The Dog Who Would Only Wear Cashmerino

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Sweater1Right -- it's a dog sweater in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. This is how much I love Debbie, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi in general. This is Audrey modeling her secret pal's sweater. She's getting a pink one of her own as soon as I finish it. I laughed so hard when I uploaded these pictures I just had to do one more day of Audrey. By the way, we did name our dog Audrey after Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, the racetrack scene where everyone's in black and white? Love that. Eliza says, "And what become of her new straw hat that should have come to me? Somebody pinched it." Love Audrey.

Sweater3Here's my reasoning on dog sweaters in Baby Cashmerino. The dog, of course, does not know it's Cashmerino. The dog in no way deserves Cashmerino. The dog not only rolls in but eats any disgusting thing she can find sliming its way across the landscape. The dog barfs up blue fuzz, slugs, mud, and who knows what else (i.e.: worse, I just can't bring myself to admit it, and I think you hear what I'm saying here), meaning all of it went into her mouth. It truly is beyond me how something so cute could also be so disgusting. I mean, have you seen this face? Does this look like a slug eater to you? No. She looks like a banana pudding eater. A petit four eater. A creme brulee eater. Perhaps a strawberry tartlet eater. Not a slug eater.

Sweater2But she does eat slugs. And she throws herself on the ground and rolls in invisible nastiness every chance she gets. But not when she's wearing her sweaters. Oh no. See this look? This look says, "What did I do, mommy?" There is something about putting a sweater on the dog that changes her into a different dog. A worried dog. A skeptical dog. A docile, strangely placid dog. A dog who stumbles alongside you willingly, and doesn't roll, or bark, or pull. Perhaps she's being tethered by the legs of the sweater. I don't know. But I like it. Audrey doesn't like sweater-wearing Audrey. But I do. This face just cracks me up so bad. I am guffawing as I write this.

Sweater4Back to that Cashmerino. The Cashmerino's just for me. I really should have called this post "The Lady Who Would Only Crochet with Cashmerino." This sweater is from Dogs in Knits, and is the only crocheted one of the bunch. But it works. Right, Auds?

Sure, lady. Whatever you say.


Oh my god look at her face: "why mom, why are you doing this to me?" "all the other dogs are going to tease me now *sigh*"

Hee, hee, hee! It's sort of a 'if I'm really good, maybe she'll take this off again' look. Precious goggily.


I started to write yesterday in response to the pictures you posted of Audrey, but didn't. Today I had to. I love Audrey, and as an admirer of the Corgi breed, you have sealed my fate with these latest images. I have wanted a Corgi for ages, and now, there is no doubt that one of the breed will have to join our family in the future! Never feel bad for posting photos of that gorgeous creature... I'm smitten!

Thanks for sharing her with us! It is likely we never would have pursued our Corgi-admiration further if it had not been for you! I love that sweater, and the look on her face is priceless!

One question: Does she seem to do well with kitties and children?


Oh, Alicia, the photographs of Audrey are hilarious. I'm a little jealous of her lovely sweater, but the look on her face is priceless. I know that look, the same look my Golden Retriever gives me when I make him pose for Easter photos with bunny ears on his head, it's called learned helplessness.

Hi Audrey!! It's Grama Sue! You look so darn adorable in that sweater.....can't wait to see a picture of you in your very own! Your reminds me of the one you gave us the morning after you had a late-night party with my pink yarn a few years ago. You are so not disgusting....especially from a distance!

Oh my god. That is just toooo cute. I love the banana pudding talk! Funny!

what a cuttieeeee ;-)

Thank you for the incredible laugh I just had. I will never be able to look at Audrey the same again. She needs a straw hat.

how funny! those expressions are priceless!

i would have also guessed that she points her pinky out as she sips her cocktails.

And yes, I get what's worse than worse for those loveable creatures to put in their mouths. Why on Earth I've always wondered????

I need to learn crochet, that is one beautiful color combination Miss A. ! :) I can't believe posh Audrey dog eats slugs... nooooo---- like you said... maybe bannana pudding, or something with cherries on top...but not slimey garden creatures!

This post was such a crack up! :D

so funny - it looks like she is waiting for a little slug as a thank you gift for being so accommodating...

I know just what you are talking about when you say the sweater changes her. That is exactly what my childhood dog would become when I dressed him up!

Oh how adorable!!

I laughed so hard at Audry's pictures I had to wipe tears from the corner of my eyes. thanks for making my morning! Audry looks beautiful in her new sweater!

oh dear, you never cease to entertain me. audrey is so adorable in that sweater with her cute little stumpy legs. those eyes. oh my, i can't get over it.
i can't wait to see her pink sweater.

Chris Howard says: April 15, 2006 at 10:30 AM

What a face!

I'm laughing right along with you! She is precious! I know that kind of face, I have two larger beasts of my own. I still don't think I'll knit them any sweaters though if I do, I could probably fit in it too.

Audrey looks just gorgeous...I wonder what the Dog Whisperer would say?

So stinkin cute and I don't really like dogs (I know, gasp!). I think she's particularly cute in this sweater because it shows how little her little legs are! Your partner is a lucky dog owner. :)

oh my they come in gigantic, clumsy, slobbering labrador retriever size? will it really make him 'placid'??!!

My husband caught our daughter eating a snail last fall... And I thought our dog has trained us to not be grossed out by anything. We were so wrong. Love the sweater..

There she is again! The adorable Audrey! I love her!

Oh, I know that look! I also have a corgi (a Pembroke) named Indiana, and those LOOKS can melt your heart! My corgi LOVES cheese - she'll come running from anywhere when she hears the sound of THAT wrapper being opened and eye me with "the look" for just a little piece. And how do I ever resist?


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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.