Weekly Giveaway: Knit Your Own Dog

Hi again,

Ever wish you could have a super awesome dog without the slightly less awesome work? Guess what? You can!


OK, you’re right – knitting a dog might be considered work. But after the needles and wool are put away, you’ve got yourself an awesome pet (who won’t eat his weight in kibble each week).

I’ve been poring over this copy of Knit Your Own Dog for weeks and I still can’t decide on my favourite. (Check out this slideshow of some of the dogs – aren’t they fun?) From fuzzy Afghan hounds to perky Jack Russell terriers to low-slow basset hounds (and many more), this book is packed with patterns and photos of all sorts of dogs. So much fun!

Updated to add: We’ve got an excerpt of this book available online – you can make your own English bulldog. Thanks to Daniela for the heads-up!

For your chance to win a copy of this book, leave ONE comment on this post telling me the best dog name you’ve ever heard. (This weekend I heard a hilarious story about a dog named Passport, who had a thing for running away from home!) Comments will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011; I’ll post a winner here on Monday, May 9. Please don’t forget to provide your email address when you’re signing in to leave your comment, so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck!