On May 5th, 2005, my husband's mom, Vera, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Just two months and one day later, on July 6th, she died.
This year, to celebrate her life and mourn the fifth year anniversary of her passing, I will be designing a shawl and releasing the pattern for sale on Ravelry. 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The mock up is finished, and as soon as the shawl I'm working on is complete, I'll cast on for Vera's Shawl.
Provided everything works out according to plan, the shawl will be up for sale on June 6th, 2010 at 7:16 a.m., exactly five years to the minute after we lost one of the brightest, most loving people I have ever met.