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Woolly Hugs: A Blanket for TrinityRhino.

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KnottyLocks · 14/05/2013 11:56

We have heard the shocking and devastating news that TrinityRhino's DP died suddenly this weekend. Very sadly, many of us will also know that Trinity tragically lost her DH four years ago. Trinity's thread is here
She and her girls are in our thoughts and we send them much love.

We've offered to make them a blanket in the hope it may give whatever comfort it can.

So we are now asking for help once again Thanks

Pistey (RatherBeOnThePiste) will co-ordinate and I'll be here to answer any queries you may have. We need crocheters, knitters and donors (of funds or wool).
If you would like to be involved in any way, please post on this thread and PM Pistey with your offers: crafting, donating, need wool, etc.

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 and we know they can be combined for wash and wear. These are all easily available online, try Deramores, Laughing Hens, RKMWools, AWoollyTail, WiseBadger.

    The Colours
    Warm purples, blues, silvers and cream
    If choosing cream please go for either the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 013 or the James Brett no 7
    Green and pink but only for embellishments

    Suggestions for motifs
    *Fishing, fish and the sea
    *Themes from nature, flowers
    *A submarine, a gecko
    *A teddy bear, a crocodile (for Trin's teddy bear in a crocodile suit)
    *We have their initials if you would like to help with this, please PM Pistey.


    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 Pistey for info.

    As always, we thank you so much for your support. Thanks

    Knotty and Pistey
OP posts:
RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/05/2013 11:56

Much love to Trinity and her girls, thinking of them here and sending much love X

RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/05/2013 11:57

Please do PM, I am ready to help in any way I can Thanks

NeitherShreddedNorSmug · 14/05/2013 12:02

Happy to help any way I can.

So sorry for your loss Trinity and girls x

HairyPotter · 14/05/2013 12:06

I'm here, such dreadful news. Love to Trinity and her gorgeous girls xx

Readyisknitting · 14/05/2013 12:06

Pm'd you, pistey. That is for any of the active blankets Flowers

Jules146 · 14/05/2013 12:07

Happy to help will PM Pistey. So sad another blanket is needed in such short time :( thinking of Trinity and family xx

MOSagain · 14/05/2013 12:10

bloody hell, how awful, I remember when her DH died, life is so bloody unfair Sad Of course will do a square, won't be able to get it posted for a few weeks though, hope thats ok?

Gauchita · 14/05/2013 12:11

I don't knit but would happily donate. I'm PMing Pistey now. My heart goes out to Trinity, so sorry for her loss Sad

GlaikitFizzog · 14/05/2013 12:11

I'm in, PM on its way to you pistey.

KnottyLocks · 14/05/2013 12:12

MOS, that will be fine. Thanks Thanks

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GetOnYourDancingShoes · 14/05/2013 12:15

Pm'd Pistey to sign up.

Will knit for donors, if required.

So, so sad that this blanket is needed... have lit a candle for Trinity and her girlies.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 14/05/2013 12:18

Count me in - I will see if I have yarn in the right colours.

rubycon · 14/05/2013 12:19

I'm in, but so very sorry that another blanket is needed.

TacticalWheelbarrow · 14/05/2013 12:22

I am a very novice knitter but would like to give this a go. When does I have to finish the squares by?

PeggyCarter · 14/05/2013 12:28

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LackaDAISYcal · 14/05/2013 12:29

OMG ShockSad

I'm in, but wish it wasn't needed Sad

KnottyLocks · 14/05/2013 12:31

Tactical, we normally set a last posting date for 3-4 weeks from now. We'll set the actual date once we know that the majority of crafters have their wool.

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fanjodisfunction · 14/05/2013 12:32

What tragic news sending my thoughts to her and her family.

pistey I shall pm you now.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 14/05/2013 12:32

Such a heartwarming response already, huge thanks to everyone Thanks

WhoremoaneeGrainger · 14/05/2013 12:32

Pistes, I'd love to help, but can I ask for a donor please?

TacticalWheelbarrow · 14/05/2013 12:34

knotty thank you for the info, I will PM.

TheWoollybacksWife · 14/05/2013 12:43

Add me to the list. I will PM Pistey now.

Love to Trinity and her loved ones. So sad.

Tweetinat · 14/05/2013 12:43

So so very sad that this is the third blanket needed this month :( I will gladly make some squares - will PM Pistey for a donor.

BIWI · 14/05/2013 12:45

This is so sad Sad

Love to Trinity and her lovely girls


NoSquirrels · 14/05/2013 12:49

I would like to donate. I have no skills, but I am so sad to see this news and would like to help.

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