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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

PiggyPlumPie Tue 23-Apr-13 17:43:21

Sadly signing up again. sad

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:44:14

Just a little reminder to PM Pistey with your offers - be they crafting or donating

Many thanks. thanks

landofsoapandglory Tue 23-Apr-13 17:44:21

Sending love to Daisydot and family.

I'll knit some squares, have PM'ed you Pistey.

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 23-Apr-13 17:45:56

For the Welsh theme, a better crocheter than I might like to make this dragon

Jacksmania Tue 23-Apr-13 17:52:26

I'm in. Will order my wool later today. I can donate some money too if its needed. PM me if so. xxxx

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 17:56:48

Jacks, would you mind PMing Pistey with your kind offer? It saves her having to check through the thread as well as PMs. thanks

facedontfit Tue 23-Apr-13 18:06:59

Love to Daisy thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Apr-13 18:19:11


Huge thanks to everyone, what an amazing response already. We really do appreciate all offers of help, just marvellous and so touching.


Doha Tue 23-Apr-13 18:23:47

never done this before but l am a knitter--please tell me how l can help

NoWayNoHow Tue 23-Apr-13 18:24:56

Count me in, pistey - cant PM as on the iPad, but still have some left over evergreen-ey coloured wool if that counts as a suitable shade of green? Otherwise happy to be paired with a donor. Love to daisy and my thoughts are with her xxx thanksthanks

SoupDragon Tue 23-Apr-13 18:27:17

I'm in, as ever. Happy to make from personal stash or donated wool.

KnottyLocks Tue 23-Apr-13 18:27:27

Doha, thanks for signing up.

We need 6" squares made using the wool listed in the OP. They can be simple or based on one of the motifs requested by Daisy.

If you'd like to make a square or two, please PM RatherBeOnThePiste and let her know. If you need us to get wool to you, we need to know that too.

Pistey - happy to donate. I've sent you a PM

I'll sign in, will check my stash for suitable colours later and PM you Pistey. I made a daffodil square for a previous blanket, it sounds as though that would be appropriate again this time.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Apr-13 19:05:08

NoWayNoHow - Let me send some to you my lovely, I have your address thanks

Doha - I shall PM you. thanks

And thanks Soupy, WhoKnows and Chaz as ever X

BellaVita Tue 23-Apr-13 19:07:39

Much love to Daisy and family xx

MissPricklePants Tue 23-Apr-13 19:09:13

I'm in, will crochet some squares but will need donor wool as nothing in my stash suitable.

Otherworld Tue 23-Apr-13 19:12:18

Very sad to hear. I will PM Pistey now.

HairyPotter Tue 23-Apr-13 19:25:48

Such sad news. I'm happy to knit a couple of squares. I have some in my stash including DB 036 ultramarine. Would that do? No problem to buy more if not.

Is anywhere offering free p&p at tho mo? I was planning on ordering the attic 24 for little hugs and was shocked at how much the postage was.

Sending love to Daisy xx

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 23-Apr-13 19:30:06

love to Daisy and family xx

have pmed

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 23-Apr-13 19:30:26

Back to PMs - huge thanks everyone X
Hairy - I'm just going to look at 036 ultramarine.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 23-Apr-13 19:38:44

Sending my love x

Still haven't learned to knit but I'll happily send some cash. PM on it's way.

tribpot Tue 23-Apr-13 19:39:37

Signing in, and sending much love to Daisy and family.

Will start a knitting support thread in Arts and Crafts in a mo, presumably we will be on Ravelry too.

Let me know if there are any special requests.

GoingGoingGoth Tue 23-Apr-13 19:46:54

Count me in, have PMed

love to Daisy

Birnamwood Tue 23-Apr-13 19:53:30

So sad for daisy and her family

Thinking of you x

Signing in for some squares

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