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Blanket for Matildawormwood: Sign up thread for crafters and donors.

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KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 16:15:31

We recently heard the devastating news that Matildawormwood's beautiful baby son, Daniel, was born sleeping.
Matilda's thread is here. Our thoughts are with Daniel and Matilda?s family.

We have offered to make a blanket and Matilda is very touched that people would do this for their family. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them all.

So, we need knitters and crocheters. If you would like to donate wool, then we can match you up with a crafter.
At the moment there is quite a lot of wool still in circulation because of the current blanket projects. Where possible, we hope to 'recycle' as much as we possibly can.

RatherBeOnThePiste will coordinate and match crafters and donors, and deal with the admin side. I'll try to answer any queries you may have and will put together the blanket.

If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM Pistey with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, and she will match you up.
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.

One ball should make at least 2 x 6' squares.
If you are a crocheter and/or an experienced knitter needing donor wool, could you let us know when you PM us as we can send part balls from the 'recycled' wool stash. Thanks.

The wool we are using:

* 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

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

* 6" squares

We are also introducing two new yarns:

*Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK.
It's another 'silky' wool that fits in nicely alongside the DB and Rowan wools and can be combined with both.

*Artesano Superwash Merino DK.
Although it isn't as silky as our normal wools, it is soft yet hardy and washes in the same way. It has the added appeal of being a good ethical option and is very reasonably priced.

The Colours:

Blues, greens and cream.

Ideas for squares:

The initials D and N

Motifs: Stars, trees, birds, hearts, snowdrops, sailing boats.

Please don't feel daunted by this as we really love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and actually play a vital role in the overall effect.

Previous blankets can be seen on the WoollyHugs website. We also have a Facebook page: MNWoollyHugs.

As always, thank you so much for your support. thanks thanks thanks

PurplePidjin Sun 10-Jun-12 16:55:19

Oh, and I have a bit of a stash so will see what I can do with that in the colour scheme before taking donor wool.

AllYouNeedIsAClickyBallpoint Sun 10-Jun-12 17:00:02

I'd like to do a square or two. So sad that another blanket is needed so soon.

MOSagain Sun 10-Jun-12 17:09:59

so very very sad that another blanket is required so soon sad My thoughts are with Matilda and her family who will be in my prayers.

I will knit two squares for this blanket. Can someone please remind me, who was the most generous company that donated to the last project? I'd like to give them my custom.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:11:42

Black Sheep Wools were very kind indeed MOS and they stock the Sublime. Debbie Bliss were also very generous

FormerlyTitledUntidy Sun 10-Jun-12 17:12:12

Another blanket already? Oh no. My thoughts are with Matilda sad
I'll PM you later Pistey x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:12:35

Thanks my lovely X

MinnieBar Sun 10-Jun-12 17:14:15

Oh no sad. Please count me in - will try and PM later as am on phone.

SoupDragon Sun 10-Jun-12 17:15:16

Oh bugger sad

Count me in.

I have a ball of cream but one of colour from a donor would be good.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:15:16

Will do, thank you Minnie thanks

hoops997 Sun 10-Jun-12 17:16:06

Have pm'ed pistey sad

Primrose123 Sun 10-Jun-12 17:16:43

This is so sad.

I will knit a few squares. Will pm you Pistey.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:23:50

TeamLewis you have mail thanks

tribpot Sun 10-Jun-12 17:25:27

Knotty - the Sublime is the Extra Fine, not the Lustrous Extra Fine, I assume ...

prettybird Sun 10-Jun-12 17:27:22

This time round I'll ask for some donor wool. I'll probably get that quicker than me getting round to going in to John Lewis grin

.... and it means I would have to be creative with whatever colours I get smile

In the mean time, I can make a start with the left-over blue, cream and green that I have.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:30:15

Yes please pretty and pidj too - use the wool you have first X

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:32:18

trib - it is Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK so not lustrous no thanks

KnottyLocks Sun 10-Jun-12 17:37:50

This is the Sublime wool

It is lovely.

Pastabee Sun 10-Jun-12 17:45:33

I would like to take part. I will PM.

prettybird Sun 10-Jun-12 17:47:36

My green, cream and blue leftovers only come to 25g, so that is only one square sad

Ironically, the colour I have the most left-over in is purple hmm

Eskarina Sun 10-Jun-12 17:50:25

Signing in, happy to knit again but so so sorry it is needed. Will pm pistey xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 10-Jun-12 17:50:40

Pretty - am PMing you....

BIWItheBold Sun 10-Jun-12 17:51:15

Such awful news sad

I would love to donate again, but am in a flurry of last minute activity before I go off to Athens tomorrow (work) and I won't be back until Thursday evening.

I may have time to go online when I'm away, but can't promise anything - Pistey, I'll PM you if I have the opportunity.

DontCallMeYourMajesty Sun 10-Jun-12 17:59:20

I would like to do a square, but most of my stash from previous projects is pink and purple from previous projects. Is there any chance I can get a square (knitted) out of exactly 25g blue and green Debbie Bliss?

MittzbethSalander Sun 10-Jun-12 18:01:03

Also deeply saddened that another blanket is needed and would like to get involved again.

I have wool and will boost with another ball to be a bit more 'interesting'.


PurplePidjin Sun 10-Jun-12 18:03:50

DontCall, if necessary do 5.75" and i'll pop a crochet border round smile

I think i have mostly a very dark navy left in the correct colours, so will try and mix it up a bit with the other shades!

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