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Blanket for Cupofteaplease: Crafters & donors, your help is needed. x

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KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 16:45:08

I have to admit that it has taken me while to write this. Sometimes it feels that despite all the words at our fingertips, there are never the right ones.

This morning we learnt of the heartbreaking news that Cupofteaplease's beautiful daughter, Beatrice, had been taken from us: another bright star to light the skies above us.

If you have followed Cup's threads, you could not have failed to be touched by Bea's magic and be inspired by her mother and her family (affectionately known as The Teaset ) who ensured that for Bea, 'A life filled with love is a life worth living.'
Their dedication to Bea, their bravery and love reached many hearts and touched many lives. Bea will live long in our hearts and memories.

Our thoughts and love are with them all and we hope that this blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them.

We would be very grateful for your help. Here's how:

We need knitters, crocheters and donors.

RatherBeOnThePiste will coordinate and match crafters and donors, and deal with the admin side. I'll try to answer any queries you may have.

If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM Pistey with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, and she will match you up.
Whatever way youd like to be involved, please PM Pistey: it really helps us to know how many people are involved. Thanks

The wool we are using:

* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (NOT the baby cashmerino)

* Rowan Cashsoft DK.

*Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK.

*Artesano Superwash Merino DK.

They are very similar and can be combined.

* 4mm knitting needles or hooks

* knitters cast on 33 stitches (this is a guide for less experienced knitters)

* 6" squares

The Colours:

Pinks, blues, greens, warm purples, silvers and cream (we'd be grateful if you use Debbie Bliss 013, if opting for cream)

If you wish to make flowers and bees and would like to use yellow, please PM Pistey as we have some in our stash and we would like to use the same colour throughout. Thanks

Ideas for squares:

Bees, primroses, violets, daisies and any other flowers.

Please don't feel daunted by any of the ideas as we really love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and actually play a vital role in the overall effect.

Previous blankets can be seen here on the Woolly Hugs website . We also have a Facebook page: MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' our Facebook page, you'll be updated on progress via your News Feed.

As always, we thank you so much for your support.

thanks thanks thanks thanks

PolterGoose Wed 24-Oct-12 17:29:07

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FancyPuffin Wed 24-Oct-12 17:31:13

Pistey can you pm me so I can reply, I can't directly message you from my phone


GetOnYourDancingShoes Wed 24-Oct-12 17:31:30

So sad that another blanket is needed.

Count me in for a few squares. Will PM Pistey.

Pastabee Wed 24-Oct-12 17:32:13

I have PM'd you. Have made a start on a nice pink square for Beatrice.

FancyPuffin Wed 24-Oct-12 17:32:31

Knotty can you pm me too please, I have an idea I would like to run by you

Tweetinat Wed 24-Oct-12 17:33:14

Please count me in for crocheting a few squares. I'm no sad to hear we need to make another blanket so soon sad. I didn't see the original threads but if someone would kindly post a link I would be very grateful.

bigsnugglebunny Wed 24-Oct-12 17:34:10

Count me in.

Absolutely devastating news, and I'd like to do anything I can. I shall PM Pistey.

Primrose123 Wed 24-Oct-12 17:35:38

That's so sad. I'll pm Pistey.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 24-Oct-12 17:36:59

sad My thoughts are with cupoftea. I've chatted to her several times about her lovely little Bea.

Far too many blankets have been made this year. One is one too many. sad

Whatevertheweather Wed 24-Oct-12 17:37:10

Am in sad - have pm'd you Pistey

CaffeineDeficit Wed 24-Oct-12 17:41:29

I'm in - I'll PM Pistey

SoupDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 17:41:58

I am in, as ever.

MrsKwaHaHaHaAzii Wed 24-Oct-12 17:43:46

Have PM'd you Pistey My heart goes out to Cup and her whole family - so much love for her and Bea here xx

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 17:44:39

Thank you all. thanks

Puffin, have Pmed you.

Pancakeflipper Wed 24-Oct-12 17:44:50

I have just been sent a PM telling me I have a wool donor already.

Dear Wool Donors
You really are brilliant.
We knit with extra love knowing there's a generous heart behind our stitches.
Love the donor knitters

MirandaWest Wed 24-Oct-12 17:45:20

I would like to knit a square. Will pm later on

Four4me Wed 24-Oct-12 17:45:30

Have pm'ed you Pistey. I'd like to donate xx

musttidyupmusttidyup Wed 24-Oct-12 17:46:57

I will try and make a square. When do you need it completed by? I'm a complete novice but I would love to contribute.

AddictedtoCrunchies Wed 24-Oct-12 17:48:06

I have pm'ed you.

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 17:48:36

We haven't set a deadline yet but normally it's around 3 weeks from the start of the thread.

I'm in of course, so sad for the Teaset and devastated that Bea was taken from them. I plan on making a whale and a butterfly, if I can work out how...

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 17:50:45

Oh we really love our donors, don't we Pancake?

As vital as our crafters and the woolly wool itself. thanks

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Wed 24-Oct-12 17:52:03

Have sent you a PM, knotty.

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 17:53:40

For any of our new Blanketeers, a variety of patterns for different knitted and crocheted squares can be found on our Crafting Guide on the Woolly Hugs website.

AnathemaDevice Wed 24-Oct-12 17:55:10

I've read the threads about Bea and the teaset since she was born, though never posted. Such sad news. I've been thinking of cupoftea and Bea all day.

I'd like to crochet a square or two, will PM now.

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