All of your FOs look sooo beautiful, everyone! I am working on a little blanket, and I need an address where to send it when I finish. Unfortunately, I will not be able to post a picture, as I don't have a digital camera... :crying:
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Oh Ellen, what a touching story. I am always humbled when folks share stories like that. A gal I used to work with lost a baby 5 months into her pregnancy, a little girl she named Ryan Dee. The hospital had little "Angel pockets" to wrap baby in for pictures and my friend had a little kit of all the things like the hospital bracelet and such to keep. She brought it to work to show us and tell us about their time with Ryan. I know it was part of her healing process, but it really made me feel privileged to know she shared it with us.
knitncook--thanks for the patterns..I've almost finished hat B...it's soooo small...I keep thinking that it can't be right but I started w/ 40 stitches on size 3 dpns...at my snb tonight one of my group members has a friend who just lost twins (one a few hours after birth and the other about 4 days later) said that it might actually be a little large on babies as small as theirs...I almost cried. I just can't imagine heads that small...
I have seen little ones whose heads were just a little bit bigger than an egg. It all just depends how early they are born and how developed they actually are. Some of these precious babies can be held in just the palm of your hand.
kimmie~I sent you a pm for your address. I finished a small blanket and have started a hat. I'll post pics when I get home tonight. Everyone's FO's are awesome
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
On the needles: Not much
Finshed: Nothing lately
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Your FOs are precious, and so are those smiling faces in your sig!!
Thanks! Don't let the smiling faces fool you - they can be little devils LOL.
And thanks to everyone else who commented on my FO's. I started a tiny little gown last night and hope to get it done by tomorrow. Then after that I have tons more single and partial skeins of cute stuff in my stash that can be put to good use! If I don't use a lot of it up, I think I may contact the big hospital near here and find out how I can do something similar for them.
Mary, is the pattern for that hat you made available online? It's so sweet and pretty. While we're at it, I see a cute bonnet in your Avatar. Is that pattern free someplace?
The hat pictured I just made top down with 4 DPNs. I started with 2 sts each on 3 needles and increased every other round until it was as big around as I wanted it, then did a few rounds of garter stitch. The pretty stitch pattern I adapted from a book of stitches I have. As for the bonnet in my avatar, its a pattern from a vintage book my mom gave me from the early 50's! So sorry to say neither are available free online. :(
Trudy - Thank you so much for joining in in memory of your little boy. My heart just goes out to you and everyone else who has faced the loss of a child. Hugs!!
Mary - the little blanket and hat look soooo soft and I love the pattern on the hat. I can't get over how talented everyone is!
Kaye - I'll pm you my address and don't worry - I'll take a picture and post it for you when it arrives at my house. Thank you!!
BinkyKat - you are so right about the healing process and how many people need to talk about their loss - a lot. It just helps to know that others care and that's why I know people are going to really, really be touched by what everyone is making...because it shows how much people care.
Lisa - I pmed you, so hopefully you have my address. Thanks for sharing your experience about working at the hospital with these little babies. Like Cristy said, it is just so hard to fathom how tiny they are.
Horve - Your booties sound adorable. I'm guessing that 3" booties might be too big for preemies, but I would think that there are bigger babies at the hospital and that the nurses would find a good use for the booties and they would be really appreciated. I'll leave it up to you what you'd like to do. I'm so impressed that you made them. I have a book of baby bootie patterns that I drool over, but I haven't tried any of them yet!
Mary - I am looking forward to seeing the gown you are working on. You and one or two others have mentioned contacting your local hospitals about continuing making things for babies there and that touches me so much! I have no doubt that they will be thrilled to hear from you!