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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wool on Sunday...

In February, my cousin from Western Australia rang me with some terrible news. She had been diagnosed with cancer; she had a large tumour on one of her kidneys. My cousin was facing a major operation to remove both the tumour and the kidney.
Good news is that she has successfully come through the surgery and does not require chemo...a great result!
In these circumstances I usually try to make something that can go towards cheering up the recipient. And so it was this time and I was able to post a knitted throw to Terese. Because I wanted something that could be knitted quickly, it was that old favourite of mine...the chevron/ripple stitch. In this version I knitted an 8 ridge black stripe between the purples/mauves/blues.



And it achieved that outcome. 😊

14 comments:

Kate said...

Such a beautiful gift, Maria!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love it. Several years ago I made each of my nieces an afghan done in ripple with a starting ripple row of that furry kind of yarn as you used. They went nuts over them. I love the colors you chose.
xx, Carol

biebkriebels said...

Very nice made, I only don't understand the word throw in this text What is it, a plaid, a tartan?

Lin said...

Beautiful Maria - and great news for your cousin. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Beautiful.......

Chookyblue...... said...

Great result for your cousin......

Cynthia said...

What wonderful news for your cousin. I'm sure that gorgeous afghan gave her great comfort as she was recuperating from surgery.

Sharmayne said...

Glad to hear a good outcome for your cousin and what a lovely gift for her. I agree with you, I too love the ripples - so many variations can be done with this pattern and they always look great!

Nanna Chel said...

Such a lovely thought and it must have been so comforting for her to know you went to the trouble of making her such a beautiful and useful gift. A bit like a prayer shawl except bigger.

Jackie said...

Lovely, another set of hugs for someone you love. I am glad the outcome was good.

God bless.

Fiona said...

Yay, I refound your blog. Met up with Susan and Michelle today and we talked about your lovely knitting and I said I thought you no longer blogged. Meanwhile I lost your blog when I had a computer change over....
this knitting is so beautiful...

Hugz

angela said...

A beautiful heart warming gift.

Vireya said...

I'm so glad to hear that there was a good outcome for your cousin's surgery.

Your beautiful rug would cheer anyone up! It looks very snugglable.

Craftandothercrazyplans said...

This is a really beautiful gift, I'm sure it was appreciated 😊