Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Knitting Patterns for Charity

Dizzy Lily
A Snood For a Hound

I used to think that clothes for dogs was a silly idea. Until we got greys and I realised just how much they feel the cold (just feel their icy ears and nose on a cold day!). I noticed that the indoor kennel coats just didn't keep Lily warm and she kept burrowing her head under pillows or behind Dizzy. Poor Lily though has a bald neck, so it was time to cover it. I came up with this shaped snood knitting pattern. I didn't adopt greys just so I could knit for them, I promise! I think Dizzy will only need his snood when it is really icy outside as he is a warm boy.
I am selling it for £2.00 GBP and donating 100% to the Essex Greyhound Rescue service (or Lurcher Link if you are a lurcher owner). The Dizzy Lily/Snood Pattern can be downloaded from the sidebar via PayPal which will convert to any currency.

Can anyone give a temporary foster home to Macy?

Talking of Essex Greyhound Rescue, they have just had a dog come into their kennels called Macy who hates kennel life and is not eating due to anxiety. Julie feels that if this hound was given a chance in a foster home, she would be able to put weight on and become more rehomeable because at the moment she is a bit thin. I would so love to give a temporary home myself, but last time we thought of doing that we had decided on one dog and would foster another, and what happened? We ended up adopting both dogs anyway. Now our plans for fostering are over as 2 is the max amount of dogs who will fit into this home.

If you think you can give little Macy a foster home, I think she gets on OK with other dogs, then do contact me and i will put you in touch with Julie. Obviously you would need to be in the UK and being in the Essex area is going to help greatly.


IHateToast said...

love the snoods. your models are top notch.

Gayle said...

Very nice!

I know this blog post is several years old ... just commenting here in hopes of a response to make sure the email address listed in the post is still accurate.

I am a founder and volunteer for Saluki Tree of Life Alliance (STOLA Saluki Rescue) and a novice knitter, and was thinking about possibly purchasing a copy of your pattern to make as going home gifts for some of our rescues.

A lovely idea ... I'm bet those greys are very thankful for their toasty ears and warm necks!

Rachel said...

Looking for a knitting pattern to knit for NGR (Northern Greyhound Rescue) I've had such a problem finding one! I canvassed help from Staci from 'verypink.com' who led me to your pattern! I will be downloading it soon because it looks Gorgeous and hope me and my Mum will make plenty of snoods for my favourite rescue!
Thank you for taking time to post it!