Friday, April 29, 2005

Chemo Cap for Nora

One of our good friend's mother just was given horrible news. She has stage iv ovarian cancer. She also has cancer on her lung, colon, etc. We are very close to this friend and her family. It is heartbreaking. She started chemotherapy this week. She's in a clinical trial. She has already had 3 drugs on 3 days and is done for 3 weeks. I made her this, for when her hair falls out:

It was knit with Cascade Fixations Yarn (I'd originally bought to make socks for Adelaide) on size US4 dpns. I made the pattern up as I went along. It is ss, with purl stitch rows surrounding eyelets for a little bit of eye candy. My dh was gracious enough to model. LOL Does anyone know how to get rid of the little space left when changing dpns? I've tightened it is much as I can, but I always have that little space. :(

My three year old has been sick with a stomach bug and cold, so this is all I've gotten accomplished this week. She missed school on Tuesday and Thursday and the Y and church on Wednesday.

My LYS doesn't carry the Vittadini patterns. I need to call another one in town. Otherwise, I'm going to have to order it online. Speaking of online orders, I used the Elann gift certificate and ordered Filo and Fili India in Mocha Mania and Austermann Mirabelle in Jade Palace.

Well, kids are destroying things. I'd better get off this pc....


Blogger SheKnits said...


The hat is beautiful! My SIL has breast cancer and recieved a few knitted and/or crocheted hats as gifts. This will uplift and cheer your friend up!

What an Amazing Spirit you have! Such a blessing you are to others, to make their days brighter!

Yarn Yoga

Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The little spaces you're refering to are called ladders. There are two ways to avoid these. The first way is during knitting pull the SECOND stitch on each dpn tight as you knit. Not the first one.
And the second way to fx it is something you can do now. ;-) Just wash the hat. The ladders will disappear like magic! What a sweet thing you did!

Monday, May 02, 2005 11:25:00 AM  

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