June 28, 2008

Ikbal's Hug

I managed to add a little project on the side, for a friend of mine that (again) is one of the inspiring people I met at the hospital.

Ikbal's whole family has been haunted by a genetic defect, one of her brothers died already, one sister starts to show symptoms and one younger brother is now awaiting a heart. Ikbal herself has been transplanted since 14 years, and although she does have some problems resulting from the medications she has to take she is amazing.

She is studying "Management" right now, she supports her sick siblings as well as her parents and she is always laughing. She just has this amazing energy, and she just never gives up or gives in. I suppose one needs a whole lot of stubbornness to survive sometimes.

This shawl I decided to knit for her after I found out that she has to have surgery on her liver soon. I found this Alpaca yarn to be so soft and it becomes even more beautiful with daily wear, so I just had to use it. It was a leftover, and the lace pattern I used is from the book "Enzyklopaedie Stricken" by Maria Parry-Jones.

I like the pattern because I have a fable for leaves and such, the pattern is actually called "falling leaves" if I remember right. And the beads where a little experiment, I do not have a lot of experience in knitting with beads or using beads on knitted projects, but I'm getting there.

So I hope you like this, Ikbal!


meg said...

The beads look great! I love that they're a contrasting color to the scarf.

Jhadur said...

The beads are a lovely touch, it's very pretty. And Ikbal sounds like an amazing person- best wishes to her!
Hope you're doing well too.


Team Knit ! said...

Oh wow- that's a beautiful scarf, in a beautiful yarn, and the beads are so lovely! I'm sure she'll love it. What a great gift!

- Julie

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