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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

NoWayNoHow Wed 24-Oct-12 18:04:57

So very, very sad... Count me in for some squares. pistey, will PM you later (on phone now) but I still have wool left over so won't need a donor. Too many beautiful angels gone too soon.

MrsCantSayAnything Wed 24-Oct-12 18:08:36

Oh how sad. sad All my thoughts go to the tea set right now. xxx

befrazzled Wed 24-Oct-12 18:08:52

oh, such sad news. I'm not good at knitting so have sent a small donation, hope this helps

HairyPotter Wed 24-Oct-12 18:18:10

Just heartbreaking. I followed Bea's story from the start. Such a brave wee soul.

Much love to Cup and the teaset xx

pixiestix Wed 24-Oct-12 18:23:28

I can't tell you how many tears I have shed today for beautiful Bea. I will be proud to knit something for her amazing mum.

Evilberry Wed 24-Oct-12 18:32:06

Have PM'd to donate wool. Such sad news

CiderwithBuda Wed 24-Oct-12 18:34:01

Count me in of course. Just finished my square for 5boys last night. sad. So much heartbreak.

Will pm Pistey.

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 18:35:06

Befrazzled, your donation will help enormously smile thanks

It will buy yarn so we can have a talented crafted make something beautiful.

It will mean that someone else who possibly couldn't afford to help with this blanket can now do so.

Each donation makes a real difference. smile Bless you x

HowlmoaneeChainClanger Wed 24-Oct-12 18:41:21

count me in too pistey please

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Wed 24-Oct-12 18:47:47

I'm in for a donation. Will PM. I don't know if anyone needs an idea for a square but Beatrice means 'voyager' - so a boat might be nice?

DutchOma Wed 24-Oct-12 18:52:35

Yes, of course I will, I even know the initials. Have pm'd you as well Pistey.

textbook Wed 24-Oct-12 18:52:36

I've just donated. What awful news sad

Birnamwood Wed 24-Oct-12 18:56:34

Oh such sad news sad big, massive hugs to the tea set xxx

I've pm'd pistey

MNP Wed 24-Oct-12 18:57:18

Will crochet a square. Will pm Pistey.

Pancakeflipper Wed 24-Oct-12 18:57:27

Knotty - I always find these blankets emotional because we usually start following a loss of someone lovely. And then I get emotional cos' everyone piles in. And I find what the donors do just so generous. It's team work isn't it?

Milliways Wed 24-Oct-12 18:57:41

I have sent a donation, Thank you for organising this.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Oct-12 18:58:03

I just wanted to say how touching and moving the response has been, and continues to be so. So much love and support pouring out for Cup and her family, we are keeping them all close in our hearts and thoughts.

I will get to everyone, heartfelt thanks Xx

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 24-Oct-12 18:59:55

So sad, I will pm re donation when on computer not phone.

MiaAlexandrasmummy Wed 24-Oct-12 19:00:42

Me too please; Beatrice and Mia share the same day, and the same age...sad

ouryve Wed 24-Oct-12 19:02:49

Oh no sad

I'd like to send in a square or two. I'm about to go stash diving, anyhow. Are there any colours that would be preferred?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Oct-12 19:03:57

Bless you MiaAlexandrasmummy, I have thought about your family a great deal today, much love to you Xx

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 19:04:49

Mia has been very much in my thoughts too today. Sending much love to you and DH. X

ouryve Wed 24-Oct-12 19:05:00

It's OK - I've stopped blinking and read the first post again properly. I definitely have some of those colours.

Will PM Pistey

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 19:05:49

Ouryve, all the details about wool and colours are in the OP.

KnottyLocks Wed 24-Oct-12 19:06:23

Ah, xposts. Please ask away if you have any questions though.

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