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sakura-panda
07-22-2011, 09:56 PM
I actually finished something! :teehee:

My MIL has a dachshund and was complaining about how she couldn't keep a sweater on him. I remembered I had seen a pattern for dachshunds (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wurstwarmer) and offered to make one for her. I think I started it in October and finished it a couple of weeks ago.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/5965844742_ca0b2d08a6.jpg

I used Red Heart Designer Sport yarn -- had bought some at Michael's for $1 and was going to teach myself socks with it, but changed my mind. There was a lot of "firsts" for me on the sweater -- short rows, binding off and casting on stitches for the arms, even knitting in the round for such a long time seemed new. (I have made one baby hat in the round before this.)

By the time I was working on the last section, I swore off knitting in the round, but when it was done, I thought I'd want to try again. I need to see if this sweater fits the dog first. The llama seems to like it.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5965863104_5f6d62cca3.jpg

Breezed
07-22-2011, 10:31 PM
That is really cute!

Jan in CA
07-23-2011, 12:25 AM
Cute! :teehee:

SandsLVT
07-23-2011, 03:55 AM
We must see pics of the dachshund wearing it! How cute!!

nonny2t
07-23-2011, 06:43 AM
That is gonna be one stylin' hot doggy! :)

salmonmac
07-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Oh, I love it! You did a wonderful job on this and it sounds like you've picked up all sorts of new skills. Congrats on a job well done.

Breezed
07-23-2011, 10:30 AM
We must see pics of the dachshund wearing it! How cute!!

I agree.

auburnchick
07-23-2011, 09:42 PM
How cute is that? GREAT job!!! I'm sure the dog is going to love it!

fatoldladyinpjs
07-23-2011, 09:58 PM
That is really cute. You did a great job on it. I like the fact that the proceeds for the pattern go to fund an animal rescue shelter.

sakura-panda
07-24-2011, 12:30 AM
Thanks for all the kind words! :)

We must see pics of the dachshund wearing it! How cute!!

I agree.

I will be sure to post pics! I haven't seen MIL since I finished it and as much as I want to see if it fits her dog, I'm not as eager to see *her*. :shock:

(I'm kidding! ;) If it was *that* bad, I'd just drop it in the mail and tell her to send me a picture! :teehee:)

dogloverx2
07-25-2011, 11:58 AM
I love the shape!!

bauer5152
07-28-2011, 05:11 AM
nice pic

ArtLady1981
07-29-2011, 05:48 PM
This is very sweet! I think it's so nice when folks knit things to help their doggies stay warm!

My Shih Tzu and Saint Bernard came with their own built-in fur coats.

My hounds, who need sweaters, would tear a knitted coat to pieces, and have so much fun doing so! Nothing is off-limits, or sacred, to a hound!

Alas, I'll have to knit for other people!

MerigoldinWA
07-31-2011, 02:09 PM
A great learning project for sure! Lots of skills involved. Your sweater looks great. Did it fit? It looks pretty long, like a Dachshund. Nice color.

sakura-panda
07-31-2011, 10:10 PM
A great learning project for sure! Lots of skills involved. Your sweater looks great. Did it fit? It looks pretty long, like a Dachshund. Nice color.

Thanks! I don't know yet if it fits -- I'm still carrying it around. We haven't managed to meet up and mailing it is starting to look attractive. :teehee: