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Monday, 17 August 2015


On Saturday afternoon, just before sunset, Mom's ashes were interred at the Holy Rosary Garden of Remembrance.

I have been making gifts from MOM'S YARN STASH to work through my grief and to spread a bit of comfort to family and close friends:   a "MAGIC" COMFORT BLANKET for my brother,  a HUGE COMFORT BLANKET for my dad, (as well as a few hot water bottle covers and some baby blankets to donate).

For each of the girls I made a super chunky ROAD TRIP SCARF!

Blues for my brother's girlfriend, my mom's best friend, and me:

Pinks for my eldest daughter and my sister:

And purples for my niece, and one extra in case my dad remembers somebody I forgot (oops)

(I will make my son a pair of gloves and a scoodie for my youngest daugher)

Each gift was hand-packaged

 with a special little tag:

These Road Trip Scarves were very quick and easy to make and are super warm - with a few twists on my original pattern:

YARN:   16ply (Super Chunky) - I wound various weights of yarn together to get 16ply.

HOOK:   9.00mm


EDGING:   a simple 3ch picot

Of course, even though Mom is no longer here, I know she is here in spirit - so I made a special mandala and butterfly for the table beside her chair!

(My wonderful friend, Lori, has already tested both patterns for me - I am in the process of editing the photos so that I can publish them.    The Sunflower pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.   The Butterfly pattern will be a freebie on this Blog!)


  1. I love that you've made so many thoughtful gifts from your mom's yarn. The labels are so heartfelt and touching! You have certainly made many people happy.

  2. What a lovely post. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mom but I am sure she is smiling down on you.
    Everything you have made is just lovely and so special