Sunday, October 11, 2009

when knitting goes to the dogs

literally, folks think i've gone pure mad.

first with the hat, now with a sweater. i'm knitting my dog a sweater. of malabrigo no less. it's going to be gorgeous. she'll be the best dressed dog around to be sure.

now, to those of you who think i've gone totally nuts, when little girl Ginger goes to the groomer, she gets all her hair cut off. and when it's cold out, she shivers. and the coldest is yet to come - it snows here. but in this gorgeous wool sweater, not only will she look fabulous but she'll be toasty all winter long. and i get to knit with my very favorite yarn. malabrigo is the most luscious wool yarn i've ever wrapped my hands around.

i'm using the left-over lettuce from the koolhaas hat and a smidgen of girl-child's pornstar pink (bought for her clapotis) to create the edging. they both go perfectly with the hank of melilla i picked up yesterday in zionsville.

i can't wait to show her off!


Channon said...

I don't think you're mad at all. Keep in mind I just knitted each of my girls something in their own colorway from Jessi/Springvalley Yarns... I like to knit with nice yarns, and Gretchen in particular, is very easy on her "clothes", so I have no qualms about knitting with the good stuff for my little shiverer!

Skrappingirl said...

Lovely...I can't wait to see her cuteness all dressed up. Although you might give Kate ideas...she'll be trying to dress our girlies. Bailey doesn't so much go for that...Apparently Bella will since she came with a jacket, quilted cute and pink.

Creative Minx said...

I love the multi colored yarn! I want it!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Can't wait to see it! You're pretty funny!!! And puh-leez, could you hold off with the snow talk -- I'm not ready!