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.