Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tough Guy

Meet Spike, my latest knitted dog.  He packs a lot of personality into his 5" tall frame!  I could not for the life of me understand how to construct his face.  Like I said before, the dogs in the book Knit Your Own Dog are adorable but the instructions are difficult to follow.  I ended up looking at pictures of bulldogs and then nipping and tucking until I got the desired look.    To get the proper bend in his legs, I cut a coat hanger, shaped it into a "U" and then inserted it into the back legs.  Of course he needed a spiked collar to complete his tough guy image!  He looks just as adorable from the rear.

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