Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
Well, I’ve been hanging out with the knitted friend all week while it has been snowing outside. He is almost as good as a blankie!! The Mother of Cats had some trouble naming my knitted buddy… she got lots of suggestions from other bloggers (whatever that is… do they have cookies?) like Matheson, and Ross, and even Fuzzy, but when one of her blogging buddies suggested “MacKnitzie” that was the name!!
Anyway, the Mother of Cats took MacKnitzie with her when she went on a road trip to her son’s place this weekend. She left me all alone!! Why does the Mother of Cats do these things, and why did she have to take MacKnitzie with her? You should see all of the things that MacKnitzie did while I was home all alone without anyone to groom my fur or give me cookies for my afternoon snack. The Mother of Cats needs to have better priorities!!
Whew. It was really hard to get through the two days without MacKnitzie!! I can’t believe that the Mother of Cats separated us like that! What was she thinking about? Thank goodness she brought him home safe again for me to take naps with last night.
I’m such a good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- I’m collecting all of the yarns to make two more cats. The first will be the orange kitten, and then I have to figure out how to knit a tuxedo Maine coon cat… lots and lots of fluffy fur going on!!
- I took all of the collected yarns up to my son’s place this weekend along with the knitted cat so he could give me feedback on the yarns that I was thinking of using.
- I got such great ideas for names for the knitted cat! My sister called him Fuzzy, which he certainly is. Highlandhuffalump suggested the clan name Matheson, which I really liked, and then Catherine mentioned Ross for a name, which was also pretty darn appealing. When mildlygranola suggested “MacKnitzie” it was over: the knitted cat absolutely decided that it wanted to be named MacKnitzie!! Thank you all for the help.
- The knitted cat is the pattern Cat by Claire Garland. MacKnitzie’s project page is here.
19 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: MacKnitzie takes a road trip.”
MacKnitzie is the perfect name for him! Love it.
Perfect name. Doesn’t the mother know that could have been catastrophic?
Oh MacKenzie, you poor old thing! Over here we oldies can get Meals on Wheels if we’re poorly. I am thinking that would have been nice for you all on your lonesome. However, I am pretty sure some lovely presents would have been brought back from the Big Weekend away. The grown up cat at your mums sons house is very beautiful isnt it? Do you know what breed it is? (dont get jealous MacKenzie, you will alway be the apple of our eye!)
MacKenzie: Cookies on Wheels!! They could have petted me and paid attention to MY needs instead of going off to visit some other cat. Seriously, the Mother of Cats needs to focus on the cat at hand (ME) more!
The grown up cat is a Maine coon cat, an American breed. Her coat coloring is called Tuxedo. She is a very vocal cat with lots of different meows to explain to you what she wants. She also loves cookies!!
Hehe MacKnitzie. That Maine Coon is going to take some serious fluff to make!
I’ve been hunting for fluffy yarns! I’m not sure how to pull this off as the guage will be off, and how will we see the cat’s details…
I love the name! It is purrfect:)
oh my goodness, the cat you made looks so real!
I’m getting better at them. The first cat wasn’t as realistic…
bravo, it looks awesome.
That is the perfect name! Love the photos:)
I can’t wait to see the Maine Coon!
MacKenzie – maybe next time Mother of Cats will bring you along. But hopefully you had a nice weekend anyway and now have plenty of cookies and your new buddy back!
Mother of Cats – You did such an amazing job on MacKnitzie! Can’t wait to see the little tiger cat and the Maine Coon!
You’ve landed on the perfect name for your gorgeous, knitted cat. Your son’s orange tabby is a stunner. How nice to visit and get feedback.
Thanks! The yellow kitten has really distinctive markings, so he will be a challenge. The Maine coon is sooo furry I’m not sure how to create her either. By involving my son I expand the creative process.