Tuesday, March 30, 2010


When you spend your days in a yarn shop, you are bound to be approached with strange requests. Here is an example:

Last week a customer came into the shop with something quite specific in mind. She and her husband were preparing themselves for their long trip to Russia. They are in the process of adopting a baby boy and they were going to meet him for the first time on Saturday.

Her friend had gone to Amsterdam and had fallen in love and purchased this adorable crocheted stuffed Dachshund.

Our mission, if we chose to accept it, was to duplicate this dog, adding our own creative, artistic variations, of course. She wanted her new son to have a specially made gift from his new parents.

Well, Tasha, in her kookiness decided that this was surely something that she and Dottie could recreate, with NO pattern.......and a Friday, 4:30pm deadline!! Notice the word kookiness because it definitely applies! After putting their heads and their bustling hands together, here is what Tash and Dottie came up with:
Our version.
The original.....
The impostor!!!
Here are the Dachshund buddies! (Actually, they look like they're snubbing each other!)

Needless to say, she came in on Friday and practically jumped out of her sneakers! She loved the end result and we were so happy that we were able to help her make this really exciting moment in her life a little bit more exciting! We wish her new family great fortune!

And we wish happy knitting and crocheting days to you all!

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