Saturday, April 18, 2009

count on it

i just want to say thank you, all, for the kind words you left on mr b's passing. i can't tell you what a comfort it is to me and bryan; we are still struggling a bit here and trying to take it one day at a time. he was the light of our lives and his absence is still so prominent.

my parents were here visiting for the week and created a nice distraction. i also stayed home on friday and did a bit of knitting -


finally finished these up, which had been sitting in my WIP bag while i worked on snow white. i did a bit of pattern editing along the way and hope to have something posted soon.


i also started lisa daehlin's viennese shrug from the summer 2005 IK. jessica from fig and plum linked out to some beautiful photos of the back and i just fell in love. and honestly, lace knitting is what i need right now - something that requires serious concentration to keep my mind busy busy. i've only knit up an inch or so (in cotton fleece), but so far i'm loving it.

in the meantime, b and i have been trying to keep our spirits up. we booked a trip to europe in june - more on that soon - and have been working to socialize the other two bunnies into our lives.


as you can see, we rolled out the red carpet! both little b and cole have been reluctant to venture out of their cage, and b had the great idea of enticing them with an old yoga mat. it's worked wonders, and we're trying to spend some time every day sitting on the mat with them so they become more used to us. it's going to take time - they are both very skittish rabbits - but i'm confident that we can make this work.

oh, also! ! during the week we hit the 1000 bella's mittens mark on ravelry! you guys are awesome - i knew that there was a huge desire for these mittens, but honestly, i had no idea. 1000 mittens in four and a half months? you guys rock.

off to knit!


puffthemagicrabbit said...

Am I seeing Cole out of the cage??? Love the red carpet for them.

Can't wait to hear the details of the trip.

Congrats on the mittens- its a wonderful pattern and I enjoyed every second of knitting it.

Bridget said...

I'm glad you are just taking it easy until you get used to your new household numbers - it takes a while, but there's no reason to hurry.

Hm, maybe the other bunnies would like to give yoga a try??

Glad to hear you are taking a trip to Europe - there's a lot of "distractions" there. :-)

Miss Limerick said...

love you. give cole a kiss for me.

LizKnits said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Mr. B. Glad to hear you're doing what you can to take care of yourself. I'll be keeping you and your other little guys in my thoughts.

Julia said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your bunny. It will get easier!

Congrats on the Ravelry "high score"!

Laura said...

I laughed when I saw the yoga mat out for the bunnies - my mother's bunnies just LOVE yoga mats, it lets them run around like crazy doing "bunny hops" without the fear of slipping on her hardwood floor.


malaraky said...

nice knitting! can't wait to hear more details about the upcoming trip, have a great weekend. xL

Alisha said...

I am not surprised about your Ralvey high score....that pattern is the best. I plan on making it over and over for quite a few people....Christmas gifts maybe!

The bunnies look regal on their red carpet lol

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I *love* your Bella gloves! It's also fun to find another So Cal knitter :)