Vacation is over, back to work tomorrow, so the knitting frenzy will slow down while I go back to teaching and preparing for the trip to ID.
So this is my last dog dress. Tomorrow I will Priority mail them to Yvonne, and hopefully she will find someone, among her flock of 10 chihuahua's, who will fit into them and be able to use them. I look forward to some feedback on sizing and placement of leg holes... This ruffled dress was interesting as I had to pick up the stitches that had been previously knit, and then add stitches to make the ruffle. I thought the ruffles might be too 'heavy', but maybe not. Yvonne will have to let me know how it works on a real dog. I think this turned out cute, but the variegated yarn didn't work too well on such a small item. I had the same problem when I mad a baby hat with the same yarn.
I liked my striped hat, so I decided to try the same thing with a dog sweater... then I wasn't sure how many stripes I could fit into the length, and only went with three... then I didn't know if I should have the stripes at the top, plain at the bottom or vice versa. After I decided to put the stripes at the top, I didn't know if I should try and stripe the front piece... So, this was very much a learning experience. I don't know if I made all the right the choices, but it still came out pretty cute I think. I'll see what Yvonne says when she tries it on a real dog...
New grandma to the fabulous Stella James! Part-time teacher, water person who loves nothing better than the music of water dripping from her kayak paddle into the gulf. Voracious reader of mysteries and other (more serious) books recommended by friends. Getting old is sometimes harder than I'd like, but of course, it beats the alternative!