We recently watched the Elevator Love Letter episode of Grey’s Anatomy where Izzie is operated on for brain cancer. Interwoven into her story is a Crayola green scarf that she’s seen knitting. Her knitting, which is a plain garter stitch scarf, keeps her grounded while those around her come to grips with her situation. Her last words before her surgery are to give the scarf to Bailey, her mentor.As a knitter, I could appreciate this meditative process.
It’s a poignant episode where various members of the cast examine their feelings about Izzie. The scarf becomes a metaphor for the ties that bind us together through our relationships each other.
As knitters, isn’t that a part of why we’re drawn to our craft? Isn’t that why we come together to knit? And why we give gifts of our work as a symbol of our love and caring?
Submitted by Knitted Yarns Editor-in-Chief