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Helping Nurses Relieve Stress During Pandemic

Knitting is a proven wellness tool Washington, D.C. — When the pandemic hit, Project Knitwell (PK) pivoted to teaching knitting via Zoom, and has brought this helpful wellness tool to nurses around the region. Through its innovative Knitwell in the Cloud program,...

Flexing Like Gumby

So now we’re all on something like Day 5,823 of the pandemic. OK, so it only feels like it’s been forever. Reflecting on my pandemic life, I realized that flexibility is really important and helping in coping with our odd new realities. Some examples in our house: No...

Knitwell Knits Back

Early in the pandemic one of our volunteers, Debbie Heller, came up with the idea to knit for our program sites and provide knitted gifts during the holiday season, so Knitwell Knits Back was launched and it sure DELIVERED! More than 186 knitted hats were donated to N...

Making Lemonade

I know, I know … this COVID time is weird. It’s strange. It can be boring. It can be tense, frustrating, scary.I’m usually an optimist (my blood type is even B-positive, LOL), so I am finding ways to enjoy my pandemic shut-in time. The best way I can illustrate this...

Escaping to Vermont

Northern Vermont is a definite change from DC — the cooler temps and profusion of green hillsides bring a natural calm to everyday life. But folks here have had to adjust just as we have in the cities — co-op markets are limited to 4 people at a time, restaurants are...

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“The knitting program has been wonderful for both patients and family members.  Socially, it gives the family members something to do.  Often many of the moms won’t leave their room, but they will for a knitting class.  Many friendships have been forged because of this program.  It connects them to a community.  Even patients who speak different languages have learned to knit – there is no language barrier.  It is good to see patients in bed knitting and enjoying themselves.”

MGUH Child Life Specialist.

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