Pattern: Dog in the Doghouse by Susan B. Anderson
Source: Topsy Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys (from Local Library)
Yarn: Mondial Merino Special and Remnants On Hand
Start: January 19 Finish: January 22, 2015
Modifications: Changed the Dog's Face and Used His Name Over the Doghouse Door
First a small disclaimer - I am not in love with how the doggie's face looks. The one in the pattern is much cuter but I'm going for something that looks like their dog "Gus" rather than a generic doggie face. Their pooch is a beagle/pug cross that has a very "puggish" puss. Much like this. So that is what I tried to replicate.
The house has a kind of sloppy look about it - I think the designer's idea was to invoke something knocked together by a kid for his dog rather than a pristine puppy palace so I went with that too - right down to a kind of scrawled lettering over the door.