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Woolly Hugs: A Blanket for TrinityRhino.

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KnottyLocks Tue 14-May-13 11:56:07

We have heard the shocking and devastating news that TrinityRhino's DP died suddenly this weekend. Very sadly, many of us will also know that Trinity tragically lost her DH four years ago. Trinity's thread is here
She and her girls are in our thoughts and we send them much love.

We've offered to make them a blanket in the hope it may give whatever comfort it can.

So we are now asking for help once again thanks

Pistey (RatherBeOnThePiste) will co-ordinate and I'll be here to answer any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool).
If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM Pistey with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc.

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 and we know they can be combined for wash and wear. These are all easily available online, try Deramores, Laughing Hens, RKMWools, AWoollyTail, WiseBadger.

The Colours
Warm purples, blues, silvers and cream
If choosing cream please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
Green and pink but only for embellishments

Suggestions for motifs
*Fishing, fish and the sea
*Themes from nature, flowers
*A submarine, a gecko
*A teddy bear, a crocodile (for Trin's teddy bear in a crocodile suit)
*We have their initials if you would like to help with this, please PM Pistey.


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 Pistey for info.

As always, we thank you so much for your support. thanks

Knotty and Pistey

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 20:39:21

Question: if I wanted to start trying to knit again, what size needles would I use with the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or the Sublime Fizzy sent me?

Thinking of branching out smile

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 22-Jun-13 20:42:52

4mm knitting needles are the average Jacks. There is a guide on the woolly hugs website with stitches and rows and stuff.

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 20:48:08

Thanks Woolly!

There's a guide?? Well, who knew. Must look more carefully next time. blush

GlaikitFizzog Sat 22-Jun-13 20:48:27

4mm or size 6 if you are using US sizes grin

GlaikitFizzog Sat 22-Jun-13 20:49:56

crafting guide

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 20:58:14

Hereafter I shall think of you as GlaikitFizzegg <beams>


KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 21:39:53


blondieminx Sat 22-Jun-13 22:05:39

Yolka and knitted boobs - only on MN! smile

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 22:45:49

Yikes, thanks Fizzy! I always get mixed up with UK and US sizes.

TheThickPlottens Sun 23-Jun-13 12:03:45

Snort at Yolka

TrinityRhino Tue 25-Jun-13 11:16:36

Thank you Glaikit.
it is truly a thing of booby beauty.

Jacksmania Tue 25-Jun-13 15:32:36

Watcha gonna do with it, Trin?
if I had a pair I'd be tempted up stuff them in my bra and walk around a bit for the comedy value grin

Jacksmania Tue 25-Jun-13 15:33:17

"Tempted TO"
Not sure where that random "up" came from hmm

KnottyLocks Tue 25-Jun-13 16:40:43

Aww, Trin has her knitted nork smile

And Jacks is just as excited as Trin!

TrinityRhino Tue 25-Jun-13 17:15:00

lol my boob has pride of place on top of my telly grin

GlaikitFizzog Tue 25-Jun-13 20:01:24

Yay! Hope it doesn't interfere with your signal up there!

Jacksmania Tue 25-Jun-13 21:53:57

My boobs have never interfered with my signal... am I missing out?


JulesJules Wed 26-Jun-13 09:31:59

You have an unfinished non conventionally coloured knitted boob?

has to be a contender for quote of the week grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Jun-13 13:45:05

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely today, tis absolutely gorgeous, huge thanks thanks

thanks BriefcaseOfFacts Two beautiful granny squares in purple, silver and light blue, just lovely [star]

thanks HairyPotter Two beautiful knits, one a bobbled pattern in a silvery blue, the other in a heathery colour, just gorgeous, [star]

You really are both stars X

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

GlaikitFizzog Wed 26-Jun-13 17:32:40

At finished now jules! And now atop trins tv! <proud>

JulesJules Wed 26-Jun-13 18:14:19

I bet it looks FAB grin

biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit

They really should do these in non conventional colours!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 29-Jun-13 14:44:34

Afternoon all smile brew

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely, and it really is lovely, huge thanks to the crafters for what they do thanks

thanks GetOnYourDancingShoes Just beautiful, a leaf design knitted in silver, gorgeous [star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Jul-13 19:59:52

Evening wine

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely and it really is gorgeous, huge thanks for all your time, love and care thanks

thanks Otherworld Beautiful crochet in blue and silver, do you have a linky to this pattern, tis like a solid granny but not, and gorgeous! Plus beautiful flower embellishments[star]

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

GlaikitFizzog Wed 03-Jul-13 20:56:17


KnottyLocks Sun 07-Jul-13 07:22:39


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