Today, OTN is standing for off the needles rather than on.
The prayer shawl for Sue is finally finished. Just in time for her last chemo appointment next week.
After asking for everyone's opinion about the contrasting border color, I went with the white. I'm So glad I did. Color-wise, I think it looks great and besides, it looks like waves crashing on the beach. And since Sue loves the beach.... I think it's perfect.
Well, it's obviously not perfect. There are several 'creative design elements' in the lacy border. Oh well. The shawl is not perfect and neither is Sue. They can be perfectly imperfect together. At least that's my story of why I didn't bother to rip and fix them.
Despite the those 'design elements' in the border, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I'm also amazed at how much it grew during blocking. Pre-blocking, the shawl barely went across my shoulders, much less wrapped around me. Post-blocking...I'm going to have a very, very difficult time handing it over to Sue.
But hand it over, I will. Sue deserves it. She has done SO well with her chemo treatments. She's had none of the horrible side affects you hear about and didn't even loose her hair. I'm so proud of the way she's held her head up throughout the whole ordeal. She'll have one more dose of chemo then go for another round of CAT scans to see what the next step is. The doctor seems confident that she's going to beat it and be considered 'cured.' Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes.