Woolly Hugs : A Blanket for SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits. Crafters and donors, please, we need your help.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 11:07
I am afraid we bring very sad news. We heard recently that our SupermansBigRedBottleOfSpirits’ third child, beautiful baby Summer has died at nearly twelve weeks of age. Bless them all, such a devastating loss, we are so very sorry. Superman’s thread is here.
She and her family are in our hearts and thoughts, and we send them love. We are so pleased that they have accepted our offer of a Woolly Hug, there will be love for them all in every stitch. We hope it may give whatever comfort it can.
So lovely donors, knitters and crocheters, we will need help to make this happen, and will be so grateful if you can join with us.
All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.
Superman and her family have been thinking about their blanket and have come up with some lovely ideas for baby Summer. Bless them all.
Ideas for squares or separate embellishments :
Summery flowers - inc chrysanthemums
If you are able to offer initials, please PM.
Just from the brands listed below please because we know they combine for wash and wear.
- Drops Merino Extra Fine DK (new this time)
- Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK (new this time)
- Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
- Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
?* Artesano Superwash Merino DK
- Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (is being discontinued but some still around)
- James Brett Pure Merino DK (also being discontinued but some still around)
Superman’s family have requested bright and vibrant colours as they say these best reflect their beautiful daughter so....
- Pinks (not pale)
- Warm purples
- Brighter greens
- Creams - if using please use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 ‘cream’ or Debbie Bliss Rialto 02 ‘ecru’
For accents/embellishments on squares, not whole squares pls :
- Red but please only use Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM06 “Ruby”
- Yellow for flower centres only
?Do use the crafting guide on the website to help you with lots of practical info such as help with buying colours, recommended online retailers and if interested there are a lot of linked suggestions for patterns.
Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs which are good ways to keep in touch.
This means so much to the family, thank you so much for joining with us
Pistey and Knotty
RatherBeOnThePiste · 26/11/2013 22:27
Thank you so much everyone, such a fabulous response, hopefully all PMs replied to. Such a devastating loss for Superman and her family, thinking of beautiful baby Summer, so glad we can do something for them. X
needasilverlining Not at all, we'd love to have you join us for this project or indeed any of our projects. Beginners very warmly welcome indeed.
All the information about this project is in the OP, or linked to from there, and the Angel Hug thread is here
To become involved, just jump right in, we'll be glad to have you on board. PM us when you are ready to post. We will soon decide the deadline for posting by for Superman's blanket, and will announce that here. Angel Hugs and the other projects are ongoing, so we set deadlines for collections.
If you are on Facebook or Twitter, do find us - MNWoollyHugs or @MNWoollyHugs, both are good ways to keep in touch.And THANK YOU!
droitwichmummy · 26/11/2013 22:31
Signing in. Will pm you Pistey
Jacksmania · 26/11/2013 22:48
Will do a square with flowers on.
I'm on holiday right now and have no wool with me and no way to get any - will be home Dec 10th. Any idea of last posting date? I can definitely get it done and posted by Christmas.
Bloody hell. This is so sad :(
MNPlovespumpkincarving · 27/11/2013 00:01
On board :(
RatherBeOnThePiste · 27/11/2013 06:31
Oh it really is lovely,
Morning. Am off to PMs now. Thank you.
TwoJackRussellsandababy · 27/11/2013 06:57
I'd like to help too, have sent you a pm
RatherBeOnThePiste · 27/11/2013 07:00
Thanks lovely, much appreciated, have just replied
KnottyLocks · 27/11/2013 08:01
Huge thanks, everyone. Your support is always incredibly touching
WhoremoaneeGrainger · 27/11/2013 09:32
Have PM'd you Pistey
SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 27/11/2013 10:22
Count me in. I'll do one of my usual squares, with the applique flower.
Allalonenow · 27/11/2013 10:39
Hello, I used to knit years ago, and can still remember how to! I could do moss stitch squares if they would be of use?
RatherBeOnThePiste · 27/11/2013 10:54
Thank you everyone,your support is just marvellous, and so much appreciated
< Hugs Whore > - lovely to see you, and huge thanks SDTG, one of your lovely squares will be perfect.
Allalonenow A square of moss stitch would be just lovely! Moss stitch is always super snuggly, we love it. Thank you so much, and welcome on board.
Just away to PMs, I may be a while :) Such a fabulous response THANK YOU!
Woolfey · 27/11/2013 11:19
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 27/11/2013 11:57
Thanks lovely. X
KateSycoraxMumsnet · 27/11/2013 11:58
Hope the PM situ is sorted, do shout if you're still struggling!
NoWayNoHow · 27/11/2013 12:38
Pistey still not able to PM you from normal Internet Explorer - don't know if it's because I'm at work don't tell anyone or because there's still a PM issue.
Will try later!
WhoremoaneeGrainger · 27/11/2013 13:11
Thanks Pistey .
Jacksmania · 27/11/2013 13:38
Morning! Hugs all around.
The lovely fabulous Glaikit said she'd post me some wool in colours that work for this blanket, since I can't remember what I have at home.
I'll get going on my square(s) as soon as we get home.
PiggyPlumPie · 27/11/2013 14:09
Count me in again and I'm sure my mum will contribute too.
MinnieBar · 27/11/2013 15:50
Please count me in. Had to dig out my needles this morning (in order to try and teach some friends to knit for our own blanket that we're doing for a friend - no laughing at the back) and found loads of WH yarn bits and bobs in various colours, so hopefully I can combine them successfully (correct colours only of course) for this. Such a sad story.
RatherBeOnThePiste · 27/11/2013 17:33
Afternoon all :)
Thanks to everyone for supporting this, just so touching, really is.
NoWay - you need woolly wool, I think? I shall need you to confirm your address, because I know you moved, not sure if I have the new or old address, sorry. If you can't PM, you can always email us on [email protected] or message us through the Facebook page.
Just posted eighteen woolly parcels off, so if you receive wool in a blue plastic envelope with a note from me, it has been paid for by our lovely donors. How we heart them, bloomin stars.
We have another lovely donor to thank tonight..
You are a star, bless you X
Jacksmania · 27/11/2013 23:15
Just sent some money to help out with buying wool and paying for postage. With love, and a generous helping of Canadian maple syrup .
tribpot · 27/11/2013 23:20
Yummy. Could you just send the syrup, Jacks?!
KnottyLocks · 27/11/2013 23:21
Oh thank you, Jacks.
Just spotted it's arrived. You star
SupermansBigRedReindeerNose · 28/11/2013 00:32
hello you lovely lovely ladies, i'm so grateful for what you are doing, it means the utter world right now. dd1 and dp had input in this and we are so grateful for all of you donating/knitting crocheting . i'm not very good with words or being given things so i'll begger off i just wanted to say you are all stars and i thank you for your kindness and thoughts/prayers xx
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