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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keeping the Ladies Busy

Can you even imagine being confined to the hospital at this time of year? That's the case for the Antepartum ladies in the ward where I teach knitting each week. Being there is a good thing for them because skilled care means the difference often of a healthy baby or one who has to spend fewer days in Intensive Care (NICU), but, oh, the hours and days pass slowly. With this in mind, I often search the Internet for interesting, and relatively easy, knitting projects. I found a wonderful source of all sorts of free craft patterns here. Among them I chose these:
Holiday Projects
Interestingly enough, the ladies seemed to prefer this pattern by Danish knitter Vivian Hoxbro. Her website includes many beautiful and free patterns. This bear has an interesting history and is a fun puzzle to put together as it's knit in ONE piece except for the arms. I felt rather like a surgeon when I sewed the final seam! Try one, they are fun to do.


Gerry said...

Just stopping in to say, "HELLO"!

Love the new blog banner - very cute!

Rian said...

How good of you to do this. My sister is in a care facility right now. It's a tough time of year for "that." But I know that the good caregivers who work in these places are truly angels. Bless you.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! What a sweet little teddy bear! He reminds me of the bear Mr Bean carries everywhere with him. What a lovely thing you're doing for the ladies, not only giving them something to occupy the waiting time, but also teaching them a handy skill that can then be applied to all sorts of knitted goodies - Good on you! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Linda Vincent said...

Thanks Judy - I've just started knitting the teddy!!
Christmas hugs
Linda x

Ele said...

Dear Judy,

also a little Hello from is not so easy at the moment...

whish you are well and send my best whishes for a nice christmas time


Is the little guy Mr. Bean's teddy? :o)

Susan said...

Both sets of patterns are so cute. How sweet of you to spend the time with those moms. I can imagine the hours drag!