Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yarn Tonic


Today while I visited Three Bags Full for yarn tonic to soothe my mother soul, I ran into Anna and Sylvia.  Anna is holding up Sylvia's Moonraker shawl by Melanie Baker. 
Isn't it gorgeous????   Sylvia says it is a super fun and easy knit up.
She knit it with 4 colors of Madeline Tosh Sock yarn. 
I had to show it to you….

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 So my girl left yesterday and there were tears.  
I'm so proud of her and I try not to be a whiney mom…
She's going back to school this week and you know how proud I am of her Family Practice NP goal. 
We started with the tears when she said goodbye to Rozzy. 
Rozzy's been incontinent this week,  to the tune of throwing out a couch while Al and Ginny were visiting.  Details: very slight bladder infection; more likely dementia…

Al may not see her dear sweet Rozzy girl again. 
But for all the tears, we had many more laughs and were downright silly at the ABBA concert Monday night. 
There was something in the air that night…….
the stars were bright...

 We took Ginny to our Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday, too.
I loved the story the Native Americans tell of the Three Sisters…
do you know it? 
I'm finishing another quick hat tonight.
Then I'm casting on for the After Midnight Shawl Pattern which is free on Ravelry. 
Madeline Tosh sock felt so good on Sylvia's Moonraker shawl that I caved and bought it… 

There now I feel better…


13 comments:

SapphireBlue said...

Awww! A new chapter in life. So exciting.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oooh, Sylvia's shawl is gorgeous!!

I know how quiet a house is one the children leave... big hugs coming your way... and the Madelinetosh helps. blessings ~ tanna

suburban prep said...

Beautiful shawl.
Love love Madelintosh sock or light yarn. My latest addiction.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry to hear Rozzy is not doing well. It's hard to see our "babies" get old ---- even our human babies.

Hope Al had a good trip home and I hope it won't be long until you get to see her again.

Nancy said...

Life can be so bittersweet. Glad that Al was able to see Rozzy and to say "good-bye."

Love the shawl - the photo shows it well.

knitterbeader said...

I know, it's so hard to let our kids go out on their own. But then again, think how much more time you might get to knit on the Moonraker Shawl. Also loved the Native American story of the "three sisters".

Araignee said...

Sniff, sniff. You made me cry.

Gracie Saylor said...

I like the shawl, too, Kathy B! I hope you enjoy knitting your version of it. I just posted a photo of the Three Sisters Mountains in central OR, and now am wondering if the story you mentioned is attached to them. So sorry Rozzy is unwell, and am sending you hugs of encouragement as you care for her, and adjust to your emptier nest.xx

kathy b said...

Gracie
THe three sisters story was on boards at our Botanic Gardens. :)

Nancy Kay said...

Yarn tonic can help a gal get through lots of things!

Mereknits said...

Love that story. Al is an amazing young woman, I know you are proud. I had tears yesterday myself when my oldest went back to Ohio. Never gets easier does it?
Hugs,
Meredith

elns said...

Ugh, I love that Moonraker shawl! Not now, not now! hehe. I'm happy sorry your lovely girl has to return home too. But I know how much fun you have together and how proud of her you are. Send Rozzy some love for us.

SissySees said...

I hadn't heard of the three crop sisters. Neat!

I'm glad there were more laughs than tears, but what joy that you and your girl are so close that you do share them. I'm sad that you're perhaps quite near that "doing the right thing" point with your dear kitty. It's hard to watch someone you love age out of enjoying life...

oxoxoxoxo

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