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Blanket for MrsY and her family. Donors, crocheters and knitters, can you help us?

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-May-12 13:52:29

We have heard the desperately sad news that MrsY has lost her precious baby son Benedict and have offered to make a blanket for her and her family. She is very touched by everyone's kindness, and would love to receive one. Here is the original thread

So once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Will you join us?

PM me and let me know how you can help, if you need matching up and I will be able to help you

For pictures from previous blankets, see here

As in the past, 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
* 6" squares

The colours for this project
Blues, warm purples, greens, silver and cream

So sad that another blanket is needed sad Sending love to MrsY and her family.

workhouse Thu 15-Nov-12 13:07:54

That blanket is absolutely stunning, what lovely pictures.

PurplePidjin Tue 13-Nov-12 21:54:59


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 13-Nov-12 21:08:59

Just to say the lovely MrsY received her Woolly Hug today, photos of the blanket can now be seen on our webisye here is the link

PurplePidjin Sun 11-Nov-12 15:49:04


BarbaraWoodlouse Sun 11-Nov-12 15:00:24

I saw the mini hugs. They are beautiful. thanks

Hugs (woolly, mini and real) to MrsY and family.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 11-Nov-12 13:14:40

Hello wine

Just to say the lovely MrsY will be receiving her blanket this week, pictures will be on the website, linked from our Facebook and twitter pages (MNWoollyHugs) in a few days time.

We have already posted pics of her minihugs which will also go to her family. Everything comes with love from us all. We are thinking of Benedict Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 08-Jul-12 21:30:45

Evening wine

Some unclaimed squares are unclaimed no more. Hooray!

thanks MsIngAFewMarbles beautiful green and cream snuggly knits [star]

PurplePidjin Sat 07-Jul-12 12:07:37


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 07-Jul-12 08:01:11

Morning brew

RatherBeABodkinsBobbleHat Wed 27-Jun-12 13:26:55


An anonymous snuggly green square arrived safely this morning for the blanket for MrsY. Thank you so much, and do feel free to claim it so we can thank you in person X


RatherBeABodkinsBobbleHat Tue 26-Jun-12 18:46:54

Evening wine

PurplePidjin Tue 26-Jun-12 17:40:32


KnottyLocks Mon 25-Jun-12 21:57:30


Pistey has sent me some photos of the gorgeous squares that you, your family and friends have made. They really are simply beautiful. smile
What a talented bunch you all are.

Thinking of you all.x

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 25-Jun-12 21:04:09

Evening wine

Such a beautiful and touching contribution has arrived for this Blanket Project.I am almost lost for words.

A box full of woolly treasure has arrived from MrsY herself, her family and friends, such a moving gesture. These will be the heart of your blanket MrsY X
The squares are full of love and strength, and I was quite blown away by that as I unpacked them. And, they are all so beautiful - initials, daisies, stripes, stars, hearts, flowers, bobbles and textures. All just lovely. thanks

Thinking of precious Benedict and sending you and your family love xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 23-Jun-12 19:52:50

Evening wine

Me again grin

There is something waiting for me at the Post Office, I have a red card telling me so, tis a recorded delivery. I shall go first thing on Monday morning before work to collect it. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 21-Jun-12 17:48:34

Evening again, again smile wine

More lovely squares have arrived safely today, many thanks thanks

thanks twofingerstoGideon : Beautiful snuggly knits and crochet, absolutely lovely [star]

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Jun-12 19:36:23

Evening again smile wine

More squares have arrived safely, many thanks to their lovely crafter thanks

thanks PurplewithRed : Gorgeoise green, purple and cream textured knits, stunning. [star]


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 18-Jun-12 19:01:27

Evening wine

Thank you tonight to a lovely crafter whose squares have arrived safely thanks

thanks iceandaslice Beautiful snuggly knits, absolutely gorgeoise [star]

PurplePidjin Mon 18-Jun-12 06:59:14

brew Don't work too hard!

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 18-Jun-12 06:22:49

Morning brew

KnottyLocks Sun 17-Jun-12 08:30:46

It's Fathers' Day and for many this day will be a difficult one.

Thinking of all the families for whom the blankets are made.

Thinking of our many crafters and donors for whom this day will also be very hard.

Sending much love to you all and the strength to get you through this day and beyond.

Knotty xxx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 16-Jun-12 08:47:30

Morning all brew

Thanks trib.

tribpot Sat 16-Jun-12 08:17:17

New support thread here.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 15-Jun-12 23:17:34

Have replied to all PMs, many thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 15-Jun-12 16:47:58

More lovely squares have arrived safely, many thanks indeed

thanks Primrose123 Beautiful purple and duck egg blue snuggly knits and crochet. Gorgeoise! [star]

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