Thursday, January 27, 2011

Detour

One of the nice things about being a knitting designer -- especially after spending nearly a decade as a corporate litigator -- is that there is very rarely a true emergency. Yes, there are deadlines, but most of the time we know about them in advance, and there's often wiggle room of a day or so if you need a little more time. But yesterday I had to stop what I was doing to make these:



Two little pre-emie caps. My cousin and godson had his first child, a little girl named Lily who was born about 2 months early. She's only 3 pounds and change, and don't you think it was worth postponing the other things I planned to work on to give her some handmade, sized-to-fit caps?



left in Dale Svale; right in Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Welcome to the world, Lily. Maybe someday, when you're older, I'll teach you how to knit.

6 comments:

JelliDonut said...

Yep, I'd say that constitutes a knitting emergency. I hope Lily will someday be sitting by your side, learning to knit.

Broke Knitter in NYC said...

Best of wishes to new Lily. I understand completely. When my good friend had a baby born at 22 weeks (he was only 1lb 4oz) I remember rushing to get some cute little things to him at the neo-natal hospital. It is so great to see something so sweet and cute on their little tiny heads in those incubators!

Beth said...

Knitting something that fits for that new baby will be appreciated by parents and nurses in the nursery. Back in the late summer I knit three tiny caps for triplets, two girls and a boy, who needed caps to fit. Yours are so sweet. Someday she'll look back be amazed that she was so tiny.e

besshaile said...

absolutely worth it - now for some prayers for the wee one

Maryse said...

Those two little hats seem full of love! Lily is such a beautiful name!

Custom Patches said...

I think they are so cute and lovely! Nice choice of colors fit for a small baby. You can also make some mittens to pair them with the caps.