Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Pinwheel for Valentine...


The other day, I made the big mistake of reading the news! To say that I felt worried would be an understatement. Instead of panicking, I grabbed some lovely yarn, and knit something that I knew would make me smile instantly: a sweater for my sweet Valentine, my droopy-eared chihuhua girl.

I had this ball and a half left of Artful Yarns Heavenly. It was bulky and stripy, in other words, a perfect match for a quick pinwheel sweater. I read the pattern on Elann, quickly cast on and absorbed myself in the peacefulness of the circular knitting...

I did not even have to make any alterations. I placed the leg holes at the appropriate place for Valentine, and stopped the knitting as soon as I judged the sweater was long enough. I seamed the sweater under the belly, and crocheted a row of slip stitches along the armholes!

It took only a few hours, and after that, I felt utterly relaxed and seeing Valentine proudly parading the sweater brought the inevitable smile to my face. After I covered her with kisses, I truly felt that the world had to be the most perfect place...

10 comments:

KarenS said...

What a cute sweater for a cute dog :-)

ck said...

That is adorable! I just love the yarn.

infinityexplorer said...

So cute... my min pin would love this sweater ... thanks for the inspiration.

Wool Winder said...

This is sure to be a hit!

twellve said...

that is brilliant!

Ann said...

Gorgeous & I love the colors. Valentine is a great model - perfect pose.

Esoteric Knitter said...

It's soo cute!

drmimi said...

Very cute,
Sebastian my wonderpoodle (toy sized at 9.5 lbs) would love one...
Hands under the weather with a bilateral carpal tunnel flareup the last 5 days- minimal writing and no yarnation...

Getting some reading done. Packing to move out of my foreclosing house.

Missing my yarn stress reducing ways.

ellen said...

It is so hard to read or listen to the news...so much pain and awfulness in the world and the feeling of helplessness. I am so glad that you found something to ease your heart.
That is an adorable little dog and such a sweet sweater. It would take me months to make ones for my dogs and they would be too warm..two Newfoundlands, too much fur and too big.
Love your colorways. They make me feel good. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love the sweater and the dog. My dog wishes I was as clever as you!
Sharon