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Old 07-01-2006, 09:29 AM   #531
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Originally Posted by AnreeAce


I think about this KAL often, it was one of the most touching experiences of my life.
Wow! That makes me so happy to hear. The whole experience was so wonderful for me and so to know that others felt that too is really, really special. Thanks so much for saying that.

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Old 08-20-2006, 07:02 PM   #532
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Yeah, I came across my photos of the little items I made the other day and was thinking of you all. samm
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:48 AM   #533
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It has been so long since I've been here on knittinghelp, so I feel somewhat embarassed to come back asking for your help when I haven't been keeping in touch at all, but hopefully you will understand.

Just now I got a call from the bereavement coordinator at the hospital where all the lovely items you made for the babies went. She told me that they had gone through all of the little burial pouches and they could really use more. They mean a lot to the parents and apparently they are really good for taking pictures. Generally they wrap the baby in the pouch and then an additional little blanket. They still have some of the blankets left.

These are very, very tiny items, so they don't take long to make. Here is a pattern link. http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/knitbunting.html

I think there are other patterns out there as well, but mainly she wants the little hood and ribbon ties for these tiny little ones. Some of the ones we gave them last year were lined and some were not. She didn't say anything about a preference, so you could do what you like. If you can help with this, please do. I can send you my address if you have some to mail.

Please note that I have moved to a new house in the same town, so if you have my old address, it will still get to me eventually, but I'm happy to let you know my new one.

If you can help with this, it will truly be a gift for parents who are grieving. Just knowing that someone out there cared and made something special and handmade for their little one will be ever so meaningful.

Thank you!! If you have any questions, please ask.

Oh dear. I always signed my name with little hearts and I don't see the hearts icon...

Many hearts,
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:34 PM   #534
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I would really like to participate in this - I lost my baby at 17 weeks and never got to see him or hold him, although I desperately wanted to. I would like to help other people find the peace I didn't. Can I still participate from Scotland? And I can't use wool, but can use any plant or synthetic fiber.

Thanks for giving us the chance to help out with this,
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #535
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Fiona,
I am so sorry about your little baby and I'm sorry that you never got to see or hold him. I know that you will always hold him in your heart. This thread which I started last year is very long, but if you ever read through it, you will see that many of the participants, including myself also lost babies. Others knew someone who did and yet others just knit from their heart because they knew it would make a difference to someone.

As you know, it is so hard to lose a baby. It is good that more and more hospitals are letting parents hold their little ones and even take pictures for them. I think that it is so kind of you to want to help ease another mother's pain in some way. Hugs to you!!

You are certainly more than welcome to participate from Scotland! Last year a wee blanket was sent from Sweden and not only did that touch me, but it completely astounded the bereavement coordinator. What love that is to want to send something for a baby across the ocean.

Although I've never been to Scotland, I am mostly Scottish...my maiden name is Bruce.

Thank you so much for joining in. Something soft like synthetic baby yarn or cotton is perfect. I think wool might seem to scratchy.

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:45 PM   #536
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I would love to help. I think I have the perfect yarn too! I have have few other thing otn that I need to finish but after that I will definitely cast on for these. This is a really great project that I would be honored to be a part of!

The heart icon is still there! The code for it is :heart : without the space.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:53 PM   #537
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Thank you, Holly!! now I can make hearts again! yay!

Thank you also, so much, for wanting to knit for these precious little ones. It is truly a labor of love.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:46 PM   #538
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I'm in, too. Please pm me your current address.

I have some mercandized cotton that I was just looking at today and realized that I didn't really know what to make with it. It would be ok, right? I'll knit it tight, since I don't have fabric to line it.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:54 PM   #539
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Hi Ingrid! I think that yarn sounds like it will work very nicely. You are so sweet to help out! You have always been one of my "knitting idols"! Hey, I just figured out a moment ago that there is a "thanks" button. Woohoo! I like that! Thank you!!!

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:34 PM   #540
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I just saw this thread... what an amazing ministry!
I was a patrient rep at one of the local hospitals here. My job was to comfort families of the trauma unit patients, notarize adoption papers & wills etc.. I also had the priviledge of taking the Mom's and Dads their little angel so they could say goodbye.. the nurses and I would take great care to dress or wrap the babe in a pretty blanket...
this was a lasting memory for the parents so it was such an important thing... Thanks to the many knitters that are participating... I'll will check at our hospital for their needs... thanks!!
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