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!!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
My latest preemie items...
I'm amazed at what I was able to knit from one largish ball of wool. Here's a simple baby blanket measuring approximately 20" square with matching preemie gowns and bonnets. The wool was white with little flecks of pink, blue, lilac and yellow. I combined it with some very fine pink yarn that I am trying to use up. The white wool is now finished, but I still have miles of the fine pink yarn on a cone!
Continuing a trend, both yarns came from a bargain buy. Yet again, someone's unloved yarn has been put to good use. I often wonder what the original purchaser intended to make with the wool and how they would feel if they saw the finished items.
I added little bows to the dresses and small ribbon ties to the bonnets. The dresses are only slightly bigger than the average adult hand, so they are probably angel size. I like to think that they will be worn by 2 little princesses one day. It will be a sad day, but hopefully made slightly easier by treating the babies with respect and dignity.
The patterns for the gowns and bonnets came from the Heavenly Angels In Need website.