Into the World.
This blanket is in the mail. It's headed to a little girl. I don't know her. She lives in the town where I grew-up. And, she's very sick.
I don't do a lot of requests, but when I got an email asking me to knit this particular pattern as a donation to a fundraising auction, I felt compelled to oblige.
Once upon a time, I was a very sick little girl. I was lucky to have the support and help of a large community. I can be certain I never thanked them all. Further, I'm positive there are people whose names I've never known who did things to care for me and my family during all the hospital stays, surgeries and periods of not knowing. And, I know, without question, that all of those things mattered.
I got better. And, I've stayed better for a long time. I hope Katie does too. While knitting a blanket won't cure what ails her, I hope it helps to show that there are people in her corner rooting for her. Keep fighting.
Pattern: Baby Tree of Life Throw
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, Off-White (1.1 skeins)
4/10/2013 09:31:37 am
It's gorgeous. I wish I had more time to knit more things that I'm willing to part with. I've got to make at least two Project Linus blankets, as Little Man received two during his hospital visits.
This is so touching and you are such a wonderful person to be trying to help her even if it seems like a small gesture to you. She is going to love it, maybe that little bit of comfort and happiness will be what it takes to push her over into recovery, the brain is very powerful and responds to positive emotions like hope and gratitude.
4/10/2013 01:20:36 pm
This is amazing! Way to support her :)
4/10/2013 06:53:05 pm
Sending wishes for a full recovery to Katie and her family. This is a marvellous thing you have done. I am glad you recovered.
4/10/2013 09:13:56 pm
Thank you for making this beautiful blanket for a not so lucky girl. It is a lovely creation and present. I am glad you are doing fine now.
4/11/2013 01:26:25 am
It is amazing that you could help! You did a great job!
4/11/2013 05:17:16 am
It's lovely and I'm glad you are well. I hope and pray she will be too!
4/11/2013 11:13:29 am
How precious. You are a saint. Thank you for the effort made, I am sure it will be very appreciated. And such a lovely blanket.
4/12/2013 02:12:44 am
What a gorgeous blanket! I hope Katie and her family can feel the love in every stitch of the blanket!
4/12/2013 03:04:41 am
That's beautiful! I hope the auction is very successful and she is on the path to a full recovery.
4/12/2013 11:22:34 am
So lovely. You have such a great heart. Sending a such a lovely piece of work is like send a hug and its always a help and always appreciated.
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