Yesterday was the funeral of little Kycie, who I wrote about here. She, and all children dealing with type 1 diabetes, have been on my mind a lot this week. It is a much misunderstood condition. I had no idea of the impact it has on every aspect of life, before it became our life. I had no idea of the grinding relentlessness of the condition.

Every time I saw an update from Kycie’s page I was glad to see the messages getting out into the wider world. But much more than that, the message that came through loud and clear was just what a very cherished child Kycie was. This image was so strong, that this skein simply designed itself and demanded to be made real.

So here is “Cherished”. All proceeds from its sale will be donated to JDRF, the Type 1 Diabetes charity.


Cherished Child

Held in the hearts of a worldwide family.

Through your strength we learn humility.

Through your life we learn gratitude.

You teach us every day.

We walk together.

We hold you – without realising that you hold us too.

You live your story with grace,

So we thank you for sharing out lives

And renewing the flow of abundant love.

Dedicated to all children who live with, or have died from, Type 1 Diabetes.

2015-07-17 14.05.26


Title: Cherished

Composition: Merino / Silk / Firestar

Weight: 100g / 13 WPI / DK

Length: 256m / 280yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.


Date: July 2015

Skein code: 0057

Fibre: Merino / Silk / Firestar

Source: Nunoco

Status: Sold

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