cancer has been a journey for my mother-in-law (first talked about here, although katie has been talked about a lot on this blog because she knits too). that journey has included a cold alaska winter and a body that was cold from the inside out. it has required heated car seats. and it has also required hats. in the winter, i made her this one, this one, and this one. and now, while katie and ben were gone to france last week, i whipped these two up.
i love this hat! i might need one, unless i decide to cut off all my hair, then maybe not ;) i made mine from ultra alpaca on size 7 needles. this is the hat katie requested, since slow knitting from numb fingers and chemo brain made her unlikely to make it. (although, i must add, that she is working on a hat right now, it’s just taking a while.)
a friend cleaned out a bit of her stash, and gave me this skein of silk garden.
i immediately thought they were katie’s colors. now, if you want the lace to show up, i don’t recommend this yarn. fortunately, i just wanted some yarn overs and didn’t care as much about the lace.
i think these will be the last two hats i make for this journey. katie’s heading from us to mayo clinic to have one last surgery, then we’re hoping for things to be back to normalish.