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.
NUMBER OF ROWS: 25
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!)