Thursday, September 7, 2017

Men's Cowls & a Gift Basket

four men's cowls
knit with reclaimed wool
August/September 2017
I finished these four cowls in four and a half days. All were knit with reclaimed wool from thrift shop sweaters.

The two top cowls (charcoal gray and tan) were knit using First Timer’s HS Mini-Cowl (Ravelry link) with a size 9 needle. Each cowl is 8 inches deep and 21 inches in circumference. The yarn used was a light worsted. Cowl is reversible with two distinct textures.

Dark Tweed cowl on lower left was knit using “Trust Me, Harry” Hat and Cowl (Ravelry link) with a worsted yarn and size 10 needles. Cowl is 8 inches deep and 21 inches in circumference

Army Green cowl in the lower right was knit with Just Try It in a lighted worsted. Size 9 needles were used. Cowl is 8 inches deep and 21 inches in circumference

These four cowls round out the contents of the special gift basket delivered to Fremont Therapy. My primary therapist had first pick, and then the other therapists, therapy technician, and receptionists selected one.

I had therapy in March and April 2016, and returned for several months, prior to my surgery, to take advantage of an "independent gym" program. I credit the independent program as well as the formal therapy sessions for increasing my strength and for making my recovery faster.

The crew at Fremont Therapy have always been professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate, and I felt they needed something special.
gift basket filled with eleven cowls/neck warmers
September 2017
Fremont Therapy Group wearing their gift cowls and neck warmers
September 2017

Have you given a gift of appreciation to anyone recently?


11 comments:

  1. That is a great idea and a lovely gesture of appreciation. I haven't done anything similar recently, but probably should. I've been getting PT on the Achilles tendonitis for that past month. One last (hopefully) visit next week.

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  2. What a wonderful thing to do and I know they are going to love those beautiful cowls. You have a lovely heart for others. Love bigger needles too! Everything I'm working on is size 2 or 4 and taking. Along, long time. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. I love this idea. I will probably ask the staff at the Barn which fingerless they want. Maybe this will solve my forever dilemma of what if they don't like the color ? Let them pick!!

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  4. The cowls look fantastic and they are such a practical piece aren't they? your gift basket is very kind, generous and considerate. No surprise, coming from you. :)

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  5. I'm sure those beautiful (and handsome) cowls will be MUCH appreciated!

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  6. What a super way to say"thank you". I'm sure they will be much appreciated as the weather becomes cooler.

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  7. What a lovely expression of thanks! Beautiful cowls-thanks for the links!

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  8. What a great idea, and I'm betting they were blown away!

    They all look like they would be so cozy and soft. Sooo nice.

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  9. Not lately, but I should. We took the girls in the Infusion Center that helped us learn how to use Far Guys newly implanted port a couple of Loons that we carved. Since then...I have returned a pan to my Mom with some handmade all occasion cards...but I should do something again soon :) I bet they all appreciated your kindness:)

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  10. So pleased you were able to achieve your goal. Such a lovely, practical gift - a joy to make and a joy to give to others - very satisfying and thoughtful.

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