My client Michelle brought this initiative to my attention and we decided this is a great bandwagon we’d like to join …. people are knitting and crocheting little hearts for people hospitalized with COVID and their families. One of the most heartbreaking realities of the COVID pandemic is that hospitalized patients have to be isolated from their families and are dying alone. The premise of the heart production is you make little hearts in matching sets of two; one is given to the patient and the other goes to their family. The idea is to try and create a connection in a patient’s dying moments, and hopefully some much needed comfort for both parties.
If you would like to contribute your knitting and/or crochet skills and labour, I will provide a drop-off location at the store for your hearts and Michelle will come pick them up and distribute them to local hospitals.
- CLEAN worsted weight yarn (Berroco Vintage and Cascade 220 Superwash are both great … I think Drops Air would be adorable too)
- 3.5mm crochet hook or knitting needles
- Ziplock baggie
Use any pattern for little hearts that you like, here are a few options:
- Hearts must be little, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
- Hearts must be in matching sets (red with red, pink with pink, etc).
- Each pair of hears should come in their own little ziplock baggie (for sterilizing purposes and etc).
- I doubt there are colour requirements, but I think people would probably think red or pink would be nice.
Drop off your little hearts at Knit-O-Matic (1382 Bathurst St, Toronto). You can knock on the door Monday to Saturday 12 to 5 pm (I’ll put on my face-mask and you can pitch them at me) … or just leave them in our mailbox and I’ll figure it out.