Monday, October 22, 2012


Yeah, the alliteration fairies got a hold of me this evening.  What can I say?  Anyway, I've written before about my beloved Tristan, the former abused dog, and my beloved Lori, his owner.  I couldn't let the month of October go by without sending Tristan and his schnauzer brother/tug-o-war partner a gift.

The Jack O'Lantern who ate
a trailer park.
I found this cute and easy Jack O'Lantern knitting pattern at curlypurly.  (You can find the free pattern here.)  Then I made it look like it had mated with a giraffe.  See, for Tristan a toy is just not a toy if it doesn't have long arms and legs which can be grabbed and pulled and growled over and slobbered on and ultimately ripped off.  After knitting up and stuffing the little pumpkin head, I simply did half a dozen rows of single crochet, folded over and stitched, to make a nice, sturdy leg...or arm...or two of each.  I think the results were successful, at least by doggie standards.

Oh, the anticipation!


If you haven't already done so, please check out Lori's Dog-Lbs. blog and learn about her weight loss/fundraising project for Recycled Doggies.  She's lost over 70 pounds and raised thousands of dollars for a great cause.  Our own St. Jimmi is an alumni of Recycled Doggies and they do simply fabulous work.


* A Furry Kind of Love

* Sunday in the Park With Dogs

1 comment:

quilt32 said...

This is a dream toy for any dog.