Saturday, December 28, 2013

A couple of puppy dogs

When I asked my niece what she wanted for her birthday, she said that she wanted a toy dog like the one her friend had that could walk around on it's own. I replied that it would be pretty hard to make it walk by itself, but I could definitely make her a dog.

After thinking about it for a little bit, I decided I would make some accessories to go with the dog so that she could pretend to take care of it. My favorite part is the food and water dishes. I made the food and water removable so that she can pretend to feed the dog. I also made two different collars and a dog bed.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy

knit dog puppy water food dish toy

knit dog puppy toy

knit dog puppy toy

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
The food and water dishes. 
knit dog puppy water food dish toy
Food and water removed from dishes.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
The poor puppy is hungry and thirsty.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
Now she has food.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
Now she has water.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
She can eat her food.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
She can drink her water.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy bed
After she's done eating, she can take a nap in her dog bed.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy
She can even wear a purple collar if she gets tired of her pink one.

knit dog puppy water food dish toy in box
Here's the puppy all packaged up with all of her accessories.

My niece was very happy with her new little friend. Apparently her brother also liked the puppy, because when I asked him what he wanted for Christmas he said that he wanted a dog also. He wanted his to be red. Doing one solid color was a lot easier than the different color patterns I did on the first dog.

knit dog puppy toy red

knit dog puppy toy red

knit dog puppy water food dish toy red

knit dog puppy water food dish toy red

knit dog puppy water food dish toy red

I gave the red puppy a black and a gray collar. I also did different food and water colors than I did for the first one. Partly to try something new, but mostly so that my niece and nephew will be able to tell them apart. I didn't make a dog bed for this one because the first one took a while and I ran out of time. It was also frustrating the first time and didn't turn out quite like I wanted. The next time I make one I will probably have to fiddle with the pattern and redo parts of it. Also something I didn't have time for. To go with the puppy, I also gave my nephew one of my knit footballs. I've made many of them, but somehow hadn't given him one yet.

I hope to edit the puppy dog pattern and put it for sale on Ravelry, but it may be a while.  There are some kinks that I need to work out with the shaping and I've got lots of other stuff higher up on my priority list. It may end up being a summer project.

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