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OC Register: Knitters look to warm cancer patients’ bodies, hearts.

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Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa- based charity contending for votes to win grant.

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Newport Beach Indy: Clothing for a Cause

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OC Register: Group yarn bombs the LAB ‘Anti-Mall’

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Daily Pilot: Yarn bombing delivers colorful message

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OC Register: Haircuts raise nearly $5,ooo for Knots of Love

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Ellwood City Ledger: Knots of Love: Creating joy one stitch at a time

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NBC 7: Knots of Love Delivers Chemo Caps

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Daily Pilot: Knots of Love hits 200,000 caps for cancer patients

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Knots of Love listed #3 by Mental Floss Magazine!!!

Christine M. Fabiani learned to make crocheted caps, and made them for her sons. A friend remarked how she would have loved to have one when she underwent chemotherapy and lost her hair. Chemo patients are often cold in clinics and hospitals, and wigs aren’t comfortable all the time. Fabiani responded by founding Knots of Love to provide cancer patients with handmade caps. Volunteers make knitted or crocheted caps that are sent to treatment centers all over. Tens of thousands of caps have been distributed since 2007. Instructions for donating caps are here.…/…/7-charities-looking-yarn-crafters

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CBS Los Angeles: Labor of Love: OC Volunteers Knit Caps for Cancer Patients

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Google Employees Donate Knitted Caps to OC Non-Profit

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Knots of love volunteers sorting through the Google caps, as seen through Google Glass.

Newport Indy: Local Charity Delivers Hand-Knit Caps to Children’s Hospital

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Bella, a patient in the cancer ward at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, shows off her handmade cap donated by Knots of Love on Wednesday.

Watch Knots of Love on KTLA Morning News – 10/11/2012

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Knots of Love Seeks Votes for Grant


Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Knots of Love, a non-profit that donates handmade knitted and crocheted caps to chemotherapy patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses across ..

Costa Mesa-based charity contending for votes to win grant

Daily Pilot

Knots for Love seeks to continue its mission of ‘warming one head at a time’ by giving and making caps for chemotherapy patients. By Jenny Stockdale Knots,0,4542448.story

Fabiani is founder of group that warms hearts, heads of cancer patients

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Newport Beach Indy: 100,000 Handmade Caps Donated to Cancer Patients!

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Knots of Love Celebrates Two Victories for 2011

“If I get just one cap,” Christine Fabiani Shively said between knots, needles, stitches and skeins of yarn, “it will be a success.” Fabiani Shively, the Angels’ 2009 People magazine All-Star and the founder of the Newport Beach-based Knots of Love charity, is making a public appeal for handmade knitted and crocheted caps for cancer patients to wear during chemotherapy.

Christine Fabiani Shively (with Angels All-Star Torii Hunter, left, and former Angel and Hall of Famer Rod Carew, right, at the 2010 All Star Game in Anaheim) was the 2009 People magazine All-Star and is the founder of the Newport Beach-based Knots of Love charity. Knots of Love and the Angels have partnered for a Knit Cap Drive before Saturday’s Angels game to collect handmade knitted and crocheted caps for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

She’s coming to Angel Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m., two hours before that night’s Angels game against the Cleveland Indians. The Angels are backing her “Knit Cap Drive,” allowing her and Knots of Love volunteers to set up a tent and a table before the game and through the second inning under the giant red metal cap outside Gate 3.

“Maybe someone will have heard about the drive and remembered to bring a cap,” said the fast-talking woman who is as warm and cozy and springing with life as a hank of yarn. “Or maybe they’ll grab a brochure, make a donation or get a starter kits and want to make a cap.”

The caps don’t have to be perfect. “There’s a lid for every pot,” said Fabiani Shively, 51, of Balboa Island.

The only requirement: The caps must be made of approved yarns — Caron Simply Soft, Lion Cotton Ease or Buttercup-brand yarns – because chemo patients have highly sensitive scalps.

There is nothing idle about Fabiani Shively, who is trying everything to help more patients to 326 cancer centers, hospitals and oncology offices across North America and share 5,000 caps with military veterans across America by November 11, 2011 (11/11/11).

She’s going everywhere, zooming around in her red Mini Cooper that is frequently overloaded with Knots of Love bags, her ongoing projects, starter kits, extra crochet hooks, patterns and skeins of approved yarns in all colors.

She has teamed with five group homes – two sober living centers, a boys’ lockdown facility in Orange and drug- and eating disorder rehabilitation centers — to teach people how to crochet, hoping they will one day make a cap they can donate.

Fabiani Shively tells them how Knots of Love started 81,000 donated caps ago in 2007 with stitch and a story from a friend, a cancer survivor. That day Fabiani Shively learned about chemotherapy, how patients lose their hair, how they shiver in cold treatment rooms and how something as simple as a soft, warm cap can bring comfort.
There are so few comforts fighting cancer. She shows strangers how their idle hands can lead to smiles.

“A cancer patient is out there waiting for your cap,” Fabiani Shively told the women at the Balboa Horizons addiction recovery center.

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Newport Beach Independent: Knot Just Another Cap by Sara Hall.

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All Free Crochet highlights Knots of Love

Knitch Magazine Features Knots of Love

Sears Launches Knots of Love Charitable Jewelry Line


Sears Launches Knots of Love Charitable Jewelry Line
Sacramento Bee
Founded by Christine Fabiani Shively, the Knots of Love charity who are dedicated to Warming Hearts & Heads One Cap At A Time, first gained attention for

Sears Launches ‘Knots of Love‘ by Sun Source Jewelry
Sears announced the launch of its ‘Knots of Love‘ jewelry line, that will be available in-store and online this month, with the help of Sun Source Jewelry.

