After I received word back that I could get a chihuahua chart for $6 and a shih tzu face chart for $3.50 I emailed Haywood, asking if I made a sweater with the visage of a chihuahua would she wear it.
"bevin:we've been dating for 2 years now. i think you should know the answer to this question. if you don't know the answer, it makes me a little bit sad. regardless, just in case you don't know the answer...........you couldn't pay me enough money to wear a knitted sweater with a dog pattern on it!!!!!!!!!i mean i love my dogs.......and sometimes i'm crazy about them........but i will NEVER get to the point where i'm capable of wearing a knitted sweater with their faces on it...........there's just something wrong with that...........-haywood"
My sweet, dearest darling SO*, Haywood:
I really think you need to give this dog sweater thing a shot. Honestly, you own approximately 50 mechanics shirts. Many of which have very interesting and punk rock designs, including but not limited to much bowling paraphanalia. What I'm saying is that you wear bowling things as kitsch. What should stop you from wearing a SHIH TZU/CHIHUAHUA intarsia cardigan as kitsch? Both mechanics shirts and cardigans have buttons and pockets, it's just that the cardigan pockets ride a little lower. And are way more comfy/cuddly. I urge you to give this a real shot and not dismiss it right away. Dog sweaters are not just for Nanas anymore.
With much love and admiration for your style,