Hi Northeast Knitters!
You are such a giving, wonderful group
Our knitters include (in the order you came on board):
It is a great testament to all of you that the nine of us have managed to commit to eight
blankets already - and we haven't even started yet!
Which is why I am a bit reluctant to post this, but it is such exciting news that I wanted to share it with all of you
This may be premature
but the Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
would love to be the recipient of any preemie blankets that we make. For those not familiar, this is a brand new, first-of-its-kind center specifically built in to allow women carrying babies with congenital heart disease or other serious congenital malformations, as well as women whose babies undergo surgery before they are even born! They are doing amazing, life-saving work. More information is available here: http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/div...c.jsp?id=85487
(sorry, don't know how to make pretty links
My main concern is overloading our small, but supremely dedicated group, but I did not want to pass up this great opportunity. What do you all think about doing preemie blankets, too?
I'll do my best to recruit more knitters especially for this project from our region through postings on Knitters Knear You and relevant groups on Ravelry.
One other really cool thing is that they asked if we could help them find local knitters who could teach
some of their patients to knit. They get the occasional patient who is on prolonged bedrest, either after fetal surgery or because of premature labor. They do have a nurse/midwife who knits, and I'm usually around, but they might need more folks willing to show someone how to knit from time to time. They'll get the supplies. Any South Jersey/SE PA knitters interested?
Sorry for the long post. What does the group think? As long as we can get more knitters, are we willing to add preemie blankets?