<bg>A few years ago, when I was about to undergo radiation for breast cancer, my boss told me, "I bet there are going to be days when you're too exhausted to move, but bored out of your mind. So I'm going to teach you to knit."
She taught me how to do a plain knit stitch, and I made a nubby scarf on those days that were exactly as she'd predicted.</bg>
I'm taking a leadership course now that involves creating and carrying out a community project. My idea is to enlist volunteers who can teach people going through chemo to knit.
I envision having a volunteer in the clinic who can teach folks while they're stuck there anyway. Participants would get a tote bag with needles, two skeins of yarn, an instructional handout, and small scissors.
A friend asked, "What about the men?" so I figured to include some info about the rich history of soldiers and needlecraft, and have some kits with tweedy, more "manly" yarns.
I could use advice/tips/cautions from knitters and folks who can speak to how this could play out in a clinic setting.