After taking their first batch of little hats down, a nurse gave them a tiny little hat and told them if they could make them this little that they could really use this size (little green one on the left in the picture at left) 15 weeks gestation is when some of the babies there are born. They are so tiny it was hard (still is) for us to imagine how tiny the baby that needs this size hat. After some google searches we learned that some are smaller than a soda can at 15 weeks. Too small and sadly some do not make it out of the hospital.
Knitting really is a lost art I think and you would be surprised how much stress relief you get form it.
I think that this has helped us all far more than we all realize when it comes to how we are dealing with my dad being in the hospital with such a life threatening situation.
And just the amount of hours we are there can get mind numbing but thanks to Valorie Michelle we can all relax and just keep knitting, just keep knitting...(sing to the tune of just keep swimming from finding nemo, it gets stuck in your head be careful) just keep knitting, knitting, knitting. And before you know it grandpa will be home and we will be missing all the time we were getting to spend doing nothing but knitting.
It is pretty cool what we can do when we work together.
I challenge you to find something that you enjoy doing and do it for someone else without expecting something in return. Give without wanting to receive. It is the best feeling in the world and I am so glad that all these girls have had the chance to feel that feeling.
Go to your local hospital and see if they need hats or blankets. Not just for babies but the elderly as well. Our girls are doing the small hats for the babies because they are done quickly and they can deliver them each day. But everyone in the hospital could use a blanket or hat or maybe even little booties. I would be surprised if your hospital didn't love the help.
Valorie plans to keep knitting and she is still in school so she and her cousins have a very limited yarn supply if you would like to help but don't have the time to sit down and knit please feel free to send her some yarn. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org email me and I will make sure she gets your donation.
It really is a wonderful waste of time
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