Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
It has been horrible here for days and days. The days have been dark, there are huge booms, and so much water has fallen out of the sky it makes my tail curl. Seriously, Yellow Boy has been hiding in the closet for days, and I have to admit that I’ve been going to ground there myself.
Does the Mother of Cats come to comfort me the way she should? Does she double up the number of cookies to help me deal with all of this stress? No, she does not. She has been a big disappointment for days!
Normally I would love to hang out with the Mother of Cats while she is knitting, but this yarn is made of cotton and tencel. It is boring. It tastes terrible when I chomp it. The Mother of Cats did give me some pieces to play with, but why bother? Now if she would just take a few minutes to knit me a cute little mouse stuffed with catnip out of this yarn… I would even share it with Yellow Boy. Really, the Mother of Cats needs to be more caring of others, don’t you think?
She struggled with her decision, but finally she picked the yarns in the middle of the picture and I helped her get them all wound up into cat toy cakes. What would the Mother of Cats do without my help?
That sock yarn is superwash wool, but did she let me chomp it? No, she did not! It thundered and rained again this weekend so I hid out with Yellow Boy in our safe zone in the closet for just hours and hours, and when we came out…
Yay! I think that the sock would be fun to play with too; a little catnip seasoning would make it perfect! Did she give it to me? Nope! Always, with the Mother of Cats, it is nope, nope, nope. I even ask nicely, too!
This evening the thunder has stopped and it is nice outside. The birds are singing like crazy and Yellow Boy has come out of the closet and is standing by the back door hoping to see a bug. Not me. I’m just exhausted by all the thunder excitement and the knitting. I’m taking advantage of the break in the weather to catch a little cat nap.
Maybe when I wake up the Mother of Cats will give me some cookies.
I’m such a good boy!
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- The sweater is the Throwback Tee on Ravelry, and my project notes are here.
- That wonderful sock yarn is from Western Sky Knits, and I bought it all when I lost control in her booth at the Estes Park Wool Market.
- The sock pattern is a vanilla sock called Dave from Rachel Coopey. I am going with a really simple sock to show off the yarn, because, hello! It is so gorgeous!
- Today should be the last day in a cycle of thunderstorms and rain. Starting tomorrow the sun will be back out and the heat machine is back on! Welcome to summer, kitties.
12 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Knitting in the Time of Thunder”
MacKenzie: I’m sorry to hear that you are having to endure bad weather and unappealing yarn. Maybe an extra cookie or two will make you feel better.
I love the sock! That’s fabulous yarn. Your sweater looks great!
MacKenzie: Thank you for understanding how stressful this has been. I did get cookies, but you can always send me more. I really like salmon flavor.
MofC: I am so happy with my summer knitting… all three colors go together perfectly! When I get it all done I’m thinking that I should do a post showing them off together.
wow, you are quite talented with those needles!
Its my hidden superpower!!
very useful superpower!
I hope the weather calms down – and you get some cookies
I had three servings this evening. Finally, I’m getting some quality attention!
Wow! The sock yarn is gorgeous! Keep on knitting. Please send some of that rain down here – we can do w/o the lightning, though. Fires are still burning!
The yarn is gorgeous, isn’t it. That’s why I broke down and started a sock in the middle of the sweater. Today I’m back to the sweater…
I think the rain is gone for the next few days. I was sad for my lawn, which has recovered in the rain, but really sad about the fire. I hope the rain heats for way.
Oh my! Your cat is so adorable. Love your knitting too.
Don’t encourage the cat! He’s quite out of hand, very bossy, and the best knitting companion ever. 🙂
I’m finishing up the socks now; can’t wait to show them off.
Aww, but he’s so cute I couldn’t help myself.