Thursday, September 03, 2009

Knittin' and Cryin'

I am surrounded by crying people.

Lucy is crying everyday about our impending departure - she is crying about leaving her best friend, leaving the cat, and I think, just leaving this most wonderful place. Finnian is crying about leaving our cat and leaving our unofficially adopted stray cat who made an error in judgement when he chose us, as I have tried to explain to him repeatedly. Our neighbors are crying because their daughter is losing her playmates. And Dan is crying because we have been separated for so long, too long.

Sometimes it makes me want to just sit down and cry.

Instead, I have been pretending that I don't have several years worth of knitting to do in the next couple of months and I have been playing around with a new hat design. I quite like it, even if it does have a certain, shall we say, Hester Prynne feel about it.





8 comments:

OfTroy said...

well, along with Dan, I'll be happy to have you back to your NYC home.

Hope to see you at the LIC group, or even the Babylon group, and at Rhinebeck!

Taos Sunflower said...

Sad all around. I remember feeling like that before I finally got to move to NM. It's like heart strings everywhere and they get a little tangled in all the moving around.

Taos Sunflower said...

PS I like the hat pattern...will you sell it?

Robyn said...

Yes! to LIC and Babylon and especially to Rhinebeck! Shall we carpool again? I think I have to go on Sunday, however this year.

Robyn said...

Martie, that is exactly what it feels like -tangled up heartstrings! And I don't think I would sell that pattern...happy to give it to you! I was testing it out on some commercial yarn that Shawn gave me, which turned out to be from Mountain Colors! They draw me in, those colors. But I think it would work out nicely with handspun too. I am ready to give that a try and see what happens.

Janet Davis said...

I LOVE the new hat. put me on a "i want one" list!

ShannonAnn said...

We will miss you Robyn. Yoga and knit nights will not be the same around here.

Patti Blaine said...

Beautiful hat, beautiful Lucy. I cannot wait to have you three in our house.

I can't come to Rhinebeck this year, alas. So enjoy your Sunday there! I'm pretty grief-stricken about not being able to go, but seriously the main compensation is that we'll see you regardless.