I made a new woolly addition to my cluttered bulletin board.

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It’s Bean! Ever since I figured out how to make charts on Illustrator last summer, I’ve been entertaining myself by doodling intarsia charts. Most of them are for knitting patterns that I’d like to write in the future, but some are self-indulgent ones like a chart of my fat dog. At the time, I didn’t think I’d actually use that chart. I generally only knit things to wear and I can’t imagine wearing a sweater with a giant picture of my dog’s face on it.

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I was having an “I don’t know what to knit” moment when I realized that I had the right colors leftover from my Alice sweater to work the chart of Bean. I still didn’t know what to knit so I just slapped the intarsia onto a rectangle and bordered it with seed stitch. Voila! A knit portrait of my dog! I might try to find a frame to stick it in when I get back home.

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