 26-Feb-12 15:54:38

And me. Will knit, have got wool.

GreenEyesAndHam Sun 26-Feb-12 15:55:47

I can't knit but I'm happy to donate in any way.

Awful awful news, my heart goes out to her

messymammy Sun 26-Feb-12 15:58:44

Oh God how awful another blanket is needed again so soon. My thoughts are with the poor family. sad
Like Dingle, I'm waiting on wool for Wubbly'y blanket but can easily knit up some more squares if there is more wool donated.

NessaRose Sun 26-Feb-12 16:00:10


I will knit for this one as well. Pistey you have mail.

bytheMoonlight Sun 26-Feb-12 16:01:50

I'd like to donate.

hoops997 Sun 26-Feb-12 16:02:30

have pm'ed piste

SarahStratton Sun 26-Feb-12 16:03:29

I would like to donate, please. If someone could PM what to get I will go on Friday.

So very sorry to hear such awful news, as messy says, so soon after Wubbly. sad

messymammy Sun 26-Feb-12 16:03:33

Have PMed Pistey again

PurplePidjin Sun 26-Feb-12 16:04:33

I'm here, will make squares for wherever they're needed sad

bigbuttons Sun 26-Feb-12 16:04:57

have pm'd, I can knit, happy to do as many squares as you might need.

DollyTwat Sun 26-Feb-12 16:05:18

I can't knit either so I'll donate
Let me know what I have to do

nannynick Sun 26-Feb-12 16:06:26

How do we go about donating wool? Not sure where to get any near me... can I donate financially to a local crafter so they can use the money to buy suitable wool (or use some of their existing supply)?

hoops997 Sun 26-Feb-12 16:07:11

has anyone got a picture of a square they have knitted, as well as donating I'd like to try and knit a few squares too

Rudawakening Sun 26-Feb-12 16:10:24

I've sent you a PM pistey.

My heart goes out to MrsKwazii and her family.

smartiesrule Sun 26-Feb-12 16:10:49

Once we've knit squares where do we send them? Help, I'm new to this...

hoops997 Sun 26-Feb-12 16:10:51

nanny I've just been on eBay and there is lots of that wool on there, I have just got 3 balls of pale pink for £10.50.

KnottyLocks Sun 26-Feb-12 16:12:23

Some photos of previous MN blankets can be found here

For donors: Pistey's PM will explain your options.
Some people like to buy the wool and send it to the crafter we match you to.
Others prefer to send us money to buy the wool for you.

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