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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!!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

PreemiesUK...




This little quartet was posted recently to PreemiesUK.  Sometimes I hear about people who struggle to find homes for their preemie items.  Well, I love this group because it has a very active website that is regularly updated with photos of donations received and news of deliveries to premature baby units all over the UK.  I knitted the angel pockets with them in mind.  I added the blanket and hat to the parcel at the last minute.  I was saving them for family and friends' future babies. But, although they are newborn baby size, I decided they would be outgrown very soon.

I still remember happily knitting a little jumper when I was pregnant with my daughter many years ago.  She wore it ONCE before she outgrew it. That is one reason I now prefer to knit things with a longer shelf life.  Blankets and hats meet that criteria.  

I couldn't bear to part with the little jumper. So, it is now in the loft which might or might not be a complete waste depending on whether or not Daughter has a baby of her own one day.  No pressure then!

9 comments:

  1. Your donations are so very thoughtful and I am sure so very well received and appreciated.

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  2. Beuatiful donations Una and sure to be treasured by the recipients. My twins were premies and I know how much it meant to me that my babies had there own little garments that I could take home and wash. I have been meaning to knit premie items for a while now. I think you've given me the shove thank you x

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  3. I had a still born baby and was so grateful when the hospital gave me some teeny handknit clothes to dress the baby in when we said goodbye. Your gifts will mean the world to someone out there. Jo x

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  4. Beautifully knitted, Una; I'm sure these will all be greatly welcomed.

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  5. I love seeing these tiny baby things you make, Una, and reading about where they are sent/used. Lives are touched by such generosity - having been given these sweet, beautiful things.

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  6. Theses items are lovely and so well knitted. I would knit for a local preemie charity but I must look up PreemiesUK

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  7. Those are beautiful items Una.
    Meredith

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  8. Una, I'm saving so many children's books and dress-up clothes and other things ... hoping for grandchildren! That tiny little hat is just adorable! Good work :)

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  9. They look so lovely and soft. What a beautiful way to knit for others.

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