Meet Chi Chi
I'm part of a family of dog lovers, so each Christmas we pick names out of hat for a dog gift exchange. When we get together to exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the dog gifts are one of the biggest hoots. This year Cara picked Porter, her chihuahua cousin. Since Porter lives near Boston, a long way from any warm climate, we thought a sweater would be perfect. I found a great pattern on Knitty called Penny. We picked out 100% superwash wool by brown sheep in the lichen colorway. The only thing we were missing was a model, so we hired Chi Chi from the local toy store to help us out. I'm hoping the sweater fits Porter as well as it fits Chi Chi. I am trying to resist adding fur to the turtle neck because I don't think it's quite Porter's style. But doesn't this knit cry out for fun fur?
Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Chi Chi. His work is done here so he is moving on (without the sweater) to Toys for Tots to be adopted by a little boy or girl. Hmmm...maybe the tot's mom will be a knitter. God speed Chi Chi!