family, knitting, living

Finished Object-Chemo Cap

My mom’s neighbor has had a drastic and sudden bought of leukemia.  That kind of “hmmmmI don’t feel good…hmmmmI feel bad, let’s go to the doctor” and then they don’t let you leave!  Her name is Lisa.  I don’t think I am giving anything away because strangers would have to do a lot of leg work to figure all this out and then why?  Anyway, she’s been very, very ill with the chemo and lost her hair.  Momma said she’s cool about it, but it is getting hot out and the sun is hell in TN, so I knit her a little something that should help with the sun a bit, warm her in the cool evenings and hopefully fill up her heart when she needs it.  I truly tried to think about Lisa with every stitch.  I got most of it done during a four hour wait in an airport on my way home.  I decided to not get upset about the plane or anything and just knit.  I hope that every stitch in that hat points her in the right direction.  Lisa, you go girl! 

Here it is, modeled, by Grey.  It’s a little big on her, but fits me fine and I have close to no hair after the hair was touching my ear episode!

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3 responses

  1. becca

    Looks great! I know Lisa will be so touched by your thoughtfulness!

    May 1, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  2. judy hullett

    WAY TO GO DI!!!!!!!! looks great and lisa will love it. this couldn’t have been finished at a better time, she goes back into the hospital this morning for another weeks of HIGH dose chemo, comes home for a few days if her counts are ok and then goes back in for 15 days for shots to blast the marrow. hopefully then they’ll be able to start last process of chemo and then she should be good to go. looks like it’s gonna be a rough summer for them/her. hopefully by the lst part of june this will be readicated from her body and she can put it all behind her. thanks for caring. grey made an excellent model. her pictures make her look so growny! she’s starting to look like emmie. love ya, mama

    May 2, 2008 at 5:00 am

  3. That hat looks great! And I can vouch that she got in done in two days!! Lisa will truly love this hat!

    May 2, 2008 at 8:09 pm