Friday, August 19, 2022

Where Did August Go?

Suddenly August is half over, and I have little to show for it. So I'll show you what has sort of been keeping me busy.

I started this shawl in early July. Just a little one skein shawl, but somehow, it didn't go as fast as I would have expected. 

It is really long so it was hard to take a picture. The others I have seen finished seem to have the same problem. I used some Stroll Glitter yarn that I had in my stash, and used 104 gm. of yarn (which meant I had to go into another skein).

The lace is quite simple so I don't know why it took so long. The pattern is Trail and Blaze by Jem Arrowsmith and is available free until the end of August.

The other bit of excitement is that we have retired from fostering cats and kittens and adopted our own kitties.

This is Mudd, who has already found a friend in my grandson.

Mudd is about 3 months old.

We also adopted Emme (pronounced Em-me) who is 10 months. She is a bit more cautious, and is currently residing behind the dryer.

Each day she is getting a bit braver, so I am sure she will join us soon. They already have their own Instagram account (@muddandemme) and will soon have more followers than I have. 

With school starting soon, I have masks to make again, so I need to get working on that.


  1. What a wonderful August arrival or two, they look lovely and I'm sure that Emme will soon come out of her hidey hole.

  2. Hello to Emme and Mudd! That's an interesting shawl pattern.....but you're right, it is long.

  3. Welcome to the family, the shawl is beautiful and now the yarn will become an interesting mystery for two feline companions and sidekicks.

  4. Mudd and Emme have certainly landed on their feet! :) Lucky little kittens.

  5. Cute kitties! Hopefully Emme will find her way out from behind the dryer. Your shawl is lovely! Sometimes simple lace patterns may be simple but not easy to memorize, so perhaps that affected your speed.

  6. Your shawl looks very pretty. Mudd and Emme are gorgeous! xx