Healthy Baby Dorian Snuggling in his Crocheted Blanket
In between new crochet designs, family tragedies, and getting through the holidays, I have been busy prepping another dozen crocheted afghans and quilts to donate to the local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in memory of our little Rowan.
I gave a full bin of blankets to friends who recently stayed in one of the NICUs we have donated to in the past. Thankfully their baby is healthy and home after 10 days in the NICU. But I figure by now they know everyone in the NICU, and might enjoy bringing the blankets in for our Remembering Rowan Project. They delivered them yesterday and told me they loved them.
These blankets included several of the Rowan's Sampler Afghans we made during the Crochet-Along last summer. I gifted the original mint and aqua Sampler I designed for the CAL to little Dorian, who did not get to take home a blanket after his stay in the NICU.
I suppose most of the blankets we donate go to the Bereavement Department, for those babies who do not get to go home. Perhaps we need to get busy making more blankets so that every baby who stays in the NICU can go home with a blanket...