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After our inaugural blog piece about knitting during Covid-19, I suggested “summer knitting” as a topic because, after all, it is July. However, I didn’t realize we would be weathering a 19-day marathon heat wave of over 90 degrees. I am talking about it being so hot...
By Diana Solymossy What would I do without my Coronavirus-quarantine-knitting? It’s keeping me sane! I love feeling productive, and the rhythmic click-click-click of knitting is soothing. Some of the first things that I knit were these Coronavirus stress balls. I...
Ann, a Project Knitwell volunteer, has worked with participants at several program sites including Street Sense, N Street Village, and the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Smith Center). An accomplished knitter, she is known for her intricately designed socks...
On March 13, 2020, Project Knitwell placed a hold on therapeutic knitting sessions in observance of the public health recommendations designed to decrease the spread of coronavirus. We will be contacting our volunteers and partners when this status changes.
Meet Cynthia, an oncology dietician at Virginia Hospital Center’s Cancer Resource Center. Project Knitwell volunteers taught Cynthia to knit a few years ago at a class we sponsored for hospital staff.
Meet Judy Hawkins, Client and Community Organizer at Bread for the City. Judy worked with Project Knitwell to bring knitting to Bread for the City to help women in need of ways to cope with difficult life experiences.
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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.”