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!