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A Blanket for 3girlies: Sign up thread for donors and crafters. Can you help us?

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 03-Aug-12 14:16:43

We have heard the desperately sad news that 3girlies daughter Flora has lost her battle against a brain tumour, she was 6 years old. 3girlies' thread is here

We send 3girlies our love and are so sorry for her loss. She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts X

We have offered to make the family a blanket, and hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them. We are so pleased that they have accepted.

So we are calling out for knitters, crocheters and donors. Can you help us?

If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread, and also PM me so we know. I will coordinate and match crafters and donors, and deal with any admin. We now have Paypal to make donating easier for all. So please PM if you would like to join us, or if I can help match you. Knotty will try to answer any queries you may have. Sincere heartfelt thanks. thanks

Once again the wool we are using is:

* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cash)
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK

The Colours
Pinks, warm purple, greens, blues, silver, cream
If choosing cream we ask that you go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013

Flowers please, also initials F, P and L.

4mm needles or hook.

Do use the crafting guide on the website to help you with lots of practical info, and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for squares.

Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs which are good ways to keep in touch.

But once again, we thank you so much for your support X thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 02-Jul-14 06:49:02

Waking up today and thinking of beautiful Flora, and all who love and miss her, two years on.

Huge hugs for you lovely 3g. xx

droitwichmummy Fri 17-May-13 21:42:52

Beautiful, beautiful blanket and I have spotted my flowers! So pleased to be involved with this (and all of them)

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 19:04:21

We are really glad that the very lovely 3girlies and her family have their Woolly Hug. Bless them, 3g has written a message to all, and there is a link below to the website to see pictures of the finished Hug. It was sent with much love from us all, we are thinking of Flora. X

"I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to our lovely blanket. I wanted to wait until Flora's sisters came home from school so we could open it together, we are just overwhelmed! It is so beautiful, we have so enjoyed picking out the initials and Flora's name, also managed to identify some of the flowers, don't think we have taken in every detail yet, I sure we will notice other wonders later. We are all thrilled with it including Flora's Dad, we can't believe how many total strangers spent so much time creating such a beautiful memorial.

It does not feel enough just to say thanks, we are so moved by this.


3g and family. X"

Photos here on the website

Heartfelt thanks to all thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 01-Oct-12 15:54:50

A parcel of gorgeousness has arrived safely today thanks

thanks SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Many thank yous to you for your squares, your trademark flowers in pinks, cream and blue are just lovely, plus a smashing snuggly green textured knit too. Super stuff [star]

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Sep-12 17:36:58

They did arrive safely yesterday, many thanks. They are in my safe-place-for-cards. Thank you Hokey X

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Wed 26-Sep-12 17:30:34

Pistey i sent over two cards, one for 3girlies and one for mumof2, they should have arrived yesterday in a brown envelope.

Apologies, i meant to pop in a little note for you to say thank you, but i forgot it!

So thanks for giving me the opportunity to let them know they are in my thoughts.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Sep-12 17:23:04

Evening all wine

Gorgeous squares arriving today, but are unnamed, so cannot thank the crafter properly, would anyone like to claim them?!! thanks They are a beautiful blue, and they were sent along with what must be a whole ball of DB cash in cream.

Thank you though thanks

PurplePidjin Tue 25-Sep-12 15:14:33


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 25-Sep-12 15:07:48

Afternoon brew [scones]

Lovely squares have arrived safely - hooray!! thanks

thanks TheJoyfulPuddleJumper Absolutely gorgeous grannies in purple, pinks, greens and blue, just lovely, and so glad the mystery is solved smile [star]

thanks AJumpedUpPantryBoy You are so clever, I send you random crochet bits, you send back something stunning! A solid granny in green, pink blue and cream. Magic! [star]

Thanks once again X

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 20-Sep-12 18:07:10


I thought too small better than too big. For crochet at least fnar fnarr

PurplePidjin Wed 19-Sep-12 15:51:50

Whoop, go Pistey, confidence and skills at an all time high! grin

Too small is definitely easier to fix than too big smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Sep-12 14:42:41

Awww, tis cute! I'll make it bigger for you smile

I know the granny square is a bit too small, sorry. But it is the second thing I have ever crocheted in my life so I thought one of you might kindly make it a bit bigger for me blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 19-Sep-12 13:57:47

Lovely woolly treasure arrived safely this lunchtime - hooray! thanks

thanks MoaningMingeWhingesAgain Three beautiful apple green textured/patterned knits and a cute granny! All just lovely [star] and thanks for the choc, yum!
<Pistey logs out of Ravelrywink>

thanks Prettybird A gorgeoise entrelac square in pink, green and purple, and green and cream textured knits, one like smocking. [star]

Thank you both so much thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Sep-12 18:40:31

You are right moth, it is such a kind thing to do, our donors are Blanketeers with hearts of gold and as much a vital part of the process as those who knit and crochet. Tis proper team work. We honestly couldn't manage without them, the blanket projects just wouldn't happen. And you are right, it was a great colour! thanks

mothmagnet Tue 18-Sep-12 16:57:36

I'm so glad they arrived, I was a bit hasty with checking the address and was becoming convinced I'd got it wrong.

Thanks so much to my donor thanks thanks I always think it is very kind to anonymously send wool, and you picked a great colour smile

Good luck to the assemblers and best wishes to 3girlies.

prettybird Tue 18-Sep-12 16:40:46

Now that it is in the post, I can now admit that I temporarily lost my squares blush

Found them in amongst some rugby stuff. I'd forgotten I'd taken them along to the club to show them off because a couple of the other mums had asked to see them.

Sorry! blush

PurplePidjin Tue 18-Sep-12 14:09:56


HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Tue 18-Sep-12 13:56:55

Am so happy to read that the wool i sent has been made into something wonderful.

Thinking of 3girlies.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Sep-12 13:07:31

Lovely woolly treasure arrived safely this morning, huge thanks thanks

thanks mothmagnet Gorgeoise and purplicious, three super snuggly textured knits, absolutely lovely [star]

thanks WhenDoISleep Absolutely lovely, a purple and pink striped knit, smashing [star]

Heartfelt thanks thanks

I still have one unclaimed purple textured square, tis lovely, any takers?!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 14-Sep-12 16:03:22

Thanks moth X

More lovely woolly treasure has arrived safely, and how gorgeoise it is thanks

thanks TodaysAGoodDay Beautiful striped square in purl, blue, pink and green - absolutely lovely [star]

And a lovely super snuggly textured square in purple came with a complete ball of rowan vamp, but no name, would anyone like to claim it - tis loverly!

Thank you X

PurplePidjin Thu 13-Sep-12 23:01:28


mothmagnet Thu 13-Sep-12 21:26:17

I'm sending my squares tomorrow, so sorry for them being late. I tried to squeeze four squares, but it wasn't going to happen confused started a wonky one again.

Thanks to my donor thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Sep-12 16:47:48

No apologies needed Stressed!

Me again smile brew

Lovely woolly treasure has arrived safely! Huge thanks to all thanks

thanks stressedHemum Two absolutely NOT 'boring' but totally gorgeoise knits, a super snuggly blue and a basket weave type in pink. Beautiful [star]

thanks maclover Two beautiful purple knits, one a star design, the other a cable, both super [star]

thanks Droitwichmummy Gorgeous apple green textured knits and a cream diagonal, with the most delightful 3D flowers, the lily is my favourite [star]

Heartfelt thanks to all thanks

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