Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Itty Bitty . . .

What is this little bit of knitting K.C. is watching over?  A skinny scarf?  A swatch, perhaps?



Nope, it is neither of these things.  This little bit of knitting is actually a baby blanket.  An itty bitty baby blanket. Kathy put out a call for "cookie sheet blankets".  No, not for tucking in cookies!  For tucking in little preemies in the NICU where Kathy works.  They must be machine washable and no larger than a 9 x 13 cookie sheet.  Other than that, you are free to knit it up any way you choose.  She is even making a little contest out of it, so hurry over to sign up.

I am so thrilled to be able to be a part of this.  I have to admit, knitting it up and seeing how small it is breaks my heart.  As hard as I try, I can't imagine a little tiny baby small enough to be covered by this wisp of knitting.  As I knit, I'm pouring love and strength into this blanket and I'm hoping the little one who receives it will feel comforted and strong.

12 comments:

Dee said...

What a sweet little blanket. I'm sure it gives comfort to the Mom and Dad too knowing someones cares enough to knit for their wee-one.

Estella said...

I just cast on for one...I have quite a bit of washable yarn in my stash. I might have to make a few of them.

Jessica said...

What a sweet thing to do. Good for you!

chris said...

What a wonderful cause and what a sweet little baby blanket! With all your love and positive energy knitted into each stitch, I know it will bring great comfort to the sweet baby and family that receives it.

Trina said...

What a neat idea! It is heartbreaking to think that a baby could be that small, but at least they will be warm :)

Zonda said...

It will be a well loved blanket. :)

Heide said...

This is so sweet and sad at the same time. You are a wonderful person Karen and I'm proud that you're my friend.

bmom said...

What a wonderful idea -- just went over and checked that blog. I hope KC doesn't think it's for her!

Jean said...

Looks like kitty is eyeing your blanket! My kitty seems to always know when I want to photograph anything knitted. She loves the camera. This sounds like a great project. I'm knitting for the Red Scarf project at this moment. If I get a little extra time I'll be sure to check this out. What a kind and generous person you are.

Kathy said...

You doll. Thanks for posting for me!

Those little babies can grow big and strong under your blanket. Your heart being poured into is so cute. Glad KC has the authority of it all!

Melissa said...

How sweet! If I get a work project done by the end of the week, I might have to do one of these!

Sonya said...

What a beautiful, tiny blanket! It will mean so much to the parents of the tiny baby that it covers.

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