Loved and Lost – Knitting Teeny Tiny Charity Items

When she lost her baby boy at seventeen weeks gestation, she wrapped his tiny body in a blanket that she had knit for him. It was so comforting to have that handmade baby blanket in the midst of such grief and turmoil. That one little blanket served to comfort her in the weeks to come as she mourned her lost son in a way that no mother ever should.
Emerson was due on July 13, 2013 and on that day the family will be scattering his ashes and saying goodbye. On that day she will be making her first donation.

As a tribute to her son, Morgan has organized Elephant Tears, a group of knitters on Ravelry who make teeny tiny knitted things for other babies born too soon, gone too soon. It is a way to comfort those who mourn and show respect to those who are lost. “Elephant Tears collects small preemie blankets, 18-24” squares/rectangles, to donate to the birth center at the University of Colorado Hospital. These blankets will add a personal touch to the bereavement packages provided by the hospital to families who have lost a baby due to unfortunate circumstances,as well as giving those parents a very tangible item to bring them comfort in the coming days, weeks, or months.”*

Please consider joining me in supporting this sweet mother as she reaches out to those in need and in remembering her sweet boy, Emerson. It takes only a few hours and a small amount of yarn to make such teeny tiny things and bring comfort to a grieving mothers heart.

This is the beginnings of the box that I am putting together to send to Elephant Tears – (detailed notes on my Ravelry project page here)

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If you are local to me, please feel free to contribute. I hope to get my box in the mail by July 5 and would love to add whatever you make, too. Just bring it by anytime.

For more information, please check out the Elephant Tears Ravelry Group or contact HolyCuteness on Ravelry.

*this is directly quoted from the Ravelry Group page

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3 thoughts on “Loved and Lost – Knitting Teeny Tiny Charity Items

  1. Stitches from the Heart also has some bereavement patterns available. I myself have wrapped a baby too soon for this world in something made by loving hands, so I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.

    • I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing quite like grieving the passing of a child. I found my miscarriage to be the loneliest time of my life, even though I was surrounded by loving family and friends. But even the smallest gesture of comfort and support was so very appreciated and so I feel compelled to do the same for other moms.

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