Sunday, July 09, 2006

It's a(nother) wrap!

It's been quite a while since I last jotted something down - where has the time gone?!?

Well, here: We have somethat unexpectedly acquired a wonderful new foster daughter, and she has required lots of TLC during the past two weeks.

Here she is with the newly blocked and named-by-me "Healdsburg" shawl, which is the "Diamond Fantasy" pattern by Sivia Harding.
I began it on June 17, but had only little snatches of time for knitting.

It's made from a two-ply merino/silk blend spun my moi on Inez (my Lendrum).

Here's a close-up of the pattern.

Mr. E's diagnosis of Cushing's Disease was confirmed on Thursday. The disease is very, very rare in cats, and they had to do a lot of testing to make sure. We are told it is treatable. He seems to be quickly improving with the new medication, which we began on Friday. He doesn't look so good yet (blame part of this on the lousy shot because camera batteries were fading), but his energy is returning. Plus, some of his hair is beginning to grow back - peach-fuzz, but I'm sure he is feeling a bit more handsome.
He's a very cool cat, patient, tolerant, and a fighter.

I need to take pics of Convergence spoils to share, too.


e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Oh wow Jessica!!! It is beautiful. I can't believe you spun that! Are you in love?

I'm glad Mr. E is treatable:-) He's looking a little happier!

Opal said...

Best of wishes to Mr E, and I hope he gets better real soon.

Your Diamond Fantasy is just lovely.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful shawl! You are so talented!!
Great news about Mr. E. You're so kind to take on an animal that others would look on as a lost cause.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful job on the shawl! I'm knitting it right now in Koigu.

I've sent out prayers for Mr. E. Poor little guy. It's nice to know that he's got a Mom that's giving him lots of love!