One of the nice things about going to crafting shows is that we get to see in person how generous our crafting community can be. We were reminded of this again with the Halos for Hope booth at StitchesWest.
Halos of Hope partners with LYSes and local guilds to collect and distribute chemo caps. These caps are practical, and also serve as a personal reminder to a person going through a difficult time that yes, they are cared for.
We were moved to design new patterns for our Cotton Supreme family, which is a great choice for chemo caps. It’s incredibly soft and won’t irritate chemo patients’ scalps, which are often more tender than usual.
Amy says she thinks of this as a knitted representation of rays of radiation zapping cancer away. Such a lovely idea – meaningful, but still very pretty in its own right. We hope someone wearing this will feel the strength and energy Amy has put into this design.
This pattern has a bit of personal significance to me. It was released on the 9th anniversary of the day my mother was declared free of ovarian cancer. Mom has had no recurrence – she’s still energetic enough to run rings around me. She’d be the first to tell you to know the signs, and to go see your doctor if you have any concerns. I, for one, am very glad that she took early action.
We hope that you enjoy this free pattern, and that while you take care of those around you, you take care of yourself, too.
Happy and healthy knitting!