Friday, April 07, 2006

Preemies and Plays

Normally at my house you can always find a preemie hat and a pair of booties already knit and waiting to be sent off to a little baby. So it was ironic on Wednesday night when I learned that my husband's niece had given birth to a preemie and I didn't even have one thing already made to send her. I pulled out the needles right then and started a hat even though it was after 10 pm. I had to (and wanted to) because I knew there would be very little time to spend knitting the next day. I finished the hat before I went to bed. Then yesterday morning I made one little sock before breakfast and the other in the car on the way to the UIL One-Act Play Area Competition.


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All Finished and Ready to be Mailed

This is the smallest sized set (for 1-3 lbs). I used this pattern for the hat, but knit a 1 inch ribbing instead of the rolled brim. The socks are made from this pattern (Easy Socks).

The rest of the day was spent watching the play competition. There were six plays in all. At this level of competition, all the plays are good and the competition is tough. As usual, one judge choses two plays to advance to the Region Competition, one level before State. With only one judge, you never really can predict how things will turn out. I'm happy to say that Needville was one of the advancing plays and I have to brag just a little to let you know that my son was chosen as Best Actor for his role as Henry David Thoreau in The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. What an honor! I am so proud of these kids and what they have accomplished. They will get to do it all over again in two weeks at an even tougher level of competition. Break a leg!


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Needville High School Receiving Their Medals


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Best Actress: Cuero High School
Best Actor: Needville High School

10 comments:

  1. Tracy it's so great that you already had the yarn and know the pattern and could just whip out a hat. I've decided to stop making rolled brims on the hats - it makes my full term baby lay funny - I can just imagine it would be a big lump under a preemie's head. Maybe not but it's ribbed edges for me now.

    Congratulations to your son - I know you're so proud of him! How exciting to be going to the next level of competition! Yay! :)

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  2. Congratulations to your son! You must be so proud of him! And it's just a little funny that you didn't have a set of preemie stuff on hand. That sounds like something that would happen to me, Tracy.

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  3. I know you are so proud of your son! What a handsome fellow!
    Isn't it ironic about not having a hat ready for your niece! They work up quick enough though. Hope all goes well with her.

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  4. Congrats to your son! He needs an agent!

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  5. Congrats to your son! A reason to be proud, indeed. And yet another cute hat set. I'm sure your niece will appreciate the gift.

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  6. that set it so sweet. best wishes to the little darling.

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  7. Congratulations to your son! What a great honor. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I am from Spring, Texas, living in South Korea. I love the baby set.

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  8. Well done to your son! And such a nice little hat and sock set. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated :)

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  9. Big YAY to your son! YAY!
    Your hat and sock set is so precious, Many well wishes to the new baby! : D

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  10. yay for your son and his school!

    The preemie set is adorable -- I know they will be appreciated!

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~Tracy