Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
I’m not going to mince words here… I lost my brother Yellow Boy and I can’t find him anywhere. I can’t believe it! I’ve checked everywhere: the closets, under the bed, all the corners downstairs, and in the garage. The Mother of Cats has been really nice and patient with me, but I don’t understand why she hasn’t brought him home yet. I’ve been so upset about losing him that I can’t even eat cookies anymore!
I can, however, eat the special soft food that he left here. The Mother of Cats is letting me eat a can of food every day. She put out all of my favorite toys and even found me some new ones. She bought new catnip and I have a pile of crunchy papers to play in too! Usually she ignores my needs, but lately she has been fairly attentive. I worry about how things have changed, and I’m sticking to the Mother of Cats like a wet hair ball these days. I’m not going to lose her too!! For the last two weeks we have been hanging out together and knitting away on her new Sipila sweater.
The Mother of Cats really likes this kind of knitting: two colors at once. I’m a fan too as there is twice as much yarn to chase while she’s working. We are making good progress and should have this sweater done in another week; the Mother of Cats is already talking about winding some yarn for the next sweater. Woohoo! I love yarn winding time.
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies… err… canned kitty food, now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- I just made it down to the colorwork section of the second sleeve. This sweater is a joy to knit and I am thrilled with the fit. I’m going to have half a skein of the magenta yarn left over so I’m considering ripping out the ribbing of the body and adding a few inches to the body. My project notes are here.
- The next sweater will be Zweig. What a shock: another Caitlin Hunter sweater. This is definitely the year of the Caitlin Hunter sweater for me.
- I’m debating the wisdom of getting a kitten for MacKenzie. (He is an Ocicat, and in general they need a lot of stimulation; the vet advised me to get him a kitten or puppy right away.) He is pretty needy, but he is also 15 years old. I’ve decided to give things more time.
Have a great (knitting) weekend everyone!
12 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Sipila Progress”
Oh no! Poor MacKenzie:( Losing a best friend is so hard. I think waiting to bring home a new friend is best.
Your sweater is stunning!
Thanks. It is hard for him. I’m worried that the kitten will exhaust him and steal some of the attention that he needs. Poor MacKenzie!
Thanks! I’m very pleased with how the sweater is turning out.
Poor MacKenzie my knitting buddy recently lost her boss kitty and is sad too.
That sweater is beautiful I love the colour combination
He is sad. He’s getting a lot of attention and I hope he will feel better soon.
Thanks for the feedback on the sweater. I stressed a lot about the colors, but am happy with it now.
It’s hard to explain to our kitties when their friends don’t come back.
Sorry you lost a cat. You do what you think is best. Pretty sweater. I like how you’re not afraid of color.
I do like color! My wardrobe is full of black and greys, so it is great to have some color to perk things up.
Oh, MacKenzie! You’re such a handsome boy. You and the Mother of Cats are awfully luck to have each other. ❤️ And that’s one GORGEOUS sweater you’re knitting!! Thank goodness you’re keeping a careful eye on things!
Why, thank you. I am exceedingly handsome, aren’t I? It makes me feel better that you noticed. Thank you. We are still working on the 2nd sleeve, but with my constant help it is looking good! We should have it done in a couple of days!!
I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Yellow Boy. That’s so hard. You’re giving MacKenzie such wonderful love and care. Arms around you both.
Thank you. MacKenzie has really been needy, but things are better this week so we are getting there.