For Christmas, I knitted bulldogs for my three girls. The pattern came from Knit Your Own Dog by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. The book has some great-looking “pedigree pooches” that you can make. The toughest part of the project was putting the dogs together, especially I think, because of their funny faces (check out the authors’ blog for some extra help in sewing up the bulldogs). I like the way they came out—each one a little different from the other even though I followed the same pattern.