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Knitting like crazy

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ok knitting is my thing at the moment and I have two projects on the go.
One is for me

red cuffs and black body, not as a bed wrap but a warm cosy wrap that I can work in as well without having it drop off my shoulders, I may add some knitted flowers to it as well.
This is my Stash Buster Challenge in the Knit it up Team April Stash Buster.
My other project is Baby Blanket for Sands

The pattern is easy to do
so I making some for this cause. Why? Well back in 1976 my first baby died in the womb at 24 weeks and back then they did not offer the option of seeing your baby or even a funeral for them. I kept a few things that he would have had and made my own memory box not realising I was doing something that would be done years later for others. Thankfully today things are different and having a Memory box helps, so these blankets are going to help parents who have lost their baby before the due date. Some may think this morbid but it is not, it is a way of coping with the loss and makes it easier for both parents and even Grand parents. So my blanket will go towards the healing process and that is a good thing. Lots of people make them and each one is made with love. I belong to this forum and they have ways of getting parcels sent off cheaply so everyone can do this. I love making things for others and this is just one item I am making there are loads of other charities this forum knits for so there will be something for everyone.
Knitting keeps my busy in the evenings and I don't even think about snacking whilst I knit and watch TV, busy hands is always best for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS_EVA_K 4/9/2013 7:48AM

    I think the blankets are lovely. And no not morbid. Babies are alive long before the breath fresh air. We remember the people that lived very long lives, no reason not to honor a very short one.

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POPSY190 4/9/2013 3:25AM

    I think the memory box is a wonderful idea. The shrug also looks great; winter is on its way here and I might just get going with my needles. I haven't done any knitting in quite a while so thank you for inspiring me to get started again.

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LOTUSBURGER 4/8/2013 8:30PM

    emoticon so sweet

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TRUCKERSMRS 4/8/2013 2:50PM

    Your thoughtfulness is as big as your heart. I'd love to send you some wool to make another blanket. Happy to help with the postage too for the finished article. Let me know.

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TRICIAE2 4/8/2013 1:50PM

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USMAWIFE 4/8/2013 1:11PM

    emoticon Knitting for others is the best way to share love to others

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 4/8/2013 1:00PM

    Have fun!!

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SCAREWALDORF 4/8/2013 12:19PM

    What a lovely thing to do. I love knitting, and I think I will make this my next project. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. xoxo

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AMYTRIPP 4/8/2013 12:15PM

    Very nice!! I love that you are knitting for a cause - and a cause dear to your heart. Keep up the great work!

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KAREN91 4/8/2013 11:11AM

    What a kind thing to do for grieving families. I'm in the stashbuster challenge too! Like you I find if I knit I don't snack as much. Busy hands are best for weight loss. emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/8/2013 11:05AM

  awesome helping others

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NELLIEH1 4/8/2013 10:52AM

    Such a precious thing to do for grieving parents and grandparents! Thanks so much for sharing. It is so true that GOD often uses our most distressing and painful times to help us reach out to others with similar difficulties (2 Corinthians 1: 3-5) Blessings!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/8/2013 10:45AM

    Just because a baby doesn't take it's first breath doesn't mean it wasn't loved. What a wonderful project and a way to remember someone who was loved in the womb. I've had some losses in the 1st trimester and even that was hard. Good for you.

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ONTHEPATH2 4/8/2013 10:37AM

    What an awesome project! I am with you, just beginning to take up knitting again - it has been a long time. But if my hands are busy, they are not putting food in my mouth! I've been making scarves to donate next winter..... simple, easy to pick up and put down. I am sure your blankets will be a source of comfort. emoticon

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