When I posted this photo on Instagram, of the “Best In Show” book of knitted dogs that I bought nearly-new for a bargain on Amazon, it had a mixed reception.
So, when the other one in the series one popped up at a knock-down price, obviously I snapped it up!
Of course, I jumped at the chance to have a bonafide excuse to actually go ahead and make one, so agreed straight away.
Unfortunately, there is no local stockist of Rowland Kidsilk Haze, so I had the ideal opportunity to put together a larger order with an online stockist to include yarn for a poncho that I’d admired for a long time.
The fuzzy nature of the mohair would be perfect to imitate the fur of a Westie. Two strands of yarn are held together throughout.
At this point, the knitting was almost completely finished but still looked absolutely nothing like a dog, let alone a Westie!
The extra bits were finished in the car whilst at a football match – they’re laid out on the dashboard.
Now to sew it all together.
A satin stitched nose, French knot eyes and collar, all made using embroidery silks, are the final touches.
And here he is!
For scale, here he is sat in the palm of my hand.
Not only that, but I have enough yarn left to make another one……anyone else want to commission a Westie?!!