Keep Calm and Carry on Knitting

It’s been a traumatic couple of weeks culminating in the loss of one of our treasured cats – Charlie – a sedate old lady who became ill about two weeks ago. Dehydrated and with an enlarged kidney she stoically underwent blood tests, had daily injections for a week, a special diet and pills but to no avail. She became very ill on Tuesday morning and daughter no 2 took her to the vet – there was no hope so we sadly said goodbye after 14 years. Here she is in the summer enjoying the warmth in the garden.

Hence the title of this piece.

To cope I have been working on 3 projects!!!!! Yes three at the same time!

What do I hear you ask –

No 1 – Whitsand Bay – Phydeaux Yarn Soie Indigo – A shawl (pattern from Ravelry) Currently on short row shaping section

Should finish this soon on the last section- daughter No 2 says she’ll have it if I want. Love the yarn and am already tempted by lace weight on yarn website today. Brenda does such lovely colourways.

No 2 Charm – Rowan Felted Tweed – Pine

A garter stitch boxy jacket also by Kim Hargreaves, I love her patterns. This is a no thinking knit for stressful times.

No 3 Tribe – Rowan Cocoon

I had been looking at this ever since Kim Hargreaves published her book and I finally succumbed at the end of October – and have done fronts and back – sewing ends in today – a job I hate!

Need to knit the sleeves but because I have short arms – always have to adapt patterns – am hoping friends will be able to advise me where to start as the bands have to match the body.

Can’t wait to wear it on these Autumn days.

So lets hope life settles down and all I have to do is Keep Calm and carry on with the knitting.

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  1. My condolences on the loss of your beloved Charlie. I know how difficult it is to lose a “fur child.” I don’t knit, but for me it’s “Keep calm and carry on quilting.” It does help.

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    • Thank you, we miss her although we do have other cats to keep us amused. I expect to see her on the arm of the settee or sorting the dog out.

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