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kemp
04-26-2007, 05:18 PM
vip fibers (http://vipfibers.com/) is spinning Loki right now! Shouldn't be too long before I have it in my hands and can comment on smell, etc.

I'm going to try spinning a little of it myself soon now that I have more expereince. The fibers are short though compared to what I'm use to so I'm sure it will be entertaining.

kemp
04-28-2007, 12:30 PM
I also found something about the smell/allergy issue for those who brought up that question before. Not sure what you could do about it if you processed at home yourself.

From the VIP website:

"ODOR & ALLERGIES
are caused by the oils, dander and enzymes in a pet's skin, not the actual hair itself. Washing the fiber, yarn or finished product may remove some of the culprits, but not all. VIP Fibers is the only spinnery that has developed a patented process for permanently removing all of these factors from your keepsake yarn. Though each natural fiber has it's own scent, your keepsake yarn will not "smell like wet dog" and your keepsake will not affect people with allergies."

Silver
04-28-2007, 03:04 PM
That is very cool Kemp! Can't wait to see the pix of your one of a kind Loki yarn! :)

kemp
05-03-2007, 11:14 AM
Me too! I know they've finished spinning now so where is the darn package??? :tap:

tarrentella
05-09-2007, 12:51 PM
so if you can do it with dog hair then you could spin cat hair .... With 4 cats my dads house is a veritable goldmine for spinners! :roflhard:

Im interested in how the Loki yarn will turn out, if it's half as gorgeous as the original Loki you'l be in for a treat!

kemp
05-09-2007, 12:54 PM
Well...I just got it! Very nice and not smelly :) Anyone interested in the details, click here (http://www.divaknitting.com/blog/?p=353).

CarmenIbanez
05-09-2007, 01:03 PM
That's so awesome! I was reading about it on your blog, I now I wish my dogs had fur. But they don't. Only hair and they don't shed. :pout:

Leah22b
05-10-2007, 11:03 AM
Wow Kemp that Loki yarn is awesome!

I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. I've been saveing my mutts fur for a while as well. She is a pretty red colored Chow/Golden mix. I hope it comes out as nice as yours.

kemp
05-10-2007, 11:06 AM
I'm sure it will...is that her in your avatar? That would make gorgeous yarn!

PaperGirl
05-10-2007, 01:28 PM
Wow! That came out SO pretty!

Leah22b
05-10-2007, 05:43 PM
I'm sure it will...is that her in your avatar? That would make gorgeous yarn!

Yup thats her. Silly me I forgot that was there...lol

Thanks! I'm hoping it turns out well. I'm going to process it myself though, so I have to purchase a few accessaries first.

Angelia
05-12-2007, 02:30 PM
Oh, Kempy, that yarn is precious!!! I so want to send off all the cat hair we accumulate daily. I saw an ad in the new IK for a place to send pet hair, including cats. Surely with 6 of them I could end up with a LOT of yarn! :teehee:

Have you knit with it yet?

kemp
05-12-2007, 02:45 PM
No, I haven't knit with it yet. I'm thinking a shawl though...

Angelia
05-12-2007, 05:47 PM
No, I haven't knit with it yet. I'm thinking a shawl though...

Aww, a great big puppy hug every time you wear it! That's perfect!

Arielluria
05-24-2007, 12:14 PM
That looks awesome! Makes me wish my long-haired German Shepherd was still alive. LOL!

http://www.texasnova.com/lu/storm500.jpg
He was a bit of a psycho, only DH and I knew how to handle him........The autograph is from General H Norman Schwarzkopf (his namesake).

Man, could I have make a LOT of yarn out of him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rofl:

kemp
05-24-2007, 02:06 PM
Sorry to hear about your dog. He was gorgeous!

laikabear
08-15-2007, 10:11 AM
Sorry to resurrect this thread after so long... I am saving undercoat from my Husky/ Chow mix (mostly gray and some white) and that's why I learned to knit.

I was wondering if you have used any of the Loki yarn yet! If so I'd love to hear how it is to work with and see what you're working on!

Thanks