Knitting can fix almost anything, right? You would think that to be the truth, the way knitters immediately search the stash and start knitting for almost every occasion. It nearly always the first thing I think of, and while it may not cure cancer or take away the sorrow of a loss, those stitches, with prayers and good intentions worked in, surely bring warmth and consolation to a hurting heart, mind or body. So we knitters, we knit. I knit a prayer shawl for my mom.
- Pattern: Wool Peddler's Shawl, Folk Shawls, Cheryl Oberle.
- Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Opulence in Chiquitita.
- Needles: Addi Lace size 6.
- Cast On: March 15, 2009
- Bound Off: March 28, 2009. (And yes Margene, it was blocked the day before Easter, just as I predicted.)
Lace is photogenic, is it not?
The good news is that my mom is a few weeks post radiation and chemo, and while she is currently suffering a bout of bronchitis, her recent PET scans show that the treatments have done their jobs and she is free of cancer. Yay! Now we prepare for her surgery. One foot in front of the other...
Speaking of knitting for loving care, it is tempting to cast on for any number of afghan blocks and shawls and things for Kay Gardiner after the loss of her husband, Pete. We just want to do that, don't we? Afghans for Afghans is a group that was mentioned in the post about Pete, so I went over to see what they needed, dug into my stash of scraps and single skeins and got to work. I'm not doing a lot, but a couple of pairs of baby socks and some childrens' mittens are short work and I'm knitting my prayers and intentions for the Gardiner family into them. Won't you join me and make a pair or two?