14 February 2009
I finished my first preemie hat. I'm doing this knit-a-long by proxy. I did not know Dewey personally, but she had a huge impact on a lot of people, and I know folks who were very close with her, so out of respect of their friendship with her I'm going to make (hopefully) 10 preemie hats this year for donation. This is actually something that I've wanted to do for a long time. My very oldest and dearest friend's first born came into the world at 28.5 weeks and he was teeny tiny, and spent about 3.5 months in the NICU where he was given lots of TLC by some very great nurses. Her second born, my god-daughter was born at 32 weeks and spent some time in the NICU as well, though not nearly as much as her brother. I figure that this is the least I can do to give back to a very giving department in every hospital. These two kids are now thriving 5 and 6 year olds and you wouldn't know that they were born early.
Hopefully I'll be able to keep pumping out hats every year. They're quick knits, I just don't have a lot of time to knit these days, so it took me about 4 nights to finish that hat.