Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
The Mother of Cats and I are still staying inside every day because of the heat. You’d think that she would devote herself to helping me cope with the unacceptable weather, wouldn’t you? I mean, look at this fur! Nope. She just turned on a ceiling fan for me and went about her business. I’m not sure she really loves me… She spends more time babying her plants outside then she does me. How could I come in second to a rose? Ridiculous!!
When she isn’t outside ignoring me and feeding her plants she spends her time downstairs knitting away on new projects. She started two new ones this week, and would you believe that she started another Tegna sweater?
She took a break from the sweater over the weekend and made a sock. So cool. So perfect to sleep in my bed with me. Did she put cat nip into it and let me have it? Nope! I’ve discussed this before, but with the Mother of Cats it is always NOPE!!
So that was the whole week. She did go off and leave us from time to time, and there was some reading, but whatever. What is important is that she spends her time with me.
I’m such a good boy. Do you see how much I am helping the Mother of Cats?
Can I have some cooking now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- I bought this cotton/linen yarn to make a cute lacy summer top but I was not able to get the gauge that I needed, and because of the lace it was going to be hard to adapt the pattern, and knitting tightly on small needles hurt my hands. Total fail. The solution? Another Tegna! I am so happy with the first one I knit and I think that this one will be a nice layering piece as fall arrives with the longer sleeves I’m going to put on it. My Ravelry notes are here.
- Poor garden. Even though the heat goes on it is more humid now and plants are doing better. I feed everything in the hopes that roses will bloom again; so far only the tea roses in pots are responding well. That hydrangea is in a pot as I can’t decide where to plant it. I think that it is going to need shade at least part of the day. Poor thing; it really got fried in the first location I tried out. I’m wondering if it can winter indoors in the pot with a grow light on it. Hmmm…
- The socks are another of the vanilla sock pattern Dave. I’m having fun playing with the colors. My Ravelry project notes are here.
10 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Another Tegna?! (The Mother of Cats is out of control…)”
MacKenzie: There is only so much you can do. Sometimes mothers get distracted by plants and yarn.
The blooms are lovely! I have my hydrangea planted on the east side of my house at the north corner so it gets the early morning and late afternoon sun. It didn’t flower this year but I think it’s because the landscaper we had remove some overgrown shrubs trimmed it aggressively:(
Your sweater and sock are beautiful!!
Thanks for the nice feedback on the knitting. I am so happy with the bright colors, and was so happy so see that the new J.Jill catalog showed that same bright raspberry color in their July line. Yay!
I started the hydrangea on the east side of the house where it could get morning sun and it got burnt! It’s our high altitude is my guess. I now have it under a honey locust tree where it gets early morning and late afternoon light and it is recovering. I hate to put it into the ground too soon. If I put it too close to the fence to the south it will be in the winter permafrost part of the yard… Gardening was so much easier when I lived in San Diego!
beautiful flowers……..amazing knitting………..lovely cat!
MacKenzie, how about donating some of your fur?
MacKenzie: I keep giving it to the Mother of Cats, but she doesn’t appreciate it.
Poor MacKenzie, you really do deserve more cookies. I will have to sneak some into Mother of Cats knitting bag next time I see her!lol
Beautiful Tegna love the color and the lacework really pops.
MacKenzie: Thank you so much! I absolutely need more cookies!