Saturday, March 10, 2007
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.