This swatch had "ideas of its own" and became a holiday gift. One of the projects (yet to be talked about on here) was for the Avast sweater by Jesse Loesberg from Knitty 2006. While I was waiting for the yarn for that project to arrive, I wanted to test out the cable pattern to be sure I was clear on the instructions, and also swatched to get an idea of the gauge I was going to get once the "real" yarn arrived. After swatching the cable, I realized it was the perfect length to be the base of a sweater for Dewey!
So... using that little cable swatch, I picked up the stitches along the long side and began to improvise this doggie sweater! Dewey is an incredibly affectionate Boston Terrier and he loves to sleep in his bed in front of the heater or in a sunbeam on any given day. He is very gentle, loves the kitties, and finds great excitement in bones or going downstairs to the laundry room or on adventures to the park!
He does not, for the record, like to "sit" on hardwood floors for an extended period of time. His hind-end slips and his little legs slide forward and it's just not a good position for a little dog to take. On especially frigid nights or chilly mornings he likes to wear his sweater and, once he's warmed up enough, he finds joy in showing how good he is at escaping the confines of a sweater! This project can be found HERE on Ravelry for those who might want to remember it for a later time.