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

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 07-May-13 15:59:03

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.

thanks

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

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 07-Feb-14 16:55:43

We are really pleased to be able to let you know that 'Team Survival' now have their Woolly Hug. It was made and sent with so much love and strength for her and the boys.


Always thinking of her fabulous DH. X

Photos can be seen here

Heartfelt thanks to all of the many folk who contributed towards this in different ways. You are all stars.

thanks

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Sat 05-Oct-13 23:41:26

The boys and I talked about our mini hugs again today and I realised there might have been a thread about our woolly hug, begun at a time when everything was rather a blur. I've now found it and read all your wonderful messages. I just wanted to say thank you for all your amazing love and support (and sorry it's so late!) The boys and I are doing okay, with ups and downs, as you would expect.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 22-Aug-13 07:37:10

Morning brew smile

This really made me smile, Survival's boys will love it.

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thanks Crispsarenotoneofyour5aday On pale blue, one of the blue Angry Birds, brilliant and textured is good! [star]

Thank you so much, tis marvellous thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 24-Jul-13 08:22:19

Morning smile brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 15-Jul-13 15:05:19

Afternoon wine smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 09-Jul-13 18:35:11

Evening wine

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Beautiful woolly treasure today, and it is very lovely indeed. Huge thanks to the crafters for all you do, there is love in every stitch X thanks

thanks RoguePixie Two beautiful knits in cream, super snuggly, just perfect [star]

thanks ThePigofHappiness Two beautiful crochet squares in blue with yellow flowers, just lovely [star]


Thank you both so much thanks


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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 05-Jul-13 15:11:37

Three forget-me-not mini hugs being sent to Team Survival this afternoon, along with all the cards that came for them. Pic of mini hugs on FB.

The mini hugs go with much love from us all. Their big Woolly Hug will follow at a later point.

We are keeping them close in our thoughts. Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 03-Jul-13 19:59:19

Evening wine

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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely and it really is gorgeous, huge thanks for all your time, love and care thanks

thanks Otherworld Beautiful crochet in blue and silver, lovely granny and stripes, super [star]

Thank you X


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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 29-Jun-13 14:46:30

Afternoon all smile brew


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Beautiful woolly treasure arriving safely, and it really is lovely, huge thanks to the crafters for what they do thanks

thanks GetOnYourDancingShoes Just beautiful, two forget-me-not designs on silver, one an embroidered knit, the other a crochet design. Really beautiful [star]



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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Jun-13 10:42:49

Morning smile brew

HairyPotter Wed 26-Jun-13 13:57:12

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I absolutely promise I will be more organised in the future.
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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 26-Jun-13 13:48:23

smile thanks

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Such beautiful woolly treasure has arrived safely, heartfelt thanks for your time, love and care, these are just perfect. thanks


thanks HairyPotter Just beautiful, a silver knitted heart design, and a lovely teal ribbed knit, super snuggly, just lovely [star]

You are fab my lovely


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yeay!
I was worried you wouldn't be able to make out the bricks blush

Jules146 Mon 17-Jun-13 15:35:38

Glad they arrived smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 17-Jun-13 14:42:58

Afternoon smile


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Beautiful squares arriving this morning, woolly treasure indeed! Huge thanks, there is love crafted in to every stitch X thanks


thanks UniqueandAmazingKFS Lego bricks! Gorgeous crochet in pale blue and silver, using bobbles to make the bricks, very clever, just lovely [star]

thanks Jules146 Beautiful colourful grannies in blues , silvers and cream. Just super [star]

You really are both stars, thank you X



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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 16-Jun-13 08:05:19

It is Fathers' Day, and we know it will be a hard and sad day for many folk.

Thinking of Team Survival, but also of all our families for whom we have made, and are making Woolly Hugs, and all our crafters and donors who are missing someone they love too.

We are keeping you close in our hearts and thoughts.
Sending strength and love,

Pistey and Knotty Xx

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 15-Jun-13 10:59:48

Morning, morning, morning smile brew



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Beautiful woolly treasure has arrived, and it is so very lovely. Such a lot of thought has gone in, and there is love crafted in to every stitch for sure. Bless the crafters! thanks

thanks OpheliaBumps Just lovely, Ophelia has knitted the initials for the whole family in a beautiful light blue, perfect [star]

thanks Soupy These are so gorgeous, Soupy has made an Angry Bird piggy - so clever! And a crocheted square with flowers, so beautiful, and separate forget me not embellishment. Perfect [star]

thanks CiderwithBuda Gorgeous and super snuggly, a duck egg blue garter knit square, just lovely [star]

thanks TheOneWithTheHair Two beautiful crochet squares in a silvery blue, with absolutely gorgeous forget me not embellishments on, so thoughtful, just lovely [star]


Huge thanks, you really are all stars X


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OpheliaBumps Thu 13-Jun-13 19:28:03

Yay! I was slightly panicking about how much I'd delay construction of the blanket by having to redo them grin

the 2 purple ones are for Trin's blanket btw, one of them is supposed to be a crocodile although DH thinks it's more like a duck hmm

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 13-Jun-13 17:23:26

Ophelia!! They are here. Just waiting to get on the computer to do thanks properly.

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NoWayNoHow Wed 12-Jun-13 20:42:50

Yes, did notice the door but thought better of just wandering in with my square hoping that you didn't think that I was a burglar! wink Glad you got it at any rate - can't believe I forgot information as vital as who it's actually for. Good grief, I can be a bit rubbish...

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 20:27:35

and here we are, have moved it physically too

thanks NoWayNoHow No judging here love! Beautiful knit in blue, gorgeoise wavy diamond design [star]

You know there is a Knit and Natter group held in there? I can't go because although I can certainly natter, I can't knit. I do know of one MNetter who goes though. brew

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 20:24:53

My front door was wide open wasn't it? My DD had gone out and left it all, she is such a plonker at times grin You shoulda come in, we could have had a cuppa grin

But

Aha! On the square, I have posted it in Trinity's thread, I shall shift it over right now. Two ticks X

NoWayNoHow Wed 12-Jun-13 20:09:31

Put my square through your door on Tuesday, Pistey, but just realised that I didn't say it was for TeamSurvival's blanket! it was a blue knit with diamonds. wrapped in lime green paper - did you get it?

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 12-Jun-13 18:28:54

I'm sure they will Ophelia, and I will know yours without a name because I know the colour and I know what you are sending. No need to worry X

MNPin2013 Wed 12-Jun-13 18:20:48

smile I am sure it will arrive soon Ophelia.

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