I apologies for my absence, working has been eating into my crafting time I have a fair few projects on the go at the moment but I have had very little drive to finish any of them.
Here’s some thing that I finished recently.
Shredder in her glorious new knitted jumper.
This jumper was made using Bendigo Woollen Mills – Murano 100% pure new wool
I’m not much of a knitter but when I found a pattern designed for pugs I couldn’t resist especially when I had such pretty yarn to work with. The pattern was relatively easy and worked up fairly fast for a slow knitter.
I’ve had Shredder since my previous dog passed when I was 17. When my parents split (the following year) I couldn’t keep her when I moved with my mum, my dad couldn’t handle 4 dogs on his own, so she unfortunately became a breeding dog for the place we got her, she was a breeding dog for 2.5 – 3 years, when the chance arose for me to get her back I couldn’t have said yes fast enough, my partner and I got a house which allowed pets and Shredder had finished being in her ‘breeding prime’. When I got her back it was time for some serious TLC and lots of walks. Shredder had always been a human orientated dog (her favourite part of the day was when I got home from school, now her favourite part of the day is when we get home from work), when I got her back she had been staved for attention but not for food, (she was a little overweight – 2kg to be exact – she still has excess skin from being larger) slowly we got her back to her safe weight range and back to her normal self. She’s now 6.5 years old and she’s starting to show signs of aging which is a bit premature for a small dog, but it could just be due to being breed too many times. As soon as we were able to we got her de-sexed, she’s never going to have to go through that again, I believe she’s happy, but I don’t know exactly what she’s thinking.
Shredder you’re always going to have my love, hugs and pats.
Thank you for reading
Here’s a link to the pattern on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pug-dog-sweater