Heady Stuff

Knitting production is at an all-time low.   (Book consumption, in contrast, is seeing wonderfully high levels.)

The two projects I’m working on are at completely different points:  one is completely mindless rows of stockinette in the round (seriously, it’s amazing how little brainpower it requires), and the other is a brain teaser I’ve dreamed up.

knit schnauzer

 

This is my brain teaser:   I am trying to make my own pattern for a stuffed schnauzer.

I checked out some of the patterns on Ravelry, and while they were cute, they just weren’t quite right for what I wanted.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer by Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir

Miniature Schnauzer by Joanna Osbourne and Sally Muir, from Best In Show, is adorable, but my schnauzer is going to be a gift for child, and this schnauzer just looks too dignified and sophisticated, not like the goofy schnauzer that I know.

Schnauzer by Justyna Kacprzak

Schnauzer by Justyna Kacprzak, published in Cute and Kaboodle

Now this guy, he is my back-up plan.   He is definitely cute and goofy looking, but he wasn’t my first choice because it’s crochet, and right now, before I lose my mind, I’m telling myself that I want the smoother look of knitting.

And, I am panning to construct it in such a way that it has minimal sewing up at the end.

(And Yes, I used a short-row heel to make the top of the head!   We’ll see if it has the shape I want when I stuff it with Poly-Fil.)

Happy Knitting Adventures!

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