Wednesday, August 12, 2009

That funny clicking noise that you heard was my brain engaging-

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.


Grace said...

i haven;t been given the opp for knitting that must not be named in ages, Oh well what can you do!!

I think the yarns you picked out there say fun!!!

Cindy G said...

Sending positive thoughts for your friend. Those thingys will warm her heart as well as her neck.

Anonymous said...

That will be a welcome gift to your "sister". Hope her treatment goes successfully. My BC is long in the past but it's always scary!
Let us know about your new loom! Have fun! Jamie

smariek said...

Getting both sides is rough (I knew someone who had that too, plus more). Wishing your friend a successful recovery. She will be touched by your gift.