Today's blog comes from Janet Millett, Central Library staff:
Here’s my dog Phoebe. She loves a good romp in the snow. However, when the snow is wet and sticky, her curls pick it up and it gets to the point where walking becomes an ordeal. Hence you see the dejected look on her face (despite our amusement!) Perhaps she knew that a bath was in store; it’s the only way to get rid of the ice balls in a timely manner.
It occurred to me that maybe a dog coat and booties would save us both a lot of grief. I’m always keen to take on some new projects as it’s great to have something to do on wintery nights. So with that in mind, I had a look at our catalogue.
Happily I found some great resources. Stylish Knits for Dogs: 36 Projects to Knit in a Weekend offers knitwear that you can customize to your hearts delight.
Pet Projects: the Animal Knits Bible shows you how to create whimsical party collars for your pooch as well as cozy cushions, pet beds and even a blanket for the birdcage.
Vogue Knits for Pets has many other inspirational ideas that would also look great in the home. A dozy-looking beagle lies on a very stylish Fair Isle dog bed. When you make it yourself, you can make sure that it co-ordinates with the drapes.
It’s fun to discover custom-designed solutions for all your pet’s accessory needs. And something to keep you occupied on those cold wintery nights.