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Woolly Hugs. Blanketeers, can anyone help us, donors and crafters, we are making a blanket for shineyshoes10

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 28-Apr-15 20:12:32

Desperately sad news we’re afraid. Shineyshoes10’s beautiful 20 year old DD1 has died from cystic fibrosis. Life is too cruel, we are so sorry.

We are so pleased that Shiney 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 Shiney 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 Shiney about her daughter…

She enjoyed baking
Love teddies and going to the beach.
The stars and moon have special meaning, Shiney’s daughter looked up at them all the time with her little brothers.
Her favourite flowers were roses.
We do have the initials if anyone can help us with them, it would be brilliant.

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.

Our colours, please read carefully as these are quite specific

*Yellow Shiney’s Dd loved bright yellow - please just use this one - Paton’s merino extra fine DK ‘Canary’ 00121

*Orange She loved this too - just from these please…Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) orDebbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Burnt Orange (43)

*Green, apple shades please, but for embellishments only.

*Stone - either Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM9 Beige or Debbie Bliss Rialto 06 Stone (+James C. Brett Pure Merino DK 17 Beige if you still have any)

* Duck egg - but one of these two please - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK ‘aqua’, or ‘duck egg’


We can help with all crafting queries, just post questions here or message if you’d rather.. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.

If you would like to donate wool or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, we can help there too. Please PM us on KnottyandPistey with your offers of help so we know where we are. Thank you.

Our Yarns
* Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
* Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
* Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
* Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK?* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
* Patons Merino Extrafine DK (new this time)

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 - Wise Badger have some very good offers at the moment, also Deramores, Wool Warehouse, Laughing Hens stock our brands too.

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 double knot the yarn and using a needle please sew in your ends but don’t block your work. Then PM for details for posting.

This means so much to the Shiney and her family, thank you so much for joining with us.

If not already, do join us on Facebook - MNWoollyHugs, or @MNWoollyHugs on Twitter, good ways to keep in touch in addition to here.

Thank you once again


TheWoollybacksWife Tue 28-Apr-15 20:21:18

Much love to Shineyshoes and her family flowers

I'll PM Pistey now.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 28-Apr-15 20:25:36

Please hold fire on buying wool as we need to change the colour details in the OP

RiaOverTheRainbow Tue 28-Apr-15 20:33:22

So sorry to hear this, I'll be thinking of shineyshoes10 and family thanks

PMing now.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 28-Apr-15 20:35:55

colours in the OP are now correct sorry and thank you x

SpiralArchitect Tue 28-Apr-15 20:37:08

flowers and much love to Shineyshoes10 and her family.

PMing now.

GleamingHeels Tue 28-Apr-15 20:41:38

So sad, it'll be lovely to make something beautiful that might bring a tiny bit of comfort - am PMing now

KnottyAndPistey Tue 28-Apr-15 20:55:00

Thank you so much xxxx

Jacksmania Tue 28-Apr-15 21:01:33

I'm in - as it happens, I have Debbie Bliss Aqua.

WoolPixie Tue 28-Apr-15 21:03:27

Count me in, much love to the family x

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 28-Apr-15 21:11:41

So sad. Love to the family. I'll crochet.

SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 28-Apr-15 21:15:56

So, so sad. Please count me in.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 28-Apr-15 21:17:49

Thank you so much everyone, what a marvellous response thanks xxxx

so sorry to hear this

I've pmed already

pantshavenames Tue 28-Apr-15 21:25:29

In also, so sorry it's needed.

watchingout Tue 28-Apr-15 21:35:23

Count me in. I will check colours. Love to Shiney and her family

Ladyface Tue 28-Apr-15 21:35:30

So sorry to hear this sad news. I would like to help too.

Mnp2015 Tue 28-Apr-15 21:36:37

In xxx

fanjodisfunction Tue 28-Apr-15 21:38:34

So sad, much love to the family.

Happy to contribute will pm now.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 28-Apr-15 21:38:54

Sending so much love to Shiney and her family xxxx

HorsesDogsNails Tue 28-Apr-15 21:44:04

Such sad news, I'm in and will get yarn x

GlaikitFizzog Tue 28-Apr-15 21:53:00

I'm in too, how heartbreaking.

Much love to all

AmaDablam Tue 28-Apr-15 22:26:17

Very sad to hear this news. I will contribute some squares. PM'ing now.

Galena Tue 28-Apr-15 22:30:52

I'm in too sad

KnottyAndPistey Wed 29-Apr-15 06:35:46

Morning all, thank you so much everyone, just away to PMs now thanks

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