Several years ago, I sat at a sorority function, and chatted with someone about her scarf-poncho "thing". She liked it because it was perfect to dress up tops and fill in necklines after her bout with breast cancer. I laughingly promised to make her a new one if I ever drew her as my secret sister.
She found cancer again last month, in the other side.
Oh. I kept thinking, "I should call" but in truth, I don't know what to say. Yesterday, I noticed that her birthday is at the end of the month. And I found THESE from the novelty scarf years that I made to have on hand as gifts. And a spare ball of Zen ribbon (the pink and brown, which is still on the needles).
And she's getting them, even if she's NOT my secret sister.
Danged if I couldn't come up with a stinking stitch pattern for the ribbon, though!
I am happy with what I have now. I also have "knitting which must not be named" and the stab yourself in the finger Katrina top on the needles. And I am waiting for my new used loom to come in the mail.