Thursday, October 29, 2009

Care Packages

Dear Mom,
A friend, who also happens to be a knitter, is facing some surgery and a few days in the hospital next week. Being the sort of person who could not even donate blood without knitting in my lap, I immediately set about preparing knitting care packages for her hospital stay.
The knitting needs to be the kind where she can pick it up and start knitting without having to clear a possibly foggy-from-medicine head. I want the knitting to help her heal, to boost her spirits, and to comfort her.

I found some clear paint cans at Michael's, and each can has yarn, needles and instructions for a simple scarf.  Each is completely self contained so she can take it with her or her husband can grab a paint can and know that everything she will need is in there for her. I've already cast on each scarf so they are ready when she picks them up. Nothing more than the soothing repetition of knit stitches (and a speedy recovery) required.


brooke t. higgins said...

That is maybe one of the coolest ideas ever. Wow. I am so impressed!

merrilymarylee said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest, most thoughtful, oh so clever idea! I'll bet she will love it.

Tell her your blogging friends wish her well.

Carol L. said...

I love this idea and will keep it in my brain for future use. This is why you are the creative one. Your knitting friend will be added to my nightly prayers.

Deb H. said...

Can't think of a more thoughtful, healing gesture than cast-on knitting in a clear paint can. You are a genuine "angel knitter". Best wishes to the recipient.

amanda said...

Such a lovely idea! What a great friend you are!

Dianne MacDonald said...

I just bought some of those cans today to use for packaging Christmas cookie and candy gifts, but I love the idea of putting a knitting project gift inside. I may have to go back to Michael's tomorrow for more! You are a thoughful friend.