Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Doggie Sweater - on a
Crazy I know. But I didn't have a big enough stick and who else am I going to get to model this? I don't do dogs. I had to chase Ripple around the apartment to get a photo of him in it. Love the attitude, eh? Stick your tongue out at me will ya. Vile cat. Where's your manners? Gratuitious butt shot. Belly shot! See that seam up the center? I added a couple rows of single crochet edging to it to add a bit of room (the dog has a 21 1/2" chest and I barely got it to block to that). If all goes well and I get this sucker dried by the time I leave for knit group tonight, Donald will have this at his station when he gets to work in the morning. I don't think that'll happen though. This sucker took a while to dry for it's initial blocking pre-ribbed edging. Details: Pattern: You know that book "Puppy Knits" - I based this off the directions for the cover sweater but said screw it to the fair aisle. Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino Wool in Leaf Green and Russet Less than a skein each. Needles: US Size 6 for the body, 4 for the leg ribbing and 5 for the rest of the ribbing. Started on Friday November 24 - body finished same day and laid out to block. Edging and seaming done Monday & Tuesday November 27th and 28th. Model: Ripple. The unhappy cat.