Dads knit too!  While we do knit with more moms than dads, our volunteers regularly report working with both parents of NICU and other pediatric patients.

One of our volunteers at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) told us she offered to teach the mom and dad of a pediatric patient to knit. The dad was very skeptical and politely declined. The next week, our volunteer returned to find the dad surrounded by yarn – happily crocheting while his wife knit!  Our volunteer had inspired him to give yarn-crafting a try as a welcome distraction during the long and stressful hours in the hospital.

For more on men and knitting, check out this Lion Brand blog post and watch Michael Scott’s video on breaking stereotypes about men and knitting.