Traveling Scarf

A couple months ago I happened upon a post by @conniecaps on Instagram.  Conniecaps creates knit caps for cancer patients.  She was organizing a traveling knit scarf and had asked if there was any interest in creating a crochet scarf.  I jumped at this idea.

My grandma, mother’s mother, died of ovarian cancer, her sisters died of skin and cervical cancers, respectly.  Her third sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is now in remission.  Her brother died of prostate cancer and her father of lung cancer.  5 out of 6 siblings had cancer.  The 6th died before the average age of diagnosis.

3 weeks ago my uncle, mothers brother, was diagnosed.

To say this is a concern for me and my family is an understatement.

I can only hope someone finds comfort in this scarf and feels all the feels I tried to crochet into it.

Here is how it came to me.  It was begun in Georgia, then New Jersey, New York, Maine, Ohio, Wisconsin and now to Illinois.  It will continue to Indiana, Idaho and Australia before ending in Florida. 

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My contribution.  My grandma used this Afghan stitch.

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