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Hamish the Westie pup - he’s come out a wee bit big though.

(13 Posts)
Witzend Mon 31-Aug-20 18:58:38

He was supposed to go in one of my Big Fat Father Christmases’ sacks, but it’s going to be a bit of a squeeze, what with a fairy doll, too.
Maybe I’ll keep him - at least there won’t be dog hair everywhere, or any whacking great vet’s bills...

Ilovecheese Mon 31-Aug-20 19:12:25

He is lovely

Alishka Thu 03-Sep-20 11:42:06

Adorable! grin Love his "love me, let's play!" face ! I think I'm a little bit in love...

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 03-Sep-20 11:44:47

He's gorgeous Witzend really sweet.

EllanVannin Thu 03-Sep-20 11:47:24

How lovely is that ? That little face.

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 12:18:15

Thanks, all - he’s named after a friend’s Westie - alas no longer with us 🙁. The pattern calls him Scamp, which I think would suit him, too!

Nortsat Thu 03-Sep-20 12:23:58

I love Hamish, if he’s too big for Santa’s sack, there’s a home for him here. He’ll be well looked after and be kept far away from our enthusiastic, chunky Tom cat Ollie.
Ollie would love to play with Hamish ... 🐈

Rosalyn69 Thu 03-Sep-20 12:24:29

He’s so cute. 😁

Squiffy Thu 03-Sep-20 12:55:30

He can come and play at my house any time, he's adorable! You're very talented Witz and I'm 🤢 with envy!

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 13:20:48

Gosh, he was honestly so easy, @Squiffy just simple garter stitch!

Witzend Thu 03-Sep-20 14:48:37

PS, the truly talented people are IMO the ones who work out lovely designs that are simple enough for knitters like me to make - in this case, the peerless Jean Greenhowe.

AGAA4 Thu 03-Sep-20 15:25:05

He is very cute. My 15 month old grandson would adore him. So would I!

Witzend Mon 07-Sep-20 11:34:18

It occurred to me the other day (not sure why since Gdcs have masses of soft toys) that he could easily be made quite a bit bigger - (he’s only about 5” nose to tail) by knitting him with a double strand of DK on bigger needles, say old size 7 (4.5mm) instead of a single strand on old size 11 (3 mm).

Only because I’ve been knitting something else like that and it works well, i.e. nice firm ‘fabric’ and the stuffing doesn’t show.