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Cozy
Chatty Knitter

USA
273 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  08:28:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Cozy's Homepage Send Cozy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Late last week, I made an appointment at the vet for my dog. We had her put to sleep this morning. Somehow, I thought that I'd want to knit more to calm my nerves or something, but ever since I made the appt., I've barely picked up my needles. I attended a great sale at my LYS Saturday, so I thought that would for sure make me want to cast on something new, but nothing...

Any thoughts?

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AuntyNin
Seriously Hooked

USA
772 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  08:51:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit AuntyNin's Homepage Send AuntyNin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear you've lost a good friend. What you're experiencing is grief, and it hits different people in different ways. Take your time, don't push yourself to pick up the needles; when you're ready to knit again, you will.

AuntyNin

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Rho
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Posted - 05/08/2006 :  10:03:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry I remember how I felt going thru the same thing - it is the worst - even though you know it was the right decision for the friend you loved so. My only suggestion is to have your knitting near you and pick it up and do a row every now and again -- after some time you may find you are doing two, three or more rows at a time. I would make sure it is a simple pattern so you don't have to put a lot of thought into what you are doing right now.



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Boogie
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USA
3073 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  11:24:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry for your loss
When my dog passed in February I was in a cloud for days. I don't think I picked up the needles either. It was too hard to see the yarn through the tears. It got better though. Just let yourself grieve and the knitting fever will come back to you.

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azblueskies
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Posted - 05/08/2006 :  12:31:12 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry. It will take time.

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Calamintha
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USA
2886 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  3:41:37 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You need to take time to grieve. It is a terrible thing to lose your long time friend. If you feel that you would like to do something but can't concentrate on knitting, you might want to do something to remember your dog by. If you have some pictures of her maybe make up a scrapbook or write a poem about her, something like that. It will help ease the pain.
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JoanM
Chatty Knitter

Australia
316 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  4:13:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit JoanM's Homepage Send JoanM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is really a sad time for you. I can't imagine how I would feel if it was our little "baby" dog. I find I can't concentrate on kniting when I get really stressed or upset.

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busygirl
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New Zealand
1673 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2006 :  5:57:01 PM  Show Profile Send busygirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I am so sorry for your loss,and hope that in time your pain will ease.

Leslie


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Boston Terrier Knitter
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315 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  06:03:48 AM  Show Profile Send Boston Terrier Knitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Dogs are such an important part of the family. I have found that when I have a lot going on or I'm feeling a little depressed I don't knit. I think because when I knit I get a lot of joy out of it and during those times I just didn't have any joy in my heart.

I think in time you will pick your needles back up. You will know when the time is right.

Hang in there.

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RoseByAny
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USA
12598 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  06:07:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry for your loss - what a shame.

One of my signs that I'm feeling depressed is I don't want to knit. It's perfectly normal to process your grief in whatever way works for you.

It'll get better.

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Fluffernutter
Warming Up

78 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  06:13:52 AM  Show Profile Send Fluffernutter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am so, so sorry. I have a dog, my big lug Cyrus, and I can't imagine life without him.

I do know that if it were me I wouldn't pick up the needles either. Knitting and crocheting are my major major sources of stress relief but I know losing my dog would be beyond stress...it is abject grief.

Please know that sending your dog to the Bridge was a final act of love on your part and she was one lucky girl to have had you as her owner.


Cheers

Denise

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HoJo
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USA
1474 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  07:34:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Give yourself some time, you may find yourself reaching for the needles when you least expect.

HoJo

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Knitty1
Chatty Knitter

USA
229 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  09:33:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knitty1's Homepage Send Knitty1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Your in a grieving stage right now, so its ok to have no desire.....It will pass.Sorry for your loss......Amy

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joym624
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
483 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  10:05:27 AM  Show Profile Send joym624 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry for your loss Cozy. When you are ready, your knitting needles will be there waiting for you.

Joy

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gwtreece
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USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2006 :  12:51:08 PM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry for your loss. I went thru this same thing almost 2 years ago and I was a mess. I still miss my beloved companion who was always at my side.

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ozknitter
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Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2006 :  7:31:02 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I remember the day I had to put my cat down, we had, had her for 19 years and even had her on dialysis, but I just knew I had to let her go, you have done the right thing, although you are probably hurting so much now. On the day I had my cat put to sleep, my Bond Knitting Machine that I was so looking forward to getting arrived.

I haven't even taken it out of the box and this was at least ten years ago.

I buried my dear cat in the front garden wrapped up in a knitted blanket I made and she used to sleep on. We also placed a statue of a cat on top of her grave. We have buried at least 5 cats since and 2 dogs, but she was so special, she was my cat.

Hope you feel better soon and start knitting again.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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Cozy
Chatty Knitter

USA
273 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2006 :  09:49:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Cozy's Homepage Send Cozy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't thank everyone enough for your kind words. It means so much just to know that other people understand.

I'm feeling more of a knitterly urge lately & my UPS guy just delivered a shipment from Yarnmarket. I'm thinking I may cast on for the Prairie Tunic from Interweave Knits Spring issue. It's the one pattern I've been dying to try.

Again, thanks. I've said it before, but I'll say it again...knitters really are the best.

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petitemorte
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
423 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2006 :  11:48:05 AM  Show Profile Send petitemorte a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cozy I'm so sorry for your loss
but happy you feel more of a knitterly urge. I just found film with pictures of my doggie I no longer have on them and I want to develop them but I know I'll cry when I see the pictures. We all love our furry companions but sometimes you don't realize how much until they have left us.


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Chemcats
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Posted - 05/16/2006 :  06:19:03 AM  Show Profile Send Chemcats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry you have lost a friend. Loosing a loved one is hard and you are hurting. This is so understandable.

Cast on when you feel like it...don't push yourself to do something you enjoy doing.
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lella
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9714 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2006 :  7:09:27 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh how hard it is. I'm sorry you've lost your buddy and beloved companion.

Things come back slowly. Give yourself some time.

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busypainter
Chatty Knitter

USA
115 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2006 :  12:42:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit busypainter's Homepage Send busypainter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hoping by now you are feeling a little better. Time has a way of healing and before you know you will start knitting again. Maybe slowly at first, but give yourself time to heal.
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