Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Saturday, 23 March 2013
I went through a phase of knitting for preemie babies and angels a while ago. I count myself very lucky that I have no personal experience of premature birth or losing a baby. But I enjoy (if that's the right word) knitting for these babies. Apart from being a worthwhile cause, these items can be knitted in as little as one hour and are a great way to use up scraps of yarn.
This collection has been ready to post for some time. I used to send my preemie items to a London based organisation. But the lady who valiantly tries to run it on her own is having a rest at the moment. I belong to the Loving Hands group and could send them there. But I am always aware that sending parcels all the way to Scotland involves a lot of road miles and so I only do that as a last resort.
This morning I came across the Preemies UK website. This organisation is based in Droitwich and is much closer to where I live. It seems to be a thriving group and they are currently in need of blankets and other preemie items. That was music to my ears. I packed a parcel and trekked out into our unseasonal snowy weather to post it.
The little lilac cardigan was knitted from the following pattern and I can recommend it because it is knitted in one piece with very little sewing required.