Friday, June 5, 2009

The Wiggins Memorial Preemie Hat Project

Hi All,

Today I am posting for our wonderful knitting group, Knit Happens . Over the past few months, we have been making preemie hats to present to Dr. Doreen Wiggins, in memory and honor of her husband, Dr. Michael Wiggins, who died very unexpectedly last winter.
It is our hope that when she receives and donates these preemie hats, it will bring to her some comfort and joy in knowing that some precious new lives are being kept warm in her husband's memory. This project honors both Drs. Michael and Doreen and the importance of the work that Women and Infants Hospital does for all babies, but particularly premature and at risk babies.
We started knitting hats and were beginning to collect quite a few. Sue mentioned it on Ravelry and at the Knitting Guild at the Slater Mill, and soon hats began to arrive from Tennessee, Great Britain, Colorado, New Bedford, MA., Slater Knitting Guild RI, Wisconsin, Indiana and even a knitting student of Sue's. Everyone has been so very generous and we want you to know that we have 216 collected and made to date.
We are very grateful to all of you who have helped to make the Wiggins Hat Project so very successful. Here are some pictures of Knit Happens members, stuffing and boxing the hats for delivery and some great shots of our members "just doin'what we do!"
Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rhode Island Special Olympics and my niece

I wanted to show some pictures of my niece Kathy and her friends at the RI Special Olympics this past weekend. She asked me, and I was very pleased, to embroider a cap for her for her team, The Trudeau Tigers. You can find a lot of good information on the RI Special Olympics at
Kathy's very proud Aunty Barbara

Persistence Pays Off!

Good morning All--

Well, I have learned to do the Magic Loop! Here are some pictures. I am just soooo excited! Look in the last posting to find the link to the You Tube instructional video if you want to learn to do this. It's really very easy once you learn the basics. I never thought I'd be knitting something this small!
Have a great day,