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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

JulesJules Wed 11-Oct-17 17:29:33

Fekko The Woolly Hugs site is www.woollyhugs.org/

I will knit xx

TimeIhadaNameChange Wed 11-Oct-17 17:33:31

I want the do a goldfish. Have FBed you the pattern if you'd be able to translate it into English for me, please!

Could anyone send me some blue and orange wool, please?

bookbook Wed 11-Oct-17 17:38:55

I will surely do some - I may not have all the colours, but will check in my stash . Much love

diamantegal Wed 11-Oct-17 17:40:30

I've also PM'd. Will see if I can find a pattern for anything creative, but if not I'll gladly provide some of the plainer squares to make the more interesting ones stand out!

flutterworc Wed 11-Oct-17 17:42:50

On it. Will rummage with @bookbook and we’ll come up with something...

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Wed 11-Oct-17 17:43:41

I'm in smile I will probably need some yarn though, I'll pm once I've had a proper look at my stash x

UnbornMortificado Wed 11-Oct-17 17:49:34

Just seen the FB post.

I only "knew" her on here, she was very funny.

I'm still sorely lacking in actual skills but will get a donation across to you talented lot later in the week.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 17:51:33

If you'd like to donate so a crafter can make squares, please pm us and we'll arrange that flowers

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 17:52:20

Please pm us if you need yarn flowers

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 17:54:47

TimeIHad, pm us , lovely; we'll get some yarn to you.

Will scroll back through for the fish pattern when we get a spare minute.

PUGaLUGS Wed 11-Oct-17 17:58:02

I loved CatThief's stories.

Sending lots of love to her family flowers.

Will have a rummage through my wool xx

Josiah Wed 11-Oct-17 18:00:05

I will.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Wed 11-Oct-17 18:09:31

Such tragic loss, my heart goes out to Cat's familysad

I'll make a few squares, got wool.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Wed 11-Oct-17 18:12:42

Lego

I already have some extra yarn given to me so would be happy to make 2 squares on your behalf with these - unless something else has been arranged.

Please let me know either way x

elephantoverthehill Wed 11-Oct-17 18:19:20

I have just ordered 3 balls from Wool Warehouse, red, turquiose and off white, so will have some left over, but don't all rush at once because it won't be finished in a week! I am thinking tents.

KnottyAndPistey Wed 11-Oct-17 18:20:44

Thank you so much everyone. Please keep messaging us, we don't want to miss anyone. We will get to PMs first thing tomorrow. Xxx

tatyr Wed 11-Oct-17 18:23:54

I'd like to do some more squares, if I could be matched up with a wool donor x

VintageTeacup Wed 11-Oct-17 18:32:46

I will knit a couple of squares.

jesterkat Wed 11-Oct-17 18:56:40

I'll knit some for you, please can you send me some wool please

Jinglebells99 Wed 11-Oct-17 19:05:32

I'd be happy to crochet some squares for this blanket. Will pm.

Ginxed Wed 11-Oct-17 19:37:56

I've pm'd, I'm in and have a lovely campervan motif.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 11-Oct-17 19:40:30

I'm in, would be an honour to be part of this.

SpiralArchitect Wed 11-Oct-17 19:59:56

I'm in, will pm now.

Thinking of lovely CTK, her family and friends flowers

pterobore Wed 11-Oct-17 20:04:40

I'd love to take part but can someone post a list of themes or ideas? I don't want to crochet something wrong

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Wed 11-Oct-17 20:06:59

I’m in

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