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



This knitting project turned out to be rather complicated. I finished it yesterday, except the collar. I've decided I don't want to knit a collar. I'm going to bead one. I'll probably post photos when I get around to doing it, but for now, here's Pug. She needs a name.

Pug for Ellie

Pattern: Pug from Knit Your Own Dog by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne.

Yarn: Lace weight Acrylic (Brand unknown)
Content: 100% Acrylic
Colors: Fawn and Black

Needles: Inox size 0000 double points

Cast on: June 11, 2014
Completed: March 9, 2015

Comments: Oh my gosh, I love this little girl! The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and size 2 needles, giving a finished size around 4 to 5 inches. I made this to go with my Ellowyne dolls, so I needed it to be much smaller. I decided to use lace weight yarn and size 0000 needles. I knit it exactly as written, just with smaller yarn and needles. The finished size is 2.25 inches tall from floor to top of head, and 2.75 inches from nose to tail. Perfect!

The pattern is not an easy one. It's not written as clearly as it could be, and fiddly. It almost took longer for me to sew the pieces together than it did to knit her. It was worth it though. I'm madly in love with her.

She's a very proud little lady.

Look at that adorable face!

And that sweet little tail. Those stitches are tiny!

So cute from behind!

Getting those ears right was a challenge. I sewed them on, took them off, sewed them on, ... several times before I got it right.

She loves attention and will bug you for it.

Can't you just see that little tail wagging with joy?

She loves to sit in Ellie's lap.

Live long and prosper. \\//