Monday, April 20, 2009
NOT a sad baby story
(shown is debbie bliss vogue L baby blanket image)
One of the mom's in our neonatal unit is knitting her baby a blanket. She sits at the bedside on days when she cannot hold her son and knits a blanket for him. (NO CRYING pretend friends) I swooped down over her as soon as I saw the yarn in her hands.
She told this is the first thing she has ever knitted. I took a look at her yarn. It is a grey blue with some flecks of color, and it is acrylic. I tell her this is a great choice. The blanket will be able to handle lots of washing.
She is supposed to be knitting stockinette but a few rows of garter appear in a cluster. I tell her it gives the blanket character.
Then, I asked if she was counting her stitches.................
she didn't know she was supposed to.
Me and my big mouth.
I showed her how to add a safety pin as a stitch marker.
She isn't very far into the little blanket so I hope I helped her.
There is no way on earth I could have learned to knit with my baby in intensive care.
Talk about knitting under pressure.
This lead to my thinking about how most baby blankets aren't that cute.
I like this debbiebliss because it is colorful and playful.
I have yet to see many really cute baby blankets.
I guess having worked in nurseries all my career I am tired of pastel, boring, easy patterns.
If any one knows of a fun unique colorful blanket, leave me a link please.
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)