Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Well, my girl’s home and she seems ok. She’s not up to her fighting weight (needs go gain about 7 pounds.) Are you as jealous of that as I am? :) We have taken a couple of walks to the end of the street, but no farther. It seems so crazy for her to be lagging behind after a half mile. The two miles we used to walk never seemed to slow her down. The vet is most worried about the muscle loss.
See? Poor poor Sydney! So, he’s still researching that, but in the meantime, she seems like she’s gonna live, so I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the positive thoughts and prayers. If you would like to keep them up, we’d really appreciate it!!

While waiting on her to get tests at the vets, I’ve worked on a sock while alone in the exam rooms. It seems terribly morbid being that it’s a plain black sock, but actually, it was exactly what I needed:
1. Mindless knitting.
2. Pattern that The Husband is willing to wear.
3. Using gift yarn that I could never make socks for myself with because I’d go blind trying to read the stitches with my favorite complicated patterns (if you’re a non-knitter, stitches in black sock yarn are VERY hard to see).
4. Color TH is willing to wear (choices were black or white). :)

The Husband's sock

haven't put the afterhought heel in yet, so, this is my foot

This project came about at exactly the right time so now, I officially believe in knitting fate.


  1. Jenee says:

    My grandmother taught me how to knit. The one thing I remember her telling me when I was twelve. “No matter how much you are going to want to, never knit with black yarn if you can help it.” Twenty years later I was knitting with black yarn and cursing. She just looked at me and said “What did I tell you?”

  2. Pumpkin says:

    That is the wonderful thing about knitting, no matter what stage of life you are in, there is usually some kind of project perfect for any kind of situation you might find yourself in. I’m so, so glad to hear that Sydney is home and stable at the very least. I’m really hoping that the specialist will have a good solution ASAP!

    • Katie says:

      Thank you! I’m not sure we’ll ever have a definitive answer, but if she gets back to her old self, I can make peace with that. It seems like it could have been caused by one of her vaccines, or some type of insect bite.

  3. Bonnie says:

    I’m so glad Sydney is home and doing better. I hope she is back to her old self very, very soon.

    • Katie says:

      Thank you! Me too! I enjoy to her company on my knitting photo adventures. :)

  4. Carrie says:

    So glad to hear she’s back on the mend and doing better.

    And yes. The day I find out I NEED to gain any amount of weight is a day I’ll forever love.

    Because I ate cake all that day.

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