I found this page on the internet and I was astounded. Could I possibly knit something so wonderful as my darling Poo Pie's visage on a sweater or other knitted creation? (Tote bag? Ipod cozy?) Dare I dream that big? Much to my disappointment, I found that the website was totally big breed centric. Hello!! People with dogs that big are too busy picking up enormous poops to intarsia something that magical. I wrote the following email in the spirit of Sooner's knitting communiques:
I was at http://www.needlebeetle.com/intarsia/dogs.htm to make a totally happening and trendy Shih Tzu sweater for mymother.
As you do not yet know, but are about to, I have a shih tzunamed Macy. She is 5 months old and my mom is completely enamored byMacy. I would love to make her either a sweater, a totebag or both. Currently I have made mom and Macy a matching set of scarf (for mom)and sweater (for Macy) so that when mom visits Macy they match. I think she would love these accessories for the time that they are apart and she can brag about her granddog Macy.
Also, I have a chihuahua named Leroy. He is very cute but my mom doesn't love him like Macy so I would likely only use a chihuauha pattern for myself. I am open to intarsia charts/patterns for both breeds. Attachedyou'll find a cute picture of both Macy, Leroy, myself and my S.O.* If you need to see the breeds to know what I'm talking about. Additionally, there are more pics I have if you need body shots orwhathaveyou.
Jersey City, NJ
She replied that she only makes 1-2 patterns per year. My hopes are low. However, I did find this page that promises a potential chart from your pictures of your pups. I am thinking of perhaps commissioning an intarsia chart of Leroy and Macy looking out a window.
If you have sound on your computer, do turn it up. There's a midi file.