If I wait until I’m fully caught up to show some current knits, then I might be playing catchup forever. Well, until I’m sidelined by a newborn. Anyways…I thought I’d sneak in a second(!) post today to share a quickie with you.
This is the chemo cap that my mother-in-law requested for her cousin. For a last-minute project, it was great! The yarn was on sale for $1/ball, and it took me exactly one ball with enough left over to add to my project ball and still have a few “emergency” yards to give the recipient. I’d bought 2 balls just in case, but I think that instead of returning the second one I’ll keep it and knit a silly little stuffed animal with it one day.
Pattern: ”No Hair Day” Hairy Chemo Cap by Sue W. Thompson (Ravelry link and direct link)
Size: 21″ (the smallest size). I don’t know how big of a head the recipient has, but my mother-in-law had tried on the one for my cousin, and it was a good fit on her. She thinks her cousin has a slightly smaller heat, but I think that when the recipient has undergone chemotherapy, it is probably better to be a little looser than tighter so it doesn’t irritate. In any case, she is going to bring with some elastic thread when she gives it to her cousin, so if it is too loose she will snug it up for her on the spot.
Yarn: Bernat Boa Lash in the Silver Fox (grays with a tiny shot of blue/steel) colorway. I used about 90% of 1 ball.
Needles: 5.5mm needle
Dates: December 29 2008
As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook here.
December 30, 2008 at 11:14 pm
Glad you got it done in 1 ball! Looks good! (Since you werent originally sure about the shade of grey with the tone in it – looks good knitted up!)
December 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm
It’s lovely – what a cozy gift to give.
What’s your project ball?
Happy New Year Jenn. 🙂
January 6, 2009 at 11:09 am
January 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm
I’m sure the recipient will find it warm and cozy.