FAIRFIELD — Knit one, pearl two . . . there will be a lot of that going on at NorthBay Healthcare’s Bereavement Center come Sept. 19.
The center is beginning a Compassionate Care Knitting Circle for those who have experienced a loss. Each person will knit squares that will then be crocheted together into a blanket, said Linda Pribble, the bereavement and volunteer coordinator. The finished projects will be presented to NorthBay Hospice patients.
“One of the great healing aspects is to come together to create something for someone else,” she said.
The knitting circle is more of a social venue than a therapeutic support group. The common denominator is one of loss, but the intended participants are looking outward to a more social environment, said Brenda Boyd, Pribble’s assistant.
“It (is) more of a setting for people coming together after going through some of the grieving process,” she said.
The group will be led by a volunteer whose husband died a few years ago and now “she wants to help other people move on,” Boyd said.
All levels of knitters are welcome, just bring size 8 and 9 knitting needles.
The group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon every other Thursday at 1411 Oliver Road, Suite 200. The group is limited to 12 participants.
For more information, contact Boyd at email@example.com. To register, call 646-3517.
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