Sunday, September 03, 2006

Knitters are the Nicest People

In my last post, I mentioned that I have been soaking up the comfort of the Grey's Anatomy. Tonight I watched the episode entitled The Name of the Game and I discovered a whole new reason to love the Grey's Anatomy. . . In this episode, Meredith and Izzie have taken a vow of celibacy and are replacing sex with knitting a sweater. In the opening scenes of this episode, Meredith is KNITTING IN THE BAR! Just one more reason that this show has been my favorite therapy.

I've Been Neglectful....

I've meant to mention this project several times lately but I've neglected to. I came across this project several weeks ago and I've been knitting squares from my cotton scraps and . . . I keep failing to mention it here. I AM MENTIONING IT NOW!

Warming Grace Warming Grace is Cynthia's project and (to quote from the Warming Grace website) "NAMED IN HONOUR OF MY NIECE GRACE WHO IS BEING TREATED FOR LEUKEMIA, WARMING GRACE IS AN ONGOING PROJECT DESIGNED TO CREATE BLANKETS FROM KNITTED AND CROCHETED SQUARES FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH CANCER..."

This is her niece Grace (also stolen from the Warming Grace website).

I blame it on PMS but I confess, the first time I visited this website and saw that face, I cried and cried. What a beautiful girl. How could you not want to knit squares for this baby - or for a project named in her honor - knit until your fingers bleed???

Ya'll, there are so many wonderful knitting charity projects and knitting good deeds and ways to contribute to making the world a better place. . . it is kind of overwhelming to me how many great, meaningful causes there are. It is both thrilling and intimidating to see all of the projects we can knit for. Sometimes I contribute but I don't knit for every charity knitting project I come across but sometimes I am just compelled. Sometimes I am touched in a way that I don't expect - that's how Warming Grace touched me. I think this is probably one of the smaller projects I've seen but I hope you will go over and visit. And maybe knit a square. They are small squares - only 5". That Cynthia is pretty easy going, not overly restrictive - she is seeking "knitted or crocheted squares, blocked, any colour, any pattern, in 100% soft cotton or wool". See? Couldn't be easier.

Maybe you will want to knit two or three.

2 comments:

Dorothy said...

Warming Grace was my first charity knit. It's a great cause and so many children will gain so much comfort from it.

duchessofgravity said...

hmm. wasn't that the episode of grey's anatomy where izze is actually replacing the pieces of the sweater cause she's doing so terribly on them ? ;) i love that show too