Friday, July 9, 2010

Crocheted Scarf for a Friend

In the spring we received the unhappy news that a friend of ours was diagnosed with cancer. How can you express to someone stricken with cancer how much you hate that this has happened to him? There are no adequate words, but I had to do something, so I crocheted him a wool scarf. Never mind that he lives in North Carolina. A handmade scarf is the best way to send someone a hug. The spirit of our whole family is stitched into this. I worked on it at baseball games, softball games, science competitions, karate classes, and in our basement while we sought shelter during tornado warnings. I finished it on our drive up north last week. It's been everywhere with us, and it's going in the mail today.

The pattern is Lion Brand's Thermal Scarf, but I used Paton's classic wool, which stitched up nice and soft.