Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To be honest, when I dreamed up the idea of doing 100 projects in one year, I had doubts about whether or not I would be able to pull it off, or whether I'd be doing a 72-hour knitting marathon during the last days of December to meet my goal, but I just cast off project 100.  And it's my favorite of the entire year:
It's not a great picture, but on Monday I received an email from a cousin who is currently battling cancer.  I'd sent her a chemo cap about a year ago, and she asked if she could hire me to make her two more--one in chocolate brown and one in black--because the other one is currently about all she can wear right now.  As most of you probably know, when someone you like is going through something horrible like cancer, what you wish for most (besides their full and rapid recovery) is the ability to do something to help.  I told her I would be more than thrilled to make her more and that she is to consider them a Christmas gift, so I could think of no project that would be more fitting to end on than a chemo cap to help a very lovely person.

Cheers!

11 comments:

Mereknits said...

WOW!!!! Congrats on making your goal. What a nice way to finish your projects with a gift to a cousin in need. I wish her the best for a wonderful recovery.

XO,
Meredith

Janet said...

Great job Toni, and perfect final project. I know all about the chemo caps, they are definitely a needed item, this time of year. It looks great!

Gaidig said...

Congratulations Toni! What a great final project. It's amazing that you met your goal on the 1st of December.

Qutecowgirl said...

Yeah for you!!!!
I agree it is the best project to end on.

Ok How about 111 in 2011? I was thinking of doing it. Wanna join me? (in my case it would include all crafts since I am not that crazy to do just knitting)

RobinH said...

One hundred!! Totally awesome!

And a beautiful project 100- both in concept and execution. :)

Dana KBS said...

Toni, that's wonderful! Did you use a pattern for the cap? What yarn is it? I have a loved one just starting chemo and I want to make some for her.

carolyn said...

Congratulations, Toni! You should be so proud of yourself! Now, finish skimming those 3 books so you can add "100 Books Read" to the list.

Mandy said...

Congratulations on reaching your target.

Daniele said...

Awesome! and a very good deed, Toni! :D

toni in florida said...

Woot, woot, Toni! I, unlike your skeptical play-action commentators, never doubted you would make it.

My best to your cousin.

Ilix said...

YAYYY!!! Way to go Toni!