I had such a blast designing and knitting Sputnik the Magnificent that I was a bit sad when the pattern was posted and it was all done with. Obviously I still had some stranded toys in me.
Strelka had many inspirations, most of which came from childhood favorite dogs. In Strelka is a little of both Droopy Dog and George P. Dog, plus a large heaping of the Fisher Price Little People dog. Although as an adult I am not much of a dog person, I adored them as a child due to these wacky cartoon versions. I hope Strelka carries along some of these same characteristics well!