I agree with the above - I like the term 'care shawl', or I call them 'friendship shawls'. I think everyone appreciates knowing they are thought of, prayed for, and at this time of year anything to keep the shoulders or legs warm is appreciated. I got a pattern book (crocheted) for those in wheel chairs, that is in essence a lap blanket but it has a bit of a 'sleeping bag' bottom cuff that the feet go into to keep them warm. Those in wheel chairs or that don't get around a lot really appreciate that (even though they weren't 'sick' per se.. but we all need prayers nonetheless! I think it is a terrific idea and that you should go for it!