I can no longer deny that summer is truly over, and fall is upon us. The days are shorter, the leaves are starting to change color, and suddenly it's all about the hats and mittens. See? We've got more kid mittens.
And I finally got around to trying the Fox and Geese hat pattern from Robin Hansen's Fox and Geese and Fences, with some help from Biscuit:
And in other cat news, Jake and Cookie are staring to get along better. Despite Cookie stealing Jake's new catnip mouse right out from under him. But they made up:
Jake's not used to the constant clicking of cameras yet. But he has got the hang of where the soft sleeping places are. I woke up the other night with Cookie curled at my feet, Jake curled up beside my knee, and Biscuit patting my face to wake me up because he was hungry. Some things never change.
This weekend I'd planned to cut a swathe through my to-do list at home, but I've come down with a minor bug that has nevertheless sucked a lot of the get-up-and-go out of me. Which makes me grumpy. I've hit the high points anyway and spent the rest of the weekend sleeping, reading, and drinking hot cider. Not necessarily a bad way to spend a rainy fall weekend, but I'll have to turn up the hustle as soon as I finish kicking this crummy cold back where it came from.