Keeping your basenji warm during winter
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  • My sis, who knits a lot, sent me this link showing a basenji and his new sweater. There are lots of great basenji pics on this blog!

    http://knittingsitting.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html

    She also sent me a .pdf file for more knitted sweaters with detailed instructions, but I can't seem to get the file small enough to upload it here. Can anyone tell me how to do that?

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  • LOL no idea on pdf file other than copy and paste it.

    I knit a little but not going to put time into a basenji one. My dear brats tore up expensive coats. I am happy that Cara lets hers stay on so far but I can't let her alone cause Arwen will help her remove it.

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  • I have made my boys a lot of sweatshirts by cutting down old sweatshirts that we wore out. They keep the kids warm, are cheap and take less than an hour to alter to basenji size. I've made the whippet girls a dozen nightgowns out of old velour clothing, that seems to be their favorite.

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  • Hey! That knitting basenji was a BRAT rescue. :)

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  • Wow Arwen! It then looks like he got a most wonderful home where people are spoiling him! Hooray!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  • He is being spoiled like he should, isn't he. I read a few posts down in that blog and the owner mentioned BRAT. :)

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    I've just finished knitting Cooper a jumper. The OH said it should have been a strait jacket ( no idea why !!!! lol ).

    Coop is alright in his as long as they don't have any buckles or belts on them, and I'd rather spend a pound on a ball of wool then alot more on a shop bought coat, although he does have a heavy duty raincoat that is worn on his walks under supervision lol !!!!!

    I was going to knit him one in day-glo pink but thought it might give him a bit of a complex !!!!!!!!

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  • @Scoops:

    I've just finished knitting Cooper a jumper. The OH said it should have been a strait jacket ( no idea why !!!! lol ).

    ? OH?

    I call mine the spousal unit, or DH but it doesn't stand for dear.

    However, don't you wonder if the ones needing straitjackets are the owners, not the dogs? :)

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    THere was a knitting pattern for a Basenji coat in an old Basenji Club of Great Britain newsletter but I just can't find it and have forgotten how to knit it! I find the crocheted coats are too heavy on their backs and mine strongly object to them. It would be good to have a pattermn printed on the forum.

    Are you going to try copying and pasting, Kipawa?

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    OH stands for Other Half lol !!!! in short my husband, please note that he is not called the Better Half lol !!!!!!

    Patty, I got my pattern off e-bay, it's a old one in old money lol !!!! It fits Cooper really snug, but I'm going to try and knit another one slightly longer. This time it might have to be a purple one lol !!!!!!!

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  • Awww, SO cute!! Maya would love one of those. Sadly I have no clue how to knit :D

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  • @Maya:

    Awww, SO cute!! Maya would love one of those. Sadly I have no clue how to knit :D

    Knitting actually isn't very difficult. Buy some yarn & knitting needles & google how to knit. Its reading patterns that trips me up. I started knitting a sweater for Lola when she was about 11 months old. It took me several months to get 75% done, and by then, she had changed enough that I recently took it apart & started over. I realized I needed to adjust the pattern to accommodate basenji chests being slightly deeper compared to their length than other dogs.

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