Keen north-east knitters have been celebrated with a special tea party.
NHS Grampian hosted the afternoon event to honour everyone who has made items for premature babies born in Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
More than 100 women attended the celebration.
The items, which include hats, blankets and little toys, are made for the early arrivals in the hospital.
Around 1,000 babies a year who are born too soon are cared for in the neonatal unit, which is in need of a constant supply of knitting to keep the newborns warm in their first few hours.
The knitted clothes and toys are also used for other babies and parents are allowed to take the items home with them as a keepsake.
Senior charge midwife Kylie Williamson said: “We are so lucky to have the support of our volunteer knitters.
“The beautiful hats, cardigans and blankets they produce help keep babies warm in the first few hours of their life.
“They also make a lovely keepsake for parents as we send them home with the knitted goods as a gift.
“With 5,500 babies born in Aberdeen each year, we need a regular supply.
“Holding a celebration tea party for our knitters is the very least we can do.
“It was lovely to take the time to chat with them and for them to meet more of the staff team at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.”
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Those who attended were visited by twins William and Eddie Gray, who were brought in by parents Michelle Leye and Stewart Gray.
The babies were recipients of some of the knitted goods, and visited the ladies to let them see where their efforts were being used.
Thousands of items have been donated to NHS Grampian over the years.
One woman, Sandra Gall, has knitted almost 1,500 pieces herself.
As well as regular hats, cardigans and blankets, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital was the first hospital in Scotland to get on board with an appeal for crocheted octopuses.
The soft cephalopod toys provide important comfort for premature babies, as the octopus tentacles help to mimic the umbilical cord babies hold in the womb.
Members of the public who are interested in getting involved with knitting for babies in Aberdeen are asked to get in contact with the staff at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital by calling 0345 456 6000.