With the dog series she takes a single breed, writes about the activities that makes that dog distinctive and then creates a series of portrait knitting charts to be worked into sweaters and accessories. She more than 40 years experience showing Samoyed dogs and has worked as a professional knitting designer of custom sweaters since 1995. As well as the nine Crafty Pets Knitting Books,she markets more than 100 different individual single breed knitting patterns in her Portraits of Dogs in Knitting Series. These are available along with the books from publisher Kanine Knits.
Peggy Gaffney also has written about her experience building and independent publishing company in the book, "Do It Yourself Publishing Nonfiction in Your Spare Time". It is a step-by-step guide showing how to use the modern tools of publishing.