Knitting Circles for Those Touched by Cancer
Growing up on the East Coast, I spent a lot of my childhood visiting battlefields and living history museums. Watching costumed adults recreate scenes of the past was like theater to me. What I loved most was being invited into the scene to dip beeswax candles, twist a pretzel or card fiber for yarn.
Those early outings nurtured my love of handcrafts. Even today I have but to look at a handmade object to appreciate the time, ingenuity and love that went into its making.
I also learned how handcrafting bonded people to each other, because it took a village to produce the quilts and farm equipment and household goods needed by all. When illness or death visited the communities, the villagers needed look no farther than next door for support. Bound together in industry, they instinctively gathered together to grieve and to heal.
Nowadays we no longer need to produce all our necessities. But wouldn’t it be nice for those of us navigating life after cancer to be part of a close-knit social fabric? In the spirit of our wise and comforting heritage, I warmly invite you to join me in a knitting circle for those touched by cancer. As we work our common craft, we will set healing intentions and create a safe cradle in which to lay down our cares and find loving support.
This group is perfect for you if you are currently in treatment, a cancer survivor or accompanying someone on their cancer journey. Your supportive friends and family members are also welcome.
I am grateful to Happy Knits for hosting us in their cozy, centrally-located space. Will you join us?
Location: Happy Knits, 1620 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 map
Dates/Time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10 am to noon – starts November 1st, 2012
Bring your own project, or purchase patterns and materials onsite. Friendly store staff are available for light project advice; knitting instruction available upon request at additional fee.
Questions? Call 866.678.8577 or contact me below.
Please share this announcement with survivors you know. I look forward to welcoming you into the circle!