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Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for snorris and her family

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 13:38:47

We have heard the desperately sad news that snorris' daughter has lost her battle against a congenital heart condition she was just 7 years old. Snorris' thread is here if you would like to add your condolences. She starts it with a different name (accidia) as you will see.

We send snorris love from us all and are so sorry for her loss. She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts X

We have offered to make snorris and her family a Woolly Hug and hope it may give whatever comfort it can to them. We are so pleased that they have accepted.

So once again we are asking for your help thanks

I will co-ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) is 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 PM me with your offers, crafting, donating, need wool etc

Heartfelt thanks thanks

The Wool We Are Using
*Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (being discontinued but still some around)
*Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
*Artesano Superwash Merino DK
*Rowan Cashsoft DK (also being discontinued but still some around)
*James Brett Pure Merino DK
*Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK

Just from these please as we know they combine for wash and wear

The Colours
Pinks, purples, greens, blues, silver
Cream but just for embellishments please, and if choosing cream please go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013/ DB Rialto ecru or the James Brett no 7

Suggestions for themes and motifs
*Stars (These could be in squares, or separate embellishments for us to attach later.)
*They live not far from the sea and on the edge of countryside - so colours/themes from nature.
*Magnolia trees are special.
* S loved reading, singing and school
* They have pets: hamsters, guinea pigs, a pony.
* Aeroplanes
*S loved 'Build a Bear'
*We have the initials if this is something you'd like to hlep with, please 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.

Do use the crafting guide on our website for help and ideas. Previous blankets can be seen here too. We are on Facebook at MNWoollyHugs and on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. Both are good ways to keep in touch.

When ready for posting, please PM me for info.

So sad that another blanket is needed. Snorris my lovely, we are thinking of you and the girls, your family and friends and sending love X

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

Pistey and Knotty thanks

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 14:17:12

ooh do I get a badge grin
right off to get wool and needle
thanks guys

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 14:19:41

You'll need a 4mm hook and DK wool to practice on , Trin. smile

johnworf Sat 22-Jun-13 14:19:54

Put me down for a couple of squares.

Huge hugs to Snorris. I'm knitting them into my squares.


RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 14:20:29

Huge thanks to all, what an amazing response already.

Thinking of snorris and her family X

Will be back a bit later to catch up, but please do keep PMing.


Standautocorrected Sat 22-Jun-13 14:25:41

Can I donate some money for a ball of wool? Please pm me.

Woolfey Sat 22-Jun-13 14:38:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thumbwitch Sat 22-Jun-13 14:39:38

I'm in - will PM you as usual Pistey, so you can match me with a lovely crafter. Happy to go with the same one as usual if she'll have me!

Trumpton Sat 22-Jun-13 14:46:53

I will order wool today . As usual I feel honoured to be part of the great hug that we create for grieving families.

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 14:48:22

Thank you, everyone thanks

fanjodisfunction Sat 22-Jun-13 14:50:37

Such sad news, I'm in the pub at the minute but as soon as I'm home I will check my woolly store and see what I need.

Much love to snorris and her family.

Primrose123 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:01:31

I would like to help, will PM you Pistey.

MNPin2013 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:05:47

Will get hook out.

sad at another blanket.

Thinking of the snorris family.

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 15:10:17

I will dust my kneedles off too (and don't need a wool donation).

Am truly sorry to hear about your lovely precious dd Snorris x

Oh no. That's heartbreaking. Please count me in, I'll PM you Pistey.

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 15:23:35

ok I need some help. sorry. my local wool shop doesnt have any of the wool listed sad
they says its too expensive
says a lot about the area grin

not sure how to gey some now
I got some cheap double knit to practise with and a 4mm hook

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 15:26:05

Trin, you practice and we'll sort the woolly wool when you're ready.

Jules146 Sat 22-Jun-13 15:50:48

Count me in will PM Piste in a sec

QOD Sat 22-Jun-13 15:55:03

Can someone pm me donation link

GlaikitFizzog Sat 22-Jun-13 15:56:18

I'm in I have wool in my stash that's suitable, will get cracking and get a few done tonight and tomorrow. So sad another blanket is needed again sad

AmberLeaf Sat 22-Jun-13 15:58:26

Sad to hear another is needed.

I'm still rubbish at knitting, so I'll send someone else some wool.

Will PM on monday, just marking my place here.

The wool I usually get is the discontinued one I think, so I'll google a bit for the other suggested ones then PM when I'm ready to buy. I'll donate 2 balls.

NoWayNoHow Sat 22-Jun-13 16:10:11

So sad... Please count me in for some squares - have PM'd you, Pistey.

PiggyPlumPie Sat 22-Jun-13 16:12:24

Signing up and am sure my mum will join in again. Will PM you Pistey.


Chopchopbusybusy Sat 22-Jun-13 16:32:15

Sorry to hear that another blanket is needed. I'll do some squares too.

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 16:38:20

I'm so sorry sad

I love magnolias, will attempt to crochet one.

LandofOoo Sat 22-Jun-13 16:48:10

So sad that another blanket is needed, will PM now.

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