When is a square not a square?

Where do all the squares go?  

We have a huge number of wonderful volunteers who give their time, lending their skills and abilities to help The Neonatal Trust.  We are incredibly grateful to the army of incredibly talented knitters who continuously provide gorgeous, lovingly created, woollen items to help keep babies snuggly warm........ But have you ever wondered what happens to all those 10 cm x 10 cm woollen squares that get knitted?  

These fantastic ladies at Plimmerton Inner Wheel have been busy sewing all the little squares together into many, many blankets to help keep our tiny patients warm. 
 
On 13th June, they had a working bee, spreading all the squares out, using their colour-coordinating skills and grouping them accordingly.  They then very kindly took the blankets home to finish them off....... the end result was a mountain of beautiful blankets! 
 

Thank you to all the fabulous knitters for the mountain of woollen squares and the team at Plimmerton Inner Wheel for all your support!  

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Babies love wool!

Did you know 100% wool is a beautiful natural fibre that importantly is breathable? (unlike synthetics and acrylics, which can cause a baby to sweat and overheat).  Babies born early cannot regulate their own body heat and the use of wool is key to ensuring their body can focus on growing and developing.

If you'd like to help with knitting, you can find more information on our website here

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Healthy brainThe benefits of knitting

Knitting and crocheting are often associated with friends and family. The craftwork in progress may be intended for a loved one or perhaps it is being created while in the company of friends, family or a social knitting group. Knitting is a fantastic hobby for individuals and the basic stitches are very easy to pick up. 

The act of knitting is recommended to peoples of all genders and ages as it provides unexpected benefits for both physical and mental health – with the enjoyment and satisfaction factors on top of this. 

Here are 5 things to know about knitting:  

  • It can help with managing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • It keeps your brain healthy
  • It can help your motor skills
  • It is a meditative act
  • It instils pride upon completion 

Read more details on the benefits, in a document easy to print or share, here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners