Thank you to everyone who expressed concern. I'm doing fine...I miss my big guy, but I still have my mare, and she's enjoying all the excess affection and neediness.
Here's what I've been knitting on since last fall, only tking a short break for a couple of scarves. It's from Son of Stitch n Bitch. The Yarn is Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Farm in Michigan.
This is one out of two and my first try... I'm rather proud of it. The sock that is... not the foot!