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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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Knit at Night Guild

I am a member of Knit at Night Guild, here in Houston. I have been knitting since I was six years old and continued on when I took home economics at school where I also learned how to crochet. I became interested in knitting and crocheting prayer shawls when I found out the local churches were making them out of flannel and passing them out to cancer patience in the church as well as in the cancer hospitals.

Since I work full time I decided I too wanted to make prayer shawls but knit or crochet them instead since they are portable. Some of my friends who were diagnosed with cancer became my first recipients. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn to make the prayer shawls.

The members of our guild this year will reach out to the veterans, women's shelters, cancer centers and babies, especially the bereaved. I have donated several afghans, baby blankets, chemo/preemie hats and bereavement blankets to our guild for distribution.

I have used Homespun, Baby Soft, Pound of Love and Imagine. I have made about 3 dozens hats/chemo/preemie caps, 30+ afghans and about 5 preemie/bereavement blankets.

Knitting and crocheting is my hobby and I derive a sense of satisfaction knowing that I can make something for others when they are going through chemo, therapy, bereavement or birth of a premature baby. I use knitting and crocheting to relax after teaching a full load at a middle school.

To all you knitters and crocheters out there-we can make a differnce in the lives of the needy, sick and the bereaved.
Mary Britton

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