I have spent most of the day hanging out at the hospital with my ridiculously cute niece and her amazing Mum as she remains stable after a very rocky week. She’s a tough little cookie that’s for sure.
A teeny tiny cardigan flew off the needles for her last week after realising it might be a while until the kimono jacket fits her.
The pattern is from the excellent Ray of Hope charity pages hosted on the BBC Stoke & Staffordshire BBC website. They have a good selection of patterns, both hand and machine knit, along with advice on knitting items for babies in hospital.
The garment I made is the V-Necked Cardigan in Peter Pan DK worked on a 3.25mm for a tighter gauge and smaller size. My finished version has a 12 inch chest and fits the little one perfectly…I couldn’t resist the buttons! Fingers crossed she will soon outgrow it.
After taking a wrong turn on my way to the unit, I discovered a few more tile pictures and stopped to read a bit more about them too. They are all from the original Doulton factory in Lambeth which was on a site not too far from the hospital up until 1956.
I thought you’d all appreciate the ones with sheep on which include Little Bo Peep…
More knits to reveal over the coming weeks and I’ll try and find a few more of these beautiful tiles to share with you all too. In the meantime a heartfelt thank you for all your kind words and well wishes for the Little Lady, it means more than I can express.