A month or six weeks ago, I did some emergency knitting for some friends.
I made a baktus scarf for a woman I work with and a black watch (chemo) cap for her husband (worked with him for 20 years).
The scarf pattern was so charming and so much fun to knit (check out the Rav pix!) that I resolved to make another for me. I had one false start (with yarn that did not pool and stripe) and then started the one pictured here (on my lap with my knit kat).
Today I received a lovely thank you for both: She tells me that He wore his hat for last several weeks, unstopping. It smells like him and now She's been sleeping with it.
I cast on for this scarf moments after learning He had passed away so suddenly.
(Knit deets: Noro Silk Garden Lite, 2 skeins. Bands are in a jumble with other projects but I could figure out the colorway if asked. Size 7 needles. Knit time - barely a week. I worked the first skein from the outside in. As I approached the end of the first skein, I checked the second skein insides to see where it started and realized I could easily splice them together for a reverse striping effect. (Lucky me!) I forgot that Noro g per skein can vary widely, and hadn't measured either skein. So when I was finishing up the second, I had quite a bit of leftover yarn. I ripped back to the middle, continued increasing for 2 repeats and knit back out. The stripes match but it isn't symmetric around the center point.)