Monday, February 12, 2007

Thank you for the kind words...

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.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Sounds like your grandmother was a wise and wonderful woman!

The shawl is gorgeous! And thanks for the peak at your commissioned project - the color reminds me of fire and warmth.

Last, but certainly not least, the kitty pictures are sweet. Kitties are funny little creatures, aren't they? :)

Earin Marybird said...

The kitty pictures are adorable and I love the shawl. I commented a day or so ago but blogger ate it and I clicked away in a fit of grumps. Cats do like their grass. Even Omar likes his grass. She's such a beauty.

April said...

The entire world is going orange. You look very "Mata Hari" like with your shawl, it's gorgeous.

jae said...

val, oh my goodness what a beautiful clap! thanks for your comment....

Kelly said...

I know I'm days late but I just wanted to tell you that I know how it feels to loose someone special. Even though death is apart of life, it's so unexpected, especially when it's someone you know personally. Sorry about the news.

Renada said...

I love your Clapotis...I must make one now--in the same colorway..

patroclus said...

On the other hand: woo, you look foxy there! I love that clapotis, one day I will knit that, oh yes.

(I know I won't, but it's nice to think about).

Angie said...

I'm sure you blogged about it earlier, but I'm too lazy, what yarn did you use for your Clapoits? I want to make it, but can't decide on a yarn and I lurv varigated yarns...