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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

MinnieBar Tue 23-Apr-13 17:01:42

I have a ball of DB in a lovely gunmetal blue already - I think I will combine with another colour (or two!) for some crochet squares.

IdiotishPrattle Tue 23-Apr-13 17:01:43

Love to Daisy and her family. X

Count me in, I shall hunt out the knitting needles againhmm

OhWouldYouJust Tue 23-Apr-13 17:03:21

I cannot knit blush

But I would love to contribute perhaps by purchasing some wool for those who are knitting to use?

McKayz Tue 23-Apr-13 17:03:49

Is the Lime DB ok? I think I have a ball of that somewhere

midori1999 Tue 23-Apr-13 17:04:48

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of daisydotandgertie's DH. sad I recognise her from the doghouse where she has been a well reasoned and well respected poster for some time. I wasn't aware her DH was ill.

I cannot knit or crochet, but I would be happy to buy some wool if it can be sent to someone who can knit or crochet? Perhaps someone who can knit would be kind enough to pm me their address or something so I can get some wool sent to them?

rubycon Tue 23-Apr-13 17:07:11

I'm always ready to knit.

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:08:56

OhWouldYouJust and Midori,

If you OM Pistey, she'll talk you through donating. Huge thanks.

McKayz - yes thanks.

Ruby, thank you x

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:09:21

That's obviously PM Pistey.

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 23-Apr-13 17:10:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

droitwichmummy Tue 23-Apr-13 17:10:26

Signing in for sweet peas and roses. I'll do loose ones if you like to pop on at random. Should be ok for wool this time

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 23-Apr-13 17:16:19

Count me in, but I would appreciate it if you could match me with a donor, please.

Sending love to Daisy and her loved ones.

bebejones Tue 23-Apr-13 17:19:21

Count me in too, but also will need a lovely donor please!

Shall PM Pistey x

RedRosie Tue 23-Apr-13 17:19:50

Pitsey and Knotty - such sad news.

Can I help?

rrreow Tue 23-Apr-13 17:20:16

I can crochet a square and have some leftover Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in my stash but I have to check which colours.

NappyHappy Tue 23-Apr-13 17:20:33

Hi, I'll knit a square for Daisy. Once the small people are in bed I shall get some wool.

Think of you at this sad time. Xx

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:22:00

Thanks all thanks

We really do appreciate your support.

Rosie, of course x

NomDeClavier Tue 23-Apr-13 17:23:42

In here - have DB cashmerino already in appropriate colours. Shame it's being discontinued sad

Sending love and sympathy to daisy and family.

MOSagain Tue 23-Apr-13 17:23:53

So very sad to read that another blanket is required. Sending love and (((hugs))) to daisy and her family.

I will knit a square for this blanket.
Am I right in thinking the newly suggested wool will work well with my existing stash of DB?

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 23-Apr-13 17:24:05

Sending love to Daisy and family x

I'll need a donor, PMing now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Apr-13 17:26:33

Such a marvellous response thanks

Trumpton Tue 23-Apr-13 17:27:06

So sad to hear Daisy's news. Of course I will knit . I would like to do the tree . I will order my wool tonight.

twofingerstoGideon Tue 23-Apr-13 17:27:17

Count me in for some knitting. Could you match me up with a donor, if possible. If I could have two or more balls of contrasting colours (quick knitter!) I can knit several squares.
Can't imagine what Daisy is going through sad

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:27:45

MOS, all the wools we have listed in the OP can be combined. Thanks.

Ghostsgowoooh Tue 23-Apr-13 17:36:20

Sending love to Daisy and family sad

I can do a plain knit square if needed too, I am a beginner knitter and have only knitted a few things

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:38:21

Ghosts, a square made with love is perfect.

The mantra is:

'Simple Squares are good. Simple Squares are essential'

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