Thursday, February 04, 2010

startitis! (but it's cashmere...)

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.)

11 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Hey! That's good news so far and that in itself is major. Meanwhile, a fantastic shawl it shall be. Ooooh, yeah....

KnitTech said...

Great news!

O.o Casmhere...

Needles said...

I hear ya...

Great test results!

Acorn to Oak said...

That's great news! I hope the next bit of news will be equally good! That yarn is so pretty and I bet it feels fabulous! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!!!!
Nancy

Kristyn said...

Great news. It definetly deserves the yummy cashmere!

deirdre said...

That's wonderful!! I think cashmere, and probably champagne, both work for almost anything, but are especially good for this kind of celebration - fingers crossed that the rest of the news is as good!

TracyKM said...

Great news! Beautiful yarn! In a box! Just like most things in life, why save the good stuff? Fine china, our 'good' perfume, the 'nice' earrings...everyday deserves to have the 'good' stuff! (I've never knitted with it though...I'm thinking of buying some cashmere from Colourmart to use on the machine; I'm afraid of becoming addicted).

Brenda said...

Perfectly perfect. Pink Cashmere.
Great news for your MIL. It makes the entire thing seems surreal somehow, when those results come in.

Carol said...

I agree, cahsmere is totally an all-occasion kinda thing. Or any non-occasion you can think up too for that matter!

AlisonH said...

Yay! Celebrate! (Gently on that wrist.)