I'd been promising to knit my parents' dog a sweater for over a year. I'd looked at some patterns at one point and even done some preliminary measurements...and never really got much further than that. But as the weather turned cold, the dogs at the Dane County Humane Society where I volunteer provided some inspiration:
|What are we stopping for, silly human? Let's go!|
|Let me show you my good side.|
My original idea was to just use velcro like the coats for the flaps, but I had concerns about the wool getting stuck in the hooks and eventually interfering with function. I had this 'great' idea that I would use magnets for the clasps. Quick, easy, and nothing to snag on.
Unfotunately, the magnets I bought were a)relatively expensive and b)almost impossible to sew on (thank you Joann Fabrics). So for now, it attaches with some safety pins and a vague promise that I'd figure something out later.
But in my humble opinion, it looks adorable.
I know right? AWWWW. And the fit is great!
Question for those of you that are both knitters and dog lovers: is this a pattern that you would be theoretically interested in? Do you think it would be worthwhile for me to write it up in different sizes?