The Plan: to join Vicki at Two Bags Full for her Pink Scarf Project.
"Pink Scarf Project."
Simply stated - it has only one goal~
To bring a smile to the face of a woman who is fighting her own battle with breast cancer.
Vicki has been collecting pink scarves over the last year and I'd been brewing along on it for a long, long, long time. (See, my 'creative process' can take months and months.) I'd kept my eye out for the pattern and the yarn that would be 'the ones'.
The Pattern: Rachel's Shawl by Melissa Wyll.
Finally! Perfect pattern, perfect timing. Melissa just recently released this beautiful pattern. Her story and the lady who inspired its creation made it 'the one' and are worth your reading. Check it out at Girls in Sheep Clothing... and a Few Boys, Too. (There is even a Knit Along for this shawl.)
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Melissa is contributing to Emerging from Cancer with every pattern purchase this September and October.
The Yarn: Pop Rocks by Madelinetosh. . A super soft, superwash merino wool. Hand-dyed with the beautiful tonal variations I so enjoy. Yes, I love this color; it makes me smile every time I see it... I'm in hopes it will do the same for its recipient.
Now, if I can just get myself to the post office this afternoon!! Going there is like pulling teeth for me. Don't know why... just is!
Yes, I managed to hit my knitting stride... I will confess there are two little spots early in the garter stitch border that are not right, but I hope they can symbolize overcoming in difficult times.
Without a doubt, the kindness, the prayers and uplifting words of my friends and family eased the funk. There is great power in caring connections... I hope the precious lady this scarf goes to will feel a comfort of the prayers offered for her... just as I feel comfort from the sweet prayers of friends.
"A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch in a railroad track... an inch between a wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity."
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Thank you for your words and your kindness.
To a better week for all!!
blessings ~ tanna