My continuing adventures in knitting for our local NICU, creating special holiday hats (and more!) for our little Littles in celebration of the major holidays and for their parents to take home as souvenirs.
I'm thrilled to announce--"My book is here!" Wow, that is a unique and peculiar feeling to hold a published work in your hand and see your name in print. It's both gut-tingling and humbling at the same time.
I only wish my Mom and Nannie had been with me to see it. I think they both would have enjoyed seeing it and being a part of this whole project. But not to dwell on loss, thank you to EVERYONE who is a part of this project directly or by encouraging me in the mania of the last four years of baby-hat-designing!
The book should be available after September 1, 2011 anywhere Leisure Arts craft books are sold (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, etc). If it is not in stock, please ask at their service desk for it by name/my name/publisher and I'm sure they can easily bring it into stock.
Keeping babies warm is so important to their health! That's why Glenna Anderson Muse designed these knit hats for babies in the hospital where she works as a respiratory therapist. So that every baby can have a cozy cap, the sweet patterns are written for three sizes of preemies and three sizes of term babies (newborn, 3-6 months, and 12 months). Each of the 19 designs uses medium weight yarn and is based on one of four basic hat styles: Basic Paper Bag Hat, Basic Jester, Basic Beanie, and Basic Cone. Seasonal looks include bunny ears, springy curls, patriotic stripes, and Halloween and Christmas characters, but the hats look just as adorable without a holiday theme. Each design is an opportunity to make gifts of love for the babies who need them!
Gene aka The Hubby Who makes suggestions, appreciates my efforts, and who said when seeing the turkey butt hat for the first time "You are so perverse. Those poor babies don't know what they've gotten in to." But he laughed while he said it so I think it was a compliment.