MacKenzie Speaks: She’s Casting On Again!!

Hi. I’m MacKenzie.

The Mother of Knits and I have been working really hard lately and we have been making progress on her projects.

She whipped up a simple pair of socks with this yarn that she really likes: Concrete Sunset sock yarn dyed by Western Sky Knits. Her project notes are here.
I’ve been closely supervising her work on the Koivua sweater all week. This is starting to look pretty good, huh. Will the Mother of Cats let me sleep on this stunning and fluffy new cat bed? No. She will not. I keep trying to explain it to her, but she is so self absorbed! Always, it is about her needs and she never leaves it out for me to nap on.

This week the Mother of Cats realized that she had NOTHING to knit in bed while listening to audiobooks. There was a panicky search of the yarn stash (woohoo! I love helping the Mother of Cats in the stash room!) and a search for patterns on the computer and in her pattern notebooks. I helped her look for patterns by plopping my body down on all of the ones that I thought looked good. Why does the Mother of Cats get so emotional while I’m helping her? I only scratched her a little bit while scrabbling through the papers…Β  Anyway,Β  after finding the yarns and patterns we were ready to wind the yarn and get going on casting on lots of new knitting fun. I love winding yarn!!! The Mother of Cats needs to do things like this that I like more often. She can be so boring sometimes…

We picked these two yarns to make a Mount Moran Lace Cowl. I can’t wait to make this!
The Mother of Cats’ feet get cold all the time now. We decided that this yarn would be perfect to make her some yummy cashmere bed socks. Oh. Now that I look at this again it would also be good to make another Mount Moran Lace Cowl. Hmmm… maybe we need to go look through the stash for some more yarn for socks. Woohoo! More play time!!
The Mother of Cats and I decided to make another Suburban Wrap by Joji Locatelli with this yarn. I can’t wait to get started on this one!
But the project that got started right away was another simple pair of socks that can be knitted while listening to audiobooks in bed in the evenings. I always sleep on the Mother of Cats legs and help her keep track of her rows while she works. It is my favorite time of the day/night.

Do you notice that any of these projects are for me? No, you DO NOT!! Not one of these projects is for me after all that work I did to help her find patterns and yarn. There is no mouse here! Where is the new cat bed or kitty blanket? Why is the Mother of Cats so very, very selfish!!

Okay, I’m calm again. I do love knitting with the Mother of Cats. Okay, it isn’t as good as going outside to play in the yard, but she does remember to pay attention to me in the evenings. I get my favorite cat food for dinner, she pets me while we knit, I usually get to chomp yarn, Little Miss Pitty Pat comes out to play and eat her dinner, and I get to sleep on the down comforter on the bed. Life is okay with the Mother of Cats.

Why does she do these HORRIBLE THINGS to me?

That’s right. Today she crammed me into the pet carrier and took me to the vet’s office for SHOTS!!! The horror. The betrayal. There were dogs there!!!! Why does the Mother of Cats do these things to me? She did give me some kitty cookies when I got back, but it was just AWFUL!!!

I have been sleeping since getting back from the horrible adventure this afternoon, but I’m going to get up in a few minutes to demand that I have another yummy serving of cat food and then a trip outside to play with the bugs and squirrels. She owes me! Then it will be knitting time and I’ll be chomping yarn overtime because… she owes me!!

I’m such a good boy!

Can I have some cookies now?


Notes from the Mother of Cats: I’ve got nothing, MacKenzie said it all! Let’s hope he stays sleepy from his vaccinations so I can cast on a couple of new projects this evening because this yarn is too stupendous to ignore. πŸ™‚

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

12 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: She’s Casting On Again!!”

  1. MacKenzie: At Myles vet they do an evening every week where they only see cats. Myles wants to pretend he is a cat so he can play with them. Not a good idea!

    The socks are so pretty! Your sweater looks beautiful!
    I can’t wait to see all the new project. They yarn is lovely!

    1. MacKenzie: I got wrapped in a PINK pheromone sprayed towel and the Mother of Cats CRUSHED me while the vet slipped the needles in. Afterwards they shook hands and seemed really pleased with themselves…

      MK: my wrists are sore again so I’m going to wind the yarn. I did find a wonderful alternative yarn for the bed socks. I’m always happy at the start of new projects. πŸ™‚

  2. Your blog never fails to inspire, Marilyn. I’m way behind because of all the life things but am working on catching up. It’s so good to know that you and MaKenzie are carrying on in your usual fabulous way! ❀️

  3. MacKenzie is such a gifted narrator that if he (she?) ever wanted to, he could probably very successfully publish his own little pictures stories. I love hearing about MacKenzies’ point of view. You do it incredibly well! Just right!

    1. MK: Oh dear, don’t encourage him! He already has a very high opinion of himself!

      MacKenzie: I could totally do that! I’m so photogenic and interesting… and I could be paid in COOKIES!!

  4. MacKenzie – You are such an amazingly good helper! I’m sure Mother of Cats’ knitting project turn out so beautiful is due to your help πŸ™‚ You definitely deserve another cookie. And a little more play time in the yard!

    Mother of Cats – Your new socks are beautiful and look so warm and cozy, and the rest of your projects are looking gorgeous! Always fun to read what you and MacKenzie are up to πŸ™‚

    1. MacKenzie: I am an amazing helper! I should definitely get more time outside and cookies. I’ll tell the Mother of Cats right away!!

      MK: Thanks. That yarn is called “smooth sock ” and is really nice to work with. I’ve started a second pair of socks and it already. I almost long for fall so I show off my new socks. πŸ™‚

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