Thursday, February 08, 2007

I've been sick. I have what should be a nuisance of a cold but due to the number of cigars I 'smoked' as a child, I now have a chronic lung problem. I haven't been able to do much other than knit, so I've made four chihuahua sweaters for my son's girlfriend's dog. They're a joy to knit and I'm planning at least four more.


At 1:22 AM, Blogger Jan said...

I am so sorry you are ill and hope you soon improve. Take care.
The dogs clothes are great. I have tabby cats who would look wonderful in these but they're pretty woolly creatures anyway!
Look after yourself Susan.

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Minx said...

Hope you are well again, Susan.
I particularly like the cable knit. What's next? Fairisle? Mohair? Dennis the Menace stripes - the variations are endless.

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Clare said...

Get Well Soon, Susan! It's nasty not being able to catch your breath. My sympathies.

I am much impressed with these dog pullovers - particularly the fit and the polo-neck feature. How you manage to get them on? Do you have to squeeze them in or do they have hidden fastenings?

At 4:49 PM, Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Horrid to be on less than full capacity.Those dogs look kinda cool - urrr - warm! I think stripes next - whadya think?

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Thank you for the 'well' wishes, Jan, Minx, Clare and Chiefbiscuit. I'm feeling ninety percent better. This was a fairly severe one.

As to the sweaters, I've also knit a burgundy one and a baby blue and burgundy striped with a shorter collar. I got the basic pattern from the internet but changed it from the garter stitch of the original and I added a little hole at the neck for a leash. I'm planning at least four more: a Cowichan Indian style, a deep green for St. Patrick's day, red and green for Christmas and a pumpkin with green for the fall. My son is begging me to stop.

The wee dog is none too thrilled with the sweaters - they're wrestled on just the way you might put one on a baby - but they actually do warm the little fellow very nicely.


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