Remember how Regina donated a large amount of yarn for my charity knitting? Well,  you know a local woman was asking for yarn for her charity knitting .  She, her mom and her son (who has Down’s Syndrome) all work on Twiddle mitts for dementia patients.  She sent me this lovely photo of her mom , who has dementia, winding some of Regina’s yarn.  Is it me, or does she looks focused?


I have a head cold.  I haven’t had one in two years.  I will be laying low, and napping today.  I ripped out this baby sock.  I’m making a pair of Toast mitts.  I use my other pair all the time at the barn.  It is Leslie Friends free pattern on Revelry. She uses a worsted weight I think, but I  use sock weight.  I cast on 56 stitches and just knit and knit a long tube.  No finger holes, no thumb holes.  They are great for covering up that cold spot between your jacket cuff and your mittens or gloves.  Fun knit with no concentration, that’s what this person with a head cold needs !

I realize that while I don’t join in on book reads, I do a lot of reading.  I read blogs, I read links within blogs, I listen to Radio Lab, I read medical studies, and I read recipes, too.


I leave you today with my modern art. Do you like it?  Do you know what it is?

Go ahead guess!

Author: compassionknit

I've moved from to on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

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  1. That modern art almost looks like colored, shaving cream. Cute pic of that mama winding yarn. Steven Be’s Mama Christa has dementia and is 86. He told her he would always take care of her and never leave her. He bought a big, Victorian house and she has her own, little wing.


  2. I need a lesson from that mom-with-dementia. I have that exact ball winder and cannot for the life of me figure out how to use it. So I keep using my old one that periodically catches the incoming yarn in its gears.


  3. Love the yarn winding photo! I see my future!

    Great art shot! Worth framing for sure.

    Hope you feel better soon. Have some chicken soup to speed things up.


  4. How lovely that Regina’s yarn is helping a great many people, not just those who receive the twiddle mitts. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Oh, you asked about notification of posts by email, I have a subscribe by email button in my sidebar which I hope will work.


  5. Car wash with soap and psychedelic lights! ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂
    PS – Something changed with your blog comment section, I have to fill out my email, name and blog URL each time. Hmmm.


  6. Your modern art would make a nice fabric! The needles and “your” yarn finally were delivered yesterday as we finally were able to get down our hill and get to the hospital. Feel better soon!


  7. Such sweet memories of Daddio helping me wind back in the day. I don’t envy anyone the journey ahead but there are some good things too.


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