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Woolly Hugs...A Blanket for Daisydotandgertie : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Apr-13 16:33:27

I'm afraid we bring very sad news. Daisydotandgertie's beloved husband died earlier this month, he had been suffering from cancer. She says her heart is utterly broken. Such devastating news, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her and their family.

We have offered to make Daisy a blanket, she says she was stunned by the offer, and we are delighted to say she has accepted. She sends a million thank yous. Bless her heart. We hope Daisy will feel the love and support surrounding her and that her Woolly Hug will give whatever comfort it can.

There is no separate thread, Daisy has been posting in a very supportive thread for Mumsnetters whose husbands have cancer. Love and strength to them all X

So we are asking for help once again sad thanks

We will need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries you may have. If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM me with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, I can help you with all of it. Sincere heartfelt thanks. thanks

The wool we are using
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, not the baby cash
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* James C. Brett Pure Merino DK (introducing this time)

Just from these please as they are very similar and we know they can be combined for wash and wear. These are all easily available online, try Deramores, Laughing Hens, JKMWools, AWoollyTail, WiseBadger.

Please choose from the following colours.....
Silvers, blues inc. navy, lighter and brighter greens, please NO khaki, warmer purples, cream. If choosing cream, please go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013.
Pinks but only for flower embellishments please, see below.
There is support for buying colours on our website, here.

Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
Flowers - MrD was a horticulturalist, he loved all flowers, particularly spring flowers, sweet peas and roses.
Spots and stripes - Daisy says her DH loved these.
Initials - please PM if you are interested in this, we also have a date to do.
_Welsh symbols/themes He was born in Wales, so it's a place very dear.

Please use 4mm knitting needles or hook. Squares to be six inches, simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

Previous blankets can be seen on our website We also have a Facebook page MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' or 'follow' us you'll be updated on progress via your feed.

When ready for posting, please PM me for info. Postage has gone up dramatically due to a change in the boundaries, so we will be thinking and hopefully be able to be helpful and give advice.

So very sad that another blanket is needed. Sending love to Daisy and their family and thinking of MrD.

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

BIWI Wed 15-May-13 13:02:57


RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-May-13 14:09:59

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, and it really is so gorgeous, huge thanks to the crafters for their generosity, thoughtfulness and care. thanks

thanks Tweetinat Two beautiful 3D crochet flower squares in teal, one with an apple border, absolutely lovely [star]

thanks Otherworld Three absolutely lovely denim and cream crochet stripes, and separate flower embellishments in denim, cream and pink. Perfect [star]

You really are stars. Thank you X

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Otherworld Wed 15-May-13 22:50:43

Pleased they got there grin

I have woolly wool, and will get knitting.

KnottyLocks Thu 16-May-13 19:07:09

Thanks, SDTG thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 09:47:39

Morning brew smile

ali11 Fri 17-May-13 12:11:46

have received your wool will get them done as soon as

rrreow Fri 17-May-13 12:53:27

Posted my squares on Wednesday. Hope they have arrived.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 17-May-13 14:33:24

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely, heartfelt thanks to all the marvellous crafters, you really are stars X thanks

thanks Skoggy Beautiful green crochet with cream and pale blue, really lovely [star]

thanks fan Just super. Blue and cream crocheted stripes, absolutely perfect [star]

thanks DroitwichMummy A beautiful red rose squares and gorgeous embellishments - sweet peas, daffodils, roses, daisies [star]

thanks rrreow Absolutely lovely, two purple crocheted squares, one with a 3D flower, beautiful [star]

You are all so marvellous, many, many thanks.

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

MrsShrek3 Sat 18-May-13 18:41:37

could you lovely lot inbox (fb) or pm me where to send some purple square wooliness please? must post asap as revision beckons (procrastination and knitting far more funwink )

MrsPennyapple Sat 18-May-13 23:37:47

Hello, I haven't been following the thread as things have been totally hectic here for a few weeks but I have just caught up and seen that posting date for squares is a week away. I've just cast off my square but need to add some detail, so will do that and send off asap.

Thinking of Daisy

Trumpton Sat 18-May-13 23:57:23

Just finishing the Tree of Valium . I will knit a simple square to restore my equilibrium and post them by the 25th .

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 19-May-13 09:14:34

Morning all brew

Thanks everyone, just coming to PMs now X

RedRosie Sun 19-May-13 18:26:33

Pitsey 'n Knotty 'n all.

I am way behind for various boring reasons, and may need a wee extension blush but I will get it done.


KnottyLocks Sun 19-May-13 18:44:14

Rosie, You Will! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 20-May-13 14:15:13

yes, you will! Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 20-May-13 14:18:00

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely, absolutely lovely thanks

thanks gonerogue Just lovely <passes Team Hooker badge> A beautiful purple granny square, super [star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 21-May-13 14:45:50

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanksthanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived today, heartfelt thanks to the crafters for all that they do, you really are awesome thanks

thanks BlueyDragon Just beautiful, two royal blue knits, one a purl, the other a sort of purl cable, absolutely gorgeous. [star]

Huge thanks, and we will keep your card safe until the close of the project then send it on X


BigStickBIWI Tue 21-May-13 19:43:13

Eeek - I haven't finished my square, and I'm away from Thursday until Monday evening (and out all day tomorrow at the cricket).

I'll do my absolute best to get it finished for tomorrow, but I don't know how possible that will be...


BigStickBIWI Tue 21-May-13 19:50:53

<knits faster>

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 22-May-13 20:30:03

Evening wine smile

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure today, and it is very lovely indeed. Huge thanks to the crafters for all you do, there is love in every stitch X

thanks NeitherShreddedNorSmug A beautiful cable knit in cream, tis like a plait, gorgeous! [star]

thanks NoWayNoHow A beautiful purple knit, a basket weave, very lovely indeed [star]

thanks UniqueAndKFSAmazing Beautiful crochet designs, one is a beautiful purple and green 3D flower, super [sytar]

thanks HotSoupDumpling A beautiful green, two knits, one moss, the other honeycomb slipstitch, absolutely lovely [star]

thanks LandofOoo Absolutely lovely, in apple green, crochet, lovely textures, super snuggly [star]

All absolutely lovely, heartfelt thanks

Thinking of Daisy X

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UniqueAndAmazing Thu 23-May-13 13:29:13

i was glad that i could put that flower to a good cause - i crocheted it, but nothing was good enough for it. sad that it's Daisy's blanket, but happy that it can be part of something lovely too smile

Jacksmania Thu 23-May-13 22:06:57

Posted my squares smile

Turningupsidedown Thu 23-May-13 22:52:28

Posted my squares today smile

Thinking of you Daisy flowers

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 23-May-13 22:55:21

Thank you so much thanks thanks thanks thanks

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