Saturday, February 23, 2008


It's two weeks today since we had to let my little Charlie go. It hasn't been a good two weeks. I have yet to get through a day without crying from the overwhelming feeling of missing my little furry companion. Thank you so much to all of you who left comments on his good-bye post - I was moved by each and every one, and I know he can feel all the love you've sent him as he made his final journey home. And the fact that the comments on his post were nearly double the amount of comments I've every gotten was somehow a great comfort to me.

So, two weeks. Seems like it should be time to get back into the old routines. Start posting to the blog again. But I don't quite know what to talk about. Honestly, everything these days is clouded by one fact: I miss Charlie.

If there is ever anything that makes a sad person (and certainly a sad knitter) feel somewhat happy, it's a new baby. Luckily, one of my closest friends just had a little boy, Adian. I have a sweater planned for him, but in the meantime, look what I whipped up.

Cast on: 19 February 2008
Completed: 23 February 2008
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - Lt Yellow
Needles: Knit Picks US3 (3.25mm) DPNs

This is a really cute pattern, and it goes so fast. I could have knit them in one day if I had been focused enough to work on them for a small chunk of time. As it was, I knit the first on the 19th and did the second this morning.

As an added bonus, because they have a toe section and a turned heel, these little babies earn me a February credit in Sock-A-Month 5.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Good-bye, sweet Charlie

I will always love you, my little Pickle.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Single-Minded . . . .

I know I've been a bit absent lately. My blog is neglected, my commenting is few and far between, and my e-mails (when I get around to answering them) are quite lame. The only thing I can focus on right now is Charlie. He's been getting better, only to get worse again. He had a particularly bad weekend.

I took this picture a few days ago. He's so much skinnier and weaker now, it breaks your heart. The vet says it's feline renal failure. Sad news. However, we are hoping that if we can get him through this hurdle and feeling better, we can manage the disease and share some more quality time with him.

So while Pea and I are doing all we can to get him hydrated and eating again, we would appreciate any prayers, thoughts or energies you could send our sweet little guy. And hopefully, I'll be back again soon with very good news.