Lap-RobesOur Hospice Inpatient Unit (HIPU) patients are the most recent recipients of Savannah’s First Ever Crowd Sourced Yarn Bomb at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub on Habersham Street.

Yarn bombing, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk.  While yarn installations – called yarn bombs – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.

“The Savannah group just came together by word of mouth. Jessica Lebos of Connect Savannah  was the instigator and put out a call for Knitwits, which perhaps became our unofficial name,” says member Monique Belli who delivered the quilts re-purposed from their installation at Green Truck.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kelly Erola and Certified Nursing Assistant Gwen Wiley are shown with two of the donated quilts. Thanks Knitwits!