Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Purposeful Knitting

When I learned to knit I never considered that I could use this craft to help others. I started out like many of us do, knitting scarves, hats and dishcloths nonstop. The dishcloth drawer filled to overflowing and I gave scarves and hats to many family members. Soon it became evident that I needed someone else to knit for. That's when I discovered charity knitting and in particular, knitting for preemies. There will always be a baby in need of a hat or a family in need of comfort. I have found a purpose for my passion and I am better for it.

Sleeper Sacks and Bonnets

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Patterns: Sleeper Sack and Preemie Bonnets
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Baby, Sport Weight, 100% Acrylic
Color: Powder Yellow
Needles: US 3
Sizes: Less than 1 lb and 1-3 lbs
For: The Preemie Project and Marlowe

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Blankets

Also included with this donation are these cute flannel blankets in sizes 30"x30" and 25"x25".

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9 comments:

  1. Nice job on the preemie sets. I like the little bonnets. I am going to make a few more of the Sleeper Sacks. I have some blue yarn for a boy outfit. Would you put a bonnet with a boy's outfit or just a hat? The scarf is quite lovely. I think it was a great choice for your handspun.

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  2. Your beautiful knitting must bring joy to the families in need. You are an inspiration.

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  3. So sweet. I love the little bunny buttons as well. The rounded corners on the blankies look nice - I'll have to make some smaller-sized ones like yours soon.

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  4. Tracy that Dog Flannel is adorable!!!

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  5. That's a wonderful gift!

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  6. Those look wonderful, and I'm sure they'll bring a lot of comfort to a grieving family.

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  7. I have been making your baby blankets to donate to Carenet, and boy are they time consuming! They sew together easily enough, but I'm finding that it takes up to 45 minutes to stitch the decorative edging. My foot falls asleep at the pedal ;o)

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  8. And your passion has inspired others to do the same (including me). Grace abounds.

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  9. Your beautiful work continues to inspire me to knit for charity as well.

    Thanks!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy