My niece Kellie was diagnosed with Cancer, a lemon-sized tumor was found and immediately removed from her brain on January 27th. Biopsy shows it to be an aggressive 'tentacled' tumor and she is undergoing chemo and radiation as well as physical therapy. Her strength in her Savior Jesus Christ has kept a smile on her face through it all. She, her husband and her four children glorify the Lord even in this, the toughest of situations. Truly she is an inspiration to me and I wanted to wrap her in love in the only way I know how, by knitting and crocheting her some chemo caps.
So.....I immediately set out to make her some chemo caps, but I wanted one which was as feminine and delicate as Kellie, so I designed this one. This pattern has a toque (beanie) option (shown in Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby yarn in white, colorway name 'Angel') as well as a slouchy (looser fabric) option (shown in NaturallyCaron aqua colorway named 'Ocean Spray').
10Anexcellent wife, who can find?For her worth is farabove jewels. 11The heart of her husband trusts in her,And he will have no lack of gain. 12She does him good and not evilAll the days of her life. 13She looks for wool and flaxAnd works with herhandsin delight. 14She is likemerchant ships; She brings her food from afar. 15Sherises also while it is still nightAndgives food to her householdAndportions to her maidens. 16She considers a field and buys it;Fromher earnings she plants a vineyard. 17Shegirdsherself with strengthAnd makes her arms strong. 18She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. 19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,And herhands grasp the spindle. 20Sheextends her hand to the poor,And she stretches out her hands to the needy. 21She is not afraid of the snow for her household,For all her household areclothed with scarlet. 22She makescoverings for herself;Her clothing isfine linen andpurple. 23Her husband is knownin the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. 24She makeslinen garments and sellsthem,Andsupplies belts to thetradesmen. 25Strength anddignity are her clothing,And she smiles at thefuture. 26Sheopens her mouth in wisdom,And theteaching of kindness is on her tongue. 27She looks well to the ways of her household,And does not eat thebread of idleness. 28Her children rise up and bless her;Her husbandalso, and he praises her,saying: 29“Many daughters have done nobly,But you excel them all.” 30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,Buta woman whofears the LORD, she shall be praised. 31Give her theproduct of her hands,And let her works praise her in the gates.