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Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for TeamSurvival : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 15:59:03

We have heard the dreadfully sad and shocking news that SurvivalOfTheUnfittest's husband died suddenly towards the end of April. We send Survival our love and are so sorry for her loss. She, their boys, family and friends are in our hearts and thoughts.

She calls her family Team Survival, and we have offered to make them a blanket, and hope it may give whatever comfort it can. We are so pleased she has accepted, there will be love for all of them crafted into every stitch. Survival's thread is here sad

So we are now asking for help once again thanks

I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere heartfelt thanks. 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.

Thank you so much thanks

The wool we are using
* James C. Brett Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (being discontinued, but still some around)
* Rowan Cashsoft DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (new to us)

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

The Colours
Blues, silvers and cream
If choosing cream, please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
Green but only for embellishments please
There is support for buying colours on our website, here.

Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
*Her DH loved football and designed Land Rovers for a living.
*They all very much love the great outdoors, so themes from nature.
*Forget-me-not flowers in particular are very significant.
*Their two boys love teddies and Lego.
*They also love Angry Birds - if you think this could be you, please PM
*We have their initials, if you would like to help with this, please also PM.


Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

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

When ready for posting, please PM me for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support.
Pistey and Knotty thanks

So sad that another blanket is needed. Survival my lovely, we are thinking of you and the boys, your families and friends and sending love X

NappyHappy Tue 07-May-13 16:51:59

Ive pm'd on fb, cant do it on my phone for some reason today. X

GlaikitFizzog Tue 07-May-13 16:52:27

How sad. Thinking of all in Team survival. PM winging its way to you now pistey

Ingles2 Tue 07-May-13 16:55:57

I can hook you a square ..Sending love to Team Survival

Woolfey Tue 07-May-13 16:58:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 16:58:47

Huge thanks everyone, internet is being weird, but I will come to everyone, and I will scoot onto FB Xx


TheOneWithTheHair Tue 07-May-13 16:59:03

I've pm'd. Love to team survival.

blizy Tue 07-May-13 17:00:36

Just pm'd you pistey. Thoughts and love to them survival. X

stealthsquiggle Tue 07-May-13 17:04:41

Another PM in your stack Pistey. Thoughts are with Team Survival.

EllenJanesthickerknickers Tue 07-May-13 17:06:04

Me, too. I'll PM you, Pistey.

droitwichmummy Tue 07-May-13 17:10:16

I'm in. PM'd you Pistey

droitwichmummy Tue 07-May-13 17:14:34

I'm in. PM'd you Pistey

droitwichmummy Tue 07-May-13 17:15:30


McKayz Tue 07-May-13 17:22:28

Will PM now. I've got wool so will get knitting once I've finished the square for Daisy.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 07-May-13 17:40:58

My heart goes out to survival and her family sad

Happy to be a wooly donor - pisty shall I send via PayPal - plus can my wool go towards making a teddy square or something like that as you know my love for bears etc xx

bamboobutton Tue 07-May-13 17:41:53

count me in!

ordered some some wool so i'll PM when i'm done.


cheesecheeseplease Tue 07-May-13 17:43:03

Checking in, much love to team survival thanks will pm pistey now

KnottyLocks Tue 07-May-13 17:43:06

Blondes, I'll do a teddy for you.

Jules146 Tue 07-May-13 17:46:02

So sad it's called for again sad count me in. Will message Pistey xx

KnottyLocks Tue 07-May-13 17:49:16

Thanks everyone for your support. We're so grateful, bless you all. thanks

Misknit Tue 07-May-13 17:49:19

So sorry to hear this. Thoughts are with Team Survival.

I will knit/crochet a few squares. I've just got bought some wool. I've PMed Pistey. x x x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 18:00:21

Huge thanks everyone thanks

Working my way through PMs thanks

What an amazing response already. So touching.

ilovejellybabies Tue 07-May-13 18:01:04

I love that you do this. I can crochet, only been doing it six months now but I'm good at squares. I dont mind buying a ball of wool and making squares till its all used up. Do you know a good online wool seller because I live in the middle of nowhere, lots of sheep just no wool shops

KnottyLocks Tue 07-May-13 18:04:51

Thank you, Ilove. There are some suggestions in the OP. One of the quickest is Deramores.

SoupDragon Tue 07-May-13 18:15:10

The JKM wools mentioned in the OP is actually RKMWools and they were very quick at posting when I ordered for Daisy's blanket.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 07-May-13 18:21:30

Thanks knotty

So sad another wooly hug is needed sad

But from experience they are the most amazing gift to give someone who has lost their cuddles off a loved one xxx

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