I like goats (not so much sheep), but I’m not sure I could live with this. Some of them seem like they haven’t gotten the hang of caprine or ovine language. Others just seem to have an attitude problem. Enjoy! (thanks, Holly!)
Today I have patterns for two different Valentine’s Day sweaters you can knit for your pup or a friend’s. If you have a larger or smaller dog than these patterns will work for, check out this dog sweater calculator to resize them. You can also use any pattern for a larger or smaller sweater and just add the designs to your own pattern.
Before you get rid those out-of-style sweaters you’ve been holding onto, consider making them into a snuggly bed for your pet. One way is to make a pet bed by crocheting strips of old sweaters. Pick colors that look good together—that awful 1980’s mustard yellow should probably be avoided. Visit a thrift store if you’re short on old sweaters. Or if you only have ones that are mustard yellow. No really.
We can do more than just Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—we can help the environment and ourselves by “upcycling” things we can no longer reuse. Plastic grocery bags with too many holes become crinkly stuffing for cat toys. A sad, old pillow is transformed into a pet bed. A funky, old candy dish on a pedestal becomes a fancy, raised water bowl. Try using your imagination before you go out to buy new things for your pets. You might already have something around the house that will work as well or better than something new. Save money, help save the planet!
Some of my favorite DIY projects that Rethink, Repurpose, Recraft!