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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

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 02-Aug-12 17:05:40

Lovely woolly treasure handed over in person at lunchtime today wine thanks

thanks FrankWippery Gorgeoise pink, blue and purple basket weave knit, absolutely lovely[star]

Thank you X

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 06-Aug-12 21:09:52

Another thank you tonight as more lovely crochet for Matilda has arrived , it was also handed over in person smile

thanks Pidj Just beautiful, deep purple crochet with 3D flowers, super! [star]

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 15:53:31

More woolly treasure for Matilda has arrived safely today thanks

thanks KnitternotTwitter Totally gorgeoise knitted square, super snuggly in cream [star]

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 19-Jul-13 20:23:10

We are really pleased to be able to let you know that lovely matildawormwood has her Woolly Hug. There is a thank you message from her below, bless her heart. Much love to them all. x

Dear Knotty
My beautiful blanket arrived safely today. It's even more gorgeous in real life than in the photos and I can't stop staring at it and stroking it...the exquisite detail, the skill, the care, the love, the stories, that went into it. It means so much to me. And knowing that some of the women who worked on this blanket have suffered similar losses to mine only makes it all the more special. It's such a wonderful thing that you do and I will treasure my Woolly Hug forever. I hope there is somewhere that you can post this message of thanks so that the lovely ladies who worked on it will know how grateful I am.
Much love to you

Huge thanks to all and love to the family. Thinking of Daniel. Xx

Photos of Matilda's Woolly Hug are here.....

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

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