Not Idle

img_3764 Despite my cold, I haven’t been idle. I actually did some knitting last night. Not only that, I spun, too! How’s that for somebody who’s not feeling like herself?

This is the back of my sweater, with the cable panel going up the center back. That’s one complete repeat and the first couple of rows of the next one. I know it’s not the best picture, but, what do you want from flash photography at 8:00 at night? As the sweater grows, I promise I’ll get a better-resolution picture for you, so you can really see the cable. It’s lovely and intricate, which I adore. The more inter-woven a cable is, the more I like it.

img_3767 Now, tonight, Chappy and I are sitting in our room, instead of watchng television downstairs with Mom. She’s feeling pretty horrible–the post-nasal drip of a cold draining into her stomach makes her nauseated so . . . she’s in her bedroom tonight. Since that’s where Dad usually is, he’s down in the family room and Chappy and I are in our room. Except, he doesn’t want to be–it’s too early! So, he’s been hanging out over by the door a lot. At this precise moment, he’s chewing on his nylabone, so he’s starting to relax.

Now, I’m going to curl up on my chair and pull out my knitting . . . although it’s been a long, long time since I sat in my bedroom and knitted!

My cold, for the record, is definitely here, but not horrible. I was shivering when I came upstairs, pulled out an extra warm wool shawl, put on my socks, and am feeling better, at least in that way. At least my nose isn’t quite as drippy as it was before. Stupid cold….

Oh, and today is the 7th anniversary of bringing Katy home . . . I can’t believe that went so fast. She’s been gone 5 years, but I still miss her….

16 Responses to “Not Idle”

  1. how true is the color of the sweater? I love it! :) I also love how you seem to be the type of person (like me!) who will wear almost any color. ;)

    Poor Chappy! Hope everyone there is feeling better soon. :)

  2. Yeah, my kitties get all confused if I go to bed early OR late! Ditto if I sleep in or get up extra early.

  3. I hope you all feel better very soon.

  4. HAHAHA! Abby thought I was home extra late today because of the time change . . .

    And I know what you mean about missing Katy . . . I still miss my Cloey every single day (some days worse than others).

  5. what a gorgeous raspbery sweater.
    hope that your sniffles disappear soon

  6. Ooooh very pretty sweater. I must have missed something, is this from a pattern and which?

    Sorry you all aren’t feeling well. Poor mom. Tell her I hope she feels better. I know how miserable it is to be nauseated by the PND.

  7. I hope you’re feeling better this morning. I like how the sweater’s shaping up!

  8. I hope your cold clears quickly and relatively painlessly!

    Emma chews on things when she’s stressed, not when she has relaxed. Poor Chappy having to be in her room sooo early… :-( I love how regimented they get.

  9. Wow that is impressive, when I was sick I was a complete bum. Poor chappy he looks so sad.

  10. It sounds like your cold is easing already. Yippeee! Your sweater looks fabulous so far. Coming along nicely. I love complicated cables, too.

    I totally understand you missing your sweet Katie still. I miss my own sweet Deli (Delila) kitty. I got her when she was 6 weeks old, and we were together for almost 19 years. Almost. Just 2 months shy. She’s been gone for 3 years now, and I still miss her, call our new kitty Deli, think I see and hear her around the house. Hugs to you and Katie, and the wonderful Chappy.

  11. Hope you feel better soon!
    Aren’t Nylabones the best?

  12. Snuggling in the bedroom with lovely warm knitted items and your bestest guy sounds like a pretty great way to spend the evening. I hope you’re feeling better today.

  13. oh poor Chappy, hehehe

    I hope you feel better soon!

  14. I know how you feel about Katy… Hannah’s been gone four months and I’m still mourning her death. I hope your mom feels better soon!

  15. Thank you so much for posting about Katy. I’m pretty new to your blog and wouldn’t have had the chance to know her if you hadn’t given us the links to your archives. We lost our 2 year old, Titania, in 1991. She was a beautiful, black standard poodle and my baby. Titania was stolen from our back yard in about a 2 minute period while she was out “doing her business.”
    We put adds in every paper in town, signs in our neighborhood, and fliers out to the local vets and SPCA.

    About 2 months after she was stolen, a drunken woman called very late in the evening saying she had our girl. She would not give her back, but I think her conscience had been bothering her because of our search. It was before caller ID, and we had no way to track her down.

    A wonderful dog, taken from us too soon, leaves a hole in our hearts. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It is helpful to all of us who have lost our dear babies too soon. We are haunted by the possibilities for us and our dear pets.

  16. Hope you feel better soon!!