Saturday, January 14, 2012

We interrupt this hoodie...

... for a very important knit.

I finshed the hood on Lore last night, so all I have left are the bands and finishing - but I've set it aside for now.

I have some very serious shawl knitting to do.
Yesterday, a coworker informed us that she's just been diagnosed with bone cancer. She start chemo next week, so I thought a shawl would be a nice way to keep her warm and let her know we are all thinking of her as she fights her battle.

She says they caught it early, and the doctors are very optimistic, so that's definitely a good thing - but still scary to go through.

I'm knitting this in some Dale of Norway Svale, which I liberated from Mom's stash last year. There wasn't enough of it to make a sweater, so this seems like the perfect use. It's a DK (so warm and quick!) cotton/silk/viscose blend. It's one of the splitty-est yarns I've ever worked with. But, the silk makes it so soft and gives it beautiful drape, so I'm willing to forgive it.

The pattern I'm using is Frozen Leaves. I want to get this to her by the end of the week, and I know this is a pattern that's not only beautiful - but is an easy knit for me (this is my fourth one...)

Oh - and it took until January 13 - but we finally got a significant snowfall.
Of course, it's suppose to warm up and rain by Monday, and wash this all away - but for now I'm enjoying it. From the warmth and comfort of my living room of course!

15 comments:

Lost City Denise said...

Shawls of love always carry good energy.

Monika said...

All the best to your co-worker! That's a lovely gift, a warm hug, and she'll need it.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That sounds like a very important project to interrupt your hoodie for! Hopefully everything goes well for your co-worker's treatment; a beautiful warm shawl can't hurt! And aren't hospital waiting rooms and treatment clinics always freezing cold?

Sue said...

I am sure your beautiful shawl will give her some of the warmth and comfort that she will need during chemo. I do hope that she goes well with her treatment for the cancer. The snow is looking very pretty.

Lee said...

That is gorgeous and I hope that your co-worker is better soon.

Typstatting said...

What a sweet gesture and a lovely gift, and I love the pattern and colour that you are using!

Dee said...

Best wishes to your co-worker. I know that beautiful shawl will be a great comfort to her.

For some reason treatment rooms are always so COLD!!!! I know she'll love wrapping up in a bit of knitty-love.

Araignee said...

Congrats on your snow! We've got the cold but no white stuff in sight.
Your gift is a lovely gesture. Best wishes for her speedy recovery.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

That a lovely gesture. She's got a very hard road to travel and a warm hug from your shawl with be a comfort for sure.
The colour is so nice too.

gayle said...

That will be a perfect gift. I know it will be a great comfort to her.

lexa said...

Well worth interrupting the hoodie for! We got our first real snowstorm here on Thursday, it warmed up and turned to rain and was +10C on Friday (kids got a storm day, though, because of the road conditions), so our snow is gone. A few little piles left from snow plows, that's it.

Delusional Knitter said...

We finally got snow recently. As much as I say I hate it ... it felt so weird without it this time of year. And though I too am enjoying it from INSIDE, I do like that it is out there.

Mrs. A said...

The BEST and WORSE reason to interrupt Lore. And amazing that you will be able to get it to her so quickly.

Knatolee said...

Your co-worker will love it. I'm sending good thoughts for her healing. What a lovely thing to give her!

Alisha said...

Your co-worker will love that. I am sure it will bring her so much comfort through such a rough time.