“Knitting has an uncanny way of calming one’s soul — slowly bringing you back to the present with each row and gently allowing you to release worry, tension, and stress. Project Knitwell was the lifeline during the hardest period of my life.”
About Project Knitwell
Project Knitwell provides a proven wellness tool that helps people cope with stressful situations in
Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 as a result of her experience being the mother of a pediatric patient. Years ago, her daughter spent countless hours in the hospital recovering from multiple heart surgeries. Carol recalls how slowly the clocks moved and how difficult it was for her to concentrate. It was at that time that she renewed her interest in knitting and believes that it provided a welcomed distraction from the immediate worries related to her daughter’s hospital stay.
Years later, Carol returned as a volunteer to the pediatric unit where her daughter was a patient. She taught mothers whose children were hospitalized to knit in the hope that they, too, would gain from it the benefits she had. With this, the seed for Project Knitwell was planted. The organization received its 501(c)(3) status in October 2010. Carol’s daughter, now a healthy twenty-something, worked as a nurse on the same unit at