My brother and my sister-in-law have been trying to have a baby for a long time now. This week, they found out they were pregnant. Thursday, my sister-in-law lost the baby. It's hit our entire family hard and I wanted to do something tangible to help them in this time of sadness.
I'm not interested in politics at the moment. Whatever your beliefs are on pre-birth and whether that counts as a person, I respect it, but that's not my point. My sister-in-law is who I care about right now and in HER worldview, she lost a baby.
I want to knit them a keepsake, but I can't find a non-tacky pattern. Free or pay, it doesn't matter. I want something that validates her experience and gives her comfort and helps her know how much I love her and my brother both.
I want something heartfelt, not trite and classic. Something that will endure, but which can be put away when thinking about that baby is too painful. When I lost a baby 2 years ago, a very dear friend gave me a very special doll. It has helped immensely. I want to do something for my family that would hold similar meaning.
All suggestions are welcome. Thank you for understanding.