MacKenzie Speaks: My Blankie, My Blankie!!

Hi. I’m MacKenzie.

Sleeping Cat
As you can see, I’m catching a little nap on the Mother of Cats’ Find Your Fade shawl. So nice. So squishy. Nothing quite like wool for a nap blanket.

For some reason the Mother of Cats gets upset when I sleep on her shawl. She keeps putting it on to wear and then she gets crabby when I try climb in and sleep on it on her lap. No matter how much I knead and purr she gets snippy about “snags” and pushes me off. She is so difficult sometimes. Really, she needs to learn to share her things a little better. Yellow Boy and I try to share when we’re sleeping on the shawl, after all.

Look at these yarns that she got out to make me my own blanket!!

Last week she went digging though her yarn stash (Woohoo! I got to go exploring in the stash while she worked!) and found these leftovers from socks and shawls to make me a blanket.

Cat and knitting.
She used a really simple pattern just like the one that makes the wash clothes for the kitchen.
Cat and knitting.
She changed the colors every time she started to get bored, and did some fading of the colors while she worked. Not as nice as the Find Your Fade shawl, but still not bad.
Cat and knitting.
Last Friday she finally got my blankie all done for me. This is mine, mine, mine. All mine!! Forget what I said about sharing with Yellow Boy!
Sleeping cat.
Maybe the Mother of Cats isn’t that bad after all. Now I can sleep right next to her while she is wearing her shawl in bed knitting.

I’m such a good boy.

Can I have some cookies now?


Notes from the Mother of Cats:

  • The cats have developed such an attachment to my Find Your Fade shawl (Okay, it is half silk/alpaca…) that they jump on it at every opportunity and even have taken to circling like sharks while I’m wearing it trying to find a loose end to sleep on. This is one big shawl, so there are ends for them to take advantage of.
  • I’ve been keeping their claws trimmed but they still managed to snag the shawl. Bad cats!! Well, not all that bad. They just need their own wool yumminess to sleep on. I wanted something simple that I could wash regularly.
  • The pattern I used was Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth on Ravelry. I knitted using yarn bits (including the silk/alpaca leftovers) and size 4 needles. The final blanket is MacKenzie sized.
  • I still need to make a blankie for Yellow Boy. For him I’ll double up the yarn and knit on size 6 needles; I have lots of projects calling my name, so he gets a marled blanket.
  • Yellow Boy on the Fade.
    See why I need to make another blanket?

Author: Midnight Knitter

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.

19 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: My Blankie, My Blankie!!”

  1. MacKenzie: You are the luckiest cat to have your very own blanket. It really is your color too:)
    Arenโ€™t pets funny. I bet they want your shawl because itโ€™s soft and because it smells like you:)

    1. Mackenzie: I’m a good boy. Of course I deserve my own blanket!!

      I never thought about the smell. They were so persistent about this one shawl i guessed it was the alpaca. Now they rotate sleeping on the blanket, so I need to make another. Luckily i still have some alpaca. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MacKenzie, you and your fur brother are THE CUTEST!!! Also, bonus points for absolutely loving knitting. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. MacKenzie thank you. We are very handsome, but I must point out that I am much more photogenic than Yellow Boy.

      I do love knitting. All that yarn! Yarn chomping is the best. Can I have some cookies now?

    1. These cats are the best companions, but they are both large cats. When they pile on it is more than 30 pounds on my legs. ๐Ÿ˜ธ The blanket helps keep them near me, but not ON me.

    1. You make me smile every time you comment on a post. Thank you!๐Ÿ˜ธ

      The blankie is in constant use; as soon as one cat gets up the other one moves in. I need to make another one!

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