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The Blanket for JsOtherHalf

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KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 10:17:52

Our thread was in chat, and we didn't get it moved over in time sad

This has never happened before

Absolutely gutted, so sorry everyone

KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 10:18:55

This was the Op, thank goodness we had this still...

KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 10:19:05

Desperately sad news we are afraid, the long standing Mumsnetter jsotherhalf died suddenly on June 9th from an asthma attack, absolutely shocking, life has been so utterly cruel to her, her young son aged 11, husband, family and friends, our hearts and thoughts are with all who love and miss her. There is a thread of condolences here

Her wonderful DH has said how overwhelmed he is with how capable of goodness people are, and we are so pleased he has accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug.

Many of you will have come across JsOtherHalf posting on MN, she was very often the voice of calm and reason on AIBU and the litter tray, but loved giving support and advice whether it was about eczema treatments, to swimming lessons, relationships, laundry bins or school reading. Our site needs folk like her and she will be missed. We are so glad that we can do something now for her son and husband, but we shall need your help.

We have quite a few ideas for squares, which if anyone can undertake would be fantastic, but simple squares in the colours will be great too.

She loved Huddersfield Town football club
The family initials are K, J and W
She loved reading Harry Potter, Mumsnet, Terry Pratchett, internet stuff
She loved Chris De Burgh, Neil Diamond
They have two tabby cats
She loved and supported the charity Cerebra
Could anyone embroider the word ‘Groovy’ on a square? Also ‘ginger ninja’

We shall be working the colours around her beloved Huddersfield Town and her love of purple, so..

*Rich mid and darker purples.
*Blues, from light blue, through to denim
*Cream - one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream, or Drops Merino 01 off white

Then for accent colours (not whole squares) and embellishments
*Yellow stars for Cerebra, and Harry Potter lightening bolt
*Mid to light silvers
*Red (one of these two please, Drops Merino Extra Fine 11 Red, or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please)

The yarn we will be using
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
Katia Merino 100% DK
King Cole Luxury Merino 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 - Artesano Superwash Merino DK, 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, Wise Badger, Laughing Hens all v good and stock our brands.

Squares to be six inches please. Use 4mm needles or hook. Make sure all ends are very securely sewn in. No blocking please as it makes squares harder to join.

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts. When ready for posting, it will be the Teddington address, if you would like to include a card for the family, please do, we will pass it on. Please though do wait until after September 1st, don’t want any treasure getting stuck in the sorting office.

Sending so much love to jsotherhalf’s son and DH and all who love and miss her xxx

KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 10:19:31

So upset with myself!

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Oct-18 10:29:19

@KnottyAndPistey do you have a link to the chat thread? Even if it's a broken link.

SpiralArchitect Thu 25-Oct-18 11:01:59

@LornaMumsnet I think this might be it - hopefully you can retrieve it from that.

My squares got lost in the post sad so any bit I can do to help...

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Oct-18 11:18:26

Thanks so much for that, SpiralArchitect.

Our wonderful tech were able to reinstate the thread so we've sent it over to it's rightful home now. flowers

bookbook Thu 25-Oct-18 11:22:22

oh good !- Thank you !

SpiralArchitect Thu 25-Oct-18 11:46:20

Yay! I have my uses grin

star for Tech and their thread reinstating abilities!

Wolfiefan Thu 25-Oct-18 11:49:21

MN and Woolly Hugs. I bloody love you!! So pleased.

KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 14:04:36

Oh oh oh!!

KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 14:05:23


And spiral too!!


KnottyAndPistey Thu 25-Oct-18 14:05:35


diamantegal Mon 29-Oct-18 21:59:20

This is what my squares are for! I knew I'd done some for a reason, but couldn't find anything about it. Do you still want me to send them over?

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