Last May 15th my sister-in-law slipped on her basement stairs and clunked down the three remaining steps on her left heel. Her heel was shattered. The surgery went well and the bone, with the help of plenty of titanium, healed. Unfortunately, a sore and subsequent hole/wound from wearing a special boot did not close up.
I lost count of the various surgeries she’s undergone and had to wear a wound vac for several weeks. During this time, she was still teaching and wore the pair of slippers I knit for her to school as she needed to keep her foot covered and warm.
She was finally able to wear “regular” shoes sometime in January.
I received the following text from her Saturday evening:
And this is my progress.
I’m using a wool and hemp blend yarn that I picked up somewhere (no idea where)…
Another finished project – the 1898 cap is off the needles and ready for gifting.
As you may recall I overdyed some purple yarn with food coloring and vinegar because the color was too bright and I could change it.
Loving these colors!
I used a bright green one the back part of the headband so the recipient could tell the front from the back. The back is smaller than the front by design but it’s just easier to tell the difference with a bright, visual clue.
Mr. Aitch (reluctantly) modeled for me. He will find this under the Christmas tree next month.
The doubled headband was easy to knit and will really keep the ears warm.