Thursday, 8 March 2012

Still no cards.

Over on PreemiesUK facebook page I set myself the challenge of knitting at least 20 items during March. I’m halfway there already with these which are ready to go in the post.

Firstly a few little bonnets, the top left is newborn sized and the smaller ones are from a doll’s pattern but i’m sure they will be ok. They are so quick and easy to do and the pattern ‘pretties’ them up a bit.


Next, sadly, burial gowns and bonnets for tiny babies who don’t survive. I didn’t think i’d find it in myself to be able to knit these but the thought of tiny babies without such clothing is a sadder thought, they all deserve the dignity of clothes.


Now something to raise a smile hopefully.

SAM_1132These are exactly what they appear to be – knitted boobs! Admittedly they do require some stuffing. Midwives in the units use them as an aid to teach new mothers the techniques of breast feeding.

If you'd like to help, even if you don't knit, nip over to PreemiesUk on facebook and take a look at the type of things they collect and recycle. I'm also sending some white fabric which hopefully can be used in cribs and a pack of used postage stamps. Thanks in advance if you do decide to help in any way.

Sue xx


Karen said...

Oh Sue, I have thought so much about these since I read your last post. I went and had a good look at the Preemies site and was so humbled by what you all do. TBH I was not sure if I could knit anything at the moment as Tamara is pregnant & I would be so upset but you are right...they all deserve to have pretty clothes, esp if they don't make it. You are a wonderful person to do this, HUGS xxx

Angelnorth said...

Well done for getting half your target done already - lovely knitting and for such a great cause too, well done you!

Kaz said...

Fabulous knitting Sue and I think it's such a good cause too. xxx

Net said...

These are lovely Sue - I can see how some of them are difficult to male.

Traceyr said...

Very commendable of you to knit these items Sue.

The boobs did make me laugh though. :)

Sallie Ward said...

Still can't believe how tiny these items are. Makes you think of the babies that will be put in them xxx

tracy said...

such sad things to have to knit sue but well done to you.

the boobs made me laugh :)