Short-Sleeved Cricket Sweater Knitted For Me By My Former Workmate Patrice Bourgeois During Her Cancer Treatment.
Earlier this year as Patrice was getting ready for her ‘3-months’ of cancer treatment she did a Facebook post asking if anybody wanted anything knitted since she had run out of ‘projects’ and ‘ideas’ and she wanted to have something to knit in the coming months.
I told her that I did not have any cricket sweaters that fitted and would love one in my ol’ Ananda College (Colombo, Sri Lanka) colors of maroon and gold. Patrice went to work, as she is wont, researching patterns, colors, wool types, needles etc. etc.
Over the months she gave all of us pithy updates on the progress of this sweater. It took her slightly longer than she had expected. But, it was always going to be for Fall 2017 in New Hampshire.
It arrived today — in the nick of time. The temperature is 58°F as I write this post.
It fits beautifully and all she requested from me was a measurement of my chest size.
I am impressed, amazed and very grateful.
Thank YOU, Patrice.
I will wear this with pride and joy in the months to come. She informed me that it is washable. That is good. I do spill stuff.
So more pictures to come.