Saturday, March 10, 2007

For Emma


Last month I had in mind to knit a bereavement set in honor of the memory of Emma Grace. The skirt of the gown was knit in the diagonal slip stitch pattern found in the Vogue Stitchionary Vol. 1 with a crochet ruffle across the bottom (as well as on the sleeves). The bodice is based on the Little Sunshine Burial Gown (PDF). I had trouble finding ribbon of a matching color so for the waist I knit an I-cord. The booties were made using Michelle's Preemie-Newborn Booties pattern which is very simple, cute and easy to personalize. The hat is just a basic hat with a modified version of the diagonal slip stitch. All items were knit using Caron Simply Soft yarn.

I haven't yet made it to the post office and tonight I read on Candy's blog about a woman in Idaho who is looking for items to be donated to her hospital. Because Candy is sending her current donations up there, I decided to send this gown up as well. It will go in the mail tomorrow morning.

Emma's life has blessed me even though she and I never met. I look forward to the day when I will know her.

10 comments:

Candy said...

Marcia, it's BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so very much. I'm jealous that I won't get to see it in person, but Idaho needs it!! (Hugs)

Sandi said...

That is so precious, what a wonderful way to express your love to others you haven't even met.

Pink Dandelion said...

The bunting's lovely!

bevq said...

Absolutely beautiful and such a blessing to the parents for their little one. Thanks for all you do.

Bev Q

Jen said...

That is a very pretty gown set. I might have the patience to do that someday.

Wool Winder said...

I love the stitch pattern on the skirt. So beautiful!

HAINAngel2000 said...

I am glad you found out how to create a new gown bottom to my pattern, I do this allot and then its like new but the same basic pattern! Great job!!
Mary
HAIN Founder

Candy said...

Amy got it and she says it's beautiful. And....she wants one her size. LOL! Thanks again, Marcia!!!

Vikki said...

That set is beautiful, Marcia, absolutely gorgeous. I can only hope that I would knit that well some day. You inspire me!

Candy said...

Marcia, will you email me about the size of this gown. Thanks! Candy info@emmazinggracefoundation.org