Along with an incredibly ambitious project plan for this Christmas in the NICU, fellow knitter Kathy and I unexpectedly (but happily) got our deadline moved up by a couple weeks for a local TV station, KY3-TV to come film a segment about Christmas in the NICU. We knitted and sewed like crazy women but managed to slide in under the deadline with holiday festive hats, botties, stockings/cuddlers, and snowman photo ornaments for all of the adorable December babies.
This is a photo of Mom Amanda Houtz and her cutie pie son, Logan. (Photo from KY3 web site)
Thanks to friend and fellow RT, Ronda, for this pic of me with reporter, Emily Wood, following my portion of the segment:
My one regret from the piece is that they didn't have time to talk about all the volunteers who have knitted with me over the five years of this project so I'd like to do that now and in big script!
A HUGE thank you to Kathy Grimes, a fellow respiratory therapist, who has been knitting with me for two years. She is the creator of almost all of those OMG CUTE animal hats that are so popular in our NICU plus so much more, including the hats, booties, and cuddlers from this Christmas season.
Also, many many thanks to those who have knitted with me in the past as their own commitments and obligations have allowed. Please know that I always smile and think of each of you as I look through all the great hats and booties that have snuggled the noggins in our NICU in the past: Aunt Susan who created the very first October NICU "Punkin Patch" with me, my sister Suzanne, nieces Jordan and Sydney, Kisha, out-of-towners who mailed donations to our babies: Cindy, Dianne, Lisa, and fellow RT's Nicole, Yung, Shelly, Ronda, and Susan.
Thank you all for your help, your love for our babies, and your dedication!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year