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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

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 18:25:20

Big hugs B X

So sad that another blanket is needed. I will PM you Pistey

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 18:40:46

Thank you so much X

We already have a lovely donor to thank, we really are very grateful for your generosity, lovely crafters will make something very special for Survivial and her boys from you both thanks

thanks ScienceRocks

You are a star X

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 18:45:21

The light is off in my PM box for now, I shall be back later on, but HUGE thanks to all, and please do keep PMing thanks

Primrose123 Tue 07-May-13 19:39:51

Will PM you Pistey.

InmaculadaConcepcion Tue 07-May-13 19:55:12

What a lovely thing to do...Survival has been a thread friend for a long time now. I'll contribute towards wool.... thanks all of you x

NoWayNoHow Tue 07-May-13 20:09:08

Have PM'd you Pistey - count me in.

So, so sad for Survival, have been watching her thread and thinking about her x

maxmissie Tue 07-May-13 20:16:03

Have also PM'd you to offer to donate. So sad that another blanket is needed so soon.

GoingGoingGoth Tue 07-May-13 20:21:53

Have PMed you. So sad that another blanket is needed.
Count me in.

OpheliaBumps Tue 07-May-13 21:11:45

About to pm, can help out but not until after 25th May as we're off on holiday on Saturday.

CakeExpectations Tue 07-May-13 21:17:53

So, so sad. Have PMd Pistey.

gonerogue Tue 07-May-13 21:52:52

PM sent Pisty.

Xxx to Team Survival.

Trumpton Tue 07-May-13 22:06:52

I have sent a PM. Will order wool tonight . So so sad. I have a candle burning for a friend who is expected to leave this world tonight. Life can be so cruel .

Jacksmania Tue 07-May-13 22:19:38

I'd planned to contribute four green (James C Brett apple green) and four blue (James C Brett pale blue) squares to Daisy's blanket, would it be all right if I sent the four green ones for Daisy's banker and saved the pale blue wool for this one? Deramores did post the yarn very quickly but shipping to Canada costs nearly as much as the yarn, and we've hit a lot going out at the moment blush. I don't want to be cheap but I hope that's ok blush.

Jacksmania Tue 07-May-13 22:20:32

"Daisy's banker" <sigh>

Daisy's BLANKET, obvs.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 07-May-13 22:21:01

Have replied to blondesmail smile

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 07-May-13 22:24:31

Whoops hit send

Can pisty or knots order my wool for me as know I will get the wrong one sad

Survival will love her blanket - wrapped up in a cocoon of wooly love

Having received one of these blankets sad I was so so touched - the amount of love and hard effort that goes into each square is amazing

And well done pisty and knotty for organising all these much needed hugs and everyone else / rather a knitter or gatherer or donator xxx

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 07-May-13 22:27:14

Very sorry to hear this. PMing now.

droitwichmummy Tue 07-May-13 22:30:31

Lots of new blanketeers for this one!

Feel free to pop over to Ravelry for inspiration. We have a Woolly Hugs group over there - you will find the thread for this blanket here

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 23:11:12

Evening all. Apologies, have had a busy one. I'm just away to help folk on PMs now. X thanks

droitwichmummy Tue 07-May-13 23:13:15

No need for apologies. You and Knotty do a fantastic job keeping track of everything flowers flowers

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 23:46:15


We have two more fabulous donors to thank tonight, your donations have arrived safely and we are very grateful to you. We will buy wool on your behalf and send it on to crafters who will make some thing very lovely from you both for Survival. Thank you thanks

thanks Blondeshavemorefun

thanks stealthsquiggle

You really are both stars, thank you thanksthanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 08-May-13 00:12:32

The light is off in my PM box. Huge thanks to everyone. What an amazing response already. So many lovely folk wanting to show love and support, truly awesome.

Thinking of Survival and her boys tonight, and sending much love Xx

WhereAreMyShoes Wed 08-May-13 07:15:37

Such a sad time for Survival and her family.
She'll be in my thoughts while I help towards her blanket.

Lots of love to Team Survival, wishing you all the strength. thanks

tribpot Wed 08-May-13 07:28:55

I'll ask MN to amend the title of our existing support thread so we can run one for both blankets.

Thoughts and love to Team Survival.

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