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Support thread for Woolly Hugs - summer (sort of) 2013

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tribpot Thu 25-Apr-13 07:36:21

Our sympathies and thoughts are with daisydotandgertie, who lost her husband this month.

Woolly Hugs is now in action and this is the support and chat thread at which all are welcome - knitters, crocheters and donors. If you are a first time crafter please do have a go. There is bags of support and plain squares are just as important to our endeavour as fancy ones.

As flowers was one of the requested motifs, I'll just note there's a flowers section in the crafting guide. I might try the posies pattern on this sock pattern. For Welsh (or at least Celtic) patterns, I did this for a previous blanket.

KnottyLocks Tue 18-Jun-13 18:41:36

New thread for Little Hugs and Billie's Blankets is here if anyone fancies a challenge thanks

GoodbyeRubyTuesday Tue 11-Jun-13 22:42:45

I posted my squares for Survival and Trinity's blankets yesterday so they should arrive shortly. Apologies in advance for the note that I wrote as I don't think it made much sense, I was having a massive case of chemo brain but knew I needed to send them off ASAP so went ahead and wrote it anyway grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Jun-13 17:30:33


There is a rare opportunity to bid for a Woolly Hug, we are fundraising for Kate-Lynne's Wish, a charity set up by a fellow Mumsnetter when her daughter tragically died at just twelve years old. sad

The link is here

Do join is smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 10-Jun-13 10:58:47

Morning wine

BIWI Mon 10-Jun-13 08:51:00

Morning smile

KnottyLocks Mon 10-Jun-13 06:48:37

MornIng smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Jun-13 06:54:45


Jacksmania Thu 06-Jun-13 22:29:06

Arf grin

More wine, darling? grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Jun-13 12:59:08


Just tried to send myself a PM grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Jun-13 12:57:56

To me please, I shall PM you now thanks

KansasCityOctopus Thu 06-Jun-13 09:36:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 06-Jun-13 08:52:09

and in Good News the little red dot is back on PMs. Huzzah!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 20:14:07

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

lots of lovely woolly arrivals on the threads, do check!

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

BeerTricksPotter Wed 05-Jun-13 18:50:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheWoollybacksWife Wed 05-Jun-13 18:21:09

Beer I have some Stylecraft DK in teal and claret (I think - it's a deep blackcurranty red) that I can send you if you want to edge those squares from your DM in a contrast yarn to bring them up to a usable size. I have finished the project I bought it for and there is loads left. It is yours if you can use it. PM me and I'll stick it in the post.

BeerTricksPotter Wed 05-Jun-13 17:50:49

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TheThickPlottens Wed 05-Jun-13 10:53:39

I posted my lot last Saturday. So hopefully it'll be arriving in the next few days.

I feel a little bad for not adding anything sweet with it but there was nothing in the house and couldn't get to the shops before the post office. next time I'll be more prepared.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 10:12:22

Ah have just read a comment from Rowan that says

the red blob will be making a triumphant return in the near future.

<rolls eyes and swigs gin>

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 08:26:37

I do have email notifications for PMs because there are so many and that's the best way to be able to search iyswim? Will have to rely on those.

I do try to reply to PMs on the computer, tis easier, less headachey, but also for sending out PMs. Knotty and I get loads of messages for Woolly Hugs so I suppose we are used to checking but someone may get a PM and never see it.

What they've done doesn't add anything does it? Just bloody bonkers sad

tribpot Wed 05-Jun-13 07:55:53

Not been mentioned on Site Stuff, TheOne. At least the Inbox indicator problem hasn't been mentioned specifically. They should back all of the recent changes out until they can address some of the user experience concerns (sorry, I am doing this stuff at work at the moment so it is really grating on me to see it here). That button doesn't look like it could support a 'you've got mail' icon like the old one could; very poor work.

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 05-Jun-13 07:49:05

You still get one on the mobile site and I think they are trying to put it back on the main site but it is very annoying.

tribpot Wed 05-Jun-13 07:44:15

Good god. I didn't think there was any way MN could make the PM system worse, but that is truly, truly dreadful. All the recent site changes appear to have been designed by someone who's read about modern web styling but not really understood it at all.

Off to add this to the litany of complaints on Site Stuff.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 07:29:23

Thanks trib X

So no indication at all that there is one there, until you hover over the box with the cursor?


tribpot Wed 05-Jun-13 07:16:19

Done, Pistey.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 05-Jun-13 07:15:17

Could someone send me a PM? Just want to see something

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