Last week I sent off a package to Far Guy's sister. A chemo cap and a prayer shawl from me and a woodcarving from Far Guy.
Far Guy's sister was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas and is now having chemo treatments. The cancer was found during a routine mammogram. She will have chemo, radiation and surgery.
I saw some yarn in the Local Yarn Shop that draped beautifully. It was a blend of silk and merino wool. I struggled with the pattern and frogged it several times. I was about to give up when I finally conquered the pattern.
After it was finished I washed it gently and took it upstairs to my work area to block and dry for a few days. Here the shawl is being blocked.
Before I mailed it I took it outside for a photo shoot.
It can be draped several different ways. I chose this pattern because I loved it and since Far Guy's sister lives in a warmer climate than Minnesota the shawl would not feel real heavy and overly warm for her.
We are sad that she has to fight cancer, we are sad that she has lost all her hair. We hope the gifts we mailed to her made her feel loved and make her cancer journey a tiny bit better. Far Guy's sister has a strong faith and knows she is saved by God's grace.
lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world Matthew 28:20