A Pig

Here's a pig I made last summer.  Ollie will always be the most handsome pig on MWK, but this guy (named "Pig") is royalty in our home.  He's made from an 80-20 cotton-merino blend, which is very soft.  This was a gift for my partner, who fell in love with it in a book we saw at a shop. 

I learned a lot on this, my first "big" project.  Foremost: learn to finish and seam for real before attepting something I intend to wear! 

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Dog Collar from BHG "Knit It" Spring/Summer 2006 Issue

This is the Fluffy Collar as modeled by Sadie, our 9 year old Italian Greyhound foster.  Doesn't she look fabulous?  This is my first attempt at knitting with two strands of yarn, and my first attempt at knitting with a novelty yarn.  I used Lion Brand Micro-spun sport in black, and Lion Brand Fun Fur in Purple on size 10.5 bamboo DPN's.  I've got two other female dogs in the house who are also getting this collar, and two males who will get the Supersoft Collar from the same issue, done up in the sage Lion Suede.