Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In Memory

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Knitted to honor the life of sweet baby Isabella (3/31/06 - 8/5/06). Though her journey on earth was short, she was loved dearly and brought joy to her parents and family. She captured my heart and I will think of her every time I knit for the little ones. This gown will be donated to The Preemie Project in her name. It is my prayer that in some small way it bless and comfort the family it is given to.

Pattern Details:

The gown was knitted from the pattern called Spring Purple Burial Gown. I modified the neckline slightly and lined the skirt with a pink silky fabric.

The hat pattern is just one in my head, but the socks are called Easy Socks. I knitted them in the round to avoid having to seam them.

The yarn I used was given to me by Laura and Linda when I was in Iowa this summer. It's called King Cole Smooth DK. It is an extremly soft 100% acylic. Very nice to work with and perfect for baby knits.

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Psalm 139: 13-16

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

20 comments:

  1. With tears in my eyes and deep sadness in my heart, may God bless baby Isabella, her parents and those who's hearts she touched.

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  2. I'm so sorry about baby Isabella. My heart goes out to you and her family. Your tribute is very touching, and the gown is beautiful.

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  3. That's very beautiful and befitting of baby Isabella. I am sure that her family is touched by your dedication to such a wonderful cause.

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  4. It's such a deep sadness when the littlest must leave us! Your work is just a wonderful tribute to this little soul! God bless Isabella and her family.

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  5. That is so beautiful, Tracey. The fact that you really put your heart into it shows. My prayers up for her family, and for the family that recieve this set.

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  6. Oh Tracy, that was a beautiful post and a beautiful set.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, once again...not only the bereavement set, but your heart. Remembering Isabella with you!

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  8. Such a beautiful set to help offer a little comfort to a family in sorrow.

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  9. Tracy, This turned out so well!! You amaze me girl. This tribute makes my heart remember why we do what we do. Little Isabella may you dance and play in Heaven. Your family will miss you sweet angel.
    -Thank you for this post!!

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  10. such a beautiful set for little isabella - thank you for sharing thoughts of a sweet little one....

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  11. A very moving and loving tribute, God be with you all.

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  12. What a beautiful set and tribute for baby Isabella and her family. Your work and the love you put into it are incredible and hard to put into words. God is definitely working through your hands.
    Linda B

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  13. The pain of loosing a baby is unimaginable. Your beautiful knitting brings honor to her name. May her family find peace.

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  14. was a loving tribute. I'm at a loss of words

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  15. Once again you knitting takes my breath away. I is a joy to see your work.

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  16. Such a moving tribute. The set is absolutely beautiful.

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  17. WoolWinder, your burial outfits are always SO beautiful and perfect. Thank you SO much for putting such personal effort into helping bereaved parents. Trust me, stuff like this helps a LOT.

    We used that part of Ps. 139 (and other verses) at Paul's memorial service. In the New Living Translation, the first part of v.14 says "wonderfully complex" instead of "fearfully and wonderfully made". I thought that was especially appropriate for a tiny boy with so many complications.

    Keep up the great work!

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  18. Such a beautiful dress for a beautifully named baby. The Psalm reading is perfect.

    Such beauty and such sadness all at once

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  19. I'm sorry you had a reason to make such a beautiful gown. May God hold and comfort Isabella's family through the journey before them.

    Mama Bear

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  20. So, so sad. (((HUGS))) and prayers go out to you and her parents.

    That's such a lovely gown, I can tell special care went into that one...

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy