Monday, July 11, 2005

Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

This is Agate. She is a Cornish Rex. Like other rexes is cold natured and is happiest snuggled up to a heat source.

So I decided to knit her a sweater. The pattern I used was modified from one on the Lion Brand webpage:

As she is not barrel-chested like a dog and shaped more like a tube, I made the back piece straight with no increases. Plus I didn't add in all the frou-frou. The hardest part of the whole procedure was getting her to stay still while I took her measurements.

Here is the completed sweater.

Here she is voguing in her new sweater.

She hates it right now. But once the weather turns cooler we’ll see what she thinks about it then.


Blogger Michigan poet said...

Love the sweater! just wanted to say HI! from a michigan male knitter!

12:55 AM  
Blogger lexa said...

Sweet sweater - rexes are so cool! My parents had a cat who we used to put little dresses on because she was a compulsive groomer and used to dig her back raw. That was the only way to get her to stop. She didn't do it until our Siamese cat died. She didn't like it at first, but she got used to it!

2:15 PM  
Blogger sahara said...

Oh Lord! Where do I start?
Thanks for stopping by my site. You are a good, thinking knitter (hence the miniature garment), and, a funny cartoonist (Tobor is sick!). Will you come back to the strip?

Waht did you say about the bike messengers? Gee, I didn't know they had time to breed (I used to race. Now I mountain bike again, after crippling arthritis).

For the collar of your sweater: Pick up every stitch around the neck, just drop two to three needle sizes. That should clear up the holes. Agate looks beautiful.

11:04 PM  

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