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Woolly Hugs. Photos of the finished Blanket for CatThiefKeith's family and a message from her DH now on this original thread. TITLE EDITED BY MNHQ

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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

PerkingFaintly Thu 03-May-18 19:52:23

I miss her on MN.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 03-May-18 19:54:33

Wish we could get MN to pin this or something, so many on here donated but under their own names so impossible now to message them, if you know of anyone, please do pass the message along xxx

elephantoverthehill Thu 03-May-18 19:59:11

That looks lovely. It is bright and cheery - just like CTK.

bookbook Thu 03-May-18 20:01:38

Oh, thats a lovely thing

KnottyAndPistey Thu 03-May-18 20:05:34

Have requested a title change, that might help some more see this

Having drink to CTK tonight, still struggle to make sense of this, bless her heart gin

SasBel Thu 03-May-18 20:32:36

Wonderful! Amazing thing you guys do.

Hope it brings the family comfort.

IDoLikeARainbow Thu 03-May-18 20:35:53

It looks great, lovely and vibrant. Thinking of CTK.

MrsKCastle Thu 03-May-18 21:09:26

That is beautiful. Truly a work of art. Love and thoughts to CTK's family and many thanks to K&P for all your hard work. It's lovely to play even a small part in what you do.

MadisonAvenue Thu 03-May-18 23:34:43

Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful blanket....still can't believe that CTK is no longer with us though. Life can be bloody cruel.

Much love to Keith's husband and daughter xx

Jux Fri 04-May-18 01:42:58

That is indeed a lovely blanket.

Thank you for taking the time to send us that kind message MrCTK, best wishes to you and dd, and may all your endeavours be fun whether they're successful or not. I heartily agree with "funny is not always nice, but funny is always funny".

SpiralArchitect Fri 04-May-18 10:50:28

Lovely, lovely blanket. I think we've done CTK proud.

Sending much love to MrCTK and dd flowers

KnottyAndPistey Fri 04-May-18 14:53:11


BeTheHokeyMan Fri 04-May-18 14:58:27

It's absolutely beautiful a work of art .Well done to all involved flowers

KnottyAndPistey Sat 05-May-18 07:16:48

A work of art like CTK herself! X

SophieLMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 05-May-18 11:42:47

Utterly wonderful blanket, everyone <leaky eyes>

We've pinned the thread and edited the title, too. Much love to you all flowers

KnottyAndPistey Sun 06-May-18 08:28:06

THank you Sophie flowers

No matter what we tell the others, you’re our favourite halo

ChippingInLovesWoollyHugs Wed 09-May-18 19:36:06

It’s amazing, I love it.’s so FULL of CTK stories, I’m laughing, remembering the various ‘episodes’, but crying too, I miss her. Life is so bloody unfair. I hope her DD can always feel the MN love for her Mum when she cuddles up with the blanket.

QOD Tue 04-Sep-18 18:23:49


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