Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Wow.  Long time, no blog.

I am very overdue in thanking all of you who emailed and/or commented your condolences on the loss of my sweet Samantha.  Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you care.  Every time I lose a pet (much too often lately) I’m always amazed at the wonderful people who take the time to contact me and let me know that they understand my pain.

As I told many of you:  while the loss of Samantha was awful, it was easier to deal with than the loss of Max.  Samantha lived a full life (13 years is a long life for a large dog) and her degenerative myelopathy never impacted the quality of her life.   For that, I am so very grateful.

I am also grateful that I adopted Sadie when I did.  I never would have if I had known how little time I had left with Sam, but Sadie continues to be the perfect addition to the family.   It’s also comforting to me that Samantha gave Sadie her stamp of approval.

Speaking of Sadie….

So far, she has lost 2 lbs.   That’s not much, but at least the scale is moving in the right direction!

One of the most charming things I’ve discovered about Miss Sadie is her love of sleeping on her back:

She also loves water:

Kishka continues to accept her new sister completely.

She’s even figured out that she’s the dominant dog now and she likes to boss Sadie around.

She also likes to get into mischief with Sadie.  Here they are checking out a bird’s nest:

Thankfully, Sadie can’t get her large butt over the fence and Kishka obeyed me when I told her to not even think about it.

Brace yourselves, I have actually have knitting content.

I’ve finished two washcloths and started a third for Warm The World:

I’ve even started a new blanket:

Details for all projects are on my Ravelry page.

Speaking of Ravelry…..

My love for the Ravelry forums has plummeted in the last few months.  When the forums first started I loved them because they were so different than all the other knitting forums that are out there on the internet.   I never post on any other knitting forum because they seem to be populated by whiny knitters who take themselves way too seriously.

Sadly, that is now my opinion of most of the Ravelry forums.  For example:  there are many knitters losing their shit (on multiple threads) over this article.    I thought the article was pretty funny, but that’s not my point.

I am absolutely amazed at all the people who have whipped themselves up into a frenzy over what someone else (and a stranger to boot) thinks of their hobby.   Are people really this insecure and/or that much of an egomaniac?

It’s knitting, people.  It’s not life or death.  Get over yourselves.

13 responses

  1. So nice to hear from you. The pictures of your pups are amazing! They seem to smile, and be happy. Our dogs love to sleep on their backs as well.

  2. I find the article kind of funny. Rather satorical, wait, is that the right word? Oh, nevermind.

    I definitely agree with your comments about the forums however.

  3. You just gotta pick and choose your forums. I don’t read the ones that feature people getting whipped up over nothing. It’s not worth the brain damage. 🙂

  4. VeeDogKnitter | Reply

    omigawd, that was a funny article…love it!
    How cute is Sadie?! Love that she sleeps on her back!!

  5. Cute doggie photos! 🙂
    Have missed you…and I am quite selective in reading Ravelry forums, and commenting is even MORE selective…

    I’ve enjoyed the Garden Along and Simple Living groups, as well as the local knitting groups I’m in…but otherwise, I peruse and click on by! B/c you are absolutely right, there’s enough really wrong with the world to get upset about. This is simply knitting! No one else has to like what I do. It’s mine.

  6. It’s good to hear an update from you, and to see the girls. I hope Parker is doing fine, too (I hope I remembered the cat’s name right). 🙂

    I hung out on a knitting forum for awhile as I was learning to knit, asking a kajillion questions from helpful, experienced knitters. I appreciated them sharing of their expertise, but as my confidence grew, I weaned myself away. I still send newbies there, as it’s a great place to learn the craft. The thing with me is, I don’t have time to hang out on forums and still get any knitting done! 😉

    I’m with you, Kathy, in regards to whiny people. No matter what type forum it is, it also makes me want to yell “get over yourself!”. 😉

  7. PS- The knitting looks great! I love colorful dishcloths. 🙂

  8. Yay! You’re back! You’ve been missed.

    Sadie is adorable (and oh so very lab-ish … my lab sleeps on her back too). I’m glad her scales are headed in the right direction.

    Great knitting!

    And yes, people need to stop worrying about what other people think. If you like knitting do it and be free!! 🙂

  9. Sadie looks like she’s hamming it up for the camera! What an expressive face! I’m glad you have her and Kisha, too. You did a great thing by taking Sadie. It seems she arrived at just the right time for everyone.

  10. Sadie is beautiful! I’m glad she’s getting her weight under control, you’re a wonderful mom. As for the knitting forums… those are too hard for me to keep up. I only pop in once in a while. I see that I miss a lot of controversy but I guess that’s that’s good.

  11. My Mom says she is glad Sadie is losing weight. She always calls me a lard butt and doesn’t give me a lot of dinner. My Mom is boring.

    Sadie looks like a very pretty doggie. But we all know kitties are prettiest…

  12. Welcome back, dearheart! Oh, and for the “It’s knitting, people. It’s not life or death. Get over yourselves.”? Yeah, I do *heart* you =)

    (Not to mention completely agree with you…)

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