Skip to main content

Snowman

Thank you all so much for your support and kind words regarding Lily.  Practically all of you, it seems, have pets, and know precisely what has been happening here.  Empathy helps you heal, I find.

When my son's cat --- his first "on his own" pet --- got so very sick last year, he could hardly bring himself to think about euthanasia.  Slowly, though, he began to understand that Buddy wasn't improving, and wasn't likely to improve, and that him not wanting to think about options was more about how he would feel than what Buddy would go through.  I told him that once the thought of having a pet put down crosses your mind, that's the indication that putting them down is probably the right thing to do.  Not at all the easy thing, but the right thing.

My house is pretty much all decorated for Christmas, save a tree.  I went out to get one this afternoon, but couldn't get to the lot because of a gas leak being repaired.  I have a new door decoration this year;  my Maid of Honor led me to an etsy shop, and, how could I not get this?
I just don't know what to call it.  It's made of wreath stuff, but isn't a wreath.  "Door decoration" is what I've been going with, but that sounds so bland.  Still, it's better than,
"Whatcha got on your door for Christmas, Kim?"
"A horse's head."


Comments

  1. You could call it equine door candy? Cute decoration, though.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOVE that door wreath. I'll call it a wreath! I LOVE IT

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is fabulous! What a cool idea, you should share the name of the shop so we can all take a gander. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well, better on your door than in your bed...

    ::runs away before you can hit me::

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Cold Shoulders

There were 589 stitches!  They were the beginning of this: It's the Superior Waves Shawl from Willow Yarns.  This is one of the kits Kathy was asking about the other day.
Speaking of which, here are this week's questions: Sure sign of Springs: bugs.  Has anything bitten you yet? No, though the carpenter bees are back flying around the bench on the front porch. Do you knit for practice?  I don't mean for gauge;  for a stitch pattern? If I have, I don't remember. Have you tried One Touch Latte for your coffee? Not a coffee drinker. Have you seen or tried Persi laundry detergent? I'd never heard of it 'til now. When was the last time you wore one of your own handknits? Over the weekend --- some socks made from Noro.
If the waves shawl weren't keeping me busy enough, I'm also working on 28's Cousin 53.  I'm making it out of yarn that will turn purple when I wear it in the sun. What will they think of next?

Hmmm?

Yesterday would have been my mother's 88th birthday.  I don't say that looking for sympathy --- it's just that the arithmetic surprised me.  Then I realized that next year, my husband would have been 70.  That is hard to get my mind around.
The shades-of-blue feather and fan shawl (the 589-stitcher) had to go into the "Maybe Another Day" file.  Somewhere along the way, I lost the pattern stitch and couldn't fix it without frogging way, way back.  It's irritated me to no end, but there really wasn't anything else to do.
Something occurred to me the other day.  If this is already being done, I didn't know, so I'm not trying to steal anyone's thunder.  You know those cake/cocoa/cookie mixes in a jar? Why couldn't that be done with yarn "cakes"?  


Babes

Hooray;  baby giraffe has arrived! Next to his parents, he looks almost like a toy, but when you put him next to anything else, you realize his size.  He's already taller than me: 5'9".
There's a naming contest for him.  I submitted "Reveille," as his arrival trumpeted us all awake yesterday.  That came to me as I was tumbling names around in my head.  His sire's name is Oliver, which, backward --- revilo --- brought Reveille to mind.
Babies are also front and center knitting-wise.  Two people in my orbit are expecting --- one having a boy, the other a girl.  I'm going with basics just now --- burp cloths, wash cloths, etc.  There's a little time yet in both pregnancies, so there's time to decide on the fancier things.  This is my first knitwear model, now waiting to be a big brother.  Time does fly.