"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Tommy Dresses Up

I had to take some pictures of Tommy modeling some of his sweaters today. The folks with the chihuahua want to see what kind of dog sweaters I make. He was quite willing to pose for treats. Here's a few of the results. I made all these sweaters when I still had my shop, between 2002 and 2006.

This first one was made with Patons Canadiana Colors-a wonderful marled/variegated 100% acrylic that was discontinued right after I discovered it. (sigh)

Such a handsome boy. He's sporting his grey and brown variegated 100% acrylic sweater with brown trim. Both yarns are Patons Canadiana.

Hey! Gotta treat for me?

This is Tommy's dark charcoal grey heathered sweater made with Leader, which I think was a Phildar yarn, if I remember correctly. It's no longer available, which is a shame because it was a very nice yarn.

Ha ha! She said a funny!

I make this look good!

After taking the pictures I sat down to knit in the sun until the shade creeped across the deck to where I was sitting. Tommy settled down to snooze in the sun for a bit. He used a pile of pine needles for a pillow.

Shortly after I took that last picture a pack of coyotes showed up across the street and erupted into a storm of bone chilling, hair raising howling and yelping, which scared the bejeezers out of me, so I grabbed Tommy and went back in the house, where it's safe.  shudder!

It was supposed to be miserable and rainy all day, but we got nice weather instead. Hey! I could go for a whole week of that.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Awwwww...love the model and the sweaters. :-)

  2. You did a very nice job. I love knitted dog sweaters, and I actually started a new hobby thanks to a good pattern found on-line. My two little sweeties Lolek and Bolek love my work and I'm so proud they feel comfortable wearing them.

  3. I LOVE them...the sweaters and the dogs. Thanks for sharing.