Friday, May 25, 2007

Finished doggie bed - finally!

Yesterday I finished knitting the dog bed for Cocoa and felted it and dried it. Of the 18 skeins of bulky yarn I started with, I had 3 and 1/2 left over. The sides did not stand up firmly - I probably should have used up the rest of the yarn AND made a few decreases over several rounds to pull the sides in a bit. Live and learn. (Or in my case: Knit, felt, and learn.)

Knitted, pre-felted, modeled by Sam:

And here it is, post-felted and dried (in the dryer):

I found that a couple of pairs of Crocs thrown in the washer with the doggie bed worked well as felting aids!

The best part was that after I put the bed on the floor, Cocoa left her familiar bed and lay down on the one I made for her, and she's been using it ever since. It's great to have a knit-worthy dog!

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Blogger Dana said...

That is sooo sweet! An elegant pad for a special dog.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

So glad all your hard work is appreciated! :0)

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jennie C. said...

Wow! That's a lot of knitting! I'm guessing your dog isn't a chewer like mine? I can't even tell you how many doggie beds she's eaten.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Cocoa looks very content with the new bed...makes every stitch worth it.

9:05 AM  

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