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A Blanket for CritterPants : Donors and crafters, your help is needed.

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KnottyAndPistey · 11/02/2014 13:57

We recently heard the tragic news that CritterPants’ son James died on the evening of the day he was born following devastating complications. There is no separate thread, Critter has been a rock to so many on the Conception TTC 10+++ thread, she still is, and is being supported there. Our thoughts are with James, Critter, her DH, their families and friends. Please do use this thread for messages to the family.

We have offered to make a blanket and lovely Critter has said she is so grateful and moved that we would do this kind and generous thing and that it means the world to her and her DH. Bless her heart. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can.


So once again we are calling on the Blanketeers for help - whether it be donating, knitting or crocheting. Will you join us? ?

Knotty ( KnottyLocks ) will help with any crafting queries. All crafting abilities genuinely welcome, squares made by beginner or expert are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts. Please do PM Knotty if you need help.

If you would like to donate wool or funds, I can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated wool, I can help there too.
Please PM me with your offers of help ( RatherBeOnThePiste)

The Yarn we are Using….

  • Artesano Superwash Merino DK
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (discontinued but some still around)
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
  • Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
  • James C. Brett Pure Merino DK (also discontinued, some still to be had)
  • Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

    Just from the brands listed please because we know they combine for wash and wear.

    The colours we are using...
  • Mid to dark blues
  • Silvers
  • Cream - one of the following - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7, Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream
  • Red - but only Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM6 ‘Ruby’ please.

    Suggestions for squares
    Snowflakes, bobbles, stars, stripes (Critter lives in the States with her American DH) and we have initials, both individually and if anyone can do a design with 3 initials on one square do message us.

    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. Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles.

    Previous blankets can be seen on the Woolly Hugs website and we are on Facebook and Twitter at MNWoollyHugs/@MNWoollyHugs which are both good ways to keep in touch.

    As always heartfelt thanks for your support

    Thinking of baby James and his family

    Pistey and Knotty Thanks
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KnottyLocks · 11/02/2014 13:59

Thinking of them all x

Primrose123 · 11/02/2014 14:03

Very sad, so sorry for the family. I would like to help, I will PM Pistey.

TheNinjaGooseIsHooking · 11/02/2014 14:06

such sad news, thoughts are with Critter and her family

pm on it's way to you Pistey

RiaOverTheRainbow · 11/02/2014 14:09

Very sorry to hear this, Thanks for Critter and her family.

CoffeeandChocolateplease · 11/02/2014 14:10

So sorry to hear this. Please count me in. Much love to all the family x

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit · 11/02/2014 14:17

Please count me in, I have the correct cream and red from a previous woolly hug. So incredibly sorry for Critter and her family.

KnottyAndPistey · 11/02/2014 14:17

Thank you so much everyone Thanks

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ThePigOfHappiness · 11/02/2014 14:18

I'm here too. I will need wool though pistey if that can be arranged? I shall pm you now.
Huge hugs to critter and her dh. Thinking of them and baby James

RatherBeOnThePiste · 11/02/2014 14:24

Just away to PMs, thank you Thanks

MOSagain · 11/02/2014 14:27

So very sad to read this, critter and family in my thoughts and prayers. Will of course do a square x

Jacksmania · 11/02/2014 14:30

Signing in. I have cream and blue, will try my hand at star stitch.

Kveta · 11/02/2014 14:33

how sad :(

I'd love to contribute a square or two. Only have purple sublime though, so I think I'll need wool. will pm pistey now.

Thumbwitch · 11/02/2014 14:38

How awful for Critter and her family, so very sad and sorry to hear that. :( and (((hugs))) for them all.

Would be happy to donate more wool, so will PM Pistey and register my intent.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 11/02/2014 15:02

Thank you everybody, just working my way through PMs, they are verrry slow this afternoon Brew

RainDancer · 11/02/2014 15:04

So very sad. Thinking of Critter and her family. I will knit some squares and I also have some spare wool if anyone would like it. Will PM now.

RatherBeOnThePiste · 11/02/2014 15:17

Thanks Rain You have a PM from me Thanks

fanjodisfunction · 11/02/2014 15:29

I am on board, such deverstating news, as one who has lost a baby herself i know how much in pain they will be.

I have some cream pistey and some other colours you mentioned, so i shall get on it tonight.

Much lpve to critter and thinking of little james.

KnottyAndPistey · 11/02/2014 15:34

Huge hugs Fan bless your heart. Thank you Thanks

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MuddyWellyNelly · 11/02/2014 15:35

As a 10+++er who has been on the receiving end of Critter's amazing support and friendship I will of course contribute. I will PM Pistey.

She is a truly amazing lady, and all of us on the thread were so devastated for the Critters. It's lovely that you will all be offering support in this way.

Woolfey · 11/02/2014 15:50

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Spacefrog35 · 11/02/2014 15:51

Have never joined in before but think my crocheting might have progressed to a level where I can actually donate something useful that doesn't look like a dishrag Blush have PM'd.

Thoughts are with James & his family, Fan & hers & anyone else dealing with such an awful situation x

HairyPotter · 11/02/2014 15:56

Such sad news. Sad

Count me in for a couple of squares. I'll pm Pistey now.

Thinking of critter, mr c and beautiful James xx

PastaandCheese · 11/02/2014 16:14

I am so sorry to read this. How awful.

I can make some squares so will PM Pistey.

HaveToWearHeels · 11/02/2014 16:28

How devastating Sad
Count me in please, will PM Pistey as I will need wool.

MNPinto2014 · 11/02/2014 16:53

Hugs to Critter and her DH on their Angel James.

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