Hmmm... I don't think I currently have the yarn or patience for a full-size baby blanket, but reading this thread I now realize that I can probably get some premie caps or blankets from my "miniball stash" which is the remnants of skeins after their projects are complete. I have mostly natural fibers that would felt if washed, but wondering if this would be a problem in the case of babies that didn't make it? If its used for burial it would never be washed, if kept as a keepsake it wouldn't be used again and could be cared for as any other feltable item. Thoughts?
If my alpaca/merino/angora ministash will be OK I'll see if my local hospital has a need and if they don't I'll see if anyone else knows of an outlet.
Years ago a very close friend of my family had a daughter who was developing wrong - I won't go into detail but there was no way she would survive. When she was born they let her mom hold her, then gave her to her sister. Her name was Kelly (big sister was a Barbie-doll lover
). The parents had been trying for a long time to have another child and to lose Kelly was so tragic even if they hadn't been waiting for so long. I'm happy to say that years after, they finally succeeded and their younger daughter is now a very healthy energetic 9-year-old.
recent FOs: Shedir cap, Bricks of Atlantis, Pirates Hat, Citrine Socklets, Teddy bears, 1 entrelac sock
OTN: scraps blanket, Shedir for Teenie, Ice Serpent Hat
NIL: Qiviuk tam re-visited; weatherproof gloves; sweaters
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