The phrase "a scarf with a purpose" is significant to me because it describes each one I design and donate.
I have severe chronic neutropenia and spend a lot of my time sitting in doctor's offices, specifically hematology/oncology offices. I sit next to people who are very sick, some even dying. Some are alone; others are not. There's always this one little table that has beautiful knitted hats that people make and donate, and, for a while now, I've wanted to add a hand-dyed silk scarf to it.
Up until recently, though, I didn't know how I wanted them to be designed. I know now. I want the scarf to resonate so strongly within the person that they find hope. I want them to wear the scarf and not see themselves as sick, but beautiful and strong. I want them to smile and have joy. Finally, I want them to know that in this world, there is love. Someone loves you and believes in you. That's me.