At some of the hospitals where I have worked, I was known as the “blanket” chaplain. I come from a long line of knitters, crocheters and quilters, and these skills are part of my heritage and identity. When I first read about prayer shawls, I was intrigued. I had made a few of my own, but now I was too busy to knit. Several hospital departments had sources for blankets that were to be given to patients at the end of their lives. My question became Why not give a blanket to anyone who needs to know they are loved? Thus, I now call these blankets “Love blankets” and I give them to any patient who has a need to feel loved. If the patient has a faith tradition that includes prayer, I call them “Prayer blankets.” I usually ask, “What is your favorite color?” or “Do you have a hobby?” and then attempt to find a blanket that fits.