Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I think I'm going to submit a pattern.....finally

The model is my Bailey. There's a whole story behind him. Basically, I got him at 5 1/2 months old. He was a product of a puppy mill. Believe it or not he's supposed to be a chiwawa. He almost has the same body shape as Poppy from Beverly Hills Chiwawa but he's 12 pounds!
He certainly has the temperament.

Ambi calls him her GermChi because he looks like a miniature German Shepherd.

Anyways - this sweater has taken close to a dozen attempts to get JUST RIGHT. I've written up the pattern so that it's made in a solid piece staring at the neck and working down to the ribbed edging. The sleeves are crocheted directly onto the sweater. I'm just having a heck of a time writing them out. A full blown migraine with a trip to the
docs office might have something to do with that.

I have several vests that I've made him that he really enjoys that I think I'm going to write the pattern up for and add to my free pattern collection. I was thinking etsy maybe, but it's my first dog sweaters and the only size adjustments really come from changing hook and yarns.

Not sure what I'm going to do there.

I gotta tell you - he LOVES his sweaters. He's so spoiled!

It's going to be very hard to give him to Mom
when we go home to visit over Spring Break.

Heartbreaking, I tell ya, BUT:

He's for my Mama and she's already in love with his total cuteness. Big sad eyes and a personality to love.

He's such a love puppy - so affectionate.

Wow, and I thought this post would be about the sweater -
not the dog. LOLOLOL

Till next time ...



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