Tah - Dah!! Yay! A pair of socks. And they fit like a freakin glove! LOL!! Socks have always intimidated me. They looked so hard. But my Biscuits (my knitting group, we call ourselves Biscuits) encouraged me. They were all doing it, so I jumped in the pool. I drank the Kool Aid. I caved! The last pair I did, which was my first, were a bit big. So I moved down to a size 1 needle. That was all it took! I have purchased a good top-down sock book and am ready to jump in head first.
I am not sure if I have shared with everyone that my mother-in-law has been fighting cancer. She has fought so hard for the past five years. Breast Cancer, which has now spread into the lung. Christmas and New Years left her with a hard case of pneumonia and in the hospital. Wednesday my husband went with her back to the oncologist. Although her doctor couldn't say that more chemo would help, she offered the suggestion in hopes to help the lung strengthen. So she has begun another round of chemo.
She will lose her hair. I decided I would like to make her some chemo caps. I will probably crochet one, but I was worried it would be too itchy. So I got to googling and found some ideas.
So, here is what I came up with. I popped it up with a scarf and a pin (both of which are hers). I used old tee-shirts that Brad was getting rid of. It is so soft and I hope it will be comfy for her.
And it is reversible!! Here it is reversed with no bling at all.
OK...so I can't give her just one! She has to have an assortment and I have a huge pile of tee shirts to use. I can't think of a better use!
I really like how one hat can have so many looks!
In greys. I think this one will really look good with her complexion.
And here it is reversed. I have a nice little collection of scarves I have picked up at thrift stores. At the time I bought them I had designs of reusing them somehow...so there ya go!
After doing these two I realized how much gratification out of sewing these caps up and started thinking that maybe it can be something I can do for other cancer patients.
Y'all have a great week. If anyone is interested in some directions, I followed a little tutorial to make these. Here are the directions. I will mention that I went up to 23" on the measurement because the 21.5" was too tight.
Bye for now!