Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
Cold weather arrived last week so the Mother of Cats has been hanging out indoors. We cats prefer to sleep in her cozy bed, but she has been disrupting the peace doing Christmas stuff. Crazy! She didn’t even talk to us about it first.
Then she settled down to spend the rest of the week binge watching Gilmore Girls and knitting on the last of the Christmas presents. Lots and lots of knitting! Lots and lots of Gilmore Girls. Hey, that’s another thing. Why don’t cats get to go to Harvard or Yale? I think that I would be a wonderful addition to the Independence Inn. Michel would like me for sure; we have almost identical attitudes!
At last all the knitting gifts were done. Did she stop knitting to pay attention to me? Maybe feed me cat cookies? No!! She pulled out more yarn and unfinished knitting projects. Evidently there are more Gilmore Girls episodes to watch. Rory is now in Yale, and who knows what will happen next? I think that it would be nice if Rory got a cat.
It has finally gotten warmer outside and Yellow Boy and I are running through the snow in the backyard during the afternoons. Yellow Boy keeps hoping to find a bug, but so far they seem to be hiding. That sorry squirrel still hangs out in the trees of the yard; annoying creature! He should come down to play in the snow with us. We’ll give him a chase he won’t soon forget…
In a few days Christmas finally arrives. The Mother of Cats will make lasagna and cheesecake and all the kids (and the grandkid) will be over here showering me with attention. I will get to chase ribbons. There will be piles of paper. Yellow Boy will hide the whole time so I’ll be the star of the show. I love Christmas.
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- The boot liners are the Savannah Boot Liners by Pam Powers. Ravelry notes here.
- The socks are Chouwa Socks by Judy Sumner. Ravelry notes here.
- MacKenzie’s antlers are from the Cats in Hats book. Ravelry notes here.
16 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Christmas is for Cats”
The knits are lovely. I particularly enjoy the antlers. They make you exceptionally handsome:)
I know. Its like they were made just for me! >^..^<
I really like the color of the boot liners. The cabling is great! McKenzie looks stately in the first pic, like a lion overseeing his pride.
I hope that my DIL likes the color too! The cables really make them look nice. I’m hoping that she has nice short boots to wear them with.
He does look stately, doesn’t he. I was back in bed with hot packs on my knees and he was camped out on top of the heat source looking like I had done it just for him.
Good heavens, you are a good boy wearing those lovely antlers! Happy Holidays and Happy knitting to you and mom! Xo Johanna
He doesn’t mind the hat at all. I think it’s because he used to wear a collar. There’s another pattern for a Santa hat…
Happy Holidays to you too!
Great Xsmas cat!!!
MacKenzie, are you a distant relative of the distinctive black panther? You’ve got that look. You also share the same attitude as the felines in residence in our home. They run the place, but you would never know it. It’s never quite enough.
Midnight Knitter, your gifts are scrumptious. Merry Merry!
MacKenzie: I was a rescue kitty so my parentage is unclear. After searches of the Internet the Mother of Cats decided I was an ocicat.I’m pretty sure I’m royalty.
Midnight: Oh, he runs the place! Thanks for the gift feedback. 🙂
I have no doubt that you’re royalty. I’ll pop over with a proper gift: perhaps a gold-encrusted pouch with Nepeta or a gold-handled brush befitting of your lineage.
MacKenzie: Finally someone who understands my worth!! You may feed me kitty cookies while you are here.
Midnight: Don’t encourage him! 🙂
OMG, love the boot liners!
That’s the pattern we saw at Colorful Yarns. They look really cute on. I can share the pattern with you. 🙂
<3<3<3 your kitty!!