"Edited to Add"....

This started as a pregnancy blog when I fell pregnant in May 2009 after four years of finding a donor, doing all the counselling / paperwork / tests and trying.

And now, thanks to a 4WD which skidded onto our side of the road, killing our baby daughter at 34w and injuring me, my partner and two of my stepdaughters on 27 December 2009, it has turned into something else. We didn't want this something else, but apparently it is all we've got to go on with.

Monday, June 28, 2010

When words failed me

and we were on opposite sides of the world, knitting seemed like the only thing I could do for K & N.

Flying home to this sad winter, with their baby boy in the luggage hold rather than bouncing in their laps, I thought a little bit of extra warmth wouldn't go astray.

Thanks P for the beautiful yarn.


  1. how beautiful hanen, what a thoughtful thing to do, they are lucky they have you. i once tried knitting a scarf and accidently cast on 200 stitches thinking that sounded like enough.......three years later it turned into a skirt and then a cat blanket, full of holes but my black cat loved it it was massive . thanks for dropping by my blog . hope you are doing ok xxx anne

  2. That is a beautiful gift. Your last post, too, such gorgeous writing. I think of you often.

  3. thanks anne - LOVE the story of your scarf / skirt / catblanket! Knitting can have such a funny life of its own.

    When I was in ICU / Trauma, my BFF sat in the room knitting, and then once I'd come home, presented me with the socks that were the product of all that knitting. Poor socks don't get enough washing because I love them so much and they give so much comfort when things are hard. Thanks for your thoughts - you can probably tell by increased frequency of blogging that things are feeling lighter than they have for a while - yay for that. xxxxh

  4. Schro - thank you, you are lovely! Thinking of you too, and cheering on your little passenger. xxxh