Saturday, January 31, 2009

Squishy mail

Some things you do just because it seems like a good thing to do
and if there's the added bonus of having fun in the process, well and good.

What I'm talking about here is the sort of thing that knitters and quilters have always done ...
making quilts and knitteds for charity

tiny quilts for the premature infants that don't make it
tiny knitted and crochet garments for those that do

Thankfully I've never had to deal with the anguish of watching a very prem baby fight to survive although I've known people who have. So there's no personal family reason for being involved, just something very satisfying about making wee things and knowing that they'll perhaps help ease someone's anxiety or pain. Not a huge committment of time, energy or resources for such a positive outcome, right ?

...with this in mind, and because I'd be doing it anyway, I signed up to Sarah's NICU Knitathon late last year and sent off my tiny garments to the hospital of my choice in Melbourne. I tend not to blog much about my charity knitting because it seems a bit like I'm blowing my own horn.

I'm making an exception this time because

Sarah emailed me in December with the news that she's had a random drawing and was sending me something

the something has now arrived and is THIS:
Two skeins of beautiful hand dyed Koigu KPPM sock yarn in spring greens with a hint of lavender

SO not why one does it, but hey, I'm not going to pretend that it isn't lovely .
Yes I'm a spoiled brat.
I know it
now go visit Sarah's blog okay ?


Anonymous said...

Oooooo Squishy......

Sarah said...

I' so glad it arrived and I wish we could convince everyone that a little tiny hat is just the thing to knit when nothing else will inspire you! Thanks for participating!

Lynne said...

That's very pretty yarn - congratulations.

Kylie said...

Such pretty yarn. Lucky you ;)

Alwen said...

Oh, squee, what a pretty colorway!

Sheepish Annie said...

Squishy mail is really the best kind of mail, isn't it? And you deserve it for making so many people feel a bit of comfort during a tough time. Enjoy!