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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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Knitzvah

Last year my synagogue started a Knitzvah group. As an avid crocheter, the idea of creating things for people in need was very intriguing. We have people in our group that encompass all ages and sexes. Our projects focus on hats and blankets for premature infants, helmut liners for US and Israeli soldiers, and hats for chemotherapy patients. Of course, we use baby yarn for the infants, and the helmut liners have to be a specific yarn and color. The yarn for the chemo hats has to be very soft so as not to irritate the naked scalp. I have mostly used cotton yarn but most recently tried the chenille yarn. The chenille makes a beautiful, soft, warm hat and the women at the cancer center really loved the texture and color. Many people from all over have benefited from the things we've made. They are grateful that there is someone out there who cares about them and who are willing to make what they may need to help them live more comfortably. Every time I see someone who complains that they have nothing to do, I encourage them to take up knitting or crocheting and make something for someone less fortunate. I would have so liked to send you some pictures of my work but I went to the cancer center of UCONN medical center and dropped off all the hats. That and I probably wouldn't have been able to figure out how to send pictures anyway.

I want to thank the Lions Brand company for making so many beautiful yarns and for encouraging people to get involved in charity work.

Sincerely,
Sharyn G. Lantzman
26 Eleanor Place
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 559-8118
slgl73@yahoo.com


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