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Mike
11-08-2010, 04:38 PM
She outgrows them as fast as I can knit them.

kmaclean
11-08-2010, 05:16 PM
Those are adorable! You did a fabulous job on them (I especially love the fair isle one!) and it looks like she loves having a sweater to keep her warm outside :yay:

Jan in CA
11-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Those are beautiful as is the pupcakes! :inlove:

ArtLady1981
11-08-2010, 09:31 PM
Well now if those aren't the darndest cutest little things! The dog and the sweaters!

So very nice, all of it! She's a very VOGUE doggy!

Mike
11-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Thanks. All it took was setting her out one morning below 40 and then putting her back out with one on, after that she stopped fighting having them put on.

yarnrainbow
11-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Those are sooooo cute! And incredibly well-made. Love the fair isle and the red one really complements the color of her fur. What a little doggy fashionista. You're a good doggy daddy!

margz3
11-09-2010, 10:13 AM
The sweaters and pup are both adorable! Glad to hear she's not fighting you over wearing them anymore :wink:

Debkcs
11-10-2010, 05:24 PM
Mike, how many pups have loving people whoo knit fair isle sweaters for them? Maybe one? It's so cute!

We lost one dog last week, and our other one, who is 16 is following closely. We've been thinking about getting a Boston, my husband because he was raised with them, and thinks they're cute, me because I can knit for it. I'm thinking a red vest. Or a smoking jacket type with a really fuzzy collar.

You just keep knitting for your dog,and I'll watch what you do.

Mike
11-11-2010, 01:16 AM
Mike, how many pups have loving people whoo knit fair isle sweaters for them? Maybe one? It's so cute!

We lost one dog last week, and our other one, who is 16 is following closely. We've been thinking about getting a Boston, my husband because he was raised with them, and thinks they're cute, me because I can knit for it. I'm thinking a red vest. Or a smoking jacket type with a really fuzzy collar.

You just keep knitting for your dog,and I'll watch what you do.

I wouldn't have done Fair Isle yet except I thought it would last the winter before she out grows it. Now after getting an assortment of adult Dachshund measurements from Ravalry I'm not so sure.

Small dogs are fun to knit for. Her first one was done in a day. The last one didn't take a full week.

Sorry about your dog. I think my old one is heading in that direction.

Debkcs
11-11-2010, 04:19 AM
Sorry about your dog. I think my old one is heading in that direction.

Thank you, it was unexpected and broke our hearts; we thought we'd have her for awhile after the other one.

Ronda
11-11-2010, 09:22 AM
Perfect sweaters, and I want to hug the dog! What a cutie!

WandaT
11-12-2010, 05:15 PM
They are adorable!!! Both the dogs and the sweaters! :)

linknit41
11-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Hello, Mike, those dog sweaters are adorable, as is the dog. my grandson has a miniature dachshund (her name is Lucy) and i was thinking of making a sweater for her. Could you tell where you got the patterns? Thanks, linknit41

Mike
11-12-2010, 11:06 PM
Hello, Mike, those dog sweaters are adorable, as is the dog. my grandson has a miniature dachshund (her name is Lucy) and i was thinking of making a sweater for her. Could you tell where you got the patterns? Thanks, linknit41

I make the patterns up as I go along and she grows. She started out as a basic sock leg with a few increases to the body but the next one is going to have to have some Dachshund shaping added for the chest.

There's this one designed specifically for Dachshunds, it costs $3 but the proceeds go to a rescue. All the Dachshund people on a Dachshund Ravelry forum love it. http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=185
You can also find it on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wurstwarmer (you may have to join Ravelry to buy it, I'm not sure). I haven't bought it yet but I plan on it.

Jaxhil
11-13-2010, 11:43 AM
Wow, they all turned out beautifully! I see there's even a hole for the harness rings, what a great idea! Your Dachshund is really adorable (I love the red dapples!) We have a mini-long haired (black/tan) named Lucy (yes, linknits is my Mom-hi Mom! :D) and she would really appreciate these I bet.

The sweaters you made are all so cute, and the fair isle is amazing. Great job!

newwooley
11-13-2010, 12:03 PM
Mike, those are awesome. She is a very happy camper with those to shield her from the cold. :)

borealowl
11-13-2010, 03:45 PM
The coats are really nice. I love the photos of your Springer Spaniel - do you knit for him too?

Mike
11-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Jaxhil, I used a sewing machine to make a button hole for the harness. The way I made them it wouldn't be practical to knit one in because I'm going back and forth for the chest/arm holes at that point. I don't know if I'll trust that with the Fair Isle. The Wurstwarmer has instructions if you want to add a ring hole knitted in (I bought the pattern last night).
I love longhair B&Ts.

No borealowl, the Springer acted hot while every human in the hunting group was cold. He won't even sleep in the bed any more no matter how cold it is. I would've knit for him but he wouldn't have liked cloths at any point, even when he did sleep in the bed there were no blankets on him and he generally scraped them away from under him.

MerigoldinWA
11-17-2010, 11:48 PM
Very nice doggy sweaters. It looks like she even has a little room to grow lengthwise in the red and snowflake ones. :) Maybe she won't get any longer. Good work on them.

Mike
11-19-2010, 03:41 AM
Very nice doggy sweaters. It looks like she even has a little room to grow lengthwise in the red and snowflake ones. :) Maybe she won't get any longer. Good work on them.

No such luck. I just noticed it is fitting her properly tonight. Not so much I need to get working on another but I'd better hurry up and get the Wurstwarmer I'm making to her suspected adult size done and start planning one for an in between size.

Daylilydayzed
11-20-2010, 12:16 AM
Hi Mike,
My daughter has a mini black and tan Dachshund. He is a cross between a long haired father and a short haired mother. The long haired trait comes out in the hair around his ears, his elbows and arounf his rear end. He weighs about 7 lbs. His name is Coal and his sister is a full sized piebald long haired femalenamed Sugarfoot. Her name came after we got her in Nov. of 2009. She was white with 5 big black polka dots and a black and tan face mask. The mask has a white stripe going up between the eyes to the back of the head. As she got older streaks of black and tan have appeared in her fur, We have learned it is called ticking. She also has black spots on her belly so all of her black spots go all the way to the skin. My daughter is not planning to breed them but Coal could be used as a stud since he does have AKC papers. Sugarfoot was not registered as a Full blooded Regsitered pup by the breeder she was bought from . They both love to go for car rides , love to run and play outside. We can't imagine life with out them .

Mike
11-20-2010, 11:23 AM
Hi Mike,
My daughter has a mini black and tan Dachshund. He is a cross between a long haired father and a short haired mother. The long haired trait comes out in the hair around his ears, his elbows and arounf his rear end. He weighs about 7 lbs. His name is Coal and his sister is a full sized piebald long haired femalenamed Sugarfoot. Her name came after we got her in Nov. of 2009. She was white with 5 big black polka dots and a black and tan face mask. The mask has a white stripe going up between the eyes to the back of the head. As she got older streaks of black and tan have appeared in her fur, We have learned it is called ticking. She also has black spots on her belly so all of her black spots go all the way to the skin. My daughter is not planning to breed them but Coal could be used as a stud since he does have AKC papers. Sugarfoot was not registered as a Full blooded Regsitered pup by the breeder she was bought from . They both love to go for car rides , love to run and play outside. We can't imagine life with out them .

My last one was a pretty good dog most of the time. I think Trixie will be once she loses her puppy teeth.

Too many genetics to learn and know of the line to breed Dachshunds and you can't trust what the pedigree says to tell you those genetics (like your Piebald may actually be double dapple).

Breezed
11-20-2010, 05:40 PM
I love the read sweater against her red coat. Very cute girl and sweaters.

melmac51
11-27-2010, 04:43 PM
Lucky dog! She's so cute in her sweaters. Great job! (...but, if she gets much longer, you'll have to knit human legwarmers with armholes for her... ; )

;)

auburnchick
11-28-2010, 09:19 PM
Oh, how cute are those sweaters??? Wow! I love the detail work too! You must love your pup a lot!!