Thursday, August 10, 2006

Slow Progress

What a week. We had to have our dog, Maggie, put to sleep on Friday - quite unexpectedly. We knew she had some problems, but she got very sick very quickly last week and the vet agreed that if we didn't do it, we could only try to keep her comfortable. Of course, we didn't want her to suffer or be in pain and when it was obvious that she could no longer keep food or water down, we knew it was time. Obviously, it was all very emotional and as a result, I really had no energy for knitting for a few days. Thankfully, my emotions are leveling out and I've been getting things done again.

So for the past few weeks I've been waiting for my Zephyr laceweight to arrive. In the meantime, I learned that a friend was going through a very difficult time and I was overcome with the urge to knit her something she could wrap up in. So I took out my baby alpaca and cast on for the Icarus shawl. I don't know if this will end up going to that particular friend...I hope so, but right now I'm not feeling any urgency to finish it quickly. (Click the pics for larger versions)

I also started the second Illini Jaywalker. As you can see, I haven't gotten very far. I have a bad case of Second Sock Syndrome. Zephyr DID finally arrive!! And I can't stop looking at it! Or knitting it! My Tiger Eye shawl is now just 35 rows from being ready to start the borders!!


Rosemary said...

Wow. I'm such a laceophile.

Betty said...

I am really sorry about Maggie.

Your lace knitting looks great!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about Maggie. Both shawls look gorgeous though - I love the colors.

GiGi said...

I'm so sorry about Maggie. I'm glad you're feeling up to knitting again though b/c everything looks AWESOME. :+)

Lumie said...

I'm sorry to hear about Maggie. You're shawls both look wonderful. I am so jealous of your talent.