Friday, April 04, 2008

Lots of mail - part II, the prize portion

Remember the prize yarn I mentioned on Monday? Dyed in honor of another little kitty named Charlie who has gone over the Rainbow Bridge? It's already been delivered to me, and it's even more beautiful and so much softer than I could have imagined.



It came on a day when I was missing my own Charlie so much. Pea had gone away over-night on a business trip, and it felt so lonely here. As much as I missed Pea, I knew I'd see him again the next day. But I couldn't help but think how nice it would have been to have Charlie with me for companionship, and knowing I'd never see him again was so hard. When this beautiful yarn showed up with the cute picture of the other Charlie, I couldn't help but think they both sent it to me to cheer me up. Silly, huh?

But I don't mind having silly thoughts, if they make me feel a bit better. I will knit every stitch of this gorgeous yarn with love for both kitties, and I will proudly wear the socks in their honor.



I miss you, sweet kitty.

14 comments:

Laura said...

What a wonderful gift. It sounds like it arrived on the perfect day. Hugs.

Zonda said...

Sniff...very pretty yarn!!

Kristin said...

What a nice gift and it's beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Shortly after my Ashe went over the Rainbow bridge I found sock yarn that was just his coloring too. It's comforting to look at. I'm glad you got such lovely yarn and memories of your own furry love.

wishiwerebuffy said...

Beautiful yarn. I know you will wear it with love.

It's amazing what holes they fill in our heart, even when we didn't know we had holes to begin with.

Jessica said...

Not silly at all. ::little bit misty over here::

cpurl17 said...

Have you seen the Wiskers and Paws socks pattern?

http://www.keyboardbiologist.net/Patterns/WhiskersPawPrintsSocks.htm

Perfect for kitty socks!

jessica said...

What beautiful yarn, things happen for a reason, I think it came at the perfect time for you! I can't wait to see what pattern you choose for such an important knit.

take care :O)

Heide said...

I've shared homes with kitties for most of my life. They are the best company and so wonderful. Each on is different and I remember and miss each and every one of my friends. The yarn is wonderful and I can't wait to see what socks you decide to make... will you make little kitty paws, etc. or will you leave them plain?

Sonya said...

Missing Charlie isn't silly at all. They are quite adept at worming their way into our hearts. It's beautiful yarn too. Perfect for remembering the Charlies.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Aww, that is so sweet! Lil Charlie was your special pal, and I am sure that you will miss him for a while:)

thegabbyknitter said...

I'm glad the yarn came in time to cheer you up a little.

knitseashore said...

I am a little teary but smiley reading your post and showed it to Chris too. Losing the Charlies reminds me of that Paul Young song, "every time you go away; you take a piece of me with you." It is just going to take us however long it takes us to heal from the loss.

On a happier note, I just realized tonight that your Charlie is black and white like my grandmother's Charlie, who my Charlie was named for. Was your Charlie by any chance named after Charlie Chaplin??

Ragan Knits etc... said...

*sniff sniff*
Lovely yarn.

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