I'm finding the news so depressing that I've locked myself away for a while and done some serious knitting.
The result - an afgan planned for MWNN's birthday has ended up on the bed in my study.
MWNN doesn't like the colours. He wants something more cheerful. Cheerful yarn was ordered and is due for delivery on Monday. I'm going to have to knit like a mad knitting thing to get the next one finished in time.