One of my favorite things about the fiber community is their desire to create and support. Knitters and crocheters will literally cover another person with a handmade item that is created with hundreds to thousands of stitches, each made with intention, love, and support.
Meet my friend Lisa … she is a beautiful woman, wife, and mother. I have known Lisa since we were kids. Her mother was my longest (and one of my favorite) music teachers, and a major influence in my life.
Lisa lives here in Jefferson county with her husband (also a local small business owner), and her two sons, ages 9 and 6. Lisa was recently given the devastating diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer. While Lisa has just begun her journey with cancer, she has already lost her hair as she undergoes chemotherapy.
“Lids for Lisa” is my campaign to provide Lisa with hand knit or crochet “lids” (caps/hats) to carry her through the colder months this Fall and Winter as she continues to keep up her strength to undergo treatment.
For the months of August and September, please bring in your hand knit or crochet “lids” to be donated to Lisa!
To get you started, here is a little information to guide your “lid” creations:
- Lisa’s favorite color is red. She also likes bright colors and classic black.
- Lisa and family love to go camping anywhere they can in their RV.
- Older son (age 9); favorite color is green and bright colors. He likes baseball, ninja and taekwondo
- Younger son (age 5); favorite color is green and blue. He likes baseball and gymnastics.
- “Lids” could be inspired by your favorite design, a lovely yarn with a soft hand, sports team colors for the boys to admire their mom’s fun hats, crazy colors, or patterns. Hats can be made with any fiber.
Some ideas for “lids” patterns are:
- Anemone (knit)
- Pink Ribbon Chemo Hat (crochet)
- Knitted Baseball Hat (knit)
- karate beanie (knit)
- Pink Courage Chemo and Breast Cancer Awareness (knit)
- Banff (knit)
- Ladies Fancy Chemo Cap (crochet)