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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A New Coat for the Pup

One of my favorite things to knit is doggie coats. Like baby clothes, they knit up quickly.

And while my doggie Georgie Girl has very heavy fur if I don't cut it, it still gets pretty cold here in Baltimore, and I think she needs a little extra warmth on those cold winter walks we like to take.

I think she looks especially prosh in a hand-knit coat...

Here, she models the first coat I made her ... it's a simple pullover with a separate ruffled neckpiece (she looked silly in it, but it kept her warm). It's not a good picture, I don't seem to have another one. She'd just come in from a snowy walk.

My second effort was much better. This is the Basic Turtleneck Sweater from a book by Ilene Hochberg.

Here's the larger version of the same sweater.

Here is the latest -- like the first, it's a pattern I just made up. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA, a thick-n-quick yarn.

(check out the blurry tail action!)

So despite five WIPs ... that is my only FO!

But I have one more thing to share with you. I was at Books a Million the other day, and found this:

I couldn't get all of the sticker off. The title is "The Museum of Kitschy Stitches." I plan on sharing some of the more horrifying pictures with you all. Such as:

Avert your eyes! Don't look directly at the pattern!!

Okay, that's all for now ... have a great weekend, and don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis for Finished Object Friday!


  1. Georgie Girl is stylin! The longer length is perfect.

  2. She looks very happy to be wrapped up warm. Thank you for sharing those great pictures, they made me smile.

  3. Thanks for the read and the comment! Sweet pup!

  4. She is the best dressed girl in Baltimore.

  5. I love the cute doggie coat! I think your Gail is coming along nicely. I ordered extra yarn from Ellen's Half Pint at Stitches West, hopefully it will get here soon and I can continue on with mine.


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