I started working on the garter stitch cardigan again. As you can see I’ve just split the cardigan up for the arm holes. Hopefully it’ll go quickly from here. I’ve been distracted with other knitting projects and I do have a request to make one of my quick hats. My sister saw mine and loved it. With any luck I may make a scarf and mitts to match for both of us. Does anyone know if you can still purchase 6-strand carded fleece anymore? I’m going to have to do some searching for it, because I’ve discovered all sorts of things I’d like to make out of it.



What You Have Taught Me

That people don’t always understand,
but they still care

The pain of emptiness never goes away,
but it does fade

How to be angry,
but also to accept things

Things don’t always go as planned,
but they work out in the end

Tragedy is difficult,
but it brings people closer together

To feel bitter,
but not to take life for granted

I am truly amazed at all you have taught me

Having never spoken,
Having never breathed air,
Having never seen my face,

You have taught me so much my little son, Jared.


So I finished the hat in about 2 hrs! Well it’s easily done when you use the thickest wool and the largest needles you own.

Please excuse my poor appearance – no make up and yeah I’m wearing my p.j.’s 🙂



A great deal of the yarn in my stash came from my grandma after she passed away a few years ago. Recently my mom gave me a box of 6-strand carded wool. The wool is only carded and not spun. You’re supposed to twist it a bit as you knit. I’m not sure if you can even purchase it anymore. I took it because it came in beautiful natural colours of characol grey, cream and chocolate brown. I remember the winter jacket my grandmother made out it for my mom years ago.Nostalgia play a role in my decision to take this wool. I had no idea what I could make with it – not a coat because there wasn’t enough wool and I don’t think I’d have the patience for it.

Well I finally know at least a few things I could make that will be super warm and fast to knit up using this wool. A lovely new hat and scarf for me! Here’s the hat so far – I knit this up in about 15 mins.



I think I’ll have a hat by the end of the weekend. Sometimes it’s okay to be selfish.


I’ve finished the first of the second pair of mittens. Next in line is a pair of mittens for me. I made the fingerless gloves with a mitten flap a few years ago and that pair is great for day-to-day wear, but not very good for playing in the snow with the girls. The snow gets under the flap making the mitts rather useless.