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Woolly Hugs...We are making a blanket for TeamSurvival : Lovely donors and crafters, we need your help.

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 07/05/2013 15:59

We have heard the dreadfully sad and shocking news that SurvivalOfTheUnfittest's husband died suddenly towards the end of April. We send Survival our love and are so sorry for her loss. She, their boys, family and friends are in our hearts and thoughts.

She calls her family Team Survival, and we have offered to make them a blanket, and hope it may give whatever comfort it can. We are so pleased she has accepted, there will be love for all of them crafted into every stitch. Survival's thread is here Sad

So we are now asking for help once again Thanks

I will co ordinate and Knotty (KnottyLocks) will help you with any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool) Sincere heartfelt thanks. 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.

Thank you so much Thanks

The wool we are using

  • James C. Brett Pure Merino DK
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (being discontinued, but still some around)
  • Rowan Cashsoft DK
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
  • Artesano Superwash Merino DK
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (new to us)

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

    The Colours
    Blues, silvers and cream
    If choosing cream, please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
    Green but only for embellishments please
    There is support for buying colours on our website, here.

    Suggestions for personalisations and motifs
    *Her DH loved football and designed Land Rovers for a living.
    *They all very much love the great outdoors, so themes from nature.
    *Forget-me-not flowers in particular are very significant.
    *Their two boys love teddies and Lego.
    *They also love Angry Birds - if you think this could be you, please PM
    *We have their initials, if you would like to help with this, please also PM.


    Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook.

    Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

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

    When ready for posting, please PM me for info. As always, we thank you so much for your support.
    Pistey and Knotty Thanks

    So sad that another blanket is needed. Survival my lovely, we are thinking of you and the boys, your families and friends and sending love X
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KnottyLocks · 07/05/2013 15:59

Sending love to Survival. Thinking of them all. x

TheWoollybacksWife · 07/05/2013 16:02

Will PM now. Love to Team Survival.

HairyPotter · 07/05/2013 16:05

Oh I'm so glad we are doing a blanket for Survival. I have been following her thread Sad

I'm in for a few squares. Sending much love to them all xx

johnworf · 07/05/2013 16:07

Awful news. Sad Count me in for a square or two. Let me know which colours I can

ScienceRocks · 07/05/2013 16:08

Thank for doing this. I never thought someone I know would need one of your beautiful donations, survival's loss is so sad.

While I do knit, I am not very good and don't have any needles at present. But I would love to donate towards wool, so please PM me and let me know how much and how to send it.

Thank you again Thanks

MOSagain · 07/05/2013 16:09

So very sad to read this, sending love and (((hugs)))
Will do a square x

AngloSvensk · 07/05/2013 16:10

Oh my goodness! Lots of love for Team Survival.

I'm in, ofcourse.

KnottyLocks · 07/05/2013 16:14

if you are offering help in any way, please PM Pistey. It helps us keep track.

Huge thanks Thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste · 07/05/2013 16:15

John - you choose the colour, which ever you would like Thanks

Thanks all, science, I shall PM you now Thanks

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PurplePidjin · 07/05/2013 16:19

Jonworf and ScienceRocks please could you pm RatherBeOnThePiste as she's likely to be rather snowed under and wouldn't want your posts missed Thanks

I'm in, will see how much woolly wool I've got before asking for more.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission · 07/05/2013 16:19

sending much love to team survival xx

pm on it's way

5madthings · 07/05/2013 16:20

I can't knit but will happily pay for some wool an order of to be delivered to whoever needs it xxx

BeerTricksPotter · 07/05/2013 16:21

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johnworf · 07/05/2013 16:22

Will PM her xxxx

johnworf · 07/05/2013 16:23

Oh X post. I'll look what's in the wool shop at work and get back to you.

5madthings · 07/05/2013 16:23

Have pm'd xxx

CoffeeandChocolateplease · 07/05/2013 16:23

Will pm you. Much love to all the family.

SoupDragon · 07/05/2013 16:25

I"m in, as ever

landofsoapandglory · 07/05/2013 16:27

Have PM'ed you Pistey. Very sad that we need to do another blanket, but I will knit some squares.

PiggyPlumPie · 07/05/2013 16:29

Count me in again Sad

Will PM Pistey now.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 07/05/2013 16:39

Thank you so much everyone Thanks

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rubycon · 07/05/2013 16:45

I'm here too.

fanjodisfunction · 07/05/2013 16:48

What sad news, I shall pm you pistey, can always make room for a few more squares.

Jacksmania · 07/05/2013 16:49

Count me in.

Marking my place.

We're on holiday and I haven't got stitch one done on Daisy's squares... having too much fun... but will get started on those when I get home.

Sorry have only skimmed thread.

NappyHappy · 07/05/2013 16:51

Ive pm'd on fb, cant do it on my phone for some reason today. X

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