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Old 07-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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I actually finished something!

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 and offered to make one for her. I think I started it in October and finished it a couple of weeks ago.



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.

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Old 07-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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That is really cute!
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We must see pics of the dachshund wearing it! How cute!!
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That is gonna be one stylin' hot doggy!
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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.
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We must see pics of the dachshund wearing it! How cute!!
I agree.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:42 PM   #8
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How cute is that? GREAT job!!! I'm sure the dog is going to love it!
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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.
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Thanks for all the kind words!

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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*.

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