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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

If you ever needed any help putting the blankets together, I have learned how to crochet squares together (for my mini hugs) and would be happy to help. I realise what a huge task this is for the two of you, and how wonderful you are to do it.

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 08-Feb-13 11:01:01

Gosh, all these squares sound exquisite. Getting quite excited now about seeing the finished blanket.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 08-Feb-13 07:20:01

Me again smile

Morning Thread, morning everyone brew

The most lovely squares have arrived, huge thanks, woolly treasure indeed thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

thanks PracticallyPerfectNot A beautiful pink and cream crocheted flower square, and two knits in purple with the cutest teapot on one and tea cups on the other. Really beautiful [star]

PP also very kindly sent sweetpea seeds for the Teaset, on the pack it says they will encourage bees and butterflies into their garden. PP that was so lovely and thoughtful of you, bless your heart X Will send those on today for you. thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Feb-13 19:15:46

More woolly treasure arriving for Cup thanks

thanks DanceWithWoolsEnPointe Three beautiful crochet squares, how thoughtful, they are embellished with a cup, a bee and a butterfly. Just lovely [star]

Heartfelt thanks to you Dances thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Feb-13 19:13:42


RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 17:08:52

thanks[thanks ]More gorgeous squares have arrived safely for the lovely Cup

thanks Ali11 Beautiful knits in apple green and cream, just lovely, many thanks smile [star]


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 23-Jan-13 08:48:00

Thanks Exit lovely, yes was a marvellous response, a real outpouring of love for cup. Yes, do check Facebook, we will link from there once done, but it is still a way off Xx

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 18-Jan-13 15:29:33

Just checking in to find out what was happening, but see that you are still busy with the huge response.

Will keep checking FB.

thanks from me to Pistey and Knotty for your great work and big hearts

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 06-Jan-13 12:00:00

Big hugs lovely PPN. X

<Gets needle ready>
Not too late at all lovely Cider. When I can get on the computer I'll send you posting details. Thank you. thanks

CiderwithBuda Sun 06-Jan-13 11:26:18

Very embarrassed here. Am I too late to post? I did my squares but even with promising to sew my ends in I haven't done so as I don't know how and it became one of those big elephant tasks and I just did nothing. blush

I can post tomorrow with loose ends or I can try to sew them in. blush

Practicallyperfectnot Sun 06-Jan-13 11:14:27

Yes much better thanks. Glad Xmas is over as was my first without parents - thanks fir your heartwarming message on fb to all those who are bereaved - it helped my Xmas. Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-Jan-13 16:15:36

thanks Oh bless you PPN - hope you are feeling better now? Big hugs X

thanks It really will Sally X

thanksthanks Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely today for Cup's blanket, two lovely knits, one purple stripes, the other a purple butterfly pattern. There is a card for the family too, addressed to Cup with her real name. I know your postcode too! thanks

Would anyone like to help me out by claiming them, or do I need to get my detective head on?

Thank you anyway, they are just lovely X


Practicallyperfectnot Fri 04-Jan-13 11:43:14

I have two squares to be posted this week - sorry for delay (flu and Xmas!). Xx

SallyBear Fri 04-Jan-13 11:14:13

Ahh that's wonderful Pistey. It sounds like it will be big enough to wrap the four of them up in its warmth and love. smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-Jan-13 07:59:34

And hello there Somersaults smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-Jan-13 07:59:09

Bless you Sally, we're not quite at the hooking point yet. There was such an awesome response and folk have still been arriving to the project even as recently as this week, squares for her arrived on Wed too. There are also a couple of blankets ahead of it. But do keep your eye on FB because we will link from there when the time comes. What I know already is that the blanket will be beautiful, in the way it looks, yes, but also in its heart. So much love has been crafted in.X

Somersaults Thu 03-Jan-13 22:27:01

I dropped off this thread so I'm just checking back in smile

SallyBear Thu 03-Jan-13 16:31:26

Pistey, how is the blanket coming along for cupofteaplease? Is it made up and are you doing mini blankets for the tea set now?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 02-Jan-13 10:48:23

Ruby They are here and all is well, postage was fine, thank you! thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure and an army of little ladybirds have arrived safely, heartfelt thanks thanks smile

thanks RubyGates Beautiful knitted squares, all so lovely and interesting, just lovely - 3D squares including a sunflower, hearts, bees and a cup of tea. Just super [star]

You are a star, thank you thanks


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 01-Jan-13 19:06:48

Ruby - no apologies needed, thank you so much, sure it will all be fine, you are a star thanks

RubyGates Tue 01-Jan-13 08:30:44

I'm so sorry it's taken this long to get mine finished, but they should be with you very soon (I posted them on Saturday)

If the postage is too little please,please please get back to me blush

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Dec-12 11:47:05


Morning all wine

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely, sorry it came when we were away, but it is here safely thanks

thanks MsElleTow Gorgeous knits in pinks and pale blues, lovely patterns and textures, including a butterfly and flower, really super [star]


Trumpton Sun 23-Dec-12 22:28:07

I fink i porbly sed "Appy Christmus " X.

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Dec-12 20:41:59

Hello , lovely Trumpton . Thank you so much for my little choccy legs grin You complete darling.

And whatever you said back at ya, with woolly pompoms

Trumpton Wed 19-Dec-12 20:10:17

Evening........late to the paaaarty ! Hope all is ok with you. Nollick Ghennal ....( That's not swearing ....that's Manx ,that is ...) Happy Christmas

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