FO Friday: Fol-Fox scarf

I don’t talk about it here, because it’s nice to have a place that is about other stuff, but I have cancer. The cocktail I take is called Folfox, and one of the side effects is cold sensitivity. Part of my treatment is that I leave with a chemo pump, attached to my chest, and carry it around for 2 days. So, I made this Fol-Fox scarf to keep me warm, make me feel cozy, and conceal my pump tubing.

The fabric is double gauze – from the Kokka Trefle collection. I just cut a yard of it in half, widthwise. Squared up the pieces and stitched together in the middle. For the edges I was happy to have an excuse to use my new serger for a lovely rolled hem.

Then I fringed the ends. I started by hand, but quickly realized that a pair of tweezer made the work much faster! I knotted them up and called it done!

Being a maker feels more important than ever while I’m sick. I can make my own armor, give it humor and meaning and fit it perfectly to my needs.

4 thoughts on “FO Friday: Fol-Fox scarf

  1. Hello – I am a regular reader, but have not commented before. I think that I followed a link to one of your projects, enjoyed your posts and photography, and kept coming back. I wasn’t aware of your diagnosis, so wanted to reach out and pass on positive thoughts from a random internet stranger. I am sending good thoughts to you and your family. Also, thanks for this post! I love the scarf and may attempt it myself.

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    1. Thank you very much! One of the best things to come from my diagnosis is how much support I’ve received from the crafty community.

      And yes, you should definitely make a scarf like this. It’s so quick and is a nice way to use a beautiful print!

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