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Old 10-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #11
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[quote=mrslevite;984173]Don't know what to tell you to salvage the yarn. Rename the dogs "Mo" and call it "Mo-Hair" yarn?
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:27 PM   #12
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you could knit a really ugly dog sweater out if it and then make your dog wear it. Then it wouldn't matter that it has dog hair in it.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:45 PM   #13
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you could knit a really ugly dog sweater out if it and then make your dog wear it. Then it wouldn't matter that it has dog hair in it.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:34 PM   #14
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Can you use it to knit dog sweaters, toys, blankets? No need to worry about dog hair then! I feel your pain - I've had cats make plenty of knitting messes including making huge snags in just-finished sweaters!
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #15
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Oh no! That's awful... I sympathize with your feelings towards your dogs. I love my niece and nephew dearly, but they've wreaked havoc upon my knitting on more than one occasion. But I still love them, and they're way cuter than anything I could ever knit .

I would probably put the yarn into hanks, tie it around in about 4 places and gently hand wash it with some wool wash (or shampoo if it needs more) before I decide whether or not to throw it out...
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:35 PM   #16
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I have used the lint roller with handle thingies to remove dog hair. Not the easiest but it may save your yarn. I just finished the project and then rolled and rolled and rolled....
Nice Doggie..
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #17
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Sorry about the bad times, but...
Your fur-baby knows the good stuff!!

Personally, I wouldn't try to salvage it for a gift, I'd never be happy with myself giving it, knowing what it had been through, but I would save it to knit something for that naught puppy and start anew for the lucky giftee...

Anyway, better luck with which ever path you decide to take!
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:39 PM   #18
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Could you wash it and/or pick off the dog hair as you are knitting with it? I realize that would add time to your project, but it might be an option.
This is what I would do... at the very least it won't work and you've only lost a few hours. Wind your balls into skeins (if you don't have a swift, someone's arms or the back of a chair will work), and tie the skeins loosely with some cotton yarn/shoelace/etc--don't use wool, it might color your yarn. Then fill up the sink with luke warm water and let it soack for a while. Hang up the skeins--you can weight them down with a can of soup or whatever so they don't end up kinky--and when they're dry check them out; if the hair is gone, great, if not, well at least you have an excuse for yarn shopping!

I would do the white separately from the other colors, just in case they bleed.

Also, if you still have the yarn bands, call your LYS and ask them to put aside some of the same dyelot for you: that way if you DO have to get more yarn, it will match.
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Also, if you still have the yarn bands, call your LYS and ask them to put aside some of the same dyelot for you: that way if you DO have to get more yarn, it will match.

Brilliant!
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