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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009 07:25:04 AM »

Heroic project! (and I liked the pre-dye color, too)

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009 09:12:57 AM »

I saw this on Deviant art and faved it. Smiley It is fabulous and I do not envy you one bit having to sort through that mess.
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2009 06:16:36 PM »

I do wonder about saving the hair I brush off my cats, but I bet it would be hard to spin and though I'd like to learn one day it's a fair way down on the Bumper List Of Crafts Seph Wants To Conquer. Maybe I could send it to someone [grin] How hard is it to spin short fibers?

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009 07:42:11 PM »

Wow this makes me wish i had a dog and knew how to spin.  Props to you!

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009 05:39:22 AM »

I have thought for a while now that this is a cool idea, but for some reason, it kinda creeps me out. I don't spin, but it is on my to-do list Smiley  I have to agree though, I liked the natural colors of the fur in the yarn before it was dyed.

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009 07:03:15 AM »

A friend of mine is going to brush out her dog in the spring, and hopefully we have enough fur to spin up to make a sweater for another friend of ours dog, who has short hair.  that way the two dogs can play in out side in the winter together!

I like the blue that you turned that yarn Smiley 

« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009 08:04:52 AM »

Thanks guys for all the encouraging comments Smiley

Here are a few pictures of the in-progress sock.  I'll put a finished picture in the first post when one is totally complete.  It's looking like I'm going to need about twice as much yarn as I have right now (weird, but whatever) so I'll have to call up the groomer again.   Undecided

This is the top of the sock down to the heel.  I'm almost done turning the heel.  Then the instep and the toe.  And then the other sock Tongue So I guess I'm about 1/3 of the way done.

Looking down on the front of the sock (where the foot part will come out).

Here you can see the halo that the yarn has.  They're pretty fuzzy socks!  Every time I knit, small bits of dog hair go everywhere, because a little bit of the halo works its way out for some reason.

Belladune: Making a sweater out of dog hair for a dog?!  What a cute idea Wink

Oh, and I almost forgot.  Persephone: I personally find it hardest to spin short hairs, but it can be done.  Cotton is a fiber spun by a lot of people, and its staple is SHORT.  Really grossly short.  Like 1/4" short (maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but I don't think so!).
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2009 12:24:07 PM »

nice, it looks really warm Smiley i think it looked great before it was dyed.
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2009 12:32:25 PM »

The yarn looks lovely!...but...THAT'S SO GROSS! You're a stronger person then I. I would have thrown it all out. My boyfriend used to work in a dog grooming place and yeah, wow. I'm excited to see the pictures when you're done!

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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2009 12:42:05 PM »

That yarn looks sooo beautiful. My dog recently passed and now I wish i had kept his amazing amounts of hair for someone to spin 3: great job, really beautiful yarn.

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