I know I just showed you two new projects I've started - the Icewine mittens and the Owlie Cowl. But Tuesday night at our Guild meeting, I decided to make my MIL a shoulder shawl - she finds sleeves uncomfortable right now, and likes to have something over the shoulders. I figured I could make another 198 yds. of Heaven shawl, adding a few repeats to cover the shoulders. I just didn't know what yarn I was going to use.
Then I saw the pale pink Cashmere that Tove had, and I knew. I just knew. The colour was perfect (d'uh! - pink, breast cancer, all that), and well, it's cashmere.
Then we got some of the pathology reports - it comes in two parts - they biopsy both the breast tissue and the lymph nodes under the arm that were removed. We got the results of the lymph node biopsy, and...
completely clear of cancer.
I know we're only halfway there - we still need the biopsy results of the breast tissue, but there was general celebration yesterday with this news.
If news like that doesn't deserve cashmere, I don't know what does.
(Actually, what with all the cashmere and cashmere/silk I've been knitting lately, I'm thinking that pretty much any occasion deserves this stuff. As long as I get to knit it, I'm happy.)