Thank you all for your "get well" messages! I'm in Nairobi and feeling much better. The Cipro makes me feel tired all the time, but that's a very small price to pay to get well!
Today, I'm mourning the absence of a sweater I barely got to know before it vanished. The kit to make Peace was a gift from my father for my birthday and I immediately started her in May. I worked almost exclusively on her until the end of June, when I moved from Romania. I sewed on the buttons the day before the movers came to pack up the entire apartment. That was the last day I saw her.
At the time, I assumed that I had been an idiot and put her in my air shipment rather than my suitcase. on moving day, I kept moving things into and out of various piles and I assumed she had simply been put in the wrong pile. I am a terrible person to have around on moving day. As Sparky can attest, I really should be sent away for the entire process. There's something deeply disturbing about having all these people go through your things.
Well, the air shipment arrived in late August, but Peace wasn't in it. I pinned all my hopes that she had gotten mixed into the sea shipment that was supposed to arrive in September. Finally in late October, when my sea shipment finally arrived (yeah, my yarn was MIA for nearly 4 months, try that for panic), Peace was not there.
I think it's finally time to give up hope that Peace will magically appear. Understand, I loved that sweater. It was exactly what I needed and wanted in a cotton cardigan. It was cute and looked fantastic and I don't even have a picture of it!
When I'm back in the US, I'm going to buy more Rowan Hand knit DK and make myself another version. I just hope the original is loved and enjoyed wherever she is!