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Good Cause & Sad Week

by greenrabbitdesigns

I’m making this little scarf for a project I found out about on Annie’s blog, Knitsofacto. The project is called Scarves for Japan and the idea is to gather together warm hand knits such as scarves, hats, gloves and babywear and send them out to Japan to keep the victims of the earthquake and tsunami warm through the coming winter. Check out the links for more details if you interested in helping out.

This week has turned out to be a sad one for us as we have lost one of our ‘cat friends’.
Lucy had been ill for a little while but this week he had really deteriorated and on Wednesday the point was reached where the kindest thing to do was take away his discomfort.
Lucy, who was really a boy but had already been given and was answering to his name before it was found out, actually belonged to neighbours, however he spent most of his time with us especially when two new dogs arrived at his home, who he did not like at all! He did answer to Luce which we thought was a bit more boyish. He adored ham and would sit on my kitchen windowsill and shout ‘ham’ in at me until I let him in for some. He loved to get into our house and would sneak in at every opportunity, in fact sometimes I wondered how he had got in! He was never far away and when we came back in the car he would always turn-up to meet us, go to the door and when it was opened promptly sail in front of us like he owned the place. A big space has been left among our ‘cat friends’ and we really miss him about the place.

Rest well lovely Luce, we miss you! x

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Jane August 18, 2011 - 6:21 pm

RIP dear Luce, it’s so sad Vivienne when we lose our pet friends. Glad you have lots of others in the garden to distract you. You scarf is also such a kind idea. Have a restful nearly weekend and a happier week next week,
Hugs, Jane x

Ruth August 18, 2011 - 6:42 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of your cat Vivienne. Lucy had the same sort of tale as my Aunt’s dog. Originally, he was called Laddie as a pup except that Laddie actually was a Lady so that’s what she became – Lady!!

Annie August 18, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Oh Vivienne, it’s always sad to lose a feline friend. Run free Luce, and may wherever you are be well supplied with scrumptious ham x

tinajo August 18, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Aww, I´m so sorry – losing our furry friends is nothing but heartbreaking. 🙁

Hannah August 18, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Aw! He sounds like a really friendly , great cat! I’m so sorry about your loss, xx

jooles August 18, 2011 - 9:42 pm

that is so sad, i was so sorry to read your post. It is lovely that you have such lovely memories of him x
I am off now to check out that link, sounds like a wonderful idea..thank you
jooles x

Gill August 18, 2011 - 10:42 pm

Poor Luce, so sad for you all Vivienne.
Love the colour wool at the beginning, I shall check out the link even though I dont knit, but my Mum does and is often looking for a project (even with 3 granddaugters to knit for) and this is for such a good cause.
Love the crochet peas in your last post, you are clever!!! And you have done so well with your veg – our peas were not so good, although we had a few meals from them when they first started producing.
Gill xx

Amanda Wytas-Ackermann August 18, 2011 - 11:53 pm

🙁 Sorry for your loss!

I was just thinking about Japan and how the people were doing over there. There is always a lot of help right when it happens but the clean up takes a bit longer than the first wave of help. I have a bunch of my kids winter clothes from last year that I will be sending off soon. I’m glad there will be a second or even third wave of help coming their way.

Emma (silverpebble) August 19, 2011 - 9:56 am

So sorry to hear about the loss of your feline friend Vivienne.

That scarf is beautiful – what a fantastic project.

Pomona August 19, 2011 - 10:30 am

You poor things – it is so sad to lose a little furry friend.

Pomona x

Helen Philipps August 19, 2011 - 11:39 am

So sad about the loss of your pet. It’s such a sad time, poor you. Your knitting is such a pretty colour and a lovely thing to do too.
Helen x

jean ramsay August 19, 2011 - 11:52 am

Vivienne, thanks for the link about scarves for Japan. I would like to knit a scarf, could you please suggest a pattern that would be suitable and not too difficult.
thank you so much. love your blog.

Jean xx

lily August 19, 2011 - 2:16 pm

So sorry to hear of the demise of poor Luce Vivienne, it’s so sad when a pet dies, even when it’s not officially ours.

Such a kind thing to do knitting scarves for people who will really be in need of some warmth and comfort this coming winter, it’s so heartwarming knitting for a charitable cause……………I have knit many baby hats for the prem unit at our local hospital and they are always gratefully received.

Have a lovely weekend.

lily x

Mia August 19, 2011 - 5:21 pm

I am so sorry, Viv, loosing a furry-friend is really hard! And he was such a handsome boy! Luckily you still have the cutest kittens to hug!

Your knitting is so beautiful, and I am checking those links too! Wonderful to be able to do something helpful!

Have a restful weekend, sunshine from Finland!


Patty August 19, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Just returned home to read your last sad blog post Vivienne and how sorry I am to hear of one of the furry friends passing on this week. Animals bring us such joy when they choose to enter our lives so remember he had a good life when he hopped the fence to spend time with you.
Take care, Sally x

Pam August 20, 2011 - 11:50 am

Oh Vivienne, it’s always sad when a family pet dies – they do leave such a gap.
The scarf is beautiful and the colour is wonderful. I think some of that will be coming home with me after my next wool shop visit.
P xx

Jenny August 20, 2011 - 12:11 pm

So sorry to hear your news about Lucy, really sad… thinking of you, it is a horrible thing to lose a pet. The scarf you are making is lovely, what a kind idea and a lovely colour, it will be very much appreciated I’m sure xxx

Simone August 20, 2011 - 6:41 pm

I am sorry to visit and find out sad news. Poor Luce. He was lucky to have you take care of him. The scarf is a lovely colour and intricate pattern. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. x

Cuckoo August 21, 2011 - 7:54 am

There’s something about cats. They sort of creep into your soul and own a piece of your heart forever. No doubt you’ll see Luce out of the corner of your eye for many years to come.

Your knitting is lovely. I am in awe actually. I have just finished and sewn up a snood. A basic, plain rectangle in moss stitch that gets sewn into a tube and I have totally buggered it up. It’s way too big. Humpf. I’m a new knitter and this hasn’t done much for my motivation.


thelinencat August 21, 2011 - 8:42 am

Oh I am sorry to read about Luce, it is always very sad when a furry friend passes away.

Your knitting is looking great and such a good cause. It’s so easy to forget, once the news stops covering a story that there is still a need for aid in parts of the world so recently struck by tragedy.


amelie August 21, 2011 - 7:11 pm

aww… i’m so sorry to hear of your loss and know how sad it feels, having myself lost some very dear furry friends. mind you i do do believe they go to a lovely place.
thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog awhile back, i haven’t returned but am still reading your sweet blog. i very much enjoy your gorgeous project :o)
sending an especially warm hug xxx


do you mind if i knit August 22, 2011 - 10:29 am

Luce sounds like he’s left a massive hole in your home, I’m so sorry for your loss, because he sounds like he was rather a special cat, and he was gorgeous too. The scarf you’re knitting is beautiful, really gorgeous colour too, the fortunate person who gets to own that, not only will they be warm, but very elegantly attired too. Vanessa xxx

@home August 23, 2011 - 9:54 pm

Poor Lucy, At least he had a lovely life while he was here, thinking of you
Sue Xxx

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