I really do appreciate them, and the warmth of the blogging community.
But what you should really do is go read my previous post about new sweater designs and look at the funny cat pictures.
Right now I am trying to focus on the wonderful things left in the world. Which is definitely what this grandmother would have done. She was a real 'positive attitude' type. That attitude and determination doubtless helped her manage to enjoy three years with a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer; she felt lucky to have the time she did.
So let's think about the good things. Like my kitty eating grass (you must go down and look at those pictures). Like the Clapotis, which blocked out to a dizzying 72" x 22" and looks like an azure sky over green grass on a sunny day:
And just to warm your day, here is a little bit of Secret Yarnination. This lovely apricot-colored stuff is a commissioned piece that I was asked to do nearly a year ago. I didn't have the knitting skill to cope with novelty/mohair then, but I felt I was up to it now. It's done except for an... embellishment, so I'll show you the final when it's done and out the door to the person who commissioned it, who will be surprised, I think, at how it turned out. But hopefully pleased.