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Topic: HELP My dog puked on my knitting!!!  (Read 1109 times)
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« on: February 16, 2008 11:24:45 AM »

This morning I was working on the scarf that is my first real knitting project on needles. I've just been looming knitting for awhile. I've been working on this for over a month when I have time like in my classes that I don't have to pay attention to.
I went and sat on the couch with my mom and the dog jumps up there and pukes all over my lap and knitting!!

So now I don't know what to do I want to try to save the yarn. It sitting in a bucket of cold water not moving. Its di.Ve'
Autunno Aran / 10 ply Merino. I'm just so sad because its such a pretty yarn and I want to save it all I can thing of to do is try to get the puke out and let it soak and slowly frog it while wet and then let it dry and put it into a hank.

Does anyone have any ideas for me?? I would be greatfull!

This is what it looks like. It so pretty and squishy soft. Please help me save it!

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 12:32:45 PM »

I'm no expert, but I probably wouldn't frog it while wet.. wool is very fragile when wet.

Hmm.. I would just gently "wipe" the spot while it's soaking.. just kinda get the crud off with your fingers.. let it soak.  Maybe put some wool wash in?  Then take it out and let it dry flat as your wip.  If you need to frog it, frog it when it's dry.. but after the soak, it probably will be ok.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008 04:50:34 PM »

If the dog chucked on it after you had finished knitting it and you were wearing it, would you promptly unweave the ends and unravel the whole thing? When you wear a knitted jumper and it needs washing, do you unravel it, wash the wool, let it dry, and then reknit the jumper?
Why not just wash the scarf? I'm confused.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008 04:57:20 PM »

i was in the middle of knitting it and he puked on the needles and i just pulled them out not thinking because I was in horror. Plus it was full of mistakes so I was more worried about messing up the yarn trying to wash it then saving the knitting because it needs reknit anyway.

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008 12:48:02 AM »

I still wouldn't frog it while it's wet.
You wouldn't want to destroy the yarn this far in, after all.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008 07:45:11 AM »

I'm not going to I am letting it dry first.

« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008 08:53:22 AM »

Cool beans.
Best of luck.
Let us know how it goes ^.^

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008 06:46:08 PM »

this too happened to me...we were taking a family trip camping and i had my knitting bag on the floor of the back seat( yes i knit everywhere,even camping)...LOL...anyway just as we were pulling into the area to unload our car....the dog threw up all over the floor of our car...he's a big german shepherd...not that it has anything to the story but big dog...big mess....any way i took the nedles out of a tank top i was knitting and threw it in the dumpster....thats my out look on it...but thats me....well good luck with it anyway...my story isnt any help ...just thought id share... Grin
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008 05:51:17 PM »

Oooohh, you poor thing! I wish I could give you a nice big hug right now!
I just leaned back and told my grandma what happened; she said, "Ooh! Outside dog!"
It's ok, I'm sure he didn't mean to!
I think you should move it to warm, if not scalding water, and gently (GENTLY!  You don't want it to felt!) clean the dog vomit off. Best of luck!

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008 06:48:50 PM »

It's been a while, I'm assuming you've cleaned it up or what have you.

How'd it go?
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