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Woolly Hugs. Thinking of Will. A Blanket for minmooch, please can you help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 18-Mar-14 18:23:03

Desperately sad news we’re afraid. After two and a half years, Minmooch’s beautiful son Will lost his fight with cancer at the age of just 18. Life is too cruel, we are so sorry. Bless min, she said, “I am humbled by his strength and humour that he has shown throughout his short life.” Min’s thread is here if you would like to post condolences… we know many of you have.

We are so pleased that minmooch has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. She says she is very touched. We hope the Woolly Hug may give whatever comfort it can to min and her family.

Once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Can you help us?

We asked min about Will, and these are her words…..

He loved sailing and walking. He loved his school and the CCF (Combined Cadet Force). He loved loved loved reading, Harry Potter was a favourite, and Terry Pratchet his favourite author. He also loved Electronics and was building a remote controlled chariot at school. He loved his younger brother and our family yellow Labrador Harvey. He loved colour and was known for his wacky taste in ties.

So there are lots of ideas for squares, but 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. We do have initials, if this could be you, do PM. Thank you.

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. We know there is a lot of wool in circulation at the moment, please do feel free to use any for this project too, but please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste) so we know where we are.

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.

Colours, to be bright and bold, no pastels except pale blue please.
* Orange - this one Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) or this one Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56)
* Red - only Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.
* Blues, including royal blue as Will loved his school, pale blue is lovely but no darker than denim blue please.
* Greens - brighter ones please eg apple
* 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

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. Always feel free to post questions on the thread if unsure. When finished please sew in your ends but don’t block your work. Then PM me (RatherBeOnThePiste) for details for posting.

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.


Thank you again and for the love and support shown.

As always heartfelt thanks for your support. Thinking of beautiful Will, his family and friends.

Pistey and Knotty


KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 18:24:57

Here to help.

Thinking of them all xxx

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 18:39:51

Much love to min and her family. Thinking of Will thanks

GleamingHeels Tue 18-Mar-14 18:40:36

Thinking of minmooch and family, I have PM'd

GlaikitFizzog Tue 18-Mar-14 18:42:14

Oh no, so so sad that anothe blanket is needed. I'm so sorry for your loss minmooch x

willitbeagoodyear Tue 18-Mar-14 18:45:29

Oh poor Minmooch and her family.

I would love to be able to help, what is the timing for finsihed squares?

rubycon Tue 18-Mar-14 18:45:59

I'm here too - sending peace, strength and love x

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 18:49:37

Thank you everyone thanks

thinking of minmooch and her family

away to pm

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 18-Mar-14 18:53:30

Signing in. Thinking of minmooch and Will thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:00:01

Thank you, have hopefully replied thanks

willitbeagoodyear Tue 18-Mar-14 19:00:51

Sent you a pm Piste

BeerTricksPotter Tue 18-Mar-14 19:01:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Jacksmania Tue 18-Mar-14 19:03:47

I have enough pale blue, denim blue and cream left to do a square. There may even be some apple green left.
So sorry for minmooch's loss sad

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:04:36

Thank you, just working through PMs. Such a fantastic response already.


KnottyLocks Tue 18-Mar-14 19:14:08

Bless all of you x

MOSagain Tue 18-Mar-14 19:23:04

Am in, Debbie bliss blue or green x

Woolfey Tue 18-Mar-14 19:23:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 18-Mar-14 19:25:14

As Knots says, bless you all, really.


MNPinto2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:30:19

Will be hooking.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 18-Mar-14 19:32:14

Thank you thanks

ScienceRocks Tue 18-Mar-14 19:38:19

I'm in. How sad :-(

SweetFelicityArkwright Tue 18-Mar-14 19:40:09

Can't say it better than BeerTricksPotter as I would also be honoured to contribute to a blanket for min and her family in memory of Will, so I'm in too. Have pm'd. Xx

Flossiechops Tue 18-Mar-14 19:45:20

So sorry to hear another blanket is needed. Thinking of Minmooch and her family. I'm happy to donate wool or money if preferred. Pistey if you want to message me.

MNPinto2014 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:56:16

Think these fit the bill?

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