Dedication for “Share the Love” Yarn Bombing
These shawls and lap blankets were the works of many women who knitted and
crocheted them at home and at work, so that eventually they would bring comfort
to someone in long-term care. They
will wrap around the shoulders or lie across the lap of a person whose life has
shifted, who has had to shift with it, settling, unsettling, fluttering perhaps
like the hands with yarn, stopping, starting, unknotting, unknitting, making
mistakes, feeling frustrated, running hands over the stitches of their lives,
fingering worriedly the mistakes that are too far back to fix, wondering who
will notice them and whether they matter.
Thank you for participating in this project.
We are so proud to be a part of a community of creative women who take
time out of their busy lives to make a shawl or lap blanket for someone we don’t
even know--not because we are caregivers, though many of us are, but because we
appreciate caregivers and we empathize with those who are in need of care. Many of us have family members and
friends who need care or we, ourselves, have needed care. These shawls and lap blankets connect
us imperceptibly, like a blown kiss.