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Woolly Hugs : We are making a blanket for the very lovely cathpip. Donors and crafters, can anyone help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 01-May-14 20:58:15

Heartbreaking news we’re afraid, cathpip’s beautiful daughter Pippa passed away on April 10th, after an infection led to septic shock. She was just 3 years old. There are no words, we are just so very sorry. Our thoughts are with all who love and miss her. Only ten days before, the family were celebrating the safe arrival of their second son. Lovely cathpip’s thread is here if you would like to post condolences.There is the most beautiful smiley photo of Pippa posted near the beginning.

We are so pleased the family have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug. Thank you to our lovely Mouseface who is a great friend of the family in RL for first introducing the idea to cathpip. Together we shall make this Woolly Hug with love in every stitch for them all. We hope it gives them some comfort. So, can you help us? We shall need help from donors and crafters alike. Thank you in advance, we know folk have hearts of gold.

If you are able to join us, please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste) so we know where we are. If you would like to donate funds, send wool to a crafter or would like to join in but will need donated wool, I can help you, or if you would just like to join, let us know you are on board. 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 or post questions on this thread if you need any help.

We asked cath about Pippa, she says she loved pink, princesses, ballet, swimming, dog walking and nursery, and her two favourite films were Disney’s Tangled and The Little Mermaid. Bless her heart.

This may well give you some ideas for squares but please don't feel daunted, 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.

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 about))
* 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
* Pinks
* Purples
* Lighter greens
* Duck egg blue
* 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

Help with buying yarn
Our crafters recommend the following online retailers - Woolwarehouse, RKM Wools, Deramores, Wise Badger, Black Sheep Woolsand Cucumberpatch Deramores are good if you are out of the UK as they have flat rate shipping. Wool is also sold on Ebay, and at John Lewis

Our crafting guide can give you help with buying colours, and practical info 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.

Thinking of beautiful Pippa and all who love and miss her.

Thank you thanks

Pistey and Knotty x

KnottyAndPistey Thu 01-May-14 20:59:18

For Pippa x

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 20:59:35

Here to help.


OwlCapone Thu 01-May-14 21:07:56

I'm in.

I think Rapunzel is beyond even me though.

ScienceRocks Thu 01-May-14 21:10:08

I'm in too. I have pink and purple in the jenny watson so I don't need a donor, though my squares will be plain knitted as I can't do anything else.

So sad, here's hoping the woolly hug offers some comfort.

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 21:10:58

Thank you both x

cakebaby Thu 01-May-14 21:11:41

Life is so cruel. My heart aches for cathpip and family. Funds donation for a crafter's wool sent.

ilove Thu 01-May-14 21:11:53

I wil help if wool can be donated x

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 21:13:31

Thank you, cake. Can't do this without our lovely donors. thanks

such sad news, thoughts are with cathpip and family

I'm away to pm pistey

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 21:14:13

ilove, PM Pistey and we'll get wool to you.

maxmissie Thu 01-May-14 21:14:15

Can donate, have sent a PM. Such sad news.

TrinityRhino Thu 01-May-14 21:15:09

I'm in but could I please have some donated wool, thank you

blizy Thu 01-May-14 21:15:33

Count me in.
I'm so very saddened to read that little Pippa has passed away, the world is a bloody cruel place to be sometimes. My thoughts and love go out to cathpip and family.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 01-May-14 21:18:00

I'm in as I have the time to do it. So sad that another hug is needed sad

I have some odds and ends of cashmerino, so think I'll have enough to do something.

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 21:18:12

Trin, can do, thanks.

Thanks, Ninja, maxi and blizy thanks

Whatevertheweather Thu 01-May-14 21:18:47

Oh how awful, sending much love to cathpip and family.

Sent you a pm pistey would like to paypal some funds to woollyhugs for wool to be sent to clever knitters/hookers xx

KnottyAndPistey Thu 01-May-14 21:19:06

Thank you so much everyone thanks

RainDancer Thu 01-May-14 21:20:45

It broke my heart when I saw the thread. I will knit some squares with love.

yegodsandlittlefishes Thu 01-May-14 21:20:59

So terribly sad. A beautiful girl. flowers

I will crochet.

Astitchintimetoo Thu 01-May-14 21:23:21

Count me in, so sad it's needed though sad xx

StopEatingThatMud Thu 01-May-14 21:24:06

I have purple and cream kindly donated from previously, but am horrendously short on time over the next two weeks. What sort of time frame would you need squares back by?

Will be more than glad to help if I can.

ComfyLeatherChair Thu 01-May-14 21:25:55

Will crochet x

Macdog Thu 01-May-14 21:26:11

Please count me in.

KnottyLocks Thu 01-May-14 21:26:17

We normally allow 3-4 weeks , occasionally longer.

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