Two Dogs, One Cat, Two Cousins & A Sweater
We're all "grown ups" now with our grown up jobs and we're all over the country.
T. is lives in the 'Nati (what cool kids call Cincinnati) and is a wordsmith writing copy for the back of paper towel and Hershey bar packages.
Youngest Younger Sister is following in a proud family tradition of sucking on the teat of Uncle Sam and works for the Army Corps of Engineers back in Alaska.
When I'm not busy wiping the noses of my four needy attorney bosses (why yes, I did have Big Boss call me twice yesterday at home looking for a file he needed...that was where it was supposed to be--in the file room), and T.'s not busy butting heads with various other advertising monkeys that try to inhibit her creative wordsmithing, and Youngest Younger Sister isn't canoeing around lakes in Anchorage taking snapshots of people's backyard boat docks, we email each other while we should be working.
I know during one of my email threads with Youngest Younger Sister we got onto the topic of her new puppy Eddie, and the cold weather coming up soon in Alaska.
Here's an older picture of him when they first got him a few months ago.
He's a Jack Russell Terrier.
Kinda just wanna eat him up don't you?
Anyway, he had a raincoat, but no sweater.
So I told Youngest Younger Sister I would knit Eddie a sweater.
I was too impatient to wait for Eddie's measurements and Youngest Younger Sister couldn't find her tape measure anyway so I just cast on.
I decided instead to use this photo as my guide to help me make the right size.
See that dog? That's my Younger Younger Brother's Jack Russell Terrier Crispy. Next to Crispy is his son--(my nephew and Chunky and Moochie's cousin)--who I will call Blue Face Lester. If you knew his real name and you are a spinner, you'd understand that esoteric blog name.
Blue Face Lester is approximately 2 weeks younger than Moochie, and Crispy is about a year older than Eddie.
Crispy I guess is a long-legged Jack Russell and Eddie is a short-legged one.
Using the picture of Blue Face Lester and Crispy, I decided that when I put Moochie up next to Springs--I figured Eddie had to be about the sameish size as Springs since Moochie and Blue Face Lester are pretty much the same size.
Can you see where I'm going with this?
Woman, you'd better not be thinking what I think you're thinking!
Yes, I knit Eddie a sweater.
And yes, I used Springs as my fitting guide.
Damn you woman!
Pattern: Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Dog Sweater (yay! I re-found the blog the pattern was posted on!)
Yarn: My favorite yarn ever--TLC Cotton Plus in White and Moss.
Notes: Well written pattern. The only part that was confusing was the decreases after the leg-holes. If I was a newbie knitter or perhaps an inhibited knitter that didn't like to modify patterns, I would have run into a wall there.
It fit Springs pretty good. It was a little tight around his belly going on. But he's an old man. We estimate him to be close to 12 to 13, maybe 14. He's let himself go a bit. The only lady he's interested in impressing anymore is the blanket you see here under him. He likes to hump it when I'm lying under it at night. Nothing like waking up to being violated by a feline at 2:00 a.m.
Wow, if looks could kill.