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Christmas fairy mouse ornament knitting pattern
Calling all knitters! We spotted this wonderful DIY Christmas Ornaments pattern over on the www.first-touch.org.uk facebook page – what a lovely challenge! First Touch Neonatal unit in Tooting, London are looking for knitters to help them make some of these cute Christmas Fairy Mice Ornaments… First Touch is the charity dedicated to raising funds to support sick and premature babies at the neonatal unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London – they would love some of these to decorate the hospital wards, and and would love to be able sell some to raise funds for the charity, at their ‘Christmas Card Sale’ and also to put some in the premature babies’ stockings on Christmas Eve. sweet!
These beautiful fairy mice can be found on the www.alandart.co.uk website, where you can click to download the pattern.
If you’d like to help and to arrange to send your adorable knitted fairy mice or robins (see pattern for the robins below), please email Sarah or Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them via their facebook page.
More from the First Touch Neonatal unit in Tooting, London:
“Although we are probably better known for funding costly medical equipment for the neonatal unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, First Touch is also very committed to family welfare.
One of our most popular annual schemes is providing Christmas stockings for all babies at Neonatal Unit the (nnu) on Christmas Day.
These usually contain a toy, and small item of clothing and some baby toiletries. This year we are asking for knitters to help us by creating a hand made mouse for the stockings. We know that families will feel real warmth knowing that someone has knitted a beautiful festive mouse for their poorly baby.”
We’ve also attached a link to this cute robin which you can knit following the pattern here on www.letsknit.co.uk, a great deal of pleasure can be taken from knitting for good as it were and if you fancy knitting something really useful and wearable, the charity are also in desperate need for some tiny little baby bonnets. We have a particular need for the very smallest size of these. click here to download >> knitted-ventilator-bonnets-pattern-firsttouchnnu
This ventilator bonnet pattern includes a flap to allow scanning. FirstTouchNNU advise to use 4 ply wool. If you use 3 ply, change your tension to suit – as long as this bonnet would fit a Tangerine Orange, it is not too small!
Follow FirstTouchNNU on twitter and on facebook and do share this pattern for them, it would be great to see them finished and I’m sure that the parents of the tiny babies will love the robins and mice fairies too!