My knitted dog book Best In Show arrived the other day and it was hard to resist:
He's a labrador (you knew that, right?); but there are plenty of others to choose from. Terriers, Gun dogs - you name it. I started with an "easy" one and it was very quick to do (he's only five inches long); although I did find a couple of slip ups in the pattern. Brackets in the wrong place, that kind of thing.
Because I had so few stitches it was easy to work out where I should be, though, and I got there in the end. Next time (Oh, Yes. The Small One wants a bulldog. She says it's "cute") I'll be using smaller needles to get a closer knit finish, so you absolutely definitely can't see any of the stuffing; and I'll be sewing it up my own way because I think I can make it neater.
|Knitted with Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply|
I still think he's cute, even if he is a bit of a prototype. He's the kind of dog to slip into a pocket for company when you are off to do something big and scary. Yes, that's what he is: a puppy for your pocket.
Don't forget, there is still time to put your name in the draw for Pass The Book here