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Woolly Hugs : We are making a Blanket for the very lovely PetaO and her son. Donors and crafters, can anyone help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Sun 23-Nov-14 21:26:26

We are so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of PetaOs dear husband. Reading Petas thread, he sounded such a wonderful family loving man, taken from Peta and their young son by cancer at only 32.

We are so very sorry for their loss and our thoughts are with them and their family. We hope that this blanket will bring some comfort at such a devastating time.

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate wool or funds, we match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too.

Please PM Pistey (RatherBeOnThePiste) with your offers of help THANK YOU SO MUCH.

The Yarn we are Using:
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* 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
• Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, although discontinued you may have some in your stash

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

Our palette:
* Warm purples
* Greens
* Blues
* Cream – but please keep to 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

We are also using red and yellow for embellishments but are using very specific shades. Please PM Pistey if you would like either of these colours.

Ideas and suggestions for squares from Peta, in her words:
DH loved green.
He was Welsh and very proud of it.
He played the guitar and loved bands like the. Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, Oasis, all that stuff.
He ran a lot. He loved being outdoors He loved travelling to new places. We went to Rome, Croatia, Portugal. Awesome places full of history and stunning scenery.
He loved being a Dad - playing with DS, taking him to rugby tots, reading to him, playing him songs on the guitar, going for walks along the canal, playing in the park. I don't know. If there could be something on there which would show how much he loved spending time with DS..
He was really into cars. He loved volkswagons- Mark 1 golfs and campervans especially.

This certainly gives us lots of motifs to think about, 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.

* 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. Please do post any questions regarding crafting on the thread or PM Knotty if you need help.

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.

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.

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

As always, thank you so much for any support you give us.
These blankets really wouldn’t happen without your wonderful team efforts.


KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 21:28:21

Here to help with any queries.

PolterGoose Sun 23-Nov-14 21:41:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 23-Nov-14 21:41:41

I can help.

My condolences to PetaO and her family.

Away to PM Pistey

fanjodisfunction Sun 23-Nov-14 21:44:30

so so sad, of course will contribute, will check out my stash and report back tomorrow.

SpiralArchitect Sun 23-Nov-14 21:48:45

Will help, of course. So sad that another blanket is needed. PMing Pistey. x

Sleepytea Sun 23-Nov-14 21:52:15

Will attempt to knit squares for this blanket too. So much sadness x

droitwichmummy Sun 23-Nov-14 21:55:29

So sad there are 2 on the same day. I will do something for this one too

BellaVita Sun 23-Nov-14 21:57:01

I can do a square.

Thinking of PetaO and family x

MarthaCostello Sun 23-Nov-14 22:00:45

Awful news, love to Peta and her little one. I will do a square or two (will PM as well) flowers

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 22:00:55

Thank you, lovely ladies x

mckayz Sun 23-Nov-14 22:03:03

Will do some squares. X

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sun 23-Nov-14 22:29:30

Love to PetaO and family, so very sorry to read of the sad news. flowers

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 23-Nov-14 22:34:53

Thank you everyone, such an amazing response already. We really do appreciate all offers of help. Will be back to answer all PMs later, maybe tomorrow, but THANK YOU xx

Iamaslummymummy Sun 23-Nov-14 22:43:04

Will do some squares for this blanket too x

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Nov-14 23:04:13

Bless you all xxx

ScienceRocks Sun 23-Nov-14 23:13:37

So sorry that another blanket is needed. I have wool and will do some squares.

Thumbwitch Mon 24-Nov-14 02:58:52

I'm in - will donate wool as usual - PMing you now. xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 24-Nov-14 06:55:40

Thank you so much thanks

AnimalsAreMyFriends Mon 24-Nov-14 07:10:50

I'm in.

Such sad news sad

Have messaged you x

OwlCapone Mon 24-Nov-14 07:15:07

Obviously I can do some squares for this and probably have appropriate wool in my stash.

Opheliabumps Mon 24-Nov-14 07:41:39

I've pm'd, so sad sad

My thoughts are with PetaO and family.

HorsesDogsNails Mon 24-Nov-14 07:45:05

Such sad news, I'm in - will pm now

such sad news
I've pmed

KnottyAndPistey Mon 24-Nov-14 08:55:56

Thank you everyone. Am just coming to PMs now thanks

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