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Beautiful baby Rumer. We are making a blanket for TheDisillusionedAnarchist, can anyone help us?

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KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 16:36

Such sad news, Rumer, the beautiful baby daughter of TheDisillusionedAnarchist has passed away at only 3 months old. She had Edwards' syndrome, (trisomy 18) which gave her many problems. Bless her heart. Sad TheDisillusionedAnarchist's thread is here

We have offered to make a blanket and are so pleased lovely Disillusioned has said yes. We hope that the blanket may give whatever comfort it can to them, celebrating Rumer’s life, one filled with love.


Lovely Disillusioned has sent us this message below, it gives lots of ideas, we know we can make something truly beautiful for them.

“Thanks so much, so difficult to know what we would like, I really don't know. So thought I'd just tell you a bit about what reminds us of Rumer and that might give people ideas. We would be so happy with anything.

Rumer had a rainbow blanket like this she is buried in it and we had it over the altar in her memorial service. We really like bright colours and this was the first thing we bought her.

She liked singing, we sang her Waltzing Matilda, Wind the Bobbin Up, Speed Bonnie Boat, Morning town ride, The Teddy Bears Picnic, Incy Wincy Spider. That was our standard repertoire.

She also had her grey bear with us who had the original name of er Grey Bear. She had 3 copies of chromosome 18 which was very much part of who she was, it gave her sweet crossed over fingers as well as her many problems.

She was dressed often in her little grey elephant suit which she is buried in and she is buried in our back garden hopefully we'll plant a tree for her. This is the video we showed at her memorial service which shows her blanket and elephant suit etc. Happy for you to share.

Hope that is okay, so many thanks for doing this”

Bless them all Thanks

Yarn and colours, important, please note….
TheDisillusionedAnarchist, and her family are vegans, so this Woolly Hug will be made in Stylecraft Special DK, in these rainbow colours

  • Lipstick
  • Spice
  • Saffron
  • Citron
  • Meadow
  • Sage
  • Denim
  • Storm Blue
  • Aster
  • Violet
  • Lavender
  • Wisteria
  • silver just for bear and elephant embellishments.

    Can you help us in any way?

    We shall need crocheters, knitters and donors. If you would like to donate yarn or funds, we can match you up. If you would like to join in but need donated yarn, we can help there too.

    Please PM with your offers of help. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    Reading this will give lots of ideas but please don't feel daunted we truly love plain squares and simple textures too. They look as stunning as the more complex squares and play a vital role in the overall effect.

  • Squares to be 6 inches, using 4mm hook or needles.
    All crafting abilities genuinely_ welcome, squares made by beginner or experienced are equally welcomed. It really is the love and thought that counts.
  • Please do PM if you need help.
    When finished please sew in those ends* but don’t block your work. Then PM for details for posting.

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

    As always heartfelt thanks for your support

    Thinking of beautiful baby Rumer and her family, sending so much love Thanks
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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 16:48

I am truly sorry to learn this devastating news, my heart goes out to baby Rumer's family. What a tragedy Sad Flowers [massive hugs]

I will contribute at least 2 squares, of course (have all the accepted colours so might be more)

KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 16:52

Thank you lovely Zing Thanks

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MsMermaid · 04/03/2016 16:53

I would like to contribute a couple of squares. I have some of the right colours so I can make a start straight away.

PenelopeClearwater · 04/03/2016 16:53

I'm in. Have loads of Stylecraft. Will pm now.

Much much love to Rumer and her family. Xx Flowers

KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 16:55

You are lovely, thank you so much xxxxxx

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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 16:57

Very nice colours, here's a photo of all of them - hope it's helpful

Beautiful baby Rumer. We are making a blanket for TheDisillusionedAnarchist, can anyone help us?
WhenDoISleep · 04/03/2016 16:58

I'll contribute a square.

Dutchoma · 04/03/2016 16:59

I can do you an R in spice if you like?

MiaowTheCat · 04/03/2016 17:01

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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 17:02

Oops I missed out Storm Blue and silver, sorry

KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 17:11

That's fabulous Oma, yes please Thanks

Thank you everyone, Zing that's great!

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ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 17:14

Ok, here's full range now, Miaow I hope this is helpful for you especially

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 17:16

And here's the photo, sorry. [distracted]

Beautiful baby Rumer. We are making a blanket for TheDisillusionedAnarchist, can anyone help us?
KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 17:19

That is fabulous, thank you Zing xxx

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KnitFastDieWarm · 04/03/2016 17:20

I remember following Disillusioned's original thread: so sad and so joyful at the same time Flowers
I've got lots of stylecraft special so can contribute a couple of squares.

KnitFastDieWarm · 04/03/2016 17:21

I crocheted a rainbow zigzag blanket just like Rumer's for my baby boy, she looks so beautiful snuggled up in it Smile

KnottyAndPistey · 04/03/2016 17:24

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl, Rumer looks so happy and cosy doesn't she? Adorable.

Thank you so much Thanks xx

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OhShutUpThomas · 04/03/2016 17:25

I remember Rumer's thread Flowers

I can't knit but I'll gladly donate some yarn if anyone needs any, please PM me - I'm assuming I could buy on Amazon/similar and have it sent?

You're all lovely people Flowers

KnittingPearl · 04/03/2016 17:30

So sorry another blanket is needed. I'll make some squares. PM to follow.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 17:32

What a sweet little baby, so beautiful, pretty little face... Just watched the video on link, in tears. So so sad, poor little soul. Poor mum and dad. How heartbreaking. Sad

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba · 04/03/2016 17:35

Just a thought - her blanket seems to have colours similar to Magenta, Fondant and CandyFloss - Pistey & Knotty, do you think these would be acceptable to add, for a bit more balance?
Perhaps Pomegranate too.

crookedhooker · 04/03/2016 17:37

I'm in too. Have most of the colours in my stash.

fanjodisfunction · 04/03/2016 17:43

So sad. I'm in will pm you both.

Thinking of baby rumer, the colours sound amazing and I hope it will bring you comfort and remind you a little of her.

MrsDeVere · 04/03/2016 17:44

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WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo · 04/03/2016 17:55

Flowers my sympathies for Rumer's family. I will take part. Will send a PM now x

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