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Lisa R.
07-08-2008, 04:20 PM
I discovered that knitting is now a part of my worldview now. On another message board I go to, someone was asking about pets and whether collies were big shedders or not.

Someone else said she used a certain kind of brush to brush her heavily shedding collie and THREW AWAY several garbage bags of dog hair.

I'm not even a spinner and I had to leap on that and inform her about spinning the hair or selling it to someone or something!

It gets to ya, doesn't it???:rofl:

italianchildhood
07-08-2008, 04:24 PM
It's one of those "when worlds collide" moments... :)
If you could get all the pet owners together with all the spinners.............

knitpurlgurl
07-08-2008, 04:38 PM
My husband wants to get a goat to eat up the tall grass at the back of our acreage (6 acres). Right away, I said, "Can we get an Angora?"

CountryKitty
07-08-2008, 04:56 PM
LOL, I went to a workshop at a LYS and had to ask that part owner if she had ever spun the hair from her sheltie!


Then I remembered that poodles don't shed because their fur, like wool, never stops growing at a particular length. I started thinking about an afghan poodle mix I'd once seen with the silkiest ebony curls imagineable and wondered what kind of yarn it would have made....:D

Sajomaro
07-08-2008, 05:32 PM
My husband wants to get a goat to eat up the tall grass at the back of our acreage (6 acres). Right away, I said, "Can we get an Angora?"

FYI - You're better off getting some sheep. Goats will eat any bushes and trees in an area before the grass.

Tropicflower24
07-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Pry and Antolian LGD have really nice fibe....fur. Yeah, that's what I was saying. FUR!!! :teehee:

Crycket
07-09-2008, 01:31 AM
Goodness...I am horrible that way...I see an animal...and I am already sheering it in my mind....

Yeah...I have a collie/border collie mix, and I am saving her hair. It isn't the longest of hairs, but it isn't too short...I don't think...it is soooo warm though....I can't wait til I have enough!

This is Sandee.....

knitgal
07-09-2008, 10:24 AM
This is so funny! My boyfriend's brother and his fiance have a wheaton terrier and it looks like a sheep, so much so that other dogs at the park try to herd it (NOT KIDDING!). I was petting it on the weekend and saying "I want to knit you". Everyone thought I was nuts, but what else is new?

Tropicflower24
07-09-2008, 11:13 AM
FYI - You're better off getting some sheep. Goats will eat any bushes and trees in an area before the grass.
That's nicer for the knitter perhaps, but not all together correct. If goats have green grazing areas, they will clear up the brush and keep your grass short. They will eat some leaves, but the overall preference is grass and grains. My family has a small herd of 9 goats. :)

SBG
07-09-2008, 02:02 PM
I haven't ever read anything about spinning at all, but the idea of making my dogs' hair into yarn has never occurred to me. I suppose I'd need to bathe them more often for the idea to be appealing.

Crycket
07-09-2008, 04:28 PM
I haven't ever read anything about spinning at all, but the idea of making my dogs' hair into yarn has never occurred to me. I suppose I'd need to bathe them more often for the idea to be appealing.

Apparently once you have washed the fur...the smell goes away permently...so...no wet dog smell!

laikabear
07-10-2008, 01:48 AM
Guess where I got the idea to learn to knit?

Lisa R.
07-10-2008, 09:59 AM
Wow!

Simply_Renee
07-10-2008, 12:36 PM
I have to laugh at this, because I am exactly the same way!

knitasha
07-10-2008, 09:20 PM
I think I am beyond hope.
I was getting my semi-annual haircut today and asked the stylist to cut off about 5 inches. As the salon assistant was sweeping up about half a bushel of wavy, auburn clippings I found myself thinking, "I wonder if. ....."