Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
To be frank, the Mother of Cats has been out of control for days. She has been working on this shawl that is using a stitch that she calls “brioche”. Lots of brioche. Brioche in color after color.
I cannot believe that she is acting this way. This brioche is the yummiest knitting that she has done in quite a while. So squishy. So wonderful under my paws. So perfect for a new cat blanket…
Nope. She is refusing to let me take a nice nap on this blanket. She let the smelly starfish touch the blanket, but me, her most devoted kitty, not a chance! I am concerned about her priorities. I’m not sure that she still loves me the way that she used to.
Last night she finally finished the brioche portion of the shawl and started on the garter stitch section. Garter stitch! I like garter stitch too. The way this shawl is growing there is no way she will be able to keep me off of it. Ha! Take that Mother of Cats!
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats: This shawl is the What the Fade?! shawl by Andrea Mowry. My project notes are here on Ravelry. I am proud to announce that I found every single one of these yarns in the stash (with my sidekick MacKenzie helping me dig through bins…) and didn’t have to resort to any shopping to close color gaps in the fade. Yay, stash!!
7 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Brioche Days”
MacKenzie: Sometimes even the best Cat moms have to be a little selfish with their knitting. She still loves you more than the shawl though:)
Simply a gorgeous shawl! The colors you’ve picked are lovely!
MacKenzie: Oh, she is selfish for sure. I’m willing to share with her, but she just wants it all for herself. She does spend a lot of time with me, so she probably does love me, but she should share!
Me: Thanks. I’m thinking that these colors will look great with some denim items I have and a burnt orange jacket that I love.
It’s beautiful!!! And I’m impressed it all came from your stash:)
I know, right? How often can one pull together a 6 skein fade that just flows together? I was really happy with it.
You should be as I love the colors you picked!
The shawl is coming along BEAUTIFULLY!
It’s knitting up much faster than I thought it would, too. I think that this is going to be a cold weather work horse for me.