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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.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Jul-13 10:07:48

Just popping in to say that the very lovely My5boysandme has received her Woolly Hug. It was made and sent with much love for them all.

photos are on the website

Thinking of the beautiful Dexter Xx

MoaningMingeWhimpersAgain Sat 24-Nov-12 18:11:44

Just a quick hello - you've had my squares for this one and need to do CupofTeas next.

The Catherine Hirst you rave about - have got her granny square crochet book for £3.99 at the moment if anyone's interested. Free delivery with XMAS266 too.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 22-Nov-12 17:01:26

smile And I've waved them in JulesJules!

Evening all wine

Lovely woolly treasure has arrived safely, huge thanks to a very lovely crafter thanks

thanks JulesJules Absolutely gorgeous cream and pale blue knits, stripes, a heart pattern and two super snuggly textures, just lovely, and thanks for the choc X [star]

You are a star Jules thanksthanksthanksthanks

JulesJules Wed 21-Nov-12 14:14:02

I've just waved my squares off grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 17-Nov-12 13:50:39

Bless you Cakey smile

Lovely squares have arrived safely, a huge thank you thanks

thanks SonnyD These have arrived in time, don't worry smile Thank you. Two purled squares, one in forest green, one in an airforce blue, just beautifully done [star]


TimeForCake Fri 16-Nov-12 13:22:06

It's a pleasure to contribute.

It is not, however, such a pleasure to look at the square I attempted! grin
It has 3 sides which represent part of a square and the the fourth...well, the less said the better! Not sure what I did other than try to be more adventurous & obviously not concentrate hard enough Safer to donate this time I feel!

KnottyLocks Thu 15-Nov-12 22:18:24

Awww, Cakey smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 15-Nov-12 21:30:45

Evening wine

We have a lovely donor to thank tonight, honestly you are fabulous, your donation has arrived safely, and we are so grateful, heartfelt thanks Xx
thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

thanks Cakey or should we say TimeForCake

Either way you are a star smile thanks

fraktion Wed 14-Nov-12 22:10:46

Glad it it there safe!

I missed skoggy's announcement. Congratulations and I love both your DD's names.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 13-Nov-12 18:54:06

Evening all smile wine

Woolly treasure has arrived safely today, even some from abroad thanks

thanks AuntieShirley Just beautiful, deep green cabling and garter knit squares, super snuggly, lovely [star]

thanks fraktion The most gorgeous deep purply blue, a cable knit square, just perfect, so snuggly, gorgeous [star]

Heartfelt thanks to you both, these are marvellous squares thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

PurplePidjin Tue 13-Nov-12 14:33:33

Twill be a while, Skoggy, I'm now out of action re construction so all blankets are falling to Knotty and Pistey... Working around real life, i would say there's at least a couple of months between deadline and handover - i would estimate 30-40 hours work constructing and edging each blanket.

Skoggy Tue 13-Nov-12 12:24:17

Hey all!

Hows the blanket coming along? Can't wait to see the result of all our crafty work. grin

GlaikitFizzog Mon 12-Nov-12 11:12:51

<slight hijack>

Scottish Blanketeers would anyone like to go to the Yorkhill Christmas concert on 30th November? Chance to buy some of the lovely crafted stuff too!

PurplePidjin Mon 12-Nov-12 10:52:36


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Nov-12 06:46:01

Morning all, inc v small Blanketeers brew smile

Glad they got to you so quickly.
Congrats skoggy

Skoggy Sun 11-Nov-12 10:34:45

Thanks all. thanks
Isabel is doing great. Was awake every 2 hours through the night for feeds but, like a Trooper, DH got up and dealt with them all (fyi I can't bf due to medical reasons). Big Sister Felicia keeps stroking her hair and coming onto the couch for cuddles with her. smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 11-Nov-12 09:16:53

Morning all brew

And welcome to our latest Blanketeer, congratulations skoggy Xx

Woolfey Sun 11-Nov-12 06:40:17

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droitwichmummy Sat 10-Nov-12 23:58:10

Fabulous news skoggy! Welcome to the world Isabel

Somersaults Sat 10-Nov-12 23:31:47

Congratulations! thanks

Jules146 Sat 10-Nov-12 21:38:51

Congratulations smile I too am off to read "loo ordeal!"

GlaikitFizzog Sat 10-Nov-12 21:01:22

Aw beautiful name! Off to read the loo story! Congratulations!

KnottyLocks Sat 10-Nov-12 20:48:05

Oh how lovely smile Many congratulations x

ManifestingMingeHooHoosAgain Sat 10-Nov-12 20:39:25


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