01 August 2010


Hello there, just in case you were wondering, I'm still here.  As are The Tim and Jetsam.  We are doing the best we can, sometimes a few steps forward, sometimes one back.  Like yesterday afternoon when they called to tell us we could pick up Garden Kitty's ashes whenever it was convenient.  I told them we would wait until we could also pick up Tess', since two of those trips could put either of us over the edge.  But then I had a wild game of Kitty Tease with Jetsam last night, and I think it cheered both of us up a little bit.  (We have never had a cat who didn't go crazy about the KT, and looking at the website, it's clear I'll have to stock up on string packs.  Too bad he is not making more of the original toys.)   Life does go on, even if we think the world should stop and wait for us.

And as part of the whole "life goes on" thing, and since it's August 1st (clean slate and all that), it's time for the promised


Yesterday I spent a good deal of the morning uploading the photos and information to the appropriate page on Ravelry.  I decided it made the most sense to post everything there, as it would mean I could have the photo, info, and everything else all in one place.  If you are not a member of Ravelry (and really, you should be - it's free, and they don't bug you with spam or anything), you can certainly contact me directly (thekittyknitterATverizonDOTcom), and I'll send you info, but please use Ravelry when at all possible.  All you need to do is send me a message there, and it makes much more sense than leaving your requests in the comments or something.  Which is another way of saying - DON'T leave me messages in the comments if you want to purchase something!

As far as payment goes, I will be accepting money orders or funds sent to my PayPal account.  I thought about setting up a PayPal button, but since I don't plan to continue selling things on any regular basis, it seemed kind of stupid to set it up and have them take part of the amount.  I didn't want to deal with personal checks, so money orders in US funds will be fine. 

I tried to price things according to what I thought was fair.  Postage is included in all of the prices, so they are what they are - I am happy to ship internationally, if anyone outside of the U.S. is interested. 

All yarns are from a non-smoking home.  I do have cats, though the yarn has been kept in plastic bins with cedar cubes, so it shouldn't be a problem to those with allergies.  I have made every effort to be sure that there is no possibility of moth problems as well.  (I'm saying that because I recently read about a person who swapped some yarn from her stash, feeling confident that it was moth-free, and the person receiving it informed her later that it was not.  Yikes.)

If you have questions, feel free to let me know. 

Happy Stash-a-ganza to all of you!  Now go forth and buy!


Lorraine said...

Bridget- I am thinking of you and Tim and Jetsam.

Meanwhile- I'll also take a look at your stash sale, because I am an incurable snoop!

SissySees said...

You know, I think there's something to "fake it 'til you make it" sometimes. Grief is a process though, and I hope you have more good days than bad.

Quilting Mama said...

Thinking of you, Jetsam, and The Tim in your quieter house.

Will definitely check out the stash options. Like I need more to consider in the move

Carrie #K said...

Grief sucks. It's so hard sometimes. You all are in my thoughts.

But on a more prosaic note..../wanders off to check out the stash stuff....

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Well I had half feared that the yarn for your clapotis would be listed.... but am relieved to see it is not - LOL

I was not able to bring myself to pick up Mr. Puffy's ashes for a long time and kept getting calls to remind me they were waiting. I eventually picked them up and felt completely devastated that in exchange for my lovely little dog I was handed a box of ashes. I can't bear to look at the box - I've pushed it way back in a cupboard. Funny, because when Alex passed (our first GS) I felt very differently. I cried and it makes me sad to think about but I still have his ashes out.

You will know what to do with their ashes when they are returned to you. Do what feels right.