…one of the biggest benefits of knitting is that it has “kept me away from my cell phone and things that don’t make me feel good.”
Meet Julia. Julia is the mom of a 5 ½ year old son. She also has metastatic breast cancer, for which she receives chemo at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) every 3 weeks. A Project Knitwell volunteer has been teaching Julia to knit. Sometimes our volunteer joins Julia to keep her company and knit with her while she receives her infusion. Other times, she meets her for a cup of tea to help her with her knitting.
Julia is pleased to see that knitting is appealing to the younger generation, and says that one of the biggest benefits of knitting is that it has “kept me away from my cell phone and things that don’t make me feel good.” She says it has been a positive outlet with a calming effect that results in a tangible product. And some of those tangible products are for her son!
Julia recently took her son with her to Looped www.loopedyarnworks.com, and she was excited that he asked her to buy yarn to make him a hat in his favorite team’s colors.