On the knitting front, I have been making some preemie blankets. I used Daphne's pattern from Wye Needlecrafts' collection of preemie blanket patterns (sadly the patterns do not seem to be on their website any more). I like it because it is simple and also because of the waffle texture it produces:
I will be adding them to some other preemie blankets I have made and sending them off to Cuddles UK, who provide maternity units with burial clothes and blankets for stillborn and premature babies. It is one of the very worthwhile charities supported by Loving Hands.
I've also sent off a parcel to Loving Hands. There was a small amount of room in the box, so I quickly knitted a few pairs of children's mittens, which are always in demand for Operation Orphan.
They filled the gap admirably!