life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
MacKenzie Speaks: drijfhout Days
Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
The Mother of Cats and I have been knitting up a beautiful new sweater for her to wear when she goes out into the snow. It really is nice and light weight knitting; perfect for me to snuggle under while she works. Look at this yarn that she bought.
We have been knitting this sweater for over two weeks. It’s a little boring if I have to be honest. As soon as she get going nicely she has to switch colors which means twisting the balls around each other. I try to yarn chomp help her with the color changes, but she seems determined to thwart my every need. Still, we are making good progress and it should be done in plenty of time for the next big snow storm.
When she isn’t wearing it I’m pretty sure that I can sneak in some cat naps on it.
I’m such a good boy!
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
This pattern is drijfhout by Isabelle Kraemer. The proect notes of gukineru were especially inspiring and my sweater is basically based on hers. The yarn that I am using is Brooklyn Tweed Loft, which is a woolen spun yarn that creates an exceptionally warm but lightweight fabric, which probably explains why I can’t keep the cats away from it while I’m knitting. As soon as MacKenzie leaves the other cat moves in.
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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10 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: drijfhout Days”
How fun to knit those highlight parts. Red and grey go so well together.
I’m really liking the way the red yarn works in the stripes too.
Mackenzie,I agree with the little red cat sweater. What a handsome boy you’d be! Mother of Cats, are you hearing this??😺😺😺
Oh, I hear. I told him that mitts for my hands would also be nice. He’s not buying it.
Lovely sweater! I can see why it is a cat magnet:) MacKenzie: Maybe there will be yarn leftover for a kitty hat and sweater:)
A kitty hoody!! I found the perfect pattern!
Beautiful work! Well explained by MacKenzie ♥
Ooooh, I looove this!!!! Thanks for the excellent details, MacKenzie!
The fit is wonderful. I just can’t wait to get it done. It’s going to be warm all week, so if I knit like crazy I will have it done and blocked for the next snow storm.