October 07, 2008


Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers you've all sent my way. I've been grieving for my father as he slipped from the man I knew into God's hands for a while so his death was a relief. He is no longer in terrible pain and doesn't have to think about everything he use to do but couldn't any longer. My grandchildren attending the service which I'm sure made my Dad smile. He was so family oriented that he would have been upset if they hadn't attended. One of my Mom's friends thought they were a little distracting but we all loved having them with us.
Anyways, life has a way of moving forward even when you don't want it to happen so Monday I received this package. UPS express box. Must be important stuff. Dusty and Ashley were all excited.
Dusty says: I don't see any kitten toys anywhere.
Now mind you that I work on a computer and never write down a single thing due to patient privacy so I have no need to paper, pencils, markers, files, note cards, etc. The only thing I'll be using out of this entire package is that 2009 calendar.

I have a coworkers who has been under treatment for breast cancer. She's been having a difficult time due to infections. I decided to knit her a shawl and was just hiding the last ends when my father passed away. It gave me a lot of comfort knitting this and I hope it gives Pat a lot of comfort using it.
I should be working on this stuff ............
but instead I casted on a 5 hr baby sweater for another coworker out of this red heart yarn. The colorways is lipstick and it's really pretty. Rose is going to be a grandmother for the first time so I thought hey you can't go wrong with a 5 hr baby sweater .... not that I can actually do one in 5 hrs but that's another story for another posting.
Yesterday afternoon a woman and her 3 sons came over to look at my foster kittens and ended up adopting Dusty and Ashley (my package assistants). The only one left right now is Coal and he's a little lonely. He'll have a new family soon enough.

Hope everyone has a good week. Fall is in the air in New England and it's my favorite time of year.


Vivian said...

That's a beautiful shawl! How thoughtful of you to knit it for your friend.

sydney said...

Yay for Dusty and Ashley! That shawl is gorgeous! What a wonderful gift.

Olga said...

Glad the kitties found new homes. I wish I could knit a baby sweater in 5 hours-wow- then I'd be all set for the mess of babies that are coming in Jan.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful shawl! And I love the color of that red heart yarn!

and it's good to have a little distraction at a service. It helps remind you of the good things in life.

Lovs2Knit said...

Beautiful shawl. Glad to here that two more kitties found a great home. I think we are bypassing Fall and going straight to winter here. We are under a winter storm warning tonight and could possibly see 6-20 inches of snow....Yikes!

Maureen said...

Cute kittens once again! Can't wait to see the 5 hour sweater. It is one of my favorite patterns. It will be adorable in the lipstick yarn!

gypsyknits said...

The foster kittens have a way to make you feel warm inside:) I will continue to hold you and your family in prayer.

The shawl is beautiful and I'm sure it will be a comfort hug to your co-worker/friend.

Anonymous said...

I am sure your co-worker is going to love the beautiful and very thoughtful shawl you have made for her. And how lucky for Dusty and Ashley to have found a new home. I'm sure little Coal will find one quickly too.

I do hope you will share with us your 5 hr. baby sweater. The yarn is really pretty, so I'm anxious to see how it's going to work up.

Have a great day and take care. :)

monica said...

What a wonderful shawl. I am sure she will love it .
Glad to hear your foster kitties are finding forever homes. I think it is wonderful you do that.