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Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for WhereDoAllTheCalculatorsGo : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 24-Feb-15 19:03:32

We have heard the dreadfully sad and shocking news that WhereDoAllTheCalculatorsGo’s husband died suddenly earlier this month following a brain haemorrhage. We send Calculators our love and are so sorry for her loss. She, their children, grand daughter, family and friends are in our hearts and thoughts.

We are so pleased that she accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for all of them crafted into every stitch. Calculators’ thread is here if you would like to post a message to her

So we are now asking for help once again sad thanks

I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries, crafting, colour choice etc that you may have. If you are unsure about anything please ask. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) 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.

thanks Thank you so much.

The Yarn we are Using….
* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* 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. If you still have any of our wools that have been discontinued - Rowan cashsoft DK, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or James C. Brett Pure Merino DK in your stash, please do use them.

Our listed yarns are all easily available online, try Wool Warehouse, Deramores, Laughing Hens, JKMWools, WiseBadger.

The Colours
* Purple
* Blues
* Greens
* Silvers
And these as accent colours (no whole squares pls)
* Red - only Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please and…
* 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

There is support for buying colours on our website, here.

Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
Lovely Calculators says….
He enjoyed flying model aeroplanes and riding motorbikes. He loved watching Formula 1 and all other car and bike racing.
I love owls, birds and butterflies.
Our favourite colour was always purple.
His favourite thing in all the world was a margarita cocktail. (Hence our toast to him here.)

We also have their initials, if you would like to help with this, please also PM.

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

thanks thanks

Previous blankets can be seen on our website We also have a Facebook page MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' or 'follow' us you'll be updated on progress via your feed. If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

Please don’t block your square, and when finishing, knot securely and use a needle to sew the pesky in, please don’t cut to the knot as it could well fall apart. When ready for posting, please PM me for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support,

“I am so touched and grateful that you would do this for me.”
So sad that another blanket is needed. Calculators my lovely, we are thinking of you, your children, grand daughter, your families and friends and sending love X


KnottyLocks Tue 24-Feb-15 19:05:06

Here to help.

Much love to them all x

such sad news, thoughts are with the family

pming now

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 19:29:29

Thinking of them all, sending much love xx

GlaikitFizzog Tue 24-Feb-15 19:40:16

So so sad. I'll do a few square.

Thinking of all the family

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 19:40:25

Thanks Ninja thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 19:41:12

Sorry x posts, thanks too Fizzy thanks

fanjodisfunction Tue 24-Feb-15 19:46:40

So sad, thoughts are with the family. I will of course contribute. Off to pm you pistey

HorsesDogsNails Tue 24-Feb-15 19:51:21

Such sad news, I'm in. I have yarn.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 19:51:58

Thanks fan too thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 19:53:21

Thanks Horses, you are al so lovely thanks

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 24-Feb-15 19:59:13

Count me in. I read Calculators thread and it was heartbreaking. Her love for her DH shone through her words.

I have wool and will PM you Pistey

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 24-Feb-15 20:04:22

So sorry for Calculator's loss, it really shocked me, shook me to read the news. Glad that we will be doing a Woolly Hug though.
I have wool!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 20:06:40

Thank you both, can't imagine what it must be like for Calculators, such a shocking loss, bless her heart, their children too, so sad.

Glad we can make this for her thanks

Thanks everyone. xx

ilove Tue 24-Feb-15 20:11:37

I will help if you can send wool please

AutomaticShoes Tue 24-Feb-15 20:14:39

I'm in. I have yarn so will get hooking. Much love to Calculators and her family xxxx flowers

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 24-Feb-15 20:22:57

Thanks both, yes, ilove we have wool, thank you thanks

ScienceRocks Tue 24-Feb-15 20:24:12

So sorry another woolly hug is needed. Please count me in, I will pm as well, but I have yarn.

ButtfaceMiscreant Tue 24-Feb-15 20:24:22

I can help but will need wool please. I will PM you .

Just pleased to be able to show Calculators we care.

RIP Mr Calculators xx

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Tue 24-Feb-15 20:25:32

I can make some squares, I have yarn.

SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 24-Feb-15 20:34:35

I can make a couple of squares. Such sad news. Thinking of calculators flowers

KnottyLocks Tue 24-Feb-15 20:34:57

Thank you, lovelies. Please PM us if offering to help in some way. Helps us keep track. thanks

KnottyLocks Tue 24-Feb-15 20:43:55

It took me about 5 mins to post that above. We're having trouble with the PMs, so do bear with us. We'll be with you eventually.

BelleOfTheBoys Tue 24-Feb-15 21:09:48

Hi - can I join in? Heart really does go out to Calculators. I have some Drops in purple. I've just learned to crochet (usually a knitter) - are granny squares acceptable?

BelleOfTheBoys Tue 24-Feb-15 21:11:27

Sorry - can't seem to make pm's work so I've just put my hand up on here - will try and pm from work computer in the morning?

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