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Woolly Hugs. A Blanket for CatThiefKeith’s family. Join us to make something very beautiful for them. All help warmly received.

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KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 16:01:14

Just devastating. Like many we just couldn’t take it in that CatThiefKeith had died so suddenly from the bastard illness meningitis. Utterly shocking. Words really do fail, we are just so very sorry life has been so cruel to her, her DH, young daughter, their families and friends. We are so pleased to say that her DH has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, and we hope that he and their DD will feel our love and support and that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them. There is a thread here if you would like to post condolences She brought a smile to so many faces with her stories of her mad life, Mumsnet is a sadder place without her here.

We want to make it a real tribute and celebration of CTK, will you join us?

We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. 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 message with your offer of help.

Our palette for CTK is quite specific, so please do read carefully
* Red, her DH has asked for it to be predominantly red, and we will be using these 2 for consistency one of these please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.
*Turquoise and lighter blues
*Cream, one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white
*Apple, pistachio and lime greens
* Orange - one of these please, Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK - Pumpkin (373) orDebbie Bliss Rialto DK - Tangerine (56) or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Burnt Orange (43)
*Coral - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 55 only please
*Lighter silver
Just for embellishments please - Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM7 Taupe -

Ideas and suggestions for squares.
Her DH has asked for any camper van motifs or designs and then ideas to come from her MN friends. Now different folk knew her in different ways, whether it was debating the existence of goldfish in funfairs or taking dogs on trains, many many stories were shared, and we would like to reflect these, so please, if you have an idea that you would like to share, please do, or post on the thread and we will try and get someone crafting it, but what we ask is that you send us a note we can pass on with the blanket to explain your ideas, help create a memory blanket for her DD. We hope that makes sense. xxx

Important - The Yarn we are Using….
Artesano Superwash Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool 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 - Try Wool Warehouse, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook, no blocking of squares and please knot off sturdily when changing colours or finishing, leave a good end and use a needle to sew in the peskies.

There is support for buying colours on our website, here. Previous blankets can be seen on our website _ All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. <— that last very important.

We also have a Facebook page Woolly Hugs and are on Twitter as Woolly_Hugs Do join us.

When ready for posting, please PM for info. If you would like to include a card to CTK’s family please do, we will make sure it gets to them. As always, thank you so much for your support.

CatThiefKeith gin


Pistey and Knotty xxxxx

I can't crochet or knit for toffee but I'll happily send an all of wool to someone if you can organise that?

Such a loss x

HemanOrSheRa Wed 11-Oct-17 16:23:39

Can I be matched with a lovely crafter again, please? I will PM you back now.

ButtfaceMiscreant Wed 11-Oct-17 16:26:08

I still can't believe CTK is gone. She will never be forgotten. Her poor family, and especially her young DD. It is just awful.

I would like to contribute, but would need to ask for some yarn if that's ok. Will send a pm now.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 11-Oct-17 16:29:20

Thanks for the PM, I'll happily do a couple of squares. Any chance I could be sent some wool? Thanks so much

CommunistLegoBloc Wed 11-Oct-17 16:29:50

I'm in, if someone would be able to send over some wool. ❤ PMing now x

clairethewitch70 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:39:10

I would love to do some squares - currently working on trazzletoes squares. Could I have some of this projects wool please?

WitchDancer Wed 11-Oct-17 16:42:07

I'm in. How could I not be when I remember her so well from the cat on the balcony and other such incidents.

Can I have wool please? (I will PM you Knotty

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 11-Oct-17 16:42:25

Will order some wool later

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 16:42:53

Oh bless you all, thank you so much xxx

Iwantacampervan Wed 11-Oct-17 16:42:57

I'll see if I've got some of the colours - I may have some ecru.

clairethewitch70 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:43:40

Could people share their memories of CTK so we can come up with ideas for squares?

If I remember she shared a story about her sister and a tent? So a tent motif might be a good idea. Also a story about rescuing a rabbit? So another idea?

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 11-Oct-17 16:46:27

Very happy to donate wool for some clever crafty person to work their magic.

It is very apt that CTK's blanket should be predominantly red & her posts were always so vivid!

MrsHathaway Wed 11-Oct-17 16:48:22

Certainly in. Will pm.

WhenDoISleep Wed 11-Oct-17 16:50:22

Are there any recommended shade codes for the turquoise colour?

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 11-Oct-17 16:50:48

erroneous '&' there blush

BigApple11 Wed 11-Oct-17 16:54:23

I am in. Can crochet squares if you can send me wool? Xx

MadisonAvenue Wed 11-Oct-17 16:58:15

Definitely count me in, can I be matched with a donor though please.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 17:02:04

Thank you so much everyone

re the Turquoise, these are all lush and vibrant, perfect for this...

Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK361
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - Pool (70)
Drops Merino Extra Fine - Turquoise (29)

I'm in, have pmed

Sending love to CTK's family

PiggyPlumPie Wed 11-Oct-17 17:13:18

Count me in, such a tragedy. Have some gorgeous turquoise that will be perfect.

Fekko Wed 11-Oct-17 17:16:01

I'm hopeless and some of the blankets are so beautiful. If I got some wool can someone else use it?

I seem to remember there was a wooly hugs site or thread with photos of the blankets- is that still around?

SasBel Wed 11-Oct-17 17:21:06

I'm in, please match me with a donor.
So sorry that this is needed.

Fekko Wed 11-Oct-17 17:23:25

I know, I was just thinking about Zombie the other day.

KnittingPearl Wed 11-Oct-17 17:24:32

I'll look at my stash and pm - much love to all.

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