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Woolly Hugs...A Blanket for Daisydotandgertie : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2013 16:33

I'm afraid we bring very sad news. Daisydotandgertie's beloved husband died earlier this month, he had been suffering from cancer. She says her heart is utterly broken. Such devastating news, we are so sorry that life has been so cruel. Our love and thoughts are with her and their family.

We have offered to make Daisy a blanket, she says she was stunned by the offer, and we are delighted to say she has accepted. She sends a million thank yous. Bless her heart. We hope Daisy will feel the love and support surrounding her and that her Woolly Hug will give whatever comfort it can.

There is no separate thread, Daisy has been posting in a very supportive thread for Mumsnetters whose husbands have cancer. Love and strength to them all X

So we are asking for help once again Sad Thanks

We will need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries you may have. If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM me with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc, I can help you with all of it. Sincere heartfelt thanks. Thanks

The wool we are using

  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, not the baby cash
  • Rowan Cashsoft DK
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
  • Artesano Superwash Merino DK
  • James C. Brett Pure Merino DK (introducing this time)

    Just from these please as they are very similar and we know they can be combined for wash and wear. These are all easily available online, try Deramores, Laughing Hens, JKMWools, AWoollyTail, WiseBadger.

    Please choose from the following colours.....
    Silvers, blues inc. navy, lighter and brighter greens, please NO khaki, warmer purples, cream. If choosing cream, please go for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013.
    Pinks but only for flower embellishments please, see below.
    There is support for buying colours on our website, here.

    Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
    Flowers - MrD was a horticulturalist, he loved all flowers, particularly spring flowers, sweet peas and roses.
    Spots and stripes - Daisy says her DH loved these.
    Initials - please PM if you are interested in this, we also have a date to do.
    _Welsh symbols/themes He was born in Wales, so it's a place very dear.

    Please use 4mm knitting needles or hook. Squares to be six inches, simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

    If looking for ideas for a pattern, there are many linked to from our website under Crafting

    Previous blankets can be seen on our website We also have a Facebook page MNWoollyHugs and are on Twitter @MNWoollyHugs. If you 'like' or 'follow' us you'll be updated on progress via your feed.

    When ready for posting, please PM me for info. Postage has gone up dramatically due to a change in the boundaries, so we will be thinking and hopefully be able to be helpful and give advice.

    So very sad that another blanket is needed. Sending love to Daisy and their family and thinking of MrD.

    As always, we thank you so much for your support.
    Pistey and Knotty
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KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:34

Sending much love to Daisy and her family x

AngloSvensk · 23/04/2013 16:42

Skoggy here!
I'm in. Want me to do another thread Dragon too?

McKayz · 23/04/2013 16:42

Sending love to Daisy and her family.

Will PM you Pistey x

KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:43

Skoggy, that would be fabulous. Thank you.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2013 16:43

We hoped you'd offer Skoggy X Thanks

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WheresMyCow · 23/04/2013 16:44

Sending much love to Daisy and her family at this sad time.

Will PM you Pistey.

MrsDeVere · 23/04/2013 16:45

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PurplePidjin · 23/04/2013 16:46

Sad all love to Daisydot and family

Will try and check in on night feeds for questions, and i have some wool so will do a square asap

Vajazzler · 23/04/2013 16:46

I'd love to contribute to this blanket. Can now crochet as well as knit so will pm Pistey x

AngloSvensk · 23/04/2013 16:46

No probs Knotty.
Its so sad to hear that another blanket is needed. :(
My thoughts are with Daisy and her family. x

BeerTricksPotter · 23/04/2013 16:47

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CoffeeandChocolateplease · 23/04/2013 16:49

Sign me up my lovlies. Will pm you Pistey.
Lots of love to Daisy and family xx

KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:51

The James Brett wool is on special offer here at the moment

I've not used them before so can't vouch for speed of delivery.

KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:52

Also Deramores have James Brett on special too.

KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:52

Thanks everyone. Bless you.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2013 16:52

Huge thanks to all, just starting with PMs now.

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2013 16:53

The James Brett wool is lovely, lovely colours too.

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Tweetinat · 23/04/2013 16:53

Please put me down for making a crochet square (or three if I can from the wool). I'd appreciate a donor if possible. Much love to Daisy and her family xxx

McKayz · 23/04/2013 16:55

Has Debbis Bliss stopped making that wool? I just went to look on A Woolly Tail and it said it's been discontinued.

KnottyLocks · 23/04/2013 16:56

It has been discontinued sadly, hence us introducing the James Brett.

There is still a bit of DB around online though. For the moment.

McKayz · 23/04/2013 16:58

Its a shame, it's a really nice wool.

EasilyBored · 23/04/2013 16:58

Please put me down for a knitted square. Much love to Daisy, I can't even imagine x x

Letticetheslug · 23/04/2013 16:59

Deramores has the James Brett yarn 15% off until 25th if that's any use?

RatherBeOnThePiste · 23/04/2013 17:00

It is sad about the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK being discontinued, but the James Brett seems lovely.

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MinnieBar · 23/04/2013 17:01

I have a ball of DB in a lovely gunmetal blue already - I think I will combine with another colour (or two!) for some crochet squares.

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