Turn a sock into a scarf for your cold little doggy #Do It Yourself#Pets#dogs#fashion January 24 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Scarves for ALL the freezing cold Finleys! This winter I took a road trip with my family to visit our parents in Texas. You know what's between Los Angeles, California and Dallas, Texas? A lot of COLD-ASS WEATHER! Cold weather that these Los Angelinos are not used to. After waking up one morning, somewhere in New Mexico, and loading our dogs into the freshly de-iced car (did you know you can de-ice your windshield with a CD jewel case?) I felt super-guilty about how miserably cold my pups looked. So I half-jokingly wrapped my infinity scarf around my pitbull Jackson's neck, assuming that he'd be struggling get it off within seconds (like he usually does when we force people clothes upon him). Instead, he seemed to really love it! He seemed happier, warmer, and he clearly didn't want to take it off. But I had nothing to offer our smaller dog, Peezu. That was until Jackson ate one of my knee-high socks while we were staying at my parents' house. After cursing Jackson, the lightbulb hit, and I decided to see if I could turn the one remaining good sock into an infinity scarf for Peezu. Good news: it worked. Which means… if I can do it, YOU can do it. Ready for the most un-impressive, but most adorable, easiest DIY project ever? What you'll need: One knee-high sock Thread Needle What you need to do: Related Post How to sew a large puppy bed from an old duvet cover When we were getting ready to adopt our two ex-racing greyhounds, I bought a flannel duvet cover at a charity shop, studied a couple of... Read more Step One: Stop yelling at your dog for destroying one of your favorite pairs of knee-high socks, and rescue the other perfectly intact sock. Step Two: Make a circle out of your sock with the toe inside of the top hole. Make sure that the sock can easily wrap around your dog's neck once or twice (depending on how tiny your pup is) before you start the next step. Step Three: Grab your needle and thread. My mom happened to have a needle pre-threaded with a perfectly matching-colored spool of thread. Step Four: Then go to town. I have ZERO sewing skills, so I just attacked it sewing the sock together, back and forth from side to side, twice. (If that thread wasn't matching you would totally be able to see what a crap job I did of sewing.) Jackson and Peezu looking fabulous in scarves. My dad's dog in the background is clearly jealous. This brother and sister pair happily rocked their infinity scarves all the way back home! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Co-sleeping families: are your older kids able to go to sleep without you? NEXT How "nerdy DIYers" style their Delaware split level home Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] Those puppies are super adorable! Reply So cute. I wish I had a dog just to dress them in scarves. Reply D'aw! Your dogs are so cute and stylish! Reply Just put some huge glasses on them and they would be the most indie puppies ever. Soooooo ADORBZ. Reply Indiest Dog Ever Hahaha, like this. Reply You mean like this? http://www.slapcaption.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hipster-Dog.jpg Reply Hipster Dog Indie dog puns FTW! Reply AMAZING! Reply Uhm, I may seriously have to try this with a smaller sock so I can make a scarf for my pet rat. Just because it would be ADORABLE. And if I can find some barbie sized indie glasses, it wold be even better, if I could get some pictures before he decided to eat them. Reply I tried to find an indie rat meme for you, but I couldn't find one. So I drew you one! Indie animals EVERYWHERE If you could get your rat to wear glasses and a scarf it would be amazeballs. Reply Um, that picture is SO CUTE! Love it. And my rat Frasier does have some hipster-ish tendencies – he absolutely refuses to eat any raisins in his food mix, lol, though he'll pretty much eat anything else. I will now plot ways to make him a scarf… 😀 Reply Frasier thought he was too cool for iPhone photos so these are the only ones I could really get, with varying degrees of success. Damn hipster rat. Hipster Rat photo 1 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/55976494@N04/8414628628 Hipster Rat photo 2 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/55976494@N04/8414628620 Hipster Rat photo 3 – http://www.flickr.com/photos/55976494@N04/8414628626 Reply Never in a million years did I think this post would produce hipster rat pics. I LOVE YOU GUYS! Sooooo cute!!!!! Those little glasses you made are adorable!!!!!! awe this is sooo cute! offbeat home, i love you again. *just please nobody let their dogs run around alone like this though. we don't want any panic strangling. my mom's pup died like that. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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