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Old 11-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #11
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Aren't those hot dog bodies hard to fit? I just got finished winging a pattern for our Corgi. The thing was as long as a bus. Finished length: 19 inches, 21 with the turtle neck. It was funny looking, but it fit! Had to coax him with a dog treat from under the bed to put it on though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
Aren't those hot dog bodies hard to fit? I just got finished winging a pattern for our Corgi. The thing was as long as a bus. Finished length: 19 inches, 21 with the turtle neck. It was funny looking, but it fit! Had to coax him with a dog treat from under the bed to put it on though.
LOL on the bus notion! Sometimes food will work where hand knitted love won't. Oh well, maybe a sweater knitted of strips of jerky...

I liked the sweater pattern you sent for Max, especially after reading the designers comments: bumps and holes welcome. Max is terribly hard on sweaters - she's a roller in and on everything.
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And I wouldn't rely too heavily on the comment from a poster that the pattern was complicated and she had to seek help with it. It depends on your ability. Are you a beginner, intermediate, or advanced? I've attempted patterns that were above me and put them down out of frustration. A year or two later, after I got better at knitting, I attempted those patterns again and they went just fine.
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
And I wouldn't rely too heavily on the comment from a poster that the pattern was complicated and she had to seek help with it. It depends on your ability. Are you a beginner, intermediate, or advanced? I've attempted patterns that were above me and put them down out of frustration. A year or two later, after I got better at knitting, I attempted those patterns again and they went just fine.
Sorry so long in replying, was finishing the dog sweater, and now have a happy, warm lil' old guy! :wahoo: Will post pics as soon as I find a way to change the photo size on my phone, er, camera. Long story...

I'd have to say that I'm in the advanced beginner stage, and fairly good at recognizing projects/patterns that are waay beyond my skill level. Doesn't mean I don't reach for the stars, but I'm one to climb a ladder there rung by rung. Eventually I WILL knit a doily. I miss making those greatly.

Visualizing the construction of the sweater from the pattern was at first rough, and I believe that's the same issue the Ravelry commenter had. Having a diagram of the dog sweater in the pattern book like the ones provided with people sweaters would have helped.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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