Thursday, November 29, 2007

I spend more time buying yarn than knitting

Well, I was HONESTLY looking for a new dog sweater book to ask for as a Christmas of my friends is temping at Waldenbooks and gets a 30% discount....and I discovered that there are tons of adorable, free dog sweater patterns online. This was not necessarily a good thing. The one I found that I am going to make first requires Rowan's Big Wool: $15/skein retail. Well, there's always Ebay. $7 a skein seems like a deal until you buy 3 skeins plus shipping = $31.

The dog better look good in the sweater.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It always comes back to pet sweaters

Well, I was browsing through Knitty trying to find a scarf pattern for the super fabulous alpaca birthday yarn, and I just happened to see a dog sweater. I have volunteered to make at least one sweater for a co-worker's dog (an adorable rescue named Monkey), but I had NO IDEA that custom sweaters could be so lucrative. Check out Lucky Penny: . I really need to open an Etsy shop or something. I mean, how many outfits can one adorable Boston Terrier have?????