Sears Launches Knots of Love Charitable Jewelry Line
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Sears announced today the launch of the Knots of Love jewelry line, an exclusive new charitable jewelry line

Sears Launches Knots of Love Charitable Jewelry Line
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Sears announced today the launch of the Knots of Love jewelry line, an exclusive new charitable jewelry line making its debut online and in-store this month

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June 30, 2010  Knots of Love Launches Drug Rehab Program

Knots of Love recently established a program where Christine and her volunteers teach young adults in Drug Rehab Centers the art of knit and crochet. “We are helping to keep the patient’s minds off of drugs and hands busy helping others, all the while giving back in a powerful way and learning a fun skill. I am very excited about this program; it is win win for everyone involved. Giving patients an outlet like this, has been proven effective in the recovery process.” Caps are collected on a weekly basis from the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers where they are then donated to Knots of Love’s 294 cancer treatment centers spanning throughout the country and overseas.

Sober Living by the Sea and Knots of Love team up to make caps

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Christine Shively Interviewed on My13 TV

Christine Shively on the Air

Air date: April 2010

Angel Radio Interviews Christine Shively

KLAA Men’s Dugout, April 11 interview with Christine & Ian Shively

Knots-of-Love Featured in the Orange County Register

“Local Charity Growing Thanks to MLB Support” By Dan Woike, The Orange County Register
Published: March 31, 2010

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – “You’re going to make me cry.”

Christine Shively sat on the couch in her office, thinking about how things have changed for her in the last year. Shively is the head of Knots-of-Love, a non-profit organization that knits hats and scarves for cancer patients and anyone else who needs some cheering up. The charity’s still riding the wave after Major League Baseball and “PEOPLE” named Shively one of 30 All-Stars Among Us. Shively represented the Angels at the 2009 All-Star Game.

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Knots of Love Delivers Chemo Caps

Airdate: March 25, 2010

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OC Metro’s annual list profiles women who make a positive impact Orange County’s business community.

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Knots of Love and Christine Shively Featured on

It started with a hand-knit cap that Christine Shively made for her son. One of Shively’s friends, a cancer survivor, said she wished she had a cap like that to cover her bald held when going through chemotherapy. Shively decided to donate that one cap to a charity that distributes caps to people who need them, but she could find no such charity.

“So…I thought, ‘I’ll start my own charity,’” said Shively, of Newport Beach, Ca. The charity Knots of Love was born in 2007. Within weeks of sharing her idea with friends and family, Shively had formed a bold vision.

“When I did my first newspaper interview, I said we would distribute 10,000 caps in our first year,” she said.

Mission accomplished and then some. Knots of Love distributed 12,000 in its first year, and has distributed more than 37,000 caps to date. Knots of Love has partnered with cancer centers in all 50 states and Canada and Mexico, and has established drop-off centers in dozens of locations so volunteers can deliver their creations with ease.

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The Young and the Restless

Lily Wears a Knots-of-Love Cap
Airdate: Nov. 4, 2009

Crochet! Magazine, September 2009

From the editor: “Our Caring & Sharing feature included patterns for two great-looking caps suitable for patients undergoing chemotherapy. They were inspired by Knots-of-Love, a local California charity founded by Christine Shively that has now become a national success with more than 250 volunteers across the country who knit and crochet caps for cancer patients. Christine was recently featured in an online Orange County Register article that shares some great information about Christine and her very worthwhile work for cancer centers and hospitals. I think you’ll find it both interesting and inspiring.”


“Knots of Love Makes Caps for Patients”
Airdate: Aug. 5, 2009

Christine Shively, an “Allstar Among Us” blog
July 22, 2009
All-Stars Among Us

Orange County Register, July 21, 2009
Afternoon Angel: Hanging with an All-Star

President Bill Clinton Speaks About Knots of Love and Christine Shively
All-Stars Among Us Presidential Tribute for All-Star Game July 14, 2009

People Magazine All-Stars Among Us

People Magazine All-Stars Among Us
Christine Shively is in the front row, third from left

Orange County Register, July 14, 2009
Knitting (and Crocheting) Streak Makes Her an All-Star

Business Wire, July 7, 2009
All Five Living U.S. Presidents to Appear in Special Video Prior to Major League Baseball All-Star Game on FOX
U.S. Presidents to Salute 30 People for Their Outstanding Community Service & Advocating for All Americans to Volunteer

Orange County Register, June 29, 2009
Major League Baseball Names its O.C. ‘All-Star’, June 29, 2009
Shively Chosen as ‘All-Star Among Us’ Resident of Newport Beach, Calif., Crochets Cancer Caps

Knots of Love Goes to Angels Stadium, June 6, 2009

Orange County Register, 2009

Newport’s Knots of Love hits second year milestone

Balboa Beacon, June 2009

Knots of Love” (PDF)

Everything Long Beach, May 16, 2009

“Knots of Love Donates Handmade Hats to LB Memorial Cancer Patients”

Women’s Cancer Research Foundation, May 1, 2009

Christine Shively Recognized with 2009 Humanitarian Award

Daily Pilot, March 19, 2008

“Woman knots an act of love”


Airdate: March 12, 2009

Interview with guests Christine Shively and author/speaker Dave Balcher on “Joy in Our Town” show hosted by Gayle Pereiera.

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Orange County Register, 2008

“Newport group makes caps for chemo patients”