Knitting lull...

I worked through the mess that I created in my Citron. I think it was just a stitch that was pulled really taunt that created one big loop. It's still a little messy looking there but not so much that I care enough to rip it out and redo it.

But I haven't worked on it much lately. I've had a lot of outside forces taking me away from my knitting time. My Dad had a mild heart attack last week so I was distracted then. There was a movie night out with friends. Mom and my niece came up for a visit and didn't leave me much free time this weekend.

Then my poor, dear cat Frodo was hit by a car on Sunday and I had to put him down last night. I spent Sunday night and all day yesterday torn to pieces and trying to hold myself together while trying to figure out what to do for him. I feel kind of silly being so upset over the loss of a cat, but Frodo was pretty special. He was the nicest cat I've ever known, and he never met a stranger. He loved people and he loved being the center of attention. He was friendly and playful and enjoyed playing with children. He tolerated being held and carried around in all sorts of crazy manners. He slept at my feet every night and drank the milk out of my cereal bowl. He was just a fantastically awesome cat.

I've got loads of homework to do today that I put off during all of this and then there's class tomorrow night so knitting will still have to wait a bit before I can get back to it. Which is ok, I guess. I'm still having a hard time feeling inspired by anything.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Frodo:( I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. Knitting can wait. I hope you and your father feel better soon.

  2. Oh no! Poor Frodo. Poor you...

    It is not silly in the slightest to be upset about the cat. We have some pretty intense bonds with our little fur-babies and it's a really tough thing when we lose them.

    (I'm still sad about my kitty boy who died two years ago. Miss him on a regular basis)

    Lots of hugs to you...

    and I promise, blocking will take care of that little Citron snafu. If you don't believe me, send the sucker up here and I'll block it out for you. :)

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Frodo, but am glad he isn't in any pain anymore. You've been in my thoughts.

  4. Dont feel silly at all about being upset. My cat is like one of my kids. I am so sorry for the whole situation. Give it time and you will get the inspiration back!

  5. Oh, I am so sorry! I have a cat that I consider my dearest love, and if anything ever happened to him I'd be torn to pieces. And on top of it all, your dad! I'm sending you internet hugs and good vibes.