Saturday, February 17, 2007

A new spring coat

Finished - a spring dog sweater in Phildar Pegase+ (which is wool and acrylic) for a little schnauzer living in a cold city. The pattern is from Stitch N Bitch Nation and I had previously made it in cream and black. Of all the dog sweaters I have knit for my mum, she says the striped cream and black one For the past year I have pretty much been making things from my stash which I have inherited from various sources. This time I actually went to a LYS and purchased yarn specifically for the project. My mum's an artist so I really hope she likes my choice of colours. I'm a bit on the fence. What do you think of the colour combinations - sky blue, 'olive' green, pale limey green?

I am very pleased with it, I really like the gauge, and the way it knit up and I do like the stipe variations. For some reason I feel really good about this one. I think it's time I went to a LYS and bought yarn specifically for a project for me!

Here's the dog coat:

I know, it doesn't look like much without a dog inside of it; I'll include pictures of him wearing it when she receives it.

Here's what the first one looked like: Finally, a sunny day where I can take photos outside! I just came back from a 5+ km walk with one of my dogs - what a beautiful day! Lots of little snowdrops and crocus bulbs starting to emerge and the sun was up at 0700h! I love early sunrises!

2 comments:

Carol said...

I love the green one you made. It's going to look great on the dog! Also, him posing in the black striped sweater? He's so dapper! Nice work.

My Little Corner said...

Oh thank you so much, I'm glad you like them. It kind of makes me wish I had a schnuazer too!