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

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KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 19:07:57

We have heard the dreadfully sad news that RubbishMantra’s husband died suddenly last month. Mental ill health is such a cruel and devastating illness. Bless his heart. Bless them both. We send RubbishMantra our love and are so sorry for her loss. She is in our hearts and thoughts.

We are so glad that she has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, we hope it may give whatever comfort it can. There will be love crafted into every stitch. RubbishMantra’s thread is here…

So we are now asking for help once again sad thanks

I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere heartfelt thanks. thanks If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM us with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, we can help you with all of it.

Thank you so much thanks

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

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 - Wool Warehouse have a sale on the Drops at the mo, Wise Badger are very good, Laughing Hens stock our brands too.

The Colours
* Purples
* Blues
* Cream just for embellishments

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

Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
Yin-yang signs were of great importance to the couple
Their Star-signs are Sagittarius and Virgo.
If anyone can embroider onto a square we have their secret nicknames for each other.
He had purple and white roses at his funeral.
They loved their cats.


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.

Previous blankets can be seen on our website If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

We also have a Facebook page Woolly Hugs and are on Twitter @Woolly_Hugs

When ready for posting, please PM for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support,

So sad that another blanket is needed. Mantra my lovely, we are thinking of you and sending love X

Pistey and Knotty thanks

AsTimeGoesBy Tue 22-Sep-15 19:21:53

So sorry another blanket is needed. Will pm you.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 22-Sep-15 19:24:06

All love to Mantra, thoughts are with her xxx

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 19:38:58

Thank you so much xx

fanjodisfunction Tue 22-Sep-15 19:43:02

Such sad news, will look at my stash. Will send with my refugee squares. Will pm u.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 19:45:33

Thanks, Fan x

MrsKCastle Tue 22-Sep-15 19:46:24

Such sad news. I will send a square, I think I have some purple.

HorsesDogsNails Tue 22-Sep-15 19:52:11

So sad, will of course contribute, have yarn.

Thoughts with Mantra x

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 19:56:06

Thank you both, that is just marvellous, bless you thanks

I'm off to pm

thoughts are with RubbishMantra and family x

SpaghettiMeatballs Tue 22-Sep-15 20:06:00

I'm so sorry Mantra. XXX

I would like to make some squares. I have the yarn I will need.

Pancakeflipper Tue 22-Sep-15 20:10:46

Question ... do we sew the end threads in or not on our squares?

Pancakeflipper Tue 22-Sep-15 20:12:11

And oops and apologies, pressed send too soon.

Love to RM. X

PenelopeClearwater Tue 22-Sep-15 20:13:24

I'm in. Pretty sure I have some blue in, if not I'll order some.

SpiralArchitect Tue 22-Sep-15 20:14:12

Such sad news - I will make some squares. I have yarn in those colours.

flowers Thinking of Mantra x

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 20:15:34

Yes! please sew your peskies in!!

Thank you!

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 20:16:07

Thank you so, so much everyone, true stars

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 20:32:01

Just away to PMs thanks

MrsEvadneCake Tue 22-Sep-15 21:02:27

I'm in. Do you have any part balls I can crochet from KnottyandPistey? If not I'll happily buy some.

KnottyAndPistey Tue 22-Sep-15 21:11:25

Absolutely we do, very happy to send, but can you just remind us of your address please?

Thank you so much thanks

JellyCurls Tue 22-Sep-15 21:46:13

So sad, have sent a pm. Happy to try donate some squares x

Ginxed Tue 22-Sep-15 22:22:26

So sad, I'm in, I lost my best friend to suicide many years ago so feel especially close to this blanket. Off to pm now.

Misnomer Wed 23-Sep-15 08:56:58

I'd like to knit a square. I'm pretty sure I have some DB cashmerino dk in the right colours.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 23-Sep-15 09:00:15

Morning all smile

Just catching up, the most enormous thanks to everyone for your support thanks

KnottyAndPistey Wed 23-Sep-15 09:00:40

Huge hugs for you Ginxed xxx

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