Aug 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm
I visited my old job today and asked my friend Sherlyn if she needed any more hats. She sells some of them for me to help with my yarn expenses. She told me that she did not need any yet but that she could use some in kid sizes. I asked her why. Turns out a lady in the next office was trying to find a hat to fit her 4 year old daughter who is about to start chemo. I told Sherlyn that I would be glad to make hats for the lady's daughter for free. I was already working on a pink one and it would be no problem to make it small enough to fit a 4 year old. Made me a little sad that it would be for a 4 year old but happy that I could do it for her. I thought I would also make her a white one, like a sun hat and my husband suggest a furry one too. A girl can never have enough hats. Sherlyn said something about the lady saying that the hats needed to be in plastic and she had no idea what that meant but I do. I have to wash them in All Free & Clear and put them in a ziplock bag so that no germs can get on them just in case her immune system is compromised.
I have 40 ready to donate the first week of Sept when I am scheduled to see my onc. I think I will probably make another 10 before then and that way I will be able to give 25 to 2 differnet chemo clinics. I guess making hats for people going through chemo has become my mission in life. It gives me so much joy to do this and I really know how much it is appreciated.
I realy wish that I could send one to every one of the Kindred Spirits on this board but I know that I just could not afford it. So I just have to be happy with what I can do locally.