A rare chance to own a MN Woolly Hug and other gorgeous things.

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KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 16:56:59

As we have done in the past for Anthony Nolan, we have put together a blanket from squares made by Mumsnetters to help raise funds for SANDS, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity.

The blanket seen here on the Woolly Hugs' website is one lot (number 80) in an auction which starts at 8pm Friday 21st September and ends 8pm 30th September.

During the course of the auction, 153 families will lose a baby at birth or shortly after. sad

The auction itself has been organised by our own MrsY, in memory of her son Benedict and the SANDS auction site can be found here

Along with the Woolly Hug there are some really lovely things, large and small, being auctioned.

It?s really worth a look and all done for such a worthy cause.


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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 17:05:06

<flexes card>

Such an amazing variety of beautiful and very lovely things to bid for!

Wishing MrsY every success with this auction, and here's hoping she raises a huuuuuuuuge amount to help this charity's vital work , because the statistic you give Knots is quite frankly terrifying sad

Love to MrsY and thinking of Benedict Xx

KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 17:20:52

I am going into battle for the rabbit smile

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 17:40:49

With me!


RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 17:44:55

I am actually all ready, and very excited grin Will miss the start <sigh> but will be checking in asap when we get home!

KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 17:48:12

Liking the sound of custom hand knitted socks too...

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KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 17:48:39

So you can forget them, Pistey smile

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 17:49:37

Go snuggly with your jim jams Knots grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 17:52:39

I really like the big green painting smile
And the knitted rabbit
Obv the Woolly Hug.....

All the foody things, the dinners for 7 nights is verrrrrrrry appealing
The socks...... <arf>

PurplePidjin Fri 21-Sep-12 18:11:16

I want 2, 4, 13, 16, 19, 20, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 42, 47, 48, 55, 59, 61, 68, 70, 71, 72, 74, 77, 78 and 80.

I may end up bankrupt...

lisad123 Fri 21-Sep-12 18:20:34

I have wanted one of these for a long time so will be bidding, but do worry that the girls will fight over it confused

SuePurblybilt Fri 21-Sep-12 18:37:55

Marking me place, back later.

prettybird Fri 21-Sep-12 18:38:09

You definitely need to bid on the 7 nights of dinners one Pistey hmm - but be careful, you might end up bidding against your own dh! grin

PurplePidjin Fri 21-Sep-12 18:39:32

Mr Piste has a list at the Chinese Takeaway that looks remarkably similar to my auction wish list wink

SirGOLDBoobs Fri 21-Sep-12 18:44:40

Amazing auction, I'm sharing on facebook! Hope it raises a lot of money.

I've always wanted to get involved with the Woolly Hugs as think they are amazing. But my crocheting abilities are limited to a very basic stitch and don't want to take away from the beauty!!

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 18:46:00

I'm off out now, back a bit later, wine

DH and I have just agreed on the things we are going for [thumbsup]

Note I said things


EdgarAllanPond Fri 21-Sep-12 18:47:14

i think i have seen DH's birthday present in there (and no, it isn't the binoviewer he linked me ever-so-subtly)

I might get competitive though, so i'm not saying which one it is.

KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 18:51:31

As long as you step away from the socks ,Eggy , bid away smile

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PurplePidjin Fri 21-Sep-12 18:54:38

SirGOLD, you don't have to be able to knit/crochet to an exceptional level to be involved!

Plain squares made with love are absolutely vital (there is nothing Knotty and i can't use), as are people who can spare a couple of quid to buy wool. Ideally, we match two people up - the donor buys a ball of wool online and has it sent directly to their crafter, meaning the square(s) are a real team effort. Or, we buy wool to use for joining and edging


KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 18:58:15

There's a week in A Florida voila up for grabs!

<rattles piggy bank>

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KnottyLocks Fri 21-Sep-12 18:58:42

Utter auto-correct fail grin

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 21-Sep-12 19:00:48

But brilliant grin

EdgarAllanPond Fri 21-Sep-12 19:02:15

the thing i really like about this, is you don't need to be organised, or talented, you just need to spend in order to join in and contribute.

playing to my special skill there smile

BarbaraWoodlouse Fri 21-Sep-12 19:02:33

Arf @ Florida Voila. I imagine it has a big cover on it that is whisked off dramatically as you drive up to it grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Fri 21-Sep-12 19:09:19

Such a beautiful description of Woolly Hugs by MrsY on the auction site, and such a generous thing to do from everyone, especially Mrs Y x

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