Well first and foremost--- I happy to report that the cat got out of the tree! And hasn't been too interested in getting back up ;) he was up there for hours, then at about 7:30 that evening he got sick and tired of it-- I stood under the tree calling to him and he crawled down the branch until it was too small to hold his weight-- then he struggled to hang on (Envision 'hang in there!' kitty poster here) and then fell-- and I caught him! It was a relief for all of us!
Lately though we've been in that 'just before school starts' stupor where the summer has worn out its welcome, and Audrey is totally tired of being home with me. We are all so excited that school starts TOMORROW and even more excited that she'll have one of my very very favorite teachers for first grade!It's going to be so fun for her, and I know that as she really starts to learn to read she'll get so excited about learning. And I know her teacher will make it a special year for her--- she'll be reading to her little brother in no time!
And speaking of the brother-in-progress, I've been knitting ever so often and am knitting up a little baby cardigan (I'm just winging it...I am terrible with patterns) out of some yarn I got at A Fiber Christmas In July. The multicolored yarn is sort of beachy in tone and soothing and very boyish. I'm really enjoying knitting these little things, and am glad to make them because they're little. Little equals quick, well, allegedly. Im also working on a loosely knitted baby blanket (my first blanket, ever) in red, blues and creams. Totally 'British Baby.' I'd also love to have a knitted nursing shawl type thing for when he arrives. The fabric ones I've seen are kinda...I dont know. They look like an apron slung around your head ;) I want something more "Tasha Tudor and Baby" lol. So, uh, if any of you shawl knitting readers ever wanna do a trade....I'm up for it! The only shawl I've knitted was very short--- I ran out of yarn, and space on my needles!
Well, Im going to get a few things done so I can treat myself to a day of painting tomorrow! Hello, school year! I've missed you so!!