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Comfort & Joy

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May 17 2014
August 15 2015
Project info
Comfort & Joy
Ted's Lap Blanket by Alice's Embrace
Alice's Embrace Charity
Needles & yarn
US 13 - 9.0 mm
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers & Twists
6 skeins = 1182.0 yards (1080.8 meters), 510 grams
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts in California

This is my first project for Alice’s Embrace.

My dear friend, Diane Lewis has created Alice’s Embrace in honor of her mother, Alice, and her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. I never met Alice but feel like I know her through the love of her daughter, Diane.

Alice’s Embrace has partnered with The Eskaton Foundation of Northern California to provide their memory care residents with a lap blanket or prayer shawl. Diane knows first hand how these hand-made items can help ease the anxiety that is often present in those suffering from this disease.

Alice’s Embrace is distributing the finished projects with a hand-sewn Alice’s Embrace label that Diane designed. Finished projects can be dropped off or mailed to the partnering yarn shops.

Please visit Alice’s Embrace to read more details.

You can also read my blog post here: Alice’s Embrace

August 2015: I have finally finished this lap blanket. This charity is near and dear to my heart so I feel bad that I could not get this project off the needles faster. It’s just that ever since I had hand surgery (2 ganglion cysts removed) it is hard for me to knit with bigger needles. Hence I did not knit this lap blanket as fast as I wish I could have.

My hope is that this pretty pink lap blanket brings someone suffering from Alzheimer’s comfort and joy!

Update August 28, 2015: My friend Diane and her sisters made a delivery to a Sacramento care home and my pretty pink lap blanket was given to Nahid. I hope it brings her comfort & joy!

Please have a look at my friend Diane’s Alice’s Embrace Facebook page. She takes photos of each delivery and the photos are just heartwarming!

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May 17 2014
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by Lion Brand
80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
197 yards / 85 grams
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  • Project created: May 17, 2014
  • Finished: August 16, 2015
  • Updated: August 29, 2015
  • Progress updates: 6 updates