I have been buying coats for my dog for a few years now because he’s the type who feels the cold a lot, but now it’s a matter of severe arthritis and we really need to keep him warm. One of the problems of the coats you find for sale is that the velcro doesn’t hold after a while. Another problem, this time concerning our dog, is that he is on steroids for a brain inflammation and he has inevitably put on a lot of weight so the usual coat sizes on sale won’t fit around his stomach. So I decided I would make one for him. I had some grey Aran left over from the dress and a new ball of beige (both from the Kirkton House Rustic line) and started measuring my dog, Nemo.
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In my last post I mentioned I was knitting a dress and that I’d finished the wool…I had to wait for about a month or so before the shopkeeper I was waiting on told me there was no way she could get me the wool, so I just up and went to the main wool shop here in Malta (John Gregory Ltd, Msida) and immediately found what I needed. I set to work almost instantly afterwards and finished the dress.
The story of this dress starts around November/December 2014 when my parents and I were visiting some shops. I saw these knitted dresses and I thought: “Hey, I could make one of these…a better one which will fit me perfectly!” So as soon as I was home, I set to work, with mum’s help, to create a pattern.