Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weekend Retreat

I attended a knitting retreat (or Knitting Camp as they call it in Italy)

Relais Villa Pomelo
Novi Ligure
What a beautiful hotel.

One of the hallways at the 4-star hotel

The hosting group is called Cuore di Maglia and the members knit items for premature babies.

This is a bag I made a few weeks ago for storing my yarn.
My friend gave me a heart to add to it because the
main part of the logo for Cuore di Maglia is a heart.

We spent the weekend eating well (of course! we are in Italy)...

...and knitting and staying up till 3 in the morning like at a sleep-over party.

A hat I knit to be added to a care package
for the premature babies
that weigh from 500 grams to 2500 grams

One of the speakers at the event was a paediatrician from one of the hospitals.

Items our Verona group made.

She talked about their facility and the families we help.

photographed from the publicity of Cuore di Maglia

Why am I part of the group? Because I want to show the parents there is someone thinking of them. The babies are well taken care of but who is there for that mom or dad.  I want to show some support, let them know someone is thinking of them and sending 'good vibes' their way. I am so glad I can do a little something. The hospital staff says the care packages of hand knitted sweaters, hats, blankets and booties are really appreciated by the families. It feels good to know that.

photographed from the publicity of Cuore di Maglia

1 comment:

  1. Ciao Sandra!
    E' stato un piacere conoscerti...cercherò di non mettere i miei progetti nel "secchio"!