I’m not always a bad-dog-mom, some times I am a good-dog-mom. Earlier this month I went to another workshop with Crispina ffrench, the guru of turning holey wool sweaters into beautiful felted wool creations. I am not so good at the “beautiful” yet… but I am purdy darn proud of this sweater I made for Astro. .
Here’s the sweater (and my boy) in profile. I made this dog sweater out of one side of a man’s wool sweater — the body is all one continuous piece — after I felted it (basically, washed and dried in all Hot.) The cuffs for Astro’s legs are the cuffs from the sleeves of the original sweater.
I am SO in love with this boy. If you don’t know the story — he came to me via the blog — and the lovely Denise, who rescues miniature schnauzers.
If you want to learn how to make felted wool creations of your very own — and I tell you, it’s EASY! — I highly recommend Crispina’s book: