Sunday, January 04, 2009

for a wee one

Something like six of our friends and acquaintances have had babies in the last few weeks, including one who arrived 10 weeks earlier than expected. We visited that wee one and her mom at the hospital, at the mom's request, for a few hours of "normalcy," which in this case translates to knitting with friends and a break from the NICU, even if only to the hospital cafeteria.

One member of the knitting group through which we know this mom came up with the idea of a collaborative baby blanket. The only guideline is to knit 8" squares, so there will undoubtedly be a wide variety of yarns, colors, and styles, all blocks then sewn together and given to the baby and her family.

Leah's block is a duckie swimming in the water.

Mine is baby footprints.

And then Leah made some preemie hats that we'll also send along.
She's on a noggin-warming binge lately. More to come...

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Blogger amy said...

Oh, my thoughts are with that mom. I hope her baby is thriving soon. I consider myself lucky never to have seen the inside of a NICU, even with a 6-weeks-early baby. Your blocks are beautiful.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

What a great idea with the baby blocks. So pretty!

Like those preemie hats. They are always needed - especially with preemies

1:30 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

great idea on the 8 inch block idea! tell Leah the hats are adorable!

11:34 PM  

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