Baby's First Yellow Yarn

Hello men,
My dear co-worker made it through her first trimester of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, this past Friday's visit shows no fetal growth or movement, so the baby was lost. Poor dear. Mom and Dad are coping and are tough people, so they will rebound well.

I had purchased seven skeins of Lion Brand Baby's First Bulky yarn. It is 55% acrylic, 45% cotton. I was going to make them a baby blanket but thought I wouldn't just now. If she gets pregnant again, I will work one up for them.

Until then, does anyone know what I could make out of a nice soft yellow yarn with net weight 3.5 oz/100g?

I know you guys are all very creative and I need a project to get me through my hip surgery rehab time.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



Bill's picture

How about putting the yellow yarn aside, saving it for the next baby...and doing something new...
Maybe some colour stranded knitting like the Alice Starmore designs at
...they take time and concentration...are very absorbing...and a pleasure to knit because of the beautiful yarn and gorgeous colours!

BrentGC's picture

Bill was thinking the same thing I was. Save it for the next one...and the project will have a double meaning to it. Please extend our sympathies, if appropriate.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another idea would be to take the yarn and make a prayer shawl - or afghan - for the parents. Did they know the yarn was for the baby they just lost? If so, that yarn may not work but you could always use other skeins from your stash. That way, you can give them a nice gift to help them recover from the sadness. Blessings on's hard to have this happen.

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TheKnittingMill's picture

What an excellent idea Joe!!! Very thoughtful

AKQGuy's picture

I agree with Joe if they're the type of people who would appreciate a prayer shawl or even just the thought of being in your heart and thoughts.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Mill and Q. I was influenced by the Shawl Ministry group I knit with. Their experience is that the parents often are comforted to know that someone recognizes their sorrow and cares enough to give them a cuddly gift that wishes them well.

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