Dog Sweater: Completed
The dog sweater is officially finished. It only took a day or two (while nursing a sick husband, mind you) to get the bottom half completed – had it nearly done last night and decided that I disliked the garter and wanted to add ribbing around the underside collar – so I had to rip it down to where I wanted the ribbing to start and knit it back up.
The result is not wholely what I wanted or expected, but seems ok for my first real clothing project. It’s pretty tight around the neck and legs, but fine around the rest of the torso, as you can see here.
The cable and ribbing are barely discernible with the homespun, however, and that’s certainly disappointing. The flash on the camera doesn’t help either, but all my hardwork is pretty much obliterated in the texture. Bedamned yarn!
Ultimately – I must admit the Dog Sweater probably wasn’t going to get much use outside of satisfying my desire to knit some easy article of clothing for the pug, and entertain me with a photo session or two of him looking pestered. And on that end – mission accomplished. The damn thing is already too small, so note to self to knit up Medium sized, even if he looks too skinny. Dog bodies are quiet deceptive. And yes – I measured…but I’ve worked with homespun before and it always seems to stretch, so I wasn’t really anticipating the thing being too small, even when I knew I wasn’t knitting the full chest measurement. Well, I was wrong. I will admit it.
But if the end result is that I get one picture of Jabba dressed in an item I knitted, then it was worth all the effort.