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KatyKoolkat
10-15-2006, 05:21 AM
Hey All:

I finally got my digital camera working enough so that I can brag about my preemie sets that I am making!! Yay!

Each outfit takes me about a week to complete, meaning the sweater, hat and booties are all completed with ends sewn in and buttons on.

So, here they are!

Jaxhil
10-15-2006, 09:28 AM
Those are *beautiful*!!! I especially :heart: the green set-do you have a pattern? My DMom knits for preemies too ( I used to when I didn't have four kiddies! LOL) and she would love these patterns. The sweaters are just adorable too.
Are you knitting them for charity? If so I just wanted to say my DD was a preemie-born at 23wks/6days-and she's 3 now. On behalf of preemie parents :hug: thanks!

Cristy
10-15-2006, 10:04 AM
I especially like the green too...did you get the hat pattern with the green set from KPC or is it your own? It seems like I've seen something similar and I really like it...

Great work--it all looks awesome!

KatyKoolkat
10-15-2006, 12:47 PM
Awwww Thanks guys. The green hat I got from Julie on this forum here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15759&highlight=aiden) . It was where I got the idea, and then I pmed her and asked ofr the pattern cause she tweaked it, and so you can find the pattern here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15975&highlight=) (and thats for both versions-one with cables running all the way up (the green one in the first link) and cables with spaces in between (theblue one in the first link).

As for the sweater, you can find the pattern here (http://lwalters1-ivil.tripod.com/raglanp.htm). And in the first picture here (http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/bootiespattern1.html) is the pattern for the booties. THe socks in the second pic are a published pattern here (http://www.cpu-enterprises.com/stylecraft/main.htm).

Hope that helps....and thanks for your kind words! I learnd to knit so I could knit these outfits...my sisters (2) and I were all early (myself and my younger sis were 10 weeks early weighing in at around 2lbs, and my other younger sis was 6 weeks and around 3lbs) so that is my way of giving back.

Jaxhil, how is your daughter now? I hope there is no lingering issues!

Katy

Jan in CA
10-15-2006, 01:17 PM
Wow..those are so cute!!

River
10-15-2006, 01:30 PM
those are so cute, i think it is great that you knit for preemies my dd was also a preemie born at 28 weeks and weight 2 pounds and the gifts that i got will she was in the hosptial were amazing it really helps to know that someone would go to the trouble of making something for my baby when my family was afraid to bye her anything.

River

rebecca
10-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Both sets are stunning! I love, love the green :cheering: :cheering:

knitterma
10-15-2006, 06:36 PM
Those are lovely!!!

Duckling326
10-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Very cute! I'm about to do some preemie knitting for March of Dimes I will check out those patterns.

KatyKoolkat
10-17-2006, 01:36 AM
I just want to say THANKS for all the kind words! It makes my knitting go so much faster because of all the feedback!

Katy

Jaxhil
10-17-2006, 10:30 AM
:muah: thanks for asking, Katy! She is doing *great* (Thanks to God, and great docs!!) She was a very lucky (and tough) little girl-she had very few problems, just the normal preemie things (which to me were VERY scary!). I was blessed that I was able to provide breast milk exclusively for her and I think that helped tremendously.

She is 3 and has no lingering problems-her name is Grace, and she's a little small for her age, and maybe slightly behind developmentally, but she will no doubt catch up soon. She is talking a lot and it took her a long time to smile and laugh but thankfully she is plenty chatty and giggly now, LOL.

I agree with what River said-it means *soooo* much that someone who doesn't even know you or your baby and family, yet would take the time to make such lovely things for them. And at a time when, like she said, you are afraid to buy anything.

:hug: again!

And thanks for the links!