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A Blanket for CritterPants : Donors and crafters, your help is needed.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 11-Feb-14 13:57:43

We recently heard the tragic news that CritterPants’ son James died on the evening of the day he was born following devastating complications. There is no separate thread, Critter has been a rock to so many on the Conception TTC 10+++ thread, she still is, and is being supported there. Our thoughts are with James, Critter, her DH, their families and friends. Please do use this thread for messages to the family.

We have offered to make a blanket and lovely Critter has said she is so grateful and moved that we would do this kind and generous thing and that it means the world to her and her DH. Bless her heart. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can.


So once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Will you join us? 

Knotty ( KnottyLocks ) will help with any crafting queries. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Please do PM Knotty if you need help.

If you would like to donate wool or funds, I can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, I can help there too.
Please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste)

The Yarn we are Using….
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (discontinued but some still around)
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* James C. Brett Pure Merino DK (also discontinued, some still to be had)
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear.

The colours we are using...
* Mid to dark blues
* Silvers
* Cream - one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
* Red - but only Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.

Suggestions for squares
Snowflakes, bobbles, stars, stripes (Critter lives in the States with her American DH) and we have initials, both individually and if anyone can do a design with 3 initials on one square do message us.

Do use the crafting guide on the website to help you with lots of practical info such as help with buying colours, recommended online retailers and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for patterns. Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles.

Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs/@MNWoollyHugs which are both good ways to keep in touch.

As always heartfelt thanks for your support

Thinking of baby James and his family

Pistey and Knotty thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 11-Feb-14 13:59:16

Thinking of them all x

Primrose123 Tue 11-Feb-14 14:03:44

Very sad, so sorry for the family. I would like to help, I will PM Pistey.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Tue 11-Feb-14 14:06:29

such sad news, thoughts are with Critter and her family

pm on it's way to you Pistey

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 11-Feb-14 14:09:04

Very sorry to hear this, thanks for Critter and her family.

CoffeeandChocolateplease Tue 11-Feb-14 14:10:22

So sorry to hear this. Please count me in. Much love to all the family x

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 11-Feb-14 14:17:11

Please count me in, I have the correct cream and red from a previous woolly hug. So incredibly sorry for Critter and her family.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 11-Feb-14 14:17:17

Thank you so much everyone thanks

ThePigOfHappiness Tue 11-Feb-14 14:18:19

I'm here too. I will need wool though pistey if that can be arranged? I shall pm you now.
Huge hugs to critter and her dh. Thinking of them and baby James

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Feb-14 14:24:28

Just away to PMs, thank you thanks

MOSagain Tue 11-Feb-14 14:27:54

So very sad to read this, critter and family in my thoughts and prayers. Will of course do a square x

Jacksmania Tue 11-Feb-14 14:30:24

Signing in. I have cream and blue, will try my hand at star stitch.

Kveta Tue 11-Feb-14 14:33:55

how sad sad

I'd love to contribute a square or two. Only have purple sublime though, so I think I'll need wool. will pm pistey now.

Thumbwitch Tue 11-Feb-14 14:38:17

How awful for Critter and her family, so very sad and sorry to hear that. sad and (((hugs))) for them all.

Would be happy to donate more wool, so will PM Pistey and register my intent.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Feb-14 15:02:20

Thank you everybody, just working my way through PMs, they are verrry slow this afternoon brew

RainDancer Tue 11-Feb-14 15:04:41

So very sad. Thinking of Critter and her family. I will knit some squares and I also have some spare wool if anyone would like it. Will PM now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 11-Feb-14 15:17:04

Thanks Rain You have a PM from me thanks

fanjodisfunction Tue 11-Feb-14 15:29:40

I am on board, such deverstating news, as one who has lost a baby herself i know how much in pain they will be.

I have some cream pistey and some other colours you mentioned, so i shall get on it tonight.

Much lpve to critter and thinking of little james.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 11-Feb-14 15:34:23

Huge hugs Fan bless your heart. Thank you thanks

MuddyWellyNelly Tue 11-Feb-14 15:35:56

As a 10+++er who has been on the receiving end of Critter's amazing support and friendship I will of course contribute. I will PM Pistey.

She is a truly amazing lady, and all of us on the thread were so devastated for the Critters. It's lovely that you will all be offering support in this way.

Woolfey Tue 11-Feb-14 15:50:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Spacefrog35 Tue 11-Feb-14 15:51:32

Have never joined in before but think my crocheting might have progressed to a level where I can actually donate something useful that doesn't look like a dishrag blush have PM'd.

Thoughts are with James & his family, Fan & hers & anyone else dealing with such an awful situation x

HairyPotter Tue 11-Feb-14 15:56:57

Such sad news. sad

Count me in for a couple of squares. I'll pm Pistey now.

Thinking of critter, mr c and beautiful James xx

PastaandCheese Tue 11-Feb-14 16:14:09

I am so sorry to read this. How awful.

I can make some squares so will PM Pistey.

HaveToWearHeels Tue 11-Feb-14 16:28:24

How devastating sad
Count me in please, will PM Pistey as I will need wool.

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