Just a general hint - we have a competition each year for baby clothes and blankets, which are sent to the local prem unit. They do ask that we don't make very lacy things as tiny fingers can get caught in the holes.
There are some joyous patterns here http://www.bliss.org.uk/knit-for-premature-babies
What a wonderful idea! Who takes part in the competition and is it judged by how many items each group makes?Thanks very much for the link. These are always handy to have for hospital donations. Great site.
Thanks, Salmonmac! We each knit one item from the scheduled pattern (this year - a blanket) then all the entered items are donated + all the extras people often do as well.Glad you like the Bliss site - I love the ladybird hat!