A message from L-B:
I’ve read each and every thoughtful word that each and every one of you wrote to me and realized that, together, you were all my anchor to keep me from slipping away too far in my grief.
You have all felt the heartache I am feeling now and I’ve come to realize that we love our furry friends to the deepest chamber of our hearts. Our hearts grow larger for that and make room for more unconditional love to come into our lives when we are ready for it. That extra space in our hearts has to be filled.
I remember when dear Izzy passed away from Wendy’s life. Lucy had a huge void to come along and fill in Wendy’s heart and I know she filled it to overflowing because Wendy’s heart has also reached out to so many of us, as well.
That cool autumn breeze I felt today is surely Heidi’s long, feathered tail wagging in approval that her new canine and feline friends and two special bunnies across the bridge all had very special people who loved them totally and completely as I did my Heidi and took the time to comfort me and remind me I will see Heidi again across that Rainbow Bridge.
I began to list all their names here and realized this post would be very long indeed because there were so many names and they were all different. Just goes to show how our furry friends were all individuals in their own right, as well as in our hearts.
A huge thank you to all who took the time to write to me here, who cried along with me, who comforted me with very wise words. My healing is beginning, in large part, thanks to you all.
I hope Heidi will fall for Ria’s pets’ snowballs!
Thank YOU L-B !
On to knitting . . .
I’ve Never Met a Sock Yarn I Didn’t Like
I have a question…you seen pretty easygoing as far as the sock yarns you like . . . have there been any you would never use again?
I’ve been thinking about that all weekend. It took me a long time to come up with an answer, because there are very few sock yarns I don’t like. I think I’d have to say that I’m not particularly fond of cotton blend sock yarns, so I won’t go out of my way to use them. I’ve only knit a couple of pairs of socks from cotton blend yarns, but they were enough.
I think I’m happiest with an all wool sock yarn, though the wool/silk and wool/bamboo blends are awfully nice. I like the wool/nylon blends for guy socks, though the yarn isn’t quite as yummy to knit.
Garden Path Sock
I’m so pleased that so many of you have mentioned how much you like this sock. Here’s the first sock completed.
The second sock is coming along nicely.
Several of you asked if it will be available for sale — you betcha! You can expect to see the pattern at The Loopy Ewe soon.
We’re having a lazy Sunday here. Lucy is too sleepy to say anything just now.