Dog hair in my knitting...again!!! AARRGGGHHH!!!

No matter how hard I try, I inevitably get some dog hair in my finished projects!! Fortunately soaking and blocking usually takes care of the problem. Here's a mug shot of the the two culprits.

Until we knit again....


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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

What sweet puppies. You may have to start using yarns that color coordinate. :-) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

I'm constantly knitting my own hair into things, so a little dog or cat goes unnoticed in comparision.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Aaronknits's picture

Such sweet innocent little faces!!!

scottly's picture

What handsome children you have. Sheep hair, goat hair, alpaca hair, dog hair - what's the difference?

PhilNmtl's picture

Poor little pumpkins . . . . .

Their contribution simply needs to be celebrated and footnoted in every project. Your beasties are beautiful..... Clearly you have your priorities in order. :-)
I have NO idea where all the hair comes from. We only have one Golden Retreiver, but I call everything that I knit angora. - Phil

Kilted Knitter's picture

What Cuties!!!!!!
I also knit my own hair into my projects, and I like the idea of calling everything an angora project.

albert's picture

I sympathise, my three cats are avid about contributing to my knitting projects. Beautiful pups!

QueerJoe's picture

I have reconciled myself to the fact that any garment that I knit will inevitably include a bit of my cat. Like you, sometimes I'm able to pick them all out during the blocking process, but it's rarely worth the effort unless I'm giving it as a gift...if the knitted garment is for me or my partner, the first wearing will re-fur it anyway.

Love your dogs...makes me want one even more.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Your "furry kids" or sooo cute. My long-haired chi, Suki, is always on my lap when I'm knitting so a little of her hair is included in every project. She has such a great spirit that I figure it only adds to the emotionality of the garment--sort of like Tita's tears in her food as she is cooking in "Like Water for Chocolate".

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

crmartin's picture

They're adorable! I always have cat hair in my projects, we have four of them. I think it just adds to the "hand-made" look!



Buck Strong's picture

Your dogs are so cute! I don't have to worry about the pet hair. Standard Poodles don't shed. However, I don't know which is worse, picking pet hair out of your work or $75 per dog for grooming every 6 weeks.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

Andy's picture

I guess that's their contribution to the project!

"Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium."

Paul81's picture

I was going to berate you all for being so soft but having looked at the pics... they're so cute. Is that a British Bulldog? Melted. Apologies.

etramblings's picture

What great faces your dogs have David!! Maybe you can tell people you are knitting as a family unit? :)

jonathan1986's picture

perhaps your next dog should be an american hairless terrier??