Monday, August 25, 2008

Visit With the Charge Nurse at the NICU

Okay, so it's day 44 of the Financial Blessing Challenge and we are just 1 day shy of the half way mark.

On Saturday, I visited the charge nurse at the NICU unit to see what size hats they need most. She gave me the number of the Child Life Specialist and so I called her this morning to touch base. We talked about colors for the hats and other items they may need. I will pay her a visit sometime this week to see which size hats will work best for what she needs. That will help me to determine what pattern to use for my class. She mentioned that the nurses prefer pink or blue hats or any lively color and that most of the time the yellow hats get left in the drawer. I also read on-line somewhere that the yellow hats tend to make the sick babies look sicker.

I will be teaching a 4 hour crocheting/knitting class on the 1st Sunday of every month. I will alternate each month (crochet one month, knit the next) and teach basic skills including stitches and how to read a pattern. We will then make a hat. I am hoping that we will have enough time to complete one hat since they are small and only take about an hour or so to complete.


  1. I'll be observing your progress. This is all very fascinating to me...I've never seen anyone knitting in my neck of the woods. By the way, I made some changes to my blog (novice, though I be). Pop over when you have the time and let me know what you think.


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