From the Cellar Came an Unearthly Howl . . .

Well, OK it was coming from my study . . . and actually it wasn't totally unearthly since I knew it was emanating from one of the feline fluffbutts at our house, Cleo. Seems my yarn stash is bringing out the primal instincts in her. Every night after most or all of us have gone to bed, she apparently heads for my yarn cubbies and chooses something tasty, howling as if she's in heat, and then drags the skein out into the hallway, sometimes farther. And leaves it there. I guess I can be glad she doesn't chew it or pull it apart and tangle it!

I've been doing finish work on several projects that were essentially done but now are actually completed. That means two scarves, a hat, and potentially the lining for a purse I made a while ago, if I don't lose my enthusiasm for finishing up things.

I'm also taking a go at a new "The Same, But Different," the shell from Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics, a pattern I started two years ago and messed up so much that I abandoned it for a looooong time. But so far so good! I only wonder if the Katrina will turn out to be too heavy--the problems before weren't in that vicinity but it does seem dense to me now. But if all goes well, I'll be able to wear it to school in the fall, and someone will ask me the question I can finally answer YES to--"Did you knit that yourself?"

I've also begun a child's blanket to be backed with some gorgeous fabric I found on eBay but that will have to be top secret for now. Or visit me on ravelry for more pictures.