Thursday, March 29, 2007

baby sets

About a week ago I called the hospital where my daughter spent the first week of her life in the NICU (not long in retrospect, but it sure felt like it at the time). A nurse said they would like to have some hat/bootie sets and got really excited when I mentioned bereavement sets. The nurse I was speaking to felt bad for her excitement and responded, "It isn't good that we need them, but we do." I knew what she meant.

I do have a bereavement gown on needles, but I ran out of yarn and couldn't find it at the one store I've been to. I'm fairly certain I can find it locally, but may need to order online. I attempted another, but it just didn't work out well at all, so I don't have any photos of those to share just now. What I do have are pictures of some little hat sets that I will be donating for baby Marlowe.

For the yellow set I tried two new patterns and I really enjoyed both of them! I will be knitting them again in the future. The hat pattern is called Spiral Preemie Cap. Beth's Easy Knit Baby Booties really were easy to knit! I was also able to follow the instructions for the crochet tie! That's a first for me. I thought about knitting the whole bootie yellow but liked the idea of the white top looking like a little sock. The pink hat and the green striped hat on the right were both knit using a rolled brim pattern. The light green hat is a non-pattern and the striped hat on the left was using the little striped hat pattern of mine. All of the other booties are from the pattern called Michelle's Booties.

6 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Those are adorable!

Sandi said...

Those are adorable, our hospital provided each our children with sweet little caps when they were born. I thought it was so neat that someone who do that for our babies.

Jen said...

You knit such cute hat/bootie sets. And YAY!!! for doing crochet!!!

busyHSmom said...

Those itty bitty baby things are always sooo cute! And I love your rag quilt too!

I have been missing out on my usual blog surfing for the last several weeks, but now I am having fun playing "catch up" with some of the folks I usually drop in on. So here's my "Howdy!"

Vikki said...

Those are so beautiful, Marcia! What a ministry you have with your needles. Someday I wanna grow up and knit like you. :)

Vikki

Candy said...

Precious! And, so glad that you've found a local donation spot. I know you're work will be so appreciated!