knitnana: Knitting Thru Sadness...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Knitting Thru Sadness...

As the Blonde Bombshell fell seriously ill this weekend, I decided to start a project I'd been putting off...something soothing without much thought, not expensive, but pretty...

Caron's Simply Soft (colors white, bone, and light, medium and dark Colonial Blue), in the Old Shale pattern from Jan Eaton's book knit on Susan Bates Quicksilvers size 9. I'm using silver cat stitchmarkers made by Kelly (and the blue hearts are my own). This is the pattern of the afghan I was making when I first learned to knit 35 years ago (when I was just a kitten...*wink*). I was so surprised to see it in this book. But considering I made the better part of 2 afghans with it, it seems the most natural pattern in the world!

I worked on it as Blonde Bombshell went from bad to's a comforting knit.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on the loss of my little girl. She was my heart. I will miss her forever. My other two kitties are jockeying for the "top cat" slot in the house, not realizing that neither one will win first place in my heart. They share it already. We're all a bit sad around here.


Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I'm so sorry. But, I'm glad to see that you are knitting...that will help.

Pets bring so very much to our lives and hearts, but sadly, we usually live longer than they do.

Hugs to ((((YOU))))!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

*hug* I'm glad to see you're knitting on...

11:12 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

The afghan is beautiful - stitches from the heart in honor of a beautiful girl. {{{HUGS}}}

11:19 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

My heart still goes out to you and your purry furries. I'm glad you can find a little solace in knitting. The Old Shale has some lovely colors. I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

Take care. :) and...lots of hugs!

5:49 AM  
Blogger cate said...

Sallee. My DD#!, Amelia Joy, still talks about your cat. About how she 'loved' on her. Your Kitty was very special. Thank you for sharing her with my girl.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

I am so sorry I didn't know about your loss. Knitting does help through all our trials. May you find peace.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

Awww Sallee, it tugs at my heart too and I'm happy to hear you're knitting...comfort one stitch at a time. I truly believe knitting has healing powers in so many ways.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Knitcrazy said...

So Sorry about your loss.. acts are very special people!

Your Afghan looks beautiful..

3:43 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I'm so glad you're finding comfort in your knitting. My heart goes out to you. **hugs**

3:49 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Sallee, I'm so sorry about your loss. As a pet owner (ownee?) I totally sympathize. Take care!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

I did not see this previously. I thought BB was still with you and Meezer. My heartfelt sympathy Sallee. And I agree, Mitz and The Blonde Bombshell are now paw and paw, strolling in the garden of feline delights. Hugs to you and Meezer.

2:29 PM  

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