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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Healing Loops

Four month ago my husband and best friend had to undergo cancer treatments. As treatments progressed he constantly felt chilled. Being handy with knitting needles I immediately made him a hat (matter of fact, I made him three). One day I stopped and visited the hospital's family resource center and I saw a box of donated hats. I figured that I could keep my mind and hands busy while making someone smile and stay warm.

Up to now I have been going through my yarn basket knitting and crocheting hats with my left over yarn. I like using Wool-Ease and Vanna's Choice. Some of my projects also included Homespun, Jiffy, Quick & Cozy, as well as some of the baby yarns

It has been very rewarding to know that I can help someone with something as simple as a homemade hat. So far I have made 17 hats for both children and adults. Only few people know that I am doing this for cancer patients and that is just the way I like it. All attention, thoughts and prayers are focused on the healing and recovery of patients!

My loops have recently expanded. A co-worker recently lost his mother who loved to knit and crochet. He saw me crochet during my lunch hour so he brought me a box filled with his mother's baby yarns. So far I made a baby afghan, a layette set and 2 baby hats. My plans are to donate those items to a charity helping needy mothers/families.

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Elke


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