fall shawl

October 7, 2013

i am so. behind.

in the past two weeks or so,
i’ve been fighting off some kind of plague
and been dealing with the death of my grandpa.
it’s been one of those times when one is reminded
that being an adult fucking sucks.

(it also means there might be some big life changes in my future)

but for right now,
i have a lot of catching up to do.
skeletons in the closet
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20131007-165238.jpgso of course i’ve cast on a boneyard.
i never get bored of a plain triangular shawl.
i imagine it’s what sock knitting is like for sock knitters.

and so i’ll sit here a while longer,
ignoring the pile of work in the other room,
trying to remember what it felt like before i had responsibilities.
20131007-165301.jpgthose were the days.

*t-10 days to rhinebeck.

18 Responses to “fall shawl”

  1. sarahvv Says:

    So, so very sorry for your loss! Lots of sympathy and healing thoughts coming your way. And hugs. (If you’re a hugger.)

  2. Hope Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. Such special people in our lives, they are not replaceable. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Pam Says:

    so sorry for your loss. yeah, being a grown-up sometimes really sucks

  4. Linda Cannon Says:

    Sorry for your loss, being an adult does suck and I do love the picture, something you can never replace.
    From a grandmother and the grandfather who she is married to, out grandchildren are the most important people in out lives and we are enriched by having our grandchildren. XOXOXO

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Again, so very sorry for the loss of your grandpa – absolutely love the picture of you two together. Many, many hugs your way. (And love, love, love the colors for your Boneyard!)

  6. Anna Says:

    I’m so sorry.

  7. Susie Says:

    So sorry for your loss, honey. Being an adult does suck at times but it has it’s upside. Like alcohol.

  8. Frankie Says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your grandpa. Yes, sometimes being an adult truly sucks. Many, many hugs to you.


  9. So sorry to hear about your grandpa. It seems that your shawl is exactly the comforting knitting that you need now.

  10. Michelle Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope that you and your family are able to find comfort in each other while your hearts mend.

  11. Chancy Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather. My grandmother passed away early this summer; it is rough. My condolences.

  12. Kris Says:

    sorry to hear about your grandfather, you have some wonderful memories to always cherish.

  13. Kathi Says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. Allow yourself to grieve how you need to. Peace to you and your family.

  14. Anonymous, too Says:

    You have my sympathies on the death of your granddad. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you lose a grandparent. It still sucks. (This is based on experience. I lost two as a tweener, and one in my 40’s. Each time was a punch to the gut.)

    PS: I have that same photo frame. Mine holds a photo of a long-time friend, looking bewildered because he thought he’d lost me in the crowd at Trafalgar Square.

  15. Anita Says:

    So sorry to of your loss.

  16. Anita Says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  17. Cheryl Says:

    Crying a bit for you and wanting to hug your yarn. Hugs to you and being an adult definitely sucks.

  18. Yvonne Says:

    Steven, I feel like an ass, that I didn’t know your grandfather had died. :( Hugs.


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