This week our small company’s accountant received some devastating news. Her 4 yr old son, Brandon, was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
He hadn’t been well and went in for some tests, they were assured he was alright etc. etc. but then this Monday morning they recieved a call saying they needed to bring him in right away, that day, to begin treatment.
We were told about this at our staff meeting on Wednesday night and all of us are stunned. He is the dearest little boy – of course he is! His mother is the kindest lady & we all know his aunty, a fellow ECE’er who has this little guy in her home daycare. We have been thinking of ways we can help and provide support. My head has been swimming with ideas and then it hit me: a Comfort Blanket.
I would dearly love to be able to give this little boy, and his identical twin brother, Denver, a Comfort Blanket. A way to share love, hope and well wishes with him and his family. I am hoping you would like to help too.
If you would like to make 4″ knit or crocheted squares in your choice of non-acrylic boyish colours please leave a note in the comments and I will contact you. I am thinking it would be really nice for his parents if you included a postcard letting them know where you are from with your square or squares.
I’ve had some questions about squares – here are some answers.
Does it have to be worsted weight? No – it can be sock, dk, bulky etc. The choice is yours. As long as it is a 4″ square!
Does it need to be superwash? No. Though something machine washable is ideal since chemotherapy makes patients quite ill.
Does it need to be wool? No. It can be any natural material that is soft to the touch. Chemotherapy causes heightened sensitivity and acrylic can be especially irritating.
*Should we receive more squares than needed we will seam up more blankets to donate to BC Children’s Hospital.*
Please post a link to this project in your own blog.
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