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Support thread 3 - further blanketeering

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tribpot Sat 16-Jun-12 08:16:45

Oh no! The previous thread has become full and suddenly we need a new one, with no way of linking old to new. I hope people will find this one. smile

This is a continuation of our thread supporting MNers creating blanket squares for Woolly Hugs. All are welcome.

Ophelia, you're on - I've put you above the line where 'here be dragons' as otherwise it's only DAISY and me representing the North of England, with Formerly technically on the right latitude but in another country grin If you live just south of the line, I'm moving the line down!

I'm surprised to hear Chester is short on wool shops, I would have thought it'd have a few naice places.

I'm off today to my 'knitting with colour' workshop so I am insanely excited to learn how I've been doing it wrong all this time.

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 08:20:19

<signing in>

MinnieBar Sat 16-Jun-12 08:21:50

Morning all!

booksandchoc Sat 16-Jun-12 08:24:19

Hi there, how can I help? I'm not the best knitter but I like to try. I'm in Scotland x

marks spot

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 08:34:41

Welcome to the support thread for the Mumsnet Woolly Hugs blanket projects, Books. Feel free to lurk, advise our wonderful team of beginners, or if you can spare the time we'd be delighted if you joined us smile

We talk a lot of crap and post lots of patterns for 6" squares, basically wink

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 08:35:10


RedRosie Sat 16-Jun-12 08:46:18



Morning. Shall I do a NewThread poem?

Eskarina Sat 16-Jun-12 08:47:48

Ooh, not been on the blanket support thread before. Can I join? I am knitting, not just a completely random interloper

KnottyLocks Sat 16-Jun-12 09:02:26

Morning all smile

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 09:22:48

Yes please, an inaugural pome from Rosie <tiddly pom>

Come on in and have a brew Eskarina smile

Molehillmountain Sat 16-Jun-12 09:32:18

Haven't started knitting yet but love following this thread (especially the mumsnet bard's contributions!) smile

soremummy Sat 16-Jun-12 09:35:51

Im off to leeds to try get hold of some debbie bliss wish me luck x If im sucessful i'll start trying to do the tree one today

TodaysAGoodDay Sat 16-Jun-12 09:36:26

Can I join in please? I'm in the north if that helps grin

Funsponge Sat 16-Jun-12 09:36:34

Morning. I'm new (but old iyswim). And just dusted off my needles. My slightly wonky and rather basic squares are at your disposal.

How big? 6in? Colours? Wool?

Funsponge Sat 16-Jun-12 09:38:02

Oh and i'm south west

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 09:38:09

Details here for those interested in the backstory smile

RedRosie Sat 16-Jun-12 09:40:05

Poem on the occasion of a new blanket support thread ...

Rosie bounds out of her bed
Eager to have all the woolly news read
Oh no! Oh where is the blanket thread?

After a rather wretched week
And feeling rather tired and weak ...
She wonders if they're hiding - curse!
Are they hiding from her verse?

Lo! They're not. A thread anew ...
Has appeared overnight. Thanks Trib. Phew!

Glaikit Sat 16-Jun-12 09:40:26

Morning! Booksandchoc good to see another scot on the thread!

Poorly baby here, so I can't see much knitting being done here. My boats square is done, but i don't think I have enough green wool left for another so I'll pop it in with my parcel.

MaudLebowski Sat 16-Jun-12 09:42:58


I'm crocheting away merrily oop north, right next to a very big bridge.
Do you think team hooker will let me in?

PurplePidjin Sat 16-Jun-12 09:46:38

Course we will, Maud!

Lovely pome, Rosie

TodaysAGoodDay Sat 16-Jun-12 09:54:09

What a lovely rainy day,
I can knit some squares - hooray!

Grrr, my son is whinging on
Will I ever get them done?

Never mind, I have a plan
I can do them, yes I can!

I will turn the TV on
Justin Fletcher, you're the one.

Entertain my little child,
Keep him quiet for a while.

Cup of tea, it helps I know,
Needles, wool, and here we go!


SoupDragon Sat 16-Jun-12 09:56:03

I object to the "Here be Dragons" line...

MOSagain Sat 16-Jun-12 10:08:52

can I join please? I was a virgin knitter on the last projects and am going to attempt another non-wonky square for this one. Think I'll stick with plain for now, don't want to over stretch/confuse myself.

RedRosie Sat 16-Jun-12 10:09:36



Here Be Dragons is not the same as Here Be Dragon Dragon ...

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