Your narration is as funny as the sweater is cute - and it's ADORABLE! I love the t-neck sweaters on dogs. I have two dachshunds, so if I did one of these, I'd need twice the yarn, just for their length, LOL! Great work!
I made some off-size custom cushions for my chairs, and had a home decor place (fabric warehouse, etc.) cut foam to a template I made out of a large roll of paper. They did a great job and I picked the thickness of the foam. You can get the super thick foam cut to any size you need. It cost really very little truth be told, so you probably can do it for less than twenty dollars I'd think...for ALL of it. ALL eight pieces of foam were less than sixty dollars CUT TO SIZE!
I love what you did...and yes when ceramics nag you, it really takes away any desire to use them, eh? Fantastic tattoo drawing you did. Really quite cool - WAY cooler than "t e a" Now you can use 'em for coffee!