Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
The Mother of Cats finally finished her Mixology Shawl last week. I was so happy! She has been knitting and knitting on this for weeks and weeks, and it is so big that half of the time it was piled on top of me while she was working on it.
So, of course, as soon as she finished it I was thrilled. Another blanket for me!! The second she had that Mixology off of the needles and folded on the chair I jumped right up there. A blankie! My blankie! I don’t need it blocked at all and I love all of the strings hanging off of it. Thanks, Mother of Cats!! You’re much nicer than Yellow Boy says.
The Mother of Cats is so mean spirited. She took my blankie away and dumped it into the sink to soak. In water!
Then she stretched it out on the floor to dry with towels under and over it. How can she be so mean to me? She knows how much I like to sleep on wet wool. Wet towels, not so much. Sheesh…
It is done. She says it is not a blankie for me at all, but a new shawl for her to wear to her knitting group tomorrow. It is exactly the right colors to go nicely with my fur, but no, she hasn’t put it back onto the bed for me to sleep on.
Tonight she started another big shawl with lots of colors of yarn. We wound all of the balls this afternoon (cat party time!) and I helped her with the brioche stitches tonight. I’m sure that she couldn’t do this work without me. She is so lucky to have my help.
I’m such a good boy!
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- The shawl is Mixology by Casapinka. My project notes are here.
- I have been working on this shawl for quite a while. I had some adventures settling on the colors for the shawl, which I shared in this post.
- I do need to make the cats another knitted blanket. They actually fight over the one little one that I made for MacKenzie earlier. It is such a struggle to keep them off my knitted goods that I decided to just give them small blankets of their own that can be easily washed.
- Tonight MacKenzie and I cast on a What The Fade?! shawl. Hopefully it will soon be big enough to cover him again while I’m knitting.
- Today it was horribly windy here, so I stayed indoors. Here are some videos from the day; my favorite is the porta-potty blowing down the street…
15 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Mixology Finale”
She’s totally mean, MacKenzie
MacKenzie: She is!
MacKenzie: You are the best helper! Of course you deserve a cookie. Yellow Boy should have one too.
Your shawl is beautiful! The colors are stunning.
MacKenzie: I am such a good boy. Thank you!
Me: Thank you. I had so much trouble working out the colors, but now I’m so pleased with the final product.
It’s gorgeous and so is MacKenzie!
Thank you. I think that this shawl will be a real workhorse for me. Don’t encourage MacKenzie; he already thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread!
MacKenzie is probably managing quite well without my encouragement. He is a cat after all and a handsome one at that.
LOL; I love his expressions. He must have been a lion in a past life. Them eyes and mouth snarls.
He can be a handful! He has been know to use harsh language when things don’t go his way@
Oh, my, goodness!! It is fabulous. Absolutely love it. Those colors are perfect together. I am sure you will get a lot of use out of it. I know I would!
Oh, my gosh! This is going to be SO WEARABLE!! Sorry, MacKenzie – you’re awfully persuasive, but I think this one will look too great on your mom for you to use it as a blanket!
MacKenzie! Rats. I never get the good stuff!
Me: This piece is really nice! After blocking the texture and drape was just perfect, and I am so happy with how it came out. I hadn’t made a long rectangle shawl like this before, but it really is a useful length.
Apparently, I’m way behind on my blog reading too. I just want the Dubrovnik yarn…I’ve been there;-).