Monday, August 27, 2007

School Colors

The fall semester is starting on college campuses and that means college football is just around the corner. The Preemie Project likes to celebrate the kick-off of Hawkeye Football by providing the NICU at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with hats and booties in UI colors. Here is my black and gold contribution for this year.

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Patterns: Hat (worked on 48 sts), Booties (worked on 25 sts)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (worsted weight)
Colors: Black 9727 and Lemonade 9606
Needles: US 7 DPNs for hat and US 5 straight for booties
Size: Preemie (3-5 lbs)

Last week John and I helped Matt move his stuff back to the dorm. We turned our trip into a mini-vacation by bringing the travel trailer and camping at Central State Park on Arcadia Lake in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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We're on the way home by way of Fort Worth to visit Robyn and James.


  1. You kids sure do get around!

    The Hawkeye stuff looks great!

  2. The hats and booties are adorable. You've given me a wonderful idea of doing the same with our local high school colors, and maybe even Dallas Cowboy colors, for our hospital's neonatal unit.

    Plus, I have brand new neighbors who are expecting their first baby (a girl) this December, and the dad is the basketball coach at our local junior college. I'll use the school colors to create a knitted gift set for them for their new baby.

    Thanks for the great idea! :-)

  3. Love the hats and booties! The Hawkeye colors are so cheerful and bright!

  4. That's a great idea - I bet those Hawkeyes are thrilled.

  5. The Preemie Project items look great! About how long does it take you to produce an ensemble that size?

  6. Love the preemie hats and booties. Lemonaid that is such a nice color, perfect. I feel a preemie hat coming on ;-)

  7. I like the lemonade color too! Wish I was sitting at that picnic table sipping some, watching that nice Camper roll in.


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