Thursday, March 23, 2006

Two Green Hats, A Pair of Booties and A Nice Surprise

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The Preemie Project is expanding. Not only we will be supporting our original hospital in Iowa, but we will also start supporting two hospitals in Michigan. Jan is the coordinator of the Michigan Chapter. She and other Michigan volunteers have been knitting and crocheting up a storm to get plenty of hats and booties made in time for the first official donation in April. All national volunteers have been asked to help out too, so these two hats and the others I've made recently will be sent to Michigan.

It's been a while since I made the hat on the left. It's called Lots of Eyelets Preemie Hat. I followed the pattern as written except I made it a little longer. It will fit a 3-5 pound baby.

The other hat was an attempt to convert this pattern, which is knit flat, into one that is knit in the round. I believe I came up with something totally different. Just to be sure, I'm going to knit the pattern as written. If the one I made is different, I'll write up the instructions and publish them here later. So check back next week, if you're interested. This hat will also fit a 3-5 pound baby.

Both of these hats and the booties were made with my new favorite yarn, Little Lehigh by Kraemer Yarns (45% Cotton, 55% Acrylic).

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail from Jean.
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Soon after this picture was taken, I filled this basket with my current knitting projects and some pretty yarn I have in mind for future projects. I love it!

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely wall hanger and what a cute basket. I am a basket nut and have them here, there and yonder. I am cleaning out my craft closet to make room for my new "wanna be" yarn stash. I have filled up two bags of stuff that really needed to go. Now I can look for baskets to fill those empty spots and fill them with YARN YeeHaw!

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  2. What a great picture of the basket, Tracy. Lost my hard drive on Monday so I'm just getting back online. Grrr. Lots of photos and knitting patterns gone. I have learned my lesson. Back up, back up, back up.

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  3. Those hats are great! I just love that shade of green. Can't wait to see a pattern!

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  4. what lucky babies to have such caring people knitting for them I love the little booties! I love your basket too : D

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  5. OOOOoooo such a pretty color of yarn! Nice basket too:D

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~Tracy