So, I just got a new puppy- she is so cute! She's about 9 weeks old, a mix of several small breeds and loves to cuddle. In preparation for all the middle of the night potty trips we'll be taking outside (I've had her for 3 days now and she's broken my habit of sleeping soundly very quickly!) I made this robe for mama with a pouch for puppy, and when she gets big enough to walk down the stairs to our backyard and outgrows the pocket, it will be a pocket for her leash and a plastic baggie. (We live on the second floor of a duplex and she can't quite do the stairs yet!)
I used Simplicity 3636, view E, and obviously shortened it quite a bit and modified the pocket, shortened the sleeves and and added big cuffs in a contrasting magenta color, and added trim on the bottom and made the band around the neck/front in the magenta. All the shortening and contrasting was not as much a stylistic choice as a necessity because I didn't have enough of the coral colored boucle fabric I intended to use for the whole thing-I got it at the thrift store and it was wrapped in plastic, I had to guess at the amount. I also couldn't tell when I bought it that it was veeerrrrrry streeeeeeetchy, as the trim was not, so that added a challenge. But I think it all worked out for the best, and we both love it!
She follows me all around the house, and likes to play with fabric scraps while I cut and sleep under my chair while I sit at my machine (my new vintage montgomery ward, LOVE IT!)
And puppy so relaxed in the cozy lined pocket
(If you're wondering why I'm calling her puppy and not mentioning her name... her name is Anna, she was named by by little brother's girlfriend's aunt, whose dog was her mother. And my name is also Anna. So, I guess I should change her name but I haven't been able to choose a name yet...)
Now I'd like to knit her some booties for when the snow falls. Anybody have a good knitting pattern for boots or socks for a 4 pound puppy?