There are times when someone gets some extremely bad news, and it is very hard to figure out what to say, or to do. It’s worse when it’s someone who has been part of your family for years; someone you and your entire family admires and adores. The diagnosis – inoperable, aggressive brain cancer, and no treatment options to speak of, short of crossing fingers and hoping.
I wasn’t sure what else to do. So I knit. It’s something soft enough (it’s 100% silk) that it shouldn’t bother her skin when she wears it, and light enough that she can just toss it around her shoulders. I hope it makes her feel a little bit feminine and pretty, especially in a situation where this extremely gracious and wonderful lady is being robbed of all of that.
The pattern is Lace Ribbon Scarf, from Knitty’s Spring 08 issue. I did 8 repeats of the lace motif to turn it into a wrap. I used Tess’ Designer Yarns Cascade Silk in sportweight.