Monday, March 7, 2011

Knitting for Lent

Much has changed in my life since moving to Florida seven months ago. Instead of sitting at home bemoaning the fact that my husband and I are living and working many states apart for now, I’m going out into my new community and embracing all it has to offer. For example, I’ve joined the knitting guild at my church.

Although you can work on whatever good-deed project you choose, there is a need for caps for those enduring chemotherapy.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

The pattern I used for this cap is Race for Life 2009—Easy Cap which I found on Ravelry. My yarn was Cascade Yarns’ Cash Vero.

Lent starts this Wednesday and continues until April 23. While many people are talking about giving up chocolate or spending money or other such things during Lent, I’ve decided to knit chemo caps as my Lent offering.

Before I forget to tell you, Rachel (see previous post) placed in the top ten at the pageant. We are very proud of her.


Lorrie said...

Congrats to Rachel. And what a wonderful thing to do for Lent. One of my mottos is to be known for the things I do rather than the things I don't do.

Jennifer W. said...

This is great! Very inspiring to have an offering. (Like Lorrie's motto as well)

suz said...

We were always taught it was better to do something for Lent than give up something. I love what you are doing.

LittleGemsbyKari said...

excellent way to spend lent!

grendelskin said...

You must be so proud of Rachel! I don't recall ever hearing a friend say she was going to actively do something for Lent as opposed to not-doing. Makes total sense to me.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi June

I was away for a week on a last minute trip to Sydney, Australia where Internet usage at our hotel was $19 a day so i did not use my computer very much. :) I just caught up with all I missed while away. I could use a vegetable cutting class, your lacy scarf is beautiful, and congratulations to your lovely niece, Rachel! This is a wonderful project for Lent, June! You do such nice knitting and I'm sure the caps will be very appreciated.

Storybook Woods said...

June I am soo proud of you for making the most of your situation and focusing on your blessings and what you can do xoxo Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations to your sweet Rachel -- how very exciting! And you're such a sweetie June -- what a wonderful project in which to participate!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

THat's a wonderful thing to do for Lent, JunieMoon! I have been the recipient of quite a few chemo caps from caring people, and sure do appreciate them!
Bless you!
Smiles, Karen