Sunday, December 23, 2012

not another dog sweater

It's true. What's wrong with me?  Am I really the type of girl that likes to dress up animals in clothing?  Even when my sweet doggy runs from me the second I pull it out of the closet?  Even though she freezes in place for a good 5 minutes when she is put in her sweater?  Then walks like a zombie when she wears sweaters?  Um, yes - I am that type of girl.

I'm quite happy with the way this turned out - it definitely says "I'm a GIRL doggy" -which is fairly important because, for some reason, 90% of the world thinks she's a boy when she's naked. Can they not see what a glamorous girl she is?  I also finally remembered to leave a hole at the base of the collar for her leash to attach to her collar - which has eluded me on every other sweater I've made her so far.

I will say - that even though this is an incredibly quick knit - I managed to spend an entire weekend knitting, unknitting, and re-knitting - rearranging the color and thickness of each stripe until it felt right.  And when I say an entire weekend - it was an "I-will-not-get-out-of-bed-until-I-figure-this-out! I-don't-care-if-it's-4:00-and-you-haven't-eaten.  Make-yourselves-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwiches-for-heaven's-sake-kids!" kind of obsession.  I could have made 12 dog sweaters in the time I made this - if I had been more decisive.  But boy - once, they're done, stripes sure are fun - right Zuzu?

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