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Angel of Beauty Scarf - A Knitting Buddy Giveaway


A dear friend visited me over the weekend of the Sock Summit. Elizabeth is undergoing treatments for breast cancer including a long course of chemo therapy. Of course, she lost her hair! When I saw the Angel of Beauty Scarf in Gerard Allt's book Knitting to Share, I knew I had to knit it for her to wear during Sock Summit.

I asked Elizabeth which color of Shimmer she would like and it was amusing to hear that she picked the one I thought she would like - Shallows. I knit the scarf with two strands of Shimmer and I love the drape of the fabric - even before it was washed. I know this because I didn't have time to wash it before Elizabeth arrived.

Elizabeth has a very busy life with five children but she found time to have her daughter, Emily, take a few photos of her wearing the scarf.


Elizabeth keeps a wonderful blog that you may want to visit - Keep On Spinning.

I was not only pleased with this scarf when it was finished but I absolutely loved knitting it. Whenever I finish a project, I am overcome with the desire to share my joy. Dancing up and down the streets of Vancouver is more likely to get me odd looks rather than shared enthusiasm. What a silly woman! I have plenty of friends who do understand and I have a plan!

A Knitting Buddy Giveaway!

Leave a comment for this blog entry and on Tuesday, September 8th, I will randomly choose one comment as the Knitting Buddy Giveaway winner. The winner will receive a copy of Knitting to Share and two skeins of Shimmer in your choice of color. Be sure to check my blog on the 8th to find out who won. If you win, I will send a message to you through your Community mailbox. This is going to be fun!

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Comment by Adrienne Greenway on August 11, 2011 at 6:07pm

I wish I had been a knit addict when my cousin was diagnosed with cancer...missed the chance to knit for her! Such a thoughtful gift! Thanks for the chance to win!

~Adrienne

Comment by Terri Cox on July 6, 2010 at 9:04pm
What a wonderful idea for a patient and what a lovely color for that particular recipient!
Comment by Joan Bundt on May 11, 2010 at 7:37pm
Kelly, Thanks for the great idea of the Angel of Beauty Scarf as an alternative idea to a chemo cap. I'm ready to order some "Shimmer." How does a person knit with 2 strands of a hank of yarn? I take it one hank is enough to make the scarf?
Thank you. Joan Bundt
Comment by Corinne on September 8, 2009 at 10:37pm
I was so very disappointed when I learned too late that the Sock Summit was going to be in my old home. I could have learned more about my favorite variety of knitting and visited some wonderful friends also. Next year I hope it will be someplace just as special.

It is so difficult to find out a dear friend is fighting cancer. My best childhood friend that grew with me all the way through grade school to high school graduation wrote and let me know that she'd been told she has stage 4 lung cancer. Right after having her second chemo treatment she lost her hair. How sad she has been it must be and very difficult to lose one's hair. She wrote and said she didn't think "bald is beautiful". I wanted to do something special for her so badly and not knowing what else to do I knit her two beautiful chemo caps. One out very soft microfiber and the other out of the softest bamboo ever. She lives in Arizona but the nights there are as chilly as the days are hot. Not only was she surprised when opening her gift but very happy that it was something that I made just for her. So please don't ever under estimate the pleasure and love that goes with every stitch when it is going to someone you love. Because many don't know how to knit it is a wonderful gift to receive from a loving friend.
Comment by Rachel Haley on September 8, 2009 at 11:51am
A beautiful scarf!! After studying abroad for a year I came home for the summer to visit my parents. While I was back I knitted my mother a wool shawl (my first time to knit such a large and intensive project) that she has always wanted, in order to make the winter a little less lonely while I am away at school. It is such a great feeling to bring joy to another person through something I love to do, and know that they will treasure the time and love that you put into making that article for them. Great story and beautifully made.
Comment by Amber on September 8, 2009 at 10:04am
Lovely scarf. She looks wonderful in it. My thoughts are with her.
Comment by Ãngel on September 8, 2009 at 7:52am
That is such a sweet gesture that i showed it too my mother in law, who is going through Kelations, which is just as bad as chemo.
Comment by Marcelle Foucha on September 8, 2009 at 1:13am
What a grat thing to do for someone that has cancer! I would love to do something like that for someone!
This pattern is nice, I was looking for a cause to start knitting for and since October is not so far away and that is Cancer awareness month I think I will get started on some hats and such and get them out to people, I am a new knitter so wish me luck!
Comment by Kendall Butler on September 7, 2009 at 9:21pm
What a beautiful scarf. I would love that book and yarn. I am looking for a beautiful pattern for a friend who is undergoing ovarian cancer treatments while her husband is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.I just love knitters, they are so generous with giving especially for people that are truly in need of love and support. Count me in!
Comment by Patricia Chase on September 7, 2009 at 7:55pm
It is a beautiful scarf - lovely color. I would enjoy trying the Shimmer yarn. Thank you for the opportunity

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