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I’ll give you one guess. Starts with the letter “C” and involves two patterns from HeadHuggers. Cash Vero DK, size 7 needles.

Yes, another one

Recent Audiobooks: Unbelievably annoyed by the Sisters Grimm series. The characters are at turns completely ignorant or ridiculously knowledgeable. Are these supposed to make young readers feel better, that they can guess the answers long before the characters can? Or do they get as annoyed as I do and talk back to the audiobook about whether the editor slept through the editing process? Major knock off of the brilliant Fables series by Bill Willingham.

Other recent audiobooks: Starting the Stoneheart series by Charlie Fletcher, only because it is performed by Jim Dale of Harry Potter audiobook fame.

“There is no darkness but ignorance.” – William Shakespeare


Unfortunately, another chemo cap is called for. I’ve mentioned before how I wish there was no need of these anymore, right?

The trick this time around is that the recipient is Chinese, so I’m a bit flummoxed on the color choices. After taking a quick read through some Chinese color sites, the obvious choices would have been aqua blue-green (health) or green (purity). Trouble is, in Chinese culture the giving of a green hat indicates infidelity. Yikes. So I settled on purple (joy and happiness; hopefully geared towards feeling better), because that seemed like the only choice.

Head Huggers Rolled Brim

Chemo Cap

Head Hugger

Knit on size 6s using Malabrigo Silky Wool in Light Hyacinth (No. 420). Randomly, I’ve discovered that knitting to a dance mix really speeds up the process!

Went to the yarn shop Monday, forgetting that they’re closed Mondays. Ran into another knitter who needed help learning how to purl. Spent 5 minutes teaching her how and pointing her towards Tiny sense of accomplishment for the day. What a mensch as my friend B would say.

Current Book: Last of the Gaslight Mysteries by Thompson

Current DVDs: First season of Big Bang Theory

Current Audiobook: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

Current Music: Other than the club mix for knitting, listening to my latest indulgence, Tallis Latin Church Music by the Taverner Consort

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” — Alex Karras

There are lots of folks around the world who need our help right now. I wandered through a yarn shop today, didn’t buy anything although I was tempted, and will instead be sending today’s savings to a charity that needs it.

Today I also dropped off a woven scarf and some knit wrist warmers to a local group. The items will be auctioned off to raise scholarship money for paraprofessionals to attend trainings. And I’ve completed some chemo caps. One more on the needles then I’ll be sending these off as well.

Chemo Caps

Chemo Caps

That’s one of the really nice things about these fiber arts; we can give enjoyment and comfort to complete strangers through the things we make.

Oh, forgot to mention that tomorrow (Saint Patrick’s Day) is sale day at the new-found Harriet’s Treadle Arts. They also have lists in-store of items you can donate to Any Soldier. A staff person at Harriet’s is collecting things and will get them sent off where they need to go.

Current Audiobooks: Magyk, Flyte, and Physick (Septimus Heap books) by Angie Sage

Currently Reading: Imagined Worlds by Dyson

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” — Audrey Hepburn

I’ve been working on a few chemo caps for Philly Care Caps. Unfortunately, I’m not very good with gauge, so I’ve ended up with two baby caps instead of the ones they really need for toddlers. I’m just drawn to DK and sport weight yarn, instead of worsted, which seems part of the problem.

Charity Knits

Cute bear, hopefully cute hat

I have a third hat on the needles that should work for a tween boy, and another one half-done that should work for toddlers. After that, I may try another cap or two specifically for teens. I’m leaning towards the Jacques Cousteau Hat by Typy and the Garter Stripe Beanie, in case anybody has advice to share.

Currently listening to: Wikinomics, How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Currently Reading: The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color & Patterns by Ann Feitelson (guess which knitting class I’m taking next…)

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” – Bob Hope

A friend of my mother’s has been diagnosed with cancer. With that in mind, Mom asked me to knit her friend a hat. Not sure what she’ll think of either of these.

Chemo Caps

Chemo Caps

In Cash Vero from Cascade Yarns in pale pink

Mirasol Yarn (60/40 pima cotton/merino wool)
This one seemed a little small, so I added an extra four rounds of floppy brim.

Knitted Rose Pin Just to dress it up a bit

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson