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Editor's Blog: Families of Wounded Warriors Turn to Knitting for Comfort & Hope

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Knitting groups can provide different things to different people. A recently formed group at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., is helping its members to cope with the trauma of war. The group is called Wounded Warrior Knitting Wednesdays and was formed not for wounded warriors, but for their families.

The group has a "drop-in" format, and the day I visited, sisters Kaitlyn (11 years) and Abigail (10 years) from Roanoke, Va., stopped by. Their father is a patient at the hospital, and the girls have been living "on campus" at the hospital since last December. They have both learned to knit, thanks to the group, and each girl is working on a scarf. Visit the Creative Knitting editor's blog, Splendid Sticks, to learn more about this inspiring program.