we are having a family crisis in that our 11 year old son was found to have a malignant tumor on his hip. it has been equated to being struck by lightening, meaning rather rare but most often this type happens with kids. I just happened two days before Christmas. sigh
anyway, he starts chemo this week and through this process we are meeting many children with cancers who lose their hair. I have been knitting and spinning by hand while at the hospital and of course doctors and nurses notice. we got to talking about making fun warm caps for the kids. it is not something anyone is doing here.
so i have a regular spinning wheel at home but can't exactly pack it up for here. lol but how can i make a nice yarn that can be washed easily. Is there a percentage of acrylic to wool? I haven't explored this idea until now and right now I can easily a large amount with my hand spindle.
so I could really use some direction on this. I have raw fleece i bought last year that is now washed and packed away but what i have is ramboullait, merino and blue liecester. how can I do this?
thanks for any help and input. :)
hey all. my son is diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. fortunately it is isolated only on his hip bone and now where else.
while here at the hospital there are alot of tweens boys and girls who have some form of cancer and i had knitted up some wrist warmers to keep my busy and ended up giving them to another 11 year old , a girl with leukemia and wow! she really loved them. lol
i decided right there and then that i would pull all my fiber friends together and we are going to make stuff for tweens and teens with cancer. wrist warmers, hats with dredlocks lol etc. they are an overlooked group.
i was thinking of learning how to incorporate and spin some acrylic to wool but still reading that so these items can be washed without worry.
if anyone here can help me figure this out i would greatly appreciate it.