Saturday, October 30, 2010
For My Dear Sister-In-Blog
When my dear sister-in-blog, Elaine, at peace for the journey announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer on August 24th, I knew I wanted to make something special for her. Knowing that she would soon be losing her hair to chemo, I thought a hat would be a good idea. Perhaps something pink... and soft... and then I thought... I bet she would like an ILG Hat. (For more information about the ILG Hat stop by this post.)
I e-mailed her and asked her if she would like an ILG Hat and what color? She said she would treasure whatever was gifted, and so I went about making her one with the creamy off-white color I have used in the past. I have two of my own. One in the creamy color and one in pink. (I've lost count on how many I have made in total... I think this is my 10th.)
But as I looked at the pattern of the single cable crossing over one another, it appeared to me that the pattern could easily be made into a breast cancer awareness pink ribbon. How wonderful! So, I retrieved the left over pink I had used for my pink hat and trimmed the hat in pink and then added the pink yarn into a "ribbon" using a crochet hook. I am tickled PINK with the outcome.
My tradition is to pray for the recipient of the item as I am knitting it. When I am done, I wear it around the house and pray for the recipient... and I even wear it one time out in public. Now, that this routine is completed, it is time to wrap it up and send it on its way to its rightful owner.
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to a close, I realize that I will never think of it in the same way now that such a precious person in my life has been affected. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I encourage you to stop by Elaine's blog for encouragement. She is the epitome of braveness, authenticity and hope.