Me and Mine

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog.

The Ravell’d Sleave started out as a knitting blog, but since I am a slow knitter, it has turned into a knitting/reading/pets/recipe/sewing/random thoughts blog. I like to write, so I’m happy no matter what the topic might be.

Here are the cast of characters I’m usually talking about, aka The Usual Suspects.

The Tim

My husband, who not only supports my yarn and fabric habits, but encourages them! He’s a keeper. Plus, we agreed when we got married long ago, that we would likely never divorce, since both of us are too stubborn to admit it’s not working. Hey, it’s worked so far.


One of the sweetest kitties in the universe, and funny to boot. He joined our family when I picked up a pet carrier that was wedged into a city trash can to recycle – and it “meowed”!! The Tim named him Jetsam, because that means something that has been discarded.

Dug the Doodle Dog

Joined us in December 2011. It only took me 30+years to convince my husband that we should get a dog! He is a Golden Retriever/Newfoundland mix, and incredibly sweet (not to mention incredibly big!). He is named after the dog in the animated movie "Up" - because they have a lot in common.

Our sweet boy left us for doggie heaven on July 29, 2016.  We miss him more than words can express.


Our three-legged cat who sees all of life as an adventure, and whose feelings are never hurt. We think that if we had gotten Pip and Jetsam at the same time, we could have named them Pinky and the Brain – “one is a genius [Jetsam], the other is insane [Pip] …”

Milo (aka The Koodle)

Milo joined us in May 2012, when he was 9 weeks old.  He is Dug's kitten (Doodle Dog + Kitten = Koodle), and the two of them are inseparable!  Milo is sure that everyone who comes to visit has come to see him, and he loves to cuddle - as long as it is on his terms, when he wants to cuddle ...


Jack joined our family in October 2016, when he was four months old.  He has one eye, but we are pretty sure he has no idea anything is different from anyone else.  He is the most kittenish kitten ever, with two speeds - leaping off the walls, and comatose.  His nicknames are "Jack Attack" and "Hurricane Jack," so that should tell you something ...

He has been a bright spot in the year when we lost our Doodle Dog, and he is a perfect addition to our happy group of misfits.

Now you've met the family.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Oh yeah - this one has yours truly in it ...


Danette Bartelmay said...

Oh My Bridget! How beautiful you are!!! My one and only sibling is "Bridget". There is definitely beauty in the name :)))
I remember your kitty Jetsam from when I blogged with you a few years ago. I have a pet menagerie here too.

Anonymous said...

I love the stories of how you got your fur-family!

I can't believe that someone threw out the cat WITH the carrier. I'm glad you were there to rescue poor Jetsam.

I'd love to meet Pip! He sounds like quite a character!

kathy b said...

Oh Brigit How fun to SEE you ! I love your hair. I think all our knit blogs become mixed in with pets etc and that makes it fun .!