Friday, February 11, 2011


My first shawl...
this project is rather photogenic...
 forgive me for my Kodak Fever...

Knit for "Wrapped in Care" (a group I found on Ravelry). 
When I read the following about this group, I knew I wanted to participate;
it was just a matter of finding the right yarn and the perfect pattern:

"Knit a shawl for someone who must leave the birth center with empty arms.
This program will allow mothers who have suffered the death of an infant to be wrapped in the warmth of shawls during a very traumatic and painful time. In addition, if the mother is not discharged yet, they can also provide a far more beautiful background than a hospital gown for pictures that will be treasured for a lifetime.
We are knitting shawls for the Bereavement Program of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics --
St. Paul, Minnesota."

Several months ago, I purchased several skeins of Berroco Comfort Chunky yarn in a lovely oat color.
It was going to be a sweater for me, but the yarn got re-purposed for this project.

The pattern is called "Saroyan" by  Liz Abinante.  A link to her website is HERE
The pattern is so beautiful; the minute I finished the first leaf in the shawl,
I knew I'd be making this pattern again.

Lovingly knit in memory of my son Max
(January 13, 1996 - January 22, 1996)


affectioknit said...

It's beautiful! and so very sweet of you...I'm so sorry for your loss...

Wool Free and Lovin knit said...

There's nothing so beautiful as a garment knit with love and empathy for the recipient -- I'm sure whoever receives your shawl will feel your hug and care!

Anonymous said...

Kim-your shawl is beautiful and the compassionate reason for it brought tears to my eyes. Shawls remind me of hugs and yours is destined to be that for someone. Your kind heart shows in your handiwork and I know those "molecules of love" you put into each piece add extra warmth for the recipients. Harriet

Anonymous said...

Kim-I loved your shawl too. It looks so great in person. I'm glad you brought it to the Thursday group so we could all share. And I didn't know about your son but that is so special. I made a custom designer scarf is teal and purple colors in memory of my little sister who died of ovarian cancer. Like Harriet said, the reason why brings tears to your eyes. See you Thursday. joelynjellybean

Kim said...

Thanks for the sweet comments, ladies. :)