Sunday, January 04, 2015

Christmas LSP Delivery - Edwards Hospital

We gathered together around 100 pieces to give to the cancer patients at Edwards Hospital in the suburbs of Chicago.  We caroled and handed out the scarves and saw many tears.  It was very rewarding to gather hand knit items from around the world (Turkey! Spain!) and give them to those receiving infusions days before Christmas.

We made a little video so that all of you who sent in items could be a part of it:


Monday, November 17, 2014

Lion Brand Studio

The Lion Brand Studio in NYC Has the most PERFECT window to match our project! Knitting for Charity!

Can you believe that is ENTIRELY knitted?

Send NYC scarves and hats to:

Glass Posse
PO BOX 1151
LIC NY 11101

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Spread the word! Share this video!

This holiday season, donate a hand knit/crocheted scarf or hat to a cancer patient spending time in the hospital.

Send all handmade items by December 5th to:

PO BOX 1151
LIC NY 11101

Each donor will be entered into a prize raffle to win a few VLOGGY prizes.

Side project: We will be yarn bombing an abandoned playground, so please send in swatches too!  If you want to add to the PRIZE booty that is also welcome!


Monday, November 03, 2014

NEW YORK CITY Love Scarf Project


Knit/Crochet a scarf or hat to give to a cancer patient this holiday season!

Send in all items by December 5th:

LSP c/o Glass Posse
PO BOX 1151
LIC NY 11101


Sunday, November 02, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 at City of Hope

It was a spectacular Valentine's Day for all of us delivery people -- Karen, Elisa, Elizabeth and me.  The patients were so incredibly moved by each and every scarf.  Even when their energy was profoundly compromised they all lit up at least a little when they got to choose their very favorite colors.  And, we had plenty of red and pink, which tend to be grabbed up fast on Valentine's Day, to last until the very last patient's room was visited.

There were lots of hugs, smiles and tears all around.  And, one of the best parts is hearing the stories.  Sometimes they just want to tell the story of their journey that brought them from what they thought was perfect health to the City of Hope.  They also love to tell us how well cared for they are at COH.

All the scarves are cleaned and put into plastic bags so that they can see all their options.  We gave everyone the option to take a scarf and a hat, and to also choose something for their mom, wife or husband who might be visiting or coming later in the day to celebrate Valentine's Day.   Some of the men gave us the biggest grins of the day when we told them they didn't have to go shopping for Valentine's Day!  They loved picking out the perfect scarf or hat for their loves.

It was a truly magical day for all of us.

Elisa with the magic scarf delivery wagon!


One of the patients who LOVED his hat and scarf!  He chose Valentine's Day colors!


The delivery crew:  Karen, Elisa Bruley and Elizabeth Keyishian Wilks

Bridget (middle) with patient and his family.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Project Love Scarf Delivery to City of Hope 2013

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since Robbie died and we had our ninth The Love Scarf Project delivery at City of Hope.  We arrived on Valentine’s Day to a very appreciative group of patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.  Robbie’s spirit is definitely with us as we go from patient to patient spreading as much love and joy as possible.

This was the first year that we had donations come from beyond the U.S.  These yummy hats came all the way from India even -- inspired by a post on Facebook by a fan of our project, Maureen Charles.

The majority of this year’s scarves and hats – three big boxes full! – came from Nara Dunkerson who rallied the kids from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Glendale California.  Kids and adults ended up knitting because of her infectious love and enthusiasm for the project.  Nara has been a huge champion and knitter for Love Scarf since the early days.  A group of several kids helped me load the boxes into my car and they were so incredibly joyous to be of service.  Their hearts and faces were beaming with pride.

Delivery day was amazing because we were able to visit and give big hugs to many of the patients and their families.  One woman is the only person in their large family that knows of her sister’s cancer and is supporting her single-handedly through it.  Another young woman had started her own charity to empower girls when she was diagnosed.  She was always a stand for girl power and her diagnosis spurred her on to encourage girls to appreciate their lives and grab their power.   Each patient was so inspiring.

It was another RED year!  We ran out of red scarves toward the end of our tour of two floors, but even still everyone found a scarf – or scarves – and/or hat(s) that they loved.

When we go into the rooms we ask the patient what their favorite color or colors are, and bring them lots of choices in that range of colors.  We had a couple of men who didn’t have a favorite color, and they looked at us slightly baffled, but had great humor about it, and were delighted to make a choice that was right for them…and get a good hug too!

It was a truly love-filled Love Scarf Project 2013.   We look forward to 2/14/14!  

If you know of someone who knits or crochets, please pass on the word as we take donations all year round, amassing as many scarves as we can so that all the patients are delighted with their choices and can feel loved every time they use their hat or scarf.
A great article about last year's delivery made it into the City of Hope Newsletter.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Teaching a New Generation to Crochet

Listen to this precious note that came in one of the scarf envelopes today:

"Thanks for being a part of the Love Scarf Project. My scarves were made as demonstrations for a group of Girl Scouts. So they helped me teach a new generation about the art of crochet and went to a great cause....Hope all of them find a good home (even if they aren't perfect)."

By the way I have no idea how they could be any more PERFECT!!!! LOL! They are exquisite!