On the weekend, Zak and I went down to Sydney to my oldest daughter, Ashlee's house for a bit of a PJ party aka sleepover.
While we were there, Ash pointed out that Miss Charlotte had quite outgrown her puppy coat that I had made for her already. We at first thought that maybe I could just quickly crochet a plain one but then Ash pointed out what a waste of this cute little coat and all that gorgeous pure wool.
So, In true Karisma fashion I just went ahead and ripped back the bottom edging rows of orange and used this to knit the coat a little longer. Then I unpicked the tummy seam and as I just so happened to have some of that yellow yarn along with me, I decided to crochet the rest.
Simply a row of single crochet, 3 rows of double crochet and joined with a row of single crochet again on the other side.
You may remember me leaving off the leg edging before? This is because I have found that my dogs in the past prefer not to have something on their legs and it also allows for easier stretch. I then edged it with a row of single followed by a row of double at which time I ran out of yarn. I would have like to add another row of single crochet but it looks ok.
Somebody was not too happy about trying it on, even though she had been shivering non stop beforehand.
Mum, why for you put this on me?
Hmmmm I am not sure if I like this humans, what are you doing to me?
No Nana, I don't want a kiss.......
No seriously! I .......don't like you a n y m o r e ! ! !
Well, maybe just a little... hehe....
After a little while she is more comfortable in her jumper and turns her mind to more important matters, like the fact that Zak is eating ice cream and not sharing.......
Nana, Zak is not sharing his ice cream......
Of course in the end her cuteness wins over and she gets a bite (excuse blurry picture, there was a bit too much movement going on....Ice cream is exciting stuff you know?)
Today is my birthday and I am very excited to be off to the airport to pick up my 2nd daughter Meagan who is coming to stay for two whole weeks! Yay! So if you don't see me much you will know why. I will however try to post if I get the chance.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
Hugs and Smoochies...