Tuesday, April 15, 2008

everything hurts

thanks to everyone for the lovely thoughts and kind words about bob's passing. it is still very painful of course, and everyone is very sad, and the nasty ex-wife-with-5-kids crap has started already, but trent as the oldest is in charge of everything and is keeping himself busy with organising etc. bobs most recent partner is the most fantastic woman, he said himself he finally got it right with her, and although she is absolutely shattered, she is determined that we stay part of her family, for which we are very grateful. the funeral wont be till next week as he is with the coroner (he died in hospital), so there will be more sadness to come. for now we are just trying to get through each day. i am so tired and sore, i feel like ive been hit by a truck!

i did manage to finish the shetland triangle (here it is unblocked):

and have just spent the last hour poking myself in the fingertips with sharp pins:

i obviously need blocking wires, i just couldnt stretch it out as much as i wanted to, and the points on the edges should be much pointier, but for a first effort i think it will come up lovely.

here are some detail shots in different light so you can see the colours and the circular fir cone pattern.

i am very proud of this, we are going to see kdlang on thurs night and i am going to wear it there!

hope everyone else is doing ok, i have not had much time to read blogs lately but will get to it.

k xx


Rose Red said...

The shawl is just lovely. Nothing like poking yourself with pins for an hour or two to take your mind off things.

Hope the next week goes ok for you both and lots of strength to Trent in dealing with the family issues.

Georgie said...

Ah, family...can't pick 'em. Hang in there and stay strong.

I cant believe how gorgeous the shawl is - and that its done! Modelled shots pre-kd, please!

Kuka said...

Best wishes during such a difficult time...

I saw KD last night and she was FABULOUS.
Seriously - have a blast

2paw said...

I think something like knitting can keep an otherwise divergent mind happily engaged!! The shawl looks fantastic: love the colours and I can see the pattern really clearly!!

Caffeine Faerie said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! And I'm sure the pin pricks make you appreciate it all the more.

Have a fantastic time at KD, they had her new album playing in a store in Melbourne and its simply sublime.

Strength to you and Trent with the difficulties at the moment.

:) ~S

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Trent's dad. What a sad time. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts, and I hope the week coming isn't too trying.

The shawl is gorgeousness personified. Stunning.

Jejune said...

I'm late to this news, and am very sad to hear it.. hope you're all coping OK. At times like this you just need to get through things an hour at a time. The whole 'coroner' thing is upsetting, isn't it? At least, I found it very upsetting when my brother died...

The shawl is beautiful, I hope it's providing warmth and distraction!

Fernicle said...

So Sorry to hear about your father in law Kylie. It will be a tough time for you and trent but know my thoughts are with you both.

The shawl is absolutely stunningly beautiful. You are one clever lady!


Amy Lane said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your father in law--that sort of thing can really take a family by surprise (like, as you said, a truck!) The shawl is breathtaking, though...there will be some comfort there, I do wish it for you.

Be well.

Trent said...

Thank you to every one for your condolences and kind words.



TinkingBell said...

My thoughts are with you both - always such sorrow - but you will be great support for each other and Bob's partner, I'm sure

That is the most gorgeous shawl - what was that stuff about finished garments, hmm? Look at this - seems like only yesterday you started and look now!

Bells said...

Kylie, it's beautiful. Fabulous job. Isn't blocking lace so cool? I'm sure you'll be the belle of kd's ball. Full report please!