Saturday, January 23, 2016

my next obsession?

 My daughter posted to my Facebook today that the animal shelter where she adopted her dog in Miami is asking for new or used dog sweaters because of the frigid temperatures.  I had to laugh just a little.  Most of the country is experiencing snow and blizzards and even here in California, we are having lots of rain and it's pretty cold, getting down to 50 at night, but frigid?  I wouldn't go that far.
 I mean, dogs are born with a fur boat, so do they really need a sweater on top of that?  I guess if they have short fur, having a nice, warm, handmade sweater will keep them a little warmer, especially if they are sleeping on cement in an animal shelter.
So, now I'm on the hunt for a really great knit, crochet or sewn dog sweater pattern.  I've tried a couple different ones from the internet and from books I've purchased.  My dog, Lily is the only one who will let me try them on her.
When you put a sweater on Star, who probably needs one the most, he won't move.  He looks at you like you've given him a death sentence.  He will literally lay there forever until you feel sorry for him and take the sweater off him.  It is the worst form of torture.  

Has anyone made a sweater and do you have a link to the pattern?  I need one more project to keep me busy. :)  and I really need to win the lottery so I can quit my job and stay home to knit, crochet, sew, quilt and do embroidery all day.  That would be great.

Oh, and adopt more dogs. :)

1 comment:

Farm Quilter said...

My Chihuahua goes and hides in her bed when I put clothes on her - she actually looks embarrassed when I put a sweater on her! No patterns, sorry!