Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Good News! And More Good News!

Today was super exciting for me . . . We have now begun delivering scarves to a second cancer center. When I called the Sister Mary Pia Cancer center to make arrangements to deliver scarves they asked me to share them with another treatment center, the Stockton Hematology Oncology center. At both centers they were thrilled that we had 80+ scarves to divide between the two centers. This was our first delivery to the Stockton Hematology Oncology center and they were very receptive and gracious. While we were there stocking the shelves two patients chose scarves for themselves. Another patient told us thank you and how grateful they are for the scarves. It just makes my heart sing! Ususally we don't get contact with the patients, but at SHO we deliver to the very area where patients are receiving chemo and I have to tell you that putting a face on these patients really rips at your heart, but at the same time makes me want to knit all the faster to add other centers to our list of recipients and assure the success of "Scarves From The Heart"! It makes me impatient to get our web site up and running.

Thank you to all of my friends who make this possible. I especially want to thank Dorey and Margo Lynn who each sent many scarves made by themselves, family and friends. Without you and the many others who knit and crochet these scarves there would be no Scarves From The Heart!

Last Thursday evening I had the opportunity to speak to a knitting group at our LYS. In addition to telling them about Scarves From The Heart, I provided them with a written piece about the project and also a pattern I wrote. In exchange the group will knit scarves for Scarves From The Heart! I feel like the smile has been on my face long enough they may have to peel it off with a putty knife!

The More good news is that the expected grandbaby is a girl! She is due in mid-October so I have lots of time to knit for her. I'm so excited to know I can knit girly things! There are so many adorable little girl patterns available. As for my current knitting, I've got one scarf on the needles that is about 2/3 done, and another that I just started.

And now I'm off to work on those scarves, or should I cast on for that baby blanket?


At 7:33 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

I'm so glad to hear that you will be getting to knit girly things. That is so much fun.
Wow, 80 scarves! That is great.
I will have to get a few scarves going myself.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger AlisonH said...

Wow! That's a lot! And you know, it's wonderful for the patients, too, to be able to put at least one face to the great gift of those scarves.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger alex said...

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At 3:56 AM, Blogger Lynda Lambert said...

Great news that you now have two places where those scarves can be a blessing to people who would appreciate them so much. Yes, it is good for them to have a face to put with those scarves, too, I agree with alisonh.


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