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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for the very lovely Inaminutenow. Crafters and donors, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Mar-14 14:44:20

I'm afraid we bring very sad news. Inaminutenow’s beloved husband died in February, he had been suffering from cancer. Such devastating news, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her and their family. There is no separate thread, Inaminutenow has been posting in the very supportive thread for Mumsnetters whose husbands have cancer. Love and strength to them all X

We have offered to make Inaminutenow a blanket to show our love and support and to offer what comfort we can, and we are delighted to say she has accepted.

So we are asking for help once again sad thanks

We will need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any crafting queries you may have. Sincere heartfelt thanks. thanks

If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, I can help you with all of it.

Thank you so much thanks

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
Greens, blues and purples
Cream but please choose one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream

Ideas and suggestions for squares.
Inaminutenow’s DH was a proud Welshman, so ideas there.
He loved his job, dealing with access to the countryside, footpaths, bridle ways etc. He was involved in creating a Coastal Path, so sea and countryside themes, birds, flowers, stars etc.
We have the family’s initials if this is something anyone would like to do, please PM.

Please don't feel daunted by these suggestions, we love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and play a vital role in the overall effect.

Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.

Our Crafting Guide is a good place for support, and previous blankets can be seen on our website too.

When finished please sew in those ends but don’t block your work. Then PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) for details for posting.

As always heartfelt thanks for your support

Thinking of Inaminutenow, her beloved DH, their family and friends.

Pistey and Knotty thanks

KnottyLocks Fri 07-Mar-14 14:45:31

Here to help.

Thinking of them all. xxx

ThePigOfHappiness Fri 07-Mar-14 15:02:59

I am here. Thinking of them all. Pistey, I think I have the right colours , shall pm you xx

KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Mar-14 15:04:08

Pistey here, thanks lovely Pig


rubycon Fri 07-Mar-14 15:04:47

I'm here too.

Sending peace and strength x

KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Mar-14 15:06:45

Thank you x

MrsShrek3 Fri 07-Mar-14 15:12:00

I have two purple squares in purple Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk done already. ... on a mission to do some denim blue now.
Fantastic work ladies thanks

Jacksmania Fri 07-Mar-14 15:14:56

I'm in - I have all the colours. I'll do a square or two with flowers and leaves. So sad for inaminute.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Mar-14 15:17:33

Just marking my place thanks

KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Mar-14 15:18:27

Thanks MrsShrek and Jacks, you stars X

johnworf Fri 07-Mar-14 15:21:07

So sorry to hear this. sad

I will contributing some squares - very basic I know but hope this helps.


KnottyAndPistey Fri 07-Mar-14 15:22:18

They most certainly do, thanks john


BeerTricksPotter Fri 07-Mar-14 15:35:24

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KatieMeLuna Fri 07-Mar-14 15:41:50

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Woolfey Fri 07-Mar-14 15:42:12

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MOSagain Fri 07-Mar-14 15:43:58

So very sad to read this. Will of course knit a square x

BeerTricksPotter Fri 07-Mar-14 15:46:58

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TheNinjaGooseIsHooking Fri 07-Mar-14 15:48:57

such sad news, thoughts with inaminutenow and her family thanks

off to pm Pistey

watchingout Fri 07-Mar-14 15:50:20

So sorry to read this. I have the right colours and will be doing a square or two x

KnottyLocks Fri 07-Mar-14 15:53:09

Could we ask that when you PM us that you let us know which blanket you are offering to help with, please.

Sadly this is not the only one at the moment.

WhoremoaneeGrainger Fri 07-Mar-14 15:53:17

Think I have some grey and blue, so will do a couple of squares. So sorry for your loss InAMinuteNow.

Opheliabumps Fri 07-Mar-14 15:53:55

So sorry for your loss Inaminutenow

I've pm'd pistey, I can contribute and already have wool.

WhoremoaneeGrainger Fri 07-Mar-14 15:54:04

Think I have some grey and blue, so will do a couple of squares. So sorry for your loss InAMinuteNow.

MrsPennyapple Fri 07-Mar-14 15:55:07

So sorry. I will knit some squares.

Somersaults Fri 07-Mar-14 15:59:41

I've pm'ed you Pistey. So sad sad

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