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Beautiful baby Rumer. We are making a blanket for TheDisillusionedAnarchist, can anyone help us?

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KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 16:36:53

Such sad news, Rumer, the beautiful baby daughter of TheDisillusionedAnarchist has passed away at only 3 months old. She had Edwards' syndrome, (trisomy 18) which gave her many problems. Bless her heart. sad TheDisillusionedAnarchist's thread is here

We have offered to make a blanket and are so pleased lovely Disillusioned has said yes. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them, celebrating Rumer’s life, one filled with love.


Lovely Disillusioned has sent us this message below, it gives lots of ideas, we know we can make something truly beautiful for them.

“Thanks so much, so difficult to know what we would like, I really don't know. So thought I'd just tell you a bit about what reminds us of Rumer and that might give people ideas. We would be so happy with anything.

Rumer had a rainbow blanket like this she is buried in it and we had it over the altar in her memorial service. We really like bright colours and this was the first thing we bought her.

She liked singing, we sang her Waltzing Matilda, Wind the Bobbin Up, Speed Bonnie Boat, Morning town ride, The Teddy Bears Picnic, Incy Wincy Spider. That was our standard repertoire.

She also had her grey bear with us who had the original name of er Grey Bear. She had 3 copies of chromosome 18 which was very much part of who she was, it gave her sweet crossed over fingers as well as her many problems.

She was dressed often in her little grey elephant suit which she is buried in and she is buried in our back garden hopefully we'll plant a tree for her. This is the video we showed at her memorial service which shows her blanket and elephant suit etc. Happy for you to share.

Hope that is okay, so many thanks for doing this”

Bless them all thanks

Yarn and colours, important, please note….
TheDisillusionedAnarchist, and her family are vegans, so this Woolly Hug will be made in Stylecraft Special DK, in these rainbow colours

* Lipstick
* Spice
* Saffron
* Citron
* Meadow
* Sage
* Denim
* Storm Blue
* Aster
* Violet
* Lavender
* Wisteria
+ silver just for bear and elephant embellishments.

Can you help us in any way?

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

Please PM with your offers of help. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Reading this will give lots of ideas but please don't feel daunted we truly 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 experienced are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.
* Please do PM if you need help.
* When finished please sew in those ends but don’t block your work. Then PM for details for posting.

Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook as Woolly Hugs and Twitter @Woolly_Hugs which are both good ways to keep in touch.

As always heartfelt thanks for your support

Thinking of beautiful baby Rumer and her family, sending so much love thanks

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 16:48:39

I am truly sorry to learn this devastating news, my heart goes out to baby Rumer's family. What a tragedy sad flowers [massive hugs]

I will contribute at least 2 squares, of course (have all the accepted colours so might be more)

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 16:52:07

Thank you lovely Zing thanks

MsMermaid Fri 04-Mar-16 16:53:03

I would like to contribute a couple of squares. I have some of the right colours so I can make a start straight away.

PenelopeClearwater Fri 04-Mar-16 16:53:53

I'm in. Have loads of Stylecraft. Will pm now.

Much much love to Rumer and her family. Xx flowers

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 16:55:57

You are lovely, thank you so much xxxxxx

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 16:57:59

Very nice colours, here's a photo of all of them - hope it's helpful

WhenDoISleep Fri 04-Mar-16 16:58:53

I'll contribute a square.

Dutchoma Fri 04-Mar-16 16:59:46

I can do you an R in spice if you like?

MiaowTheCat Fri 04-Mar-16 17:01:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 17:02:44

Oops I missed out Storm Blue and silver, sorry

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 17:11:01

That's fabulous Oma, yes please thanks

Thank you everyone, Zing that's great!

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 17:14:55

Ok, here's full range now, Miaow I hope this is helpful for you especially

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 17:16:08

And here's the photo, sorry. [distracted]

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 17:19:05

That is fabulous, thank you Zing xxx

KnitFastDieWarm Fri 04-Mar-16 17:20:43

I remember following Disillusioned's original thread: so sad and so joyful at the same time flowers
I've got lots of stylecraft special so can contribute a couple of squares.

KnitFastDieWarm Fri 04-Mar-16 17:21:37

I crocheted a rainbow zigzag blanket just like Rumer's for my baby boy, she looks so beautiful snuggled up in it smile

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-Mar-16 17:24:30

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl, Rumer looks so happy and cosy doesn't she? Adorable.

Thank you so much thanks xx

OhShutUpThomas Fri 04-Mar-16 17:25:31

I remember Rumer's thread flowers

I can't knit but I'll gladly donate some yarn if anyone needs any, please PM me - I'm assuming I could buy on Amazon/similar and have it sent?

You're all lovely people flowers

KnittingPearl Fri 04-Mar-16 17:30:49

So sorry another blanket is needed. I'll make some squares. PM to follow.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 17:32:14

What a sweet little baby, so beautiful, pretty little face... Just watched the video on link, in tears. So so sad, poor little soul. Poor mum and dad. How heartbreaking. sad

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 04-Mar-16 17:35:55

Just a thought - her blanket seems to have colours similar to Magenta, Fondant and CandyFloss - Pistey & Knotty, do you think these would be acceptable to add, for a bit more balance?
Perhaps Pomegranate too.

crookedhooker Fri 04-Mar-16 17:37:55

I'm in too. Have most of the colours in my stash.

fanjodisfunction Fri 04-Mar-16 17:43:37

So sad. I'm in will pm you both.

Thinking of baby rumer, the colours sound amazing and I hope it will bring you comfort and remind you a little of her.

MrsDeVere Fri 04-Mar-16 17:44:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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