I’ve been working on a couple of little cloths for a very special gift. I have a remarkable friend, Meg, who is expecting a baby girl in a couple of weeks. Emerald will be born with a congenital heart defect and will require assistance pretty much immediately from birth. Her mama is so strong and courageous and a true advocate of the attachment parenting philosophy. She and her husband have been communicating with and influencing their medical care team to ensure their daughter will not be deprived of essential skin to skin, breastfeeding and cosleeping. These tiny, insignificant cloths could be popped in Meg’s nursing top and, should Meg and Emerald have to be parted, hopefully Emerald will be comforted by the scent of her mama on these cloths.
It’s such a small thing but getting these right has been very important to me. I live many miles from Meg, although we are both in the same country, and this feels like a physical way to be connected with both her and her baby. What a gift knitting is to the knitter as well as the recipient when love can be literally knit in with each stitch worked.
I posted these today and hope the love pours out of the parcel when it is opened.
Joining Nicole and Ginny