Chan’s cap
Saturday May 14th 2011, 9:11 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift

Now she has it–now I can say it.

My friend Chan, whom I’ve not yet met in person–we tried last time I was back East but we didn’t quite pull it off–listened to me agonizing over knitting that cotton chemo cap I made for the in-law who does not wish to be named (there are two, actually, and their diagnoses were three days apart; it was not a fun week. Only one wanted a cap.) It was so terribly slow in the making–my hands could only handle a few rows a day. Cotton just has no give to it.

Chan made the trek to her not-close yarn store after carefully asking me about colors and came home with some very soft cotton yarn. No, she would not let me pay her back for it. Yes, she was determined she was going to do this, for a woman she’d never heard of before. (And isn’t that just the coolest construction?)

I got an email this morning from the recipient, exclaiming over her new hat, saying it fits well, saying how perfect it is as their weather has been getting hot, and saying that she believes that knitters are loving people.

My words are terribly inadequate but they’re what I’ve got: thank you, Chan. Thank you for being  in this life thing together with us. We feel very blessed.

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I am the blessed one. It was truly my honor to knit for your loved one, and the parade of emails that have come in from your loving family has been a rich, RICH reward.

I can no longer say I’m just happy the color is right and that it fit. My cup overflows.

Comment by Channon 05.15.11 @ 7:29 am

wonderful — none of us is an island, and knitters seemed to have figured out that we all must support one another

Comment by Bev 05.15.11 @ 10:02 am

It’s amazing how some things work out. A blessed time.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.15.11 @ 10:25 am

Beautiful chemo cap…..would you please share the pattern name and source to purchase it?

Comment by Sharon M 05.15.11 @ 3:17 pm

I love it. I knew Chan first…who introduced me to you…which has given me twice the riches in friendship that I had to begin with. Happy to say I’ve met both of you in person…Love the hat, too. Bravo!

Comment by Ruth 05.15.11 @ 4:07 pm

For those looking for the pattern, here is a direct link.

For those on Ravelry,

Comment by Channon 05.15.11 @ 7:12 pm

It’s beautiful. And I have yet to meet a poisonous knitter. Cranky, maybe, but never poisonous. 🙂

Comment by Patricia Day 05.16.11 @ 8:10 am

…being in this life thing together…

Truly what it is all about. Peace, my friend!

Comment by twinsetellen 05.16.11 @ 6:58 pm

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