A couple years ago I entered a contest. The local animal shelter was offering a $50 prize for the best handmade dog sweater. Well I didn't win. I came in second, but it was so much fun that I made a lot more sweaters.
A dog sweater knits up pretty quickly, especially if you're knitting for a small dog.
You can get as fancy or as simple as you want.
You can knit in school colors. This one is the colors of the local college.
You can add fancy trims. This one has a 'fur' collar and crystal buttons. It should be worn with a jeweled choker.
This is an afternoon lunch with the girls sweater. My Mom had a jacket that looked very similar.
I made several that didn't get photographed such as a red and white 'fur' jacket for a girl and a tuxedo for a boy for their New Year's party. I enjoyed making ruffles, so I made several ruffled sweaters.
Chan, this is the one I had in mind for Gretchen if you think it'll fit. I'll send you the measurements.
It's also nice to have a warm cabled sweater for cold wintry days.
Dr B sold a number of my sweaters thru the grooming salon, but eventually sales dried up as the same customers were coming in again and again. I'm now trying to think of another outlet for our sweaters. They're too much fun to stop making them.