What do you do for someone you love who's stuck in the hospital and you can't go visit? Send a hug in blanket form, of course!
The friends with hugs to send each chose their own super soft felted wool from my embarrassingly large stash and traced one of their handprints onto scrap paper. I cut two facing prints for each, pointed the lowest pair of hands downward - woolly fingers ready to be clasped - and turned the ones on the shoulders to the back for a hug.
And then I stitched them on and sent the blanket on its way, where I hope it's doing a whole lot of good.