Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
She got cranky at the beginning of the sweater when she decided that she didn’t like the look of the cables that are on the edges of the raglan sleeve increases. She kept checking the pattern, knitting, grumbling, eating cookies and fussing about the look of the cable. Not always stable, the Mother of Cats…
I think that she should have just gotten past this little design flaw and gotten me more cookies, but NO! She had to rip everything out and started again with her own idea of how to make the cable.
What can I say? I really like knitting that has more than one ball of yarn involved. The Mother of Cats keeps flipping the different colors back and forth, and then she moves the balls from one side to the other. I help her as much as I can and grab a little yarn chomp when the opportunity presents itself. Why does the Mother of Cats get so emotional about my help? I think that it means that she loves me, don’t you? But if she loves me, why does she keep cutting my claws short? I don’t understand why she doesn’t trust me more…
There is no way that the Mother of Cats could have done such a good job without my help.
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- I’m still not sure if the issue with the edge of the cable was me or the pattern, but I have to say that I just love, love, love how this sweater is working up. I put my notes on the change I made to the shaping increases in my project notes in case you are interested.
- I did take a picture of the whole sweater the way it looks right now.
- I am using a different dye lot of the light grey yarn at the bottom of the sweater; it is a little darker. I made the switch when I started the colorwork and plan to finish up the bottom ribbing with the darker color. I’m saving the lighter yarn to do the V-neck ribbing, which I will do next, and then to start the sleeves until I get them down to the colorwork that will allow me to switch to the darker grey.
- The Estes Park Wool Market is in two weeks and I have hopes that this sweater will be done in time to wear there (and that it will be cold enough in early June for a sweater…). I’m on a deadline, people! Must knit faster!!
12 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Nordiska Days”
cats and sweaters make such a lovely combination. 🙂
They do, and this cat really likes his sweater knitting!
🙂 it sure looks like it.
Gorgeous sweater you’ve got going there! I think you both deserve cookies:)
Things like that cable make me crazy. I’m glad you found a solution!
I really couldn’t believe it was happening. I kept checking the pattern and I’m sure that I was doing exactly what she had designed. It may have looked fine in the finished sweater if everything balanced out, but I am glad I went with my solution.
I do deserve cookies!!
MacKenzie just doesn’t understand perfection
That’s because he’s more into attention and kitty treats…
Your sweater is looking just gorgeous! MacKenzie – just keep helping Mother of Cats! You know she wouldn’t be able to knit quite as beautifully without your help! 😉
MacKenzie: She is so lucky to have me!!
Hi MacKenzie 😻 good job with your Mother of Cat
Thank you. She’s a lot of work, but we did make a nice sweater. 🐈