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A Blanket for My5boysandme. Sign up thread for crafters and donors. Can you help us?

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 16:57:13

With heavy hearts we bring the desperately sad news that My5boysandme has lost her precious baby son Dexter. 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. My5boysandme sends thanks to all and is very touched by everyone's kindness and compassion. Here is her original thread sad

We send My5boysandme all our love and are so sorry for her loss. We are keeping her family close in our thoughts. X

So once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Will you join us?

If you would like to help in anyway, please post on this thread but also PM me so we know. If you are able to donate, I can match you up with a crafter, or give you our donating information. I will co ordinate, match and deal with any admin. Knotty is here to answer any questions you may have. Sincere heartfelt thanks once again thanks

As in the past, for consistency, the wools we are using are:
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK

4mm knitting needles or hooks
6" squares, as simple or as complex as you like.

The Colours
Greens, blues, silvers, dark/warm purple and cream.
If choosing cream, we ask that you go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013

Here is our website Do use the Crafting Guide on it to help you with practical info, and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for squares.

Previous blankets can also be seen on the website. We also have a Facebook page: MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' our FB page then you will get all our updates on our progress via your newsfeed.

So sad that another blanket is needed. Sending much love to My5boysandme and her family, and thinking of baby Dexter.

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 16:58:30

Thinking of My5boysandme, their family and Dexter. x

OpheliaBumps Wed 10-Oct-12 17:01:27

Oh, how dreadful, poor My5, thinking of you.

I will of course knit a couple of squares, and can provide my own wool, pming you now pistey.

whattodoo Wed 10-Oct-12 17:03:59

I'll knit a couple of squares.

Read Dexter's thread and could 'feel' my5boys' heartbreak. So sad, wish there was something I could do to take away the hurt.

God bless Dexter.

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 17:06:15

If you have any questions, please post them on this thread and we'll do our best to answer them


Mermaidspam Wed 10-Oct-12 17:07:54

Thinking of My5boysandme and family x

Please sign me up to crochet some squares.

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 17:09:17

If you are offering to craft or donate, please could you PM Pistey as well as post here. It helps us enormously with the admin. Many thanks

PeggyCarter Wed 10-Oct-12 17:10:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrankieMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 10-Oct-12 17:14:11

So desperately sad sadsad
Signing in xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 17:21:24

Thank you everyone, much appreciated X

HairyPotter Wed 10-Oct-12 17:21:45

So very sad. sad

I can knit a couple of squares. Will pm you now.

whattodoo Wed 10-Oct-12 17:22:01

Can anyone tell me how to 'sew in my ends'? Is it as simple as just threading the ends into the border of the square?

Woolfey Wed 10-Oct-12 17:22:27

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GetOnYourDancingShoes Wed 10-Oct-12 17:23:38

Have PM'd you, Pistey.

Thinking of My5boys and family at this very sad time.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 17:26:08

There have been no particular themes given, although we shall be asking some of our knitters for some initials. So whatever you would like to make for her would be lovely. Thank you thanks

whattodoo - yes, that is it smile

Back to PMs, thank you all X

I will pm you too, I will knit. Thinking of you, my5boys.

nickeldaisical Wed 10-Oct-12 17:28:28

could I have a donor please?

so sad sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 17:29:27

Just desperately sad sad

Thanks lovelies X

Skoggy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:29:43

The Skoggy family are so sorry for your loss My5boysandme.

I'd love to get involved in your Woolly Hug (being my first since finding out about the project). I've PM Pistey.

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Wed 10-Oct-12 17:32:47

I'm so very sorry for the loss of little dexter sad

I can't knit but I'd love to donate, will pm you now xxx

Frontpaw Wed 10-Oct-12 17:36:06

I can knit a bit... Haven't don't it for years! Is there a 'how to...' on here anywhere?

I can do quilt squares though...

droitwichmummy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:36:09

Of course I will knit. Have pm'd Pistey

I will PM you Pistey when I've dug out my blanket wool stash and seen whether I need any new. Sad that another blanket is needed.

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 17:41:19

Frontpaw, in the OP there is a link to a crafting guide, if that helps.

I'm in sad

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