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New Knits For Lily

OK this is a cross post, but this is relevant to both greyhound and knitting so needs to be on both blogs. Lily has 2 new sweaters. Sadly, I didn't make or design these sweaters although I would have been very proud if I had. The sweaters were designed and beautifully knitted by Laney Chubb, from Greyt Sweaters.

She was originally a hand knitter but was so successful in getting orders for these, that she started to knit them on a machine and the work can be done swiftly and still to a high standard and I would still consider it handcrafting.

She hada special offer during the summer when orders are a little lower so for £50 you get two sweaters which is a bargain. You got to choose the colours of the multicoloured sweater and then she used one of the colours to knit a plain spare sweater. Dizzy is modelling the plain one, it goes on him but is a little too short and tight for him because it is designed expecially to Lily's measurements and they are spot on. If you measure accurately as explained on Laney's website, then you will get a perfect fit.

Lily is such a fusspot
when it is cold, and I have become her blankie slave getting up in the night to cover her up if she gets cold. The consequences of not doing that are that she scrapes at the bed until she has nearly dug holes in the carpet and then yaps to tell me her bed is a complete mess and she wants someone to sort it out! ''Look what you made me do'' she says, she is just like a moody teenage daughter.

The pics I took are awful but it is 25 deg C here today, and too hot to let them wear them for long and the batteries on the camera ran out. Better pics will be done when it is cooler. But have a look at these hounds from the Greyt Sweaters gallery.

Laney is currently only making ready-made sweaters for her sweater shop. Most of the ready-made ones have fitted so well, and the orders have been so high that it makes sense for her to build up shop stock and not take custom orders at the moment.
Old Knits..................
...have arrived home from an age ago. Here is a pic of another greyhound in their sweater. These were things I designed for the Anticraft book Anticraft: Knitting,Beading and Stitching For The Slightly Sinister.

At least now, I have pics of the Belladonna Sleeves showing the fluted flared cuffs. The photos in the book, show the model wearing them upside down and a number of knitters could not see that the sleeves had flared sleeves and some decided not to make them because the pics didn't match the description.

They are designed to be very tight fitting and over the elbow but have quite large flares on the cuff. The underside of the arm has the increases and in the book these were shown showing upwards which was not a good look for the sleeves but the models were so beautiful and the photos extremely well done.

The Pop Art Skulls pillow is now nestling in the corner of my studio
. I really should make more cushion covers they are so simple yet a really good way of trying out different stitch patterns.

And the good ol Goth Glam Yule. I would use a far less scratch fake fur on the brim of this though, as the ones that glitter unfortunately do have tinsel in that scratches.

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