life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
MacKenzie Speaks: Three UFO are Done!
Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
The weather has been cooler this week and she has been sitting outside with us knitting away on the projects that she is calling the UFO pile. Yellow Boy is worried that UFOs are a new kind of bug, and has been hunting for them at the back of the house, but I’m pretty sure it’s stuff with yarn. I love yarn!
She has also been knitting some of the nice yarn that came from Alta Vida Alpacas. She dyed this yarn in her crock pot, and no matter how many times I visit her in the knitting chair she absolutely, positively will not let me play with it. She says that it is special. Hey, I’m special! I think that she needs to pays better attention to her priorities. Cats should come first!
Finally today she got a third project finished and took it outside to take her little pictures. Yellow Boy and I were completely ignored while she tried hanging her shawl in different places in the yard. She hung it in the tree, on the fence, across the garden bench, and on the deck. I’d like to mention that the deck is totally my territory…
She is so happy to have these projects done and has been collecting up all the knitting needles back into their storage cases again. I’m so glad that I could help her. I’m such a good boy!
Can I have a cookie now?
The Mother of Cats would like to mention that the the project notes for her little UFOs can be found on Ravelry:
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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15 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Three UFO are Done!”
They’re absolutely gorgeous! ❤ Oh, the cat too of course 😀
Thanks! I’m looking forward to some cool, cowl wearing weather. MacKenzie, not so much. He hates snow.
Beautiful cat !
Thanks. I have two cats, but this one is really doggy-like, involves himself in all my projects, and photographs well. The other one is afraid of the camera…
I have too a doggy cat 🙂 my male maine coon of 10 kg! Then I have a very kind female cat. They make me really good company :))
Oh, MacKenzie – I love your posts! And your mom knits gorgeous things, by the way. 🙂
Thanks! Her knits are nice, but she won’t let me keep them. What is up with that?
What a sweet-looking kitty! ❤ They are all really pretty projects, but I especially like the first cowl – is it brioche?
Yes, that is a brioche cowl, the first time I’ve tried that stitch. The yarn is a one ply handspun from spincycle, and between the yarn and the stitch it is one squishy piece of comfort knitting!
Hey MacKenzie, you need to post more often, I’ve been chuckling away to myself here. By the way, you have to be tolerant with the Mother of cats when it comes to yarn. It’s called therapy and without it she would become grumpy, so you’ll just have to be patient with her!
Thanks! I do feel that I should mention that cats need yarn therapy too, and a grumpy cat is an ugly thing… >^..^<
All projects are awesome. Like the blue and white shawl the best!. The the best pic is the last one. MacKenzie sure knows that he is the cat’s meow! Next you know, he will be asking to be compensated for his photo talent!
Luckily he is willing to be paid in kitty cookies…
Those pictures of MacKenzie wrapped in wool are just so adorable.
That’s what he tells me! Seriously, he is such a great companion I can hardly get a picture of my knitting without him in it, so it’s nice that he photographs well.