23 November 2011

A little warmth...

was needed.   I finished my Taygete several weeks ago, and I was instantly in love. This design by Romi has to be one of my favorite knits.  I knew I wanted to do it in our yarn and in one of my favorite bases, Stray Cat.
And as BossCat can tell you I want something in every base in her signature colourway "Misty Highland".
This project would have flew off the needles if I hadn't put it aside to finish other stuff, but alas it took a little longer than expected.



Then one day at work I found out that a very sweet co-worker of mine's sister has been stricken with colon cancer.  She and her sister are very close, and I feel so bad for her to have to go through this.  She has made ribbons in the signature colours of blue and brown to show support, and a light bulb went off. My shawl was blue and brown.  Obviously a sign, I handed her the shawl to give to her sister in hopes it would give a little bit of support and warmth when needed.
This isn't the first time one of my shawls have been passed on, and even though it makes me very happy to pass on a little joy to someone who really needs a hug,  it also makes me a little sad to see it go.
Now I'm off to decide what shawl to make next................

5 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm definitely going to have to make that one!
You did a good thing mommy!

Monika said...

The shawl is beautiful in those colors, and it was a lovely thing to do.

Chrisknits said...

Isn't it amazing when things come together that way. I struggled to give up a shawl that was intended for me, but in my case, God was telling me in belonged with a lady at church who is going through chemo. The day I took it to gift to her she was wearing a blouse the exact same color as the shawl. She told me the teal color was her favorite color. Sometimes we just need to listen to that small voice.

Sharon V said...

The shawl is lovely, and I love that you gave the shawl away for such a good reason.

Several years ago I made a poncho for my aunt, and this year she donated it to a silent auction to support breast cancer.

Truly, I couldn't think of a better reason to re-purpose a hand knit gift.

Knatolee said...

Oh that shawl is breathtakingly beautiful! I'm sure it gave your friend's sister a lot of happiness when she received it. :) Gorgeous!