Any knitter can tell you that their craft can have healing properties, and Project Knitwell works to bring the that to people in stressful situations. The group works with patients, family members, and caregivers to use knitting as a way to find some needed distraction during worrisome times.
Project Knitwell works with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to hold a monthly knitting group. Above is a member of that group, the mother of a pediatric patient, who made the hat and scarf she is wearing out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®.
According to the group's Facebook page, this mom has already worked her way through their Resource Guide. She is about to start on the patterns in The Comfort of Knitting. We hope the healing properties of knitting can help her and anyone else in a similar situation.
Lion Brand is a proud supporter of Project Knitwell. The proceeds of the book Project Knitwell Presents: The Comfort of Knitting go to their cause. We have also donated hundreds of skeins of yarn for project and starter kits.
If you would like to donate or volunteer, visit their website for more information.
If you are in the Washington, DC, area, Project Knitwell will be hosting a free event at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital called "How Your Brain Helps You Heal: The Science of Knitting for Health and Wellness" on October 17 at 5 pm. RSVP here.