Hi. I’m MacKenzie,
It has been almost a whole week of knitting on the sweater. She is mostly cheerful, but there have been a few incidents where she got snappy about me chomping yarn and chasing the needles. It is so hard to support her when she gets like this, but Yellow Boy and I continue to contribute as much as we can. Really, we don’t need all of our fur; happy to share.
Last night towards the end of the ice skating event she spread out the sweater to admire her work and started making sad noises. Really sad noises. Yellow Boy came running to see what was wrong and if she was giving away food.
She took the sweater off the needles and did a lot of ripping. RIPPING! WOOHOO!!! I just love ripping! Lots of yarn flying. The ball got away from her and I chased it across the floor. The issue seemed to be about the pockets being on the BACK of the sweater instead of the front, but I have to tell you it was major cat party time. Yay! We cats even chased each other around the house afterwards and Yellow Boy’s fur was just flying everywhere!
Finally she got all the stitches back into order, moved her markers and got ready to start knitting again. This time the pockets will be on the front of the sweater where they belong.
But instead of doing that she packed it all up, got an ice cream bar and went to bed. Seriously? Hello… I think we should get back to work here!
Nope. She stayed in bed. The sweater is still packed up but she plans to get back to work tonight when the Olympics start. Downhill racing. Ice Skating. Skeleton. We will knit then.
Right now I need some cookies!!
I’m such a good boy.
Note from the Mother of Cats: The sweater is Cushman by Isabell Kraemer. My Ravelry notes are here.
20 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Sweater Skeleton Update”
MacKenzie you and Yellow Boy are the best knitting (and ripping) cheerleaders:)
Sorry to hear about the knitting catastrophe:( It looks like it will be lovely. May I suggest cookies all around:)
They are great cheerleaders. They were especially demanding in the cookie department today, and you are right, I do deserve cookies. I’m ready to tackle it again tonight and hopefully I’ll be working on the sleeves before the weekend is over.
Oh bless your knitter’s heart! Pockets on the back? Whoops! Luckily she has more Olympics tonight so she can fix it. Good thing you were there to help her out!!
MacKenzje: You’d think she would have checked that a little sooner, but nope. She just blindly knitted along for almost 2 inches. She’s so lucky to have us to support her when she’s stupid like this!
The sweater looks beautiful, just sorry you had a pocket mishap:(
It is now fixed and I am knitting like a fiend to catch up to where I was last night. 🙂
OMG! I feel your frustration. After all I am the queen of ripping. But it sounds like you have lovely company to help cheer you up. And the ice cream certainly helps, too.
Everything is better with ice cream! And cats. 😼
UGH! Mistakes are the WORST! I know how you feel about blindly knitting rows (and rows) before finding a mistake. It always makes me wonder why I consider this hobby my “stress-relief”! 🙂
I know! On the other hand, ripping is kind of fun, and once I have the stitches back oon the needles I’m back to my knitting. I tell myself it’s the process, not the product, but it is ugly during those first moments when I find the mistake!
Oh, dear… Thank goodness you and Yellow Boy were there to help put things right. You’re the BEST boy ever, MacKenzie!!
Mackenzie: I am! The Mother of Cats is a very lucky woman!!
It’s very cold and snowing outside, and the cats and I are hunkered down and knitting. I’m half way done with the first sleeve. Yay!!
Perfect knitting weather! Enjoy!!
Oh man, oopsies on the mix up. Glad you sorted it out and took a sweet break to regroup.
Glad I saw it before i knit any further. In my defense, the pattern had errors and I got thrown off, but I still should have known which side was the front…
Mackenzie, you are such a good knitting helper. I’m so glad the Mother of Cats gives you lots of treats 🙂
MacKenzie: I AM a good helper. The Mother of Cats is very lucky to have me. I’m going to go remind her right now to give me some cookies!