At the moment I am playing with crochet. Now - I am the first to hold my hands up and say I am still learning so much about crochet - and you lot have cornered me into it because you all want to learn it. This week I have been experimenting with a poncho pattern for the dogs for the spring nights when they just need a bit of warmth round the shoulders when they go out.
This is a very light and lacy pattern worked up from an inspiration from posh pooch patterns. I am rewriting the whole pattern to break it down in stages so I can follow it and create the bigger sizes I need for the bigger dogs. As I write patterns for the beginners - I understand much more that you have to explain and break things down into bite size chunks.
Also in work is this
This was inspired by a photo I saw. It is a technique called 'Crocodile stitch' and I wanted to practice how to create the look before I started experimenting with the various lengths for the guys. I have the idea of working it up as a 'party' collar in the metallic yarns. So sparkly gold and silver - red for the guys - perhaps it will need to be 3 layers deep for the bigger dogs. Imagine sparkly red on a black lab - oooooohhhh yumms. It takes AGES to 'do the math' and work and re-work up this kind of project - there is only me here - doing everything ;-) - - - so for next Christmas (!!!!!) - we should have a full set of party collars for the guys to strut their stuff in.
Watch this space - - oh and the Posh Dog Blog