Tuesday, 31 January 2012

PreemiesUK

I’ve just sent my 2nd package of tiny knitted items off to this worthwhile cause. They provide, with the help of lots of knitters and crocheters, special small sized items for premature babies in hospitals throughout the UK. Some sadly are used for babies who are so small or ill that they don’t survive, others are given to grieving parents as something to treasure to remember their baby by.


SAM_1078These hats really are tiny and have a hole in the top to allow wires to be attached to the head if needed.


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SAM_1077To get some idea of the size just look at the buttons, they are so small. The bodywarmer measures about 5 inches across.SAM_1075I managed to find a matinee jacket in prem sizes and tried it out in this spotty yarn. It’s a 12 inch chest and only took a couple of evenings to make.


The saddest thing is these tiny burial buntings, measuring only 8 inches in length. It brings a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye to knit such items.SAM_1080


If any readers to my blog would like more info on PreemeisUk and the good work they do they can be found on facebook. Don’t worry if you can’t knit or crochet as there are lots of other ways you could help.


Sue xx

4 comments:

Jan 23 said...

Bless they are really lovely & so cute. Expect it is quite emotional but very satisfying work, Will look them up on FB

Glitter Monkey said...

Gosh what tiny little gorgeous things you have knitted Sue xx

Karen said...

Oh Sue, those little burial buntings made me cry. On the plus side, all these things are beautiful and will be very gratfully recieved, even though it breaks our hearts to know that there are babies this small xxx

Pauline Power Burke said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for popping into my blog and leaving a comment. I was going to join your blog but I just can't see a link at all. Your craft items are just wonderful Sue ... from Jewellery to knitting to cute Kitty cards .... what a talented lady you are!