Friday, March 14, 2008

What kind of dog IS this?

Little dog Chip belongs to the Girl of the House.

This means she is responsible for grooming him. It gets to be a real hit-or-miss job.

He's quite snuggly, and enjoys being petted. When he's snuggling me, I can't help but notice all the knots and snaggles in his fur. As I'm usually sitting in my knitting spot on the sofa, I have a scissors in close proximity.

I started clipping off the obvious snaggles, then progressed to snipping off all the poor puppy's long hair.

Now he's pretty funky looking. Guess the GotH will be springing for grooming fees to make him look a bit more presentable.

I did collect all the salvageