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Getting Back

Thanks for all of the lovely comments and emails about Clyde both here and at KnitCast. They’ve meant a great deal to me.

It’s not been the most brilliant week. I had Monday off work and that would have been a really hideous day had it not been for a visit from my friend Charlie and her daughter Lucy. Lucy is the only baby that I’ve really wanted to knit for. Course by the time I actually decide on what to knit her she will have out grown it! Better start an adult sock now! 🙂 Anyway, they helped keep me busy.

As long as I’ve been busy I’ve been ok. It’s  late at night when I’m trying to get to sleep that  I start getting  pretty sad about Clyde. That said, I’m not going through as bad a time as I did over eight years ago when my last cat died. I never really knew what had happened to Harvey so I didn’t get closure whereas Clyde is buried in our garden. My mum is going to get us a little cat statue to go on it and I’m planning on planting some Japanese anemones there.

We are going to get another cat, in fact we’re going to look at some in a shelter tomorrow. I always try and have rescue cats where possible. We’re not getting a kitten but will be looking for an young adult/adult cat. It’s always harder for them to home the adults as most people seem to want kittens. It’s a shame because adult cats aren’t as demanding as kittens and they’re still just as cute.

The cold weather has made me pull out my Page Boy hats and I’m knitting another one from the Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs and  Butterflies in Bitter Sweet that I bought from Knit Happens in the summer.  I’ve already felted the brim and hope that it will have dried enough tomorrow for me to attach it. 


  1. Kristin says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Clyde, sounds like he was a special guy. Have fun searching for your new kitty. My Roxie was a rescue, someone left her at the store I where I work, I new right away that she had to come home with me. It is nice to know that another forgotten kitty will soon have a loving home. Best wishes.

  2. Better Pal says:

    Adult rescue cats rule – they know they’ve won the lotto when they’re chosen. Hope you find one who speaks to your heart soon. And the Japanese anemones for Clyde sound lovely.

  3. heather says:

    I look forward to meeting the new lucky cat! 🙂