I started a special project over the weekend … something I’ve been stalling on, because it is so important to get it right. I’m making a custom knit-dog for a friend who lost her dog recently, without warning. My “agility family” held a raffle to help cover the vet bills, and I donated a custom-knit dog. Someone commented to me that they hoped the winner would give it back to the person who lost her dog — and I said, well heck, I can just knit her one regardless. I didn’t want the winner of the raffle to feel like they had to give up their prize.
But, the dog in question is a mixed-breed dog — none of the patterns in the NYOD book are perfect. Faced with the daunting task of memorialized a beloved companion, with his own unique look, I have waited and pondered and waited some more. Last night I settled on the right “base” pattern, that I will modify (mostly in color) to achieve a look close to the much-missed original. Wish me luck!