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Is your dog a pawlitical animal? Help him show his true colors by making him this clever and pawtriotic sweater ~ to wear now and after his favorite candidate is elected. (This is my ORIGINAL BARK OBAMA sweater design from the 2008 campaign, updated for 2012.) ALL PROCEEDS from sales of this pattern go to the BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. (I pay all Paypal fees.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knitting Uncomplicated intarsia or duplicate stitch GAUGE 5-1/2 sts = 1" in stockinette stitch on US 6 needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Fits pets with approximately 14, 17 or 20" chest

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  • 5 shades DK-weight yarn
  • US 5 and 6 straight or circular knitting needles
  • US 5 circular needles

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My Savannah Cottage
My Savannah Cottage
As a child I made crude doll clothes, crafted houses for baby frogs I had captured (!), wove potholders and made stained glass "art" at camp. I have a funny little sweater vest I made my Betsy McCall doll -- basically just a small rectangle that I forced her arms through to make it a cardi. I spent hours as a little girl watching and "helping" my great-grandmother sew clothes at her old-fashioned treadle Singer. My grandmother on the other side filled her house with homemade kitsch, from paint-by-numbers landscapes to crocheted toilet paper covers. In fact, when Grandmother Rose died, in her 90s, after a trip to Wal-mart to buy yarn, she was buried holding her crochet hook and the latest piece she had been working on. I hope they'll do the same for me.