5 August 2013

tired and sad

winter evening

It's all a bit challenging and dismal at the moment, after such a promising period. Things have deteriorated and I am very tired and sad.

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This is the shawl I began when Dad was in hospital. I bought the yarn on an emergency trip to Mum's local op shop, telling myself it was lovely rustic grey old fashioned scratchy yarn and it would wrap and comfort and be a metaphor y'know. Turns out it's nasty acrylic, and it is a metaphor after all.

37 comments:

librarygirl said...

oh Suse
big hug
xx

alice c said...

Reaching out to you, dear Suse, all the way from England.
X

Kaviare said...

I'm so sorry Suse. I wish, so much, that your metaphor was fluffier. <3

silverpebble said...

Oh I'm so sorry things are pants there. I have two skeins of the Europa Manos here, untouched. If I could throw them to you I would. The trigonometry may be tricky though.

Your blog is unfailingly uplifting for me. I wanted to thank you. When I began my shawl I had your exquisite handmade shawl collection in mind.

Janet said...

Bummer about the yarn. Shawl still looks great though.

What to say about the dismal? Not much I guess. Hoping things improve.

Hugs, xoJ

Blue Sky And Tea said...

So sorry you are doing it tough. Wishing you peace and strength to cope. Denise.

Mel said...

Aww, Suse, hugs to you. Keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Blessings.

Ali said...

Hugs to help midst the rough.

blackbird said...

You know, I have a very soft shawl here, made with so much love...may I post it to you?

xo

Elizabeth said...

Oh bother, a pot of honey and a hug to you, dear Suse.

The Coffee Lady said...

Oh dear, Suse. Much love.

Kate said...

Sorry to hear that Suse x

driftwood said...

sending you a warm hug x

Tania said...

An enveloping, wrapped-around-and-around hug in a breathtaking shade of Madelinetosh for you, sweet Suse.

Mousy Brown said...

Everyone else seems to have said it so well...
Take care and I hope things get better soon x

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I am so sorry it's all sad , at the moment . My best wishes to you and your parents and I hope it all imporoves , however slowly .

willowcaroline said...

Sending prayers across the miles in the hope that the sun comes through and there are some happy, shiny bits still ahead. Peace and strength to you..

walter and me said...

Oh Suse, I'm sorry. Hugs to you from me. x

Kathy said...

Oh no. I'm sorry. xoxo

Lynn said...

Much, much love, and unfortunately, empathy in spades.

Thinking of you...

xoxoxo

Frances said...

Suse, I send you lots of love, and must also say that your beautiful knitting transcends acrylic. The medium is not always the message.

Love can be!

xo

Mary said...

I was so sorry to read this Suse. Sending you much love and keeping you in my thoughts

Felicity said...

I'm so sorry, blossom. Sending lots of hugs and good vibes that things will improve with the advent of spring. xxx

kt said...

The love you put into that shawl shines through.

Hugs and all good thoughts to you and yours-

Stomper Girl said...

I realised I hadn't asked how things were going last night about 30 seconds after I drove off. Sorry to hear its all turned to acrylic. At least you are winning at WWF. Take your silver linings where you find them xx

kgirl said...

sad to hear this, wishing better things ahead for you xx

Mary said...

So sorry things are difficult. They may not get better, but hopefully a little easier.

Liz said...

I'm so very sorry. xox

myartemismoon said...

love to you and yours

shadygrey said...

sending hugs xx

flowerpress said...

thinking of you Suse x

Moorecat said...

Very sorry to hear that all is not well with those close to you.

Prayers and thoughts.

Thimbleanna said...

Uh-oh. Not one bit of that sounded good. I'm sorry to hear that things aren't going well. Sending you big hugs....

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh Suse, I missed this post. The squashiest hugs all the way from North Wales x

bronchitikat said...

So sorry to hear things are bad, hope they improve.

As for the shawl . . .

Jan V said...

Oh Susie, first time here and I want to reach out across the miles and hug you. I lost my mum in 2008 and my dad in 2001, and would still go back to the heartache of those last illnesses this very moment if I could. Loving hard brings such bittersweet moments to life, but I still think it is worth every tear. Xoxo jan

Lynne said...

Im so sorry to be reading this so late that I may not be able to help. If you still have it: Wash it in hot water with a liberal dose of hair conditioner, then dry it in the dryer. I find dyeing acrylic in the microwave really softens it up; I leave it soaking in the boiling liquid until it is cool. Maybe you could leave it soak in hot water and conditioner until it is cool then put it in the dryer. Steam blocking holding your iron on full steam about 2cm away helps too! Just don't touch the knitting or the plastic will melt!

*hugs*