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« on: January 12, 2007 01:35:11 PM »

This was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's mom's dog. Better late than never! i got my cat to model it, since she's almost the same size as the poor dog.

This is the first project I've done that involved more than one colour, and that aspect was actually pretty easy. It was when I got to the top and had to shape the straps that it got tricky. The pattern said to work each side with a separate ball, but since I only had one of each, I had to rummage around and dismantle the whole ball looking for the other end. I ended up with so much tangled mess I had to spread it all out on the bed and hop from side to the other when I got the end of a row instead of turing the work itself around.

The pattern is from Puppyknits by Jill Eaton. I made it in some black acrylic stuff I had laying around, and the red sparkly stuff was sent to me in the mail! It was hellish to work with, kept coming untwisted and is a significantly different weight from the main colour, throwing the gauge off but it's very pretty.

Picking up all the stitches and knitting the ruffle took just about as long as the body for some unholy reason. I realized today I had no idea how to sew on a button and just kind of stabbed the needle back and forth until it seemed pretty snug and then tied a big knot with both ends of the thread. Voila!

(You can't really tell from the pictures, but the red yarn has gold sparkles/flecks in it, and is a much bighter, deeper red)][/url][/img]
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007 02:57:54 PM »

Looks great! And I have to say, what a beautiful model!  Wink You did a wonderful job, especially to have had 2 different weights of yarn.

I like to do personal swaps now and again.

I knit, crochet, and make stitch markers.

Just pm me if you wanna swap. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007 03:06:12 PM »

That's very pretty.  I love the yarns you used.  How did you manage to dress up your cat?  Last time I tried something like that, I about got ripped to shreds. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007 03:42:16 PM »

How did you manage to dress up your cat?  Last time I tried something like that, I about got ripped to shreds. 

i surprised her when she was sleeping! threw it on her, snapped a couple of pictuers, and then took it off her before she clawed at it too much.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007 06:16:48 PM »

That is too adorable. I especially love the ruffles and the colors! and your kitty!  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007 08:36:27 PM »

I love in the second picture your cat looks like a queen demanding respect from her subjects.  Really adorable.

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007 08:53:38 PM »

Your cat looks like a princess in that!  Lovely!

« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2007 02:18:42 AM »

those pictures made me laugh with glee...probably because its 4 in the morning but also because I love animals in clothes!

Awesome job on the sweater it looks like it took a long time.

« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007 10:11:50 AM »

Thanks guys!

It turned out that it fit the puppy perfectly! I'm happy.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007 10:50:37 AM »

your cat looks almost exactly like mine!! obviously they dont have the same personality... my cat would rip my face off if i tried to put a sweater on her.  especially a cute sweater like that!

heres my kitty.. her name is cindy.

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