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Mostly Red.

Posted on | June 6, 2013 | 11 Comments

A whole lot of red seems to be happening around here. And why not? It certainly brightens up a Winter’s day.

I have been doing a little bit of knitting for our grandson and this sweater just happens to be red.  It’s fun knitting for littlies as the item grows so quickly.


We also found this great little red wagon for him. We will take that down when he is a little older.


During our recent  trip to the US we had to call into a local children’s’ hospital for a visit. In a room off the entrance foyer there are dozens of large red wagons. These are for parents to transport their children around to the various sections of the hospital. What a fun way to start a visit.

Just out of interest, they also had a free valet parking service for parents. You could bring your child right to the front door and then the car would be parked for your.  It was then also brought to the front door when you were ready to leave with your child. How sensible is that?



To keep the red theme going, here is a pic of the trees outside my front door with all their red leaves.



I do make clothes for our grandson in other colours besides red. This is a blue sweater in the same pattern as the red one.



I also made a few more bibs in an extra large size now that he has grown.


Okay, lots more to sew. Hope your week is going well.


11 Responses to Mostly Red.

  • joan says:

    I’m playing catch up here. Looks like I missed quite a bit. Love red wagons, I have a little on in my entryway! Cute cute sweaters you’ve made. Before you know it, it will be snowing there. :-)

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    How fun to see all those red things and to hear about the red carts in the hospital. Super fun bibs, I especially love the car one, so cute!!

  • Linda King says:

    What a lucky little fellow, having a wonderful Grandma to make him things!

  • Suz says:

    Those red wagons are a wonderful idea! And your knitting is wonderful- makes me feel warm on this cold Sunday morning!

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    What a great idea re the wagons in the children’s hospital. Love both jumpers and those bibs will get a lot of use. I love the one with the bugs on it.
    Have a lovely long weekend.

    Happy days.

  • Fiona says:

    lovely red goodies…. I do like the idea of the red trollies for littlies at the hospital….. you’ve made lots of things…. I do like that lovely big bug fabric bib…

  • Neat-O! You know I like red. When our daughter was a patient at Texas Children’s Hospital, the high point of her visit was that they had toys on the floor that they could ride around. It helped.

  • What a lucky little guy! The things you have made him are adorable. Fun times!

  • Shez says:

    lovely projects there Karen,your GSwill be the best dressed little boy around.xx

  • Anita says:

    Hi Karen,
    There is alot of red happening your way, but red is a great colour and looks fantastic on little boys!!! The blue jumper looks cute too.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Love all your red….the little blue sweater is gorgeous too. Love the little red wagons.


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