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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

WhereAreMyShoes Sat 22-Jun-13 16:57:41

Signing in, have pm'd already. Hopefully there's a lovely donor to help me out.

Thinking of snorris and her family. x

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 17:16:18

Please bear with us if you've PMed, we will get to you smile

TrinityRhino Sat 22-Jun-13 17:16:24

thanks knotty smile

RiaOverTheRainbow Sat 22-Jun-13 17:17:41

Thinking of Snorris and family xx

PMing now.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 22-Jun-13 17:19:52

signing in, thinking of snorris and her family x

CiderwithBuda Sat 22-Jun-13 17:32:04

I'm in. Will pm.

PastaBeeandCheese Sat 22-Jun-13 18:30:42

How awful. Thinking of Snorris.

Count me in again.

BeerTricksPotter Sat 22-Jun-13 18:48:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 18:49:00

Huge thanks to everyone, such a touching response. Just working my way through PMs now thanks

PurplePidjin Sat 22-Jun-13 19:35:57

Pm sent


Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 19:37:58

I've just bought a pattern on Etsy for a magnolia flower, 'this beautiful. So count on me for at least two squares with magnolias on them.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 22-Jun-13 19:42:22

Evening all, if you are awaiting wool in a Moodie part of Glasgow then it has been sent!

Please use it with my love x

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 19:43:48

Thank you Hokey smile thanks She will do some lovely crochet from you both X

Just back to PMs thanks

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 22-Jun-13 19:59:26

Trin I'll split a ball of wool with you if you want. I'll order it and have it sent to me, make my square and send you the rest. What colour would you like?

Would that upset your spreadsheet Pistey ? smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 20:06:30

You are so sweet Woolly, but all is well, thank you, Trin has wool for when she needs it, but that was so thoughtful of you X

And, I would have made my spreadsheet work!

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:15:37

Tis a military operation smile

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 22-Jun-13 20:21:51

I don't doubt it grin

HorsesDogsNails Sat 22-Jun-13 20:37:12

I'd love to do a square if you'd like one from me! I'm a novice crocheter but I can do a granny square..... I can get my own wool, but would like a deadline if possible!

Thoughts with Snorris and her family

Jacksmania Sat 22-Jun-13 20:37:54

There are spreadsheets involved??? shock
Wow. [impressed]

Do the spreadsheets involve pints of gin and bottles of wine consumed during the making of squares?

gailforce1 Sat 22-Jun-13 20:42:54

Thinking of snorris and family X

Pistey is it the usual address for donations?

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:50:47

Horses, we normally say 3-4 weeks but will confirm the date once we know that crafters have their wool. A granny square is perfect smile

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Jun-13 20:51:48

Gailforce, it is thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 22-Jun-13 21:07:59

Thank you everyone X

OpheliaBumps Sat 22-Jun-13 21:48:18

Have just pm'd you Pistey, so sad that there's another blanket needed.

BelleEtLaBaby Sat 22-Jun-13 23:49:06

Pregnancy insomnia brought me to this thread - I've never heard of the woolly hugs, but can I help? I'm a fast and experienced knitter. Sounds... Well, really incredibly touching. The best type of MN thing.

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