Thank you everyone for your kind words. Knowing that you are out there, thinking of us and our lost kitty really does make it just a little bit easier.
We are slowing adjusting to life without Emma. She still walks as a ghost kitty in my mind - I hear her tiny paws traipsing down the hallway. I see a quick swish of her midnight tail flirting around the edge of the sofa, flicking into the kitchen. Sometimes I think I hear a faint meow and I search the back of the couch for her, forgetting for a moment that she is gone.
But life moves on, even without those we love.
I am a semi-commuter these days, taking a train out of the city to work three or four days per week. Some days, I travel with co-workers and we plot our office stragedy. Other days, I am relieved to find myself alone and knitting for an hour of peace and quiet as New Jersey rolls by.
Very, very slowly I am working my way up the Tangled Yoke cardigan. Per the usual, my gauge does not match the pattern. I am improvising, fingers crossed and breath held.
I love the color, that rich blue merino mix that rises like a swell of deep ocean water as I draw each stitch over my fingers and into the vortex of my needles. It relaxes me, that color, that warm fluffy wool.
Hereis my project on Ravelry, if you are interested.