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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 17:42:54

Simple squares are good, simple squares are essential smile

A simple knitted garter stitch made with love is as valued as fancier squares.

My5boysandme Wed 10-Oct-12 17:44:08

I'm sat here crying at the generosity of you lovely ladies.

Thank you all so much.

I have posted a photo of my darling Dexter on my profile.

Thank you all so so much xxx

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PurplePidjin Wed 10-Oct-12 17:44:49

I'll do what i can, am thinking of the family sad

FrankensteinWippery Wed 10-Oct-12 17:45:19

I'm in. Do I need to PM either of you or shall I just get on with it. How very very sad.

PurplePidjin Wed 10-Oct-12 17:45:38

Dances, I'm reporting that - really don't think you want your address on the thread!!

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 17:46:46

My5, such a beautiful boy.

We hope that this blanket, and the thought and love that goes into it, will bring some comfort to your family.

Sending much love to you all xxx

I thought I'd sent a message? Apparently not. Thanks Pidj

Birnamwood Wed 10-Oct-12 17:49:27

So, so sorry for you all my5boys sad x

Pistey, I'll do a couple of squares. I'll pm you

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 17:50:01

Frank, if you can PM Pistey to let her know, it really helps us keep track. thanks

Dances, I've reported too!

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Oct-12 17:52:02

Hey we have withdrawn this post for you

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 10-Oct-12 17:54:16

My5, Dexter is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing his photo with us. I am so very sorry. We are all thinking of you.

Sending you much love and a big hug X

Many thanks Olivia - thankswine

Here's hoping no psychopaths saw it... <checks up fred quickly for loons>

CiderwithBuda Wed 10-Oct-12 17:55:42

I will knit some squares.

So so sad.

pinksummer Wed 10-Oct-12 17:56:57

I've donated through the website as i'd create a ball of knots rather than a lovely square. Thinking of you My5boysandme.

Primrose123 Wed 10-Oct-12 17:57:52

So sad. I would like to help, wil pm Pistey.

PeggyCarter Wed 10-Oct-12 17:58:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ticklemyboobsofsteel Wed 10-Oct-12 17:58:28

Please count me in for some squares.

I'm so, so sorry for your loss My5 sad What a beautiful boy. Sending love and hugs.

I've sent a PM.
I'm happy to donate.

Primrose123 Wed 10-Oct-12 18:01:47

Danceswithwools I've done that before! Twice. On the same thread. <face palm>

SoupDragon Wed 10-Oct-12 18:04:34

PM sent

SoupDragon Wed 10-Oct-12 18:05:10

Are there any special themes or motifs?

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 18:07:30

Just repeating the yarn we are using as we have some new Blanketeers with us. Welcome.

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

KnottyLocks Wed 10-Oct-12 18:08:18

Soupy, no specifics. I'm sure your bears would be perfect though smile

I have one square I can send, and wool to knit some more - I'll do a 'flower' one.
My heart goes out to Myfiveboys and her family, and I am just glad that there is something I can do to offer some tangible support.

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