I'll start out with the sad story/hat, then cheer you up with something else and some fun linkage. My boyfriend's mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer in August, and has been undergoing some very aggressive chemotherapy and then more recently a surgery. The good news is that she's got a GREAT prognosis, is in good spirits, and doing great. The bad news is... well, she's got cancer. Plus, all of her beautiful red hair is gone now. For some reason, her bald head makes me sadder than anything. So for Christmas, I've made her a little beret. (She wears wigs usually, so this would go over a wig.) BUT my question is--if anyone knows cute and comfortable caps that can go on a bald head, can you set me up? I've found a few, but they all look too clinical and patient-y. This woman has a lot of flair and a wonderful creative heart. I don't want to make her just any cap.
So there's the downer part of this post. I also have a cloche hat that I made out of some Blonde Chicken yarn. If you don't know blonde chicken, it's an etsy store run by this lovely woman Tara who hand-spins all sorts of lovely yarns in brilliant colors. She does a lot of work with local wool and recycled mill-ends and so forth. Basically, she's my hero. (And no, she didn't tell me to do this.) Check her out at www.blondechicken.etsy.com
So, the hat!
And, just for giggles, here's my craft table in my bedroom. This is where a lot of my crafting gets done.
That's all for now. Any comments/critiques are VERY welcome, as are any links/info about stylish chemo hats!