Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Ode to Joy
As 99.9% of the knitting blog world already knows Yarn Harlot is hosting the Knitting Olympics. I debated signing up. Most of the projects I have lined up are pretty simple. I considered a Ribby Cardi but I really did not want to have to buy that much yarn right now.
I had a flash of inspiration out driving with E today. I would make Shedir for Tracy, my best girlfriend from high school. Tracy is battling colon cancer. She is only 33. I quickly worked up an email to Tracy to ask her if she liked the pattern, what color she wanted and if it was ok if I blogged about this.
I have her blessing to discuss this here. She loves the pattern and we decided on Rowan Calmer in Joy. Joy is sort of a blue gray, smoky color. Blue is the color for colon cancer like pink is for breast cancer. She liked the color and especially the name.
Joy it is.
Sometimes I feel guilty buying yarn. Not this time.
I felt Joy.
I ordered it online since my LYS does not carry Calmer. I also ordered the second Noro book for the Klaralund pattern I want to knit sometime this year.
I'm really excited about knitting Shedir for Tracy. She is a dear friend. We have been through so much together. This is one small thing I can do to help celebrate her fight, and help keep her head warm.
No picture of the Jaywalker today. I am nearly ready to start the heel so progress was made. Pictures tomorrow.