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Operation Alex
Knitting
confidence for an 8 yr old going thru chemo
the biggest hug from coast to coast
Needles & yarn
Notes

December 2016 :: I just found out Alex is in remission!! Thanks soooo much to everyone who gave some of their time & heart to this little boy!

many hands, many needles, much yarn & an abundance of compassion ~ this is a knitalong in the truest sense of the word…

January 6, 2014 - A friendโ€™s 8 year old son was just diagnosed with Lymphoma over the holidays and she asked if I would knit him a beanie when his chemo started yesterday ~ heโ€™s really upset that his hair is going to fall out.

Of course I said yes & and my husband immediately grabbed the first Seahawks skull hat I made him and informed me it is too small & he never wears it and would like to give it to Alex. (I did wash it since it’s been worn once but it’s basically brand new).

And one hat is turning into many ~ the kindness of my Ravelry friends is overwhelmingโ€ฆa few of them have offered to whip out beanies and send them to me to put in a care package for Alex in the next couple weeks ~ Iโ€™m making at least one or two more and so far 6 more are being worked on across the country to include in his care package ~ I think mom will be overwhelmed and I think Alex will be warm and more importantly confident, and wrapped in hugs from near and far. Thanks dear friends ~ Iโ€™m glad I reached out to you. Your kindness and willingness to drop everything to help this poor little guy out has made me speechless. โ€˜Thank youโ€™ just doesnโ€™t cut it for how I feel.

Alex has a 22” head/small adult size

01-15-2014 - phase one to be delivered tomorrow ~ at least 8 more will be in the second batch in a week or two ~ thank you everyone :)

hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts ~ hearts

what would you do if I sang out of tune?…
I get by with a little help from my friends:

#1 - made by lightbeam ~ hurricane hat ~ modeled by her adorable daughter :)

#2 - made by me…donated by my husband :)

#3 - made by WillyG ~ his own design :)

#4 - made by knitwitless ~ knit hat for anyone :)

#5 - made by knitwitless ~ knit hat for anyone :)

#6 - made by WillyG ~ a hat that makes him speak French :)

#7 - made by oneknitwit ~ her own design :)

#8 - made by me ~ barley

#9 - made by me ~ turn a square

#10 - made by thirdknitwit ~ unsure of pattern :)

#11 - made by urbanstitches ~ the boy hat :)

#12 - polar fleece tassel hat made by nonknitting coworker :)

#13 - made by lightbeam for Alex’s mom ~ penny infinity scarf :)

#14 - made by aksaxton ~ head huggers :)

#15 - made by benzngems ~ that chocolate’s gone straight to your ribs hat :)

#16 - made by urbanstitches ~ turn a square :)

#17 - made by jocelyngermany ~ violet waffles :)

#18 - made by behindtheyarn ~ thanks mom :)

#19 - made by behindtheyarn ~ thanks mom :)

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January 6 2014
February 1 2014
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
  • Project created: January 8, 2014
  • Finished: February 5, 2014
  • Updated: December 5, 2016
  • Progress updates: 5 updates