Hi there, it has been almost 1 year since I last posted! I´m sure you all thought I had given up and you would not be far from the truth. Some of you may know that I lost my grandmother in October 2018 and was profoundly affected by her loss. I did try to continue writing in 2019 but did not really succeed and then there was 2020! Phew I´m soooo glad that year is over!
2020 was a very difficult year for me as I´m sure it was for many of you too. The worst part for me was loosing my job after 16 years of working for “my” airline. Loosing my job after all those years, a job I loved and a company I saw myself working for until my retirement, was a shock. And my age is not helping. Starting over at 49 is far from ideal.
I admit that I am still in shock and anger mode regarding the loss of my job. Being unemployed is very difficult emotionally as well as financially. With Covid jobs are few and hard to get so I chose to go back to school and try to go back to doing freelance work as an independent translator – a job I have done previously. It is not easy to go back to school at my age and I admit there are days it is not fun but I´m hanging in there. I will finish my course end of May this year and then it will be time to face the world and try to stand on my own two feet. I´m excited and scared at the same time. If by some miracle I could get my old job back I would jump at the chance. If that is not an option, I will do my best to make a living for me and my family as a translator.
The loss of my job forced me to do some introspection and I decided that in all this adversity I deserved some encouragement. I decided to make an old dream come true and become a feline (Cat) breeder.
I did a course and passed the certification test and I purchased/adopted 3 queens – from 3 different cat breeds. I was unable to commit to just one breed. So let me introduce you to my 3 little girls.
First there is Romy a Cornish Rex cat. She is super cute and cuddly. Cornish Rex cats are active cats but they also love cuddles and are close to their human friends.
Don´t you just LOVE her crimped fur!!!
Then there is Rosée a Main Coon girl. Main Coons were my first pedigree cat love. They are majestic looking and so very sweet in character. They love their humans and seek their company all the time. Not lap cats, they don´t like to be petted constantly but they love to be close by, in the same room as you all the time.
And then there is Rubis my Ragdoll cat. I have wanted to have a Ragdoll for many years and finally now I have one. Ragdolls are similar to Main Coons in their size and character. They are very close to their humans, amazing purr machines, super cute and cuddly.
As you can see she is one of my favorite knitting buddies:) Love to have her cuddled up to my legs as I knit.
So yes cat breeding! A new adventure for which I´m very excited. I have lots to learn but I´m looking forward to the challenges as well as the rewards.
This is a knitting blog but many knitters like and own cats so I hope you don´t mind.
This is not a typical post but a sort of summary of what I have been doing for the past year.
As for knitting, I have never stopped. I´m so happy to be a knitter because without knitting I´m not sure how I would have coped over the past 2 years. I´m knitting every day, I still have a million wips on the go all the time. As an example my current wips are: 6 pairs of socks, 1 shawl, 2 cardigans, 1 baby cardigan and a crochet blanket! So lots to choose from when I sit down to knit after studying.
I have not added all my projects to Ravelry yet and I need to upload a ton of photos here to my website to show you and share my thoughts with you on my projects and yarns. But until I get to that, you can click on the following link to see my projects in Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/projects/bogga?set=&view=thumbnail&view=thumbnail&page=&search=&sort=created_
I´m going to try to go back to my rhythm of posting once a week or so and I hope you will enjoy this comeback. Promise that future posts will be knitting related at least 80% 🙂
I wish you all a very happy new year! Thank you for coming back and reading my blog. I look forward to a new year spent with you and sharing my knitting related thoughts.
Until next time here is a little sneak peak of my most recent projects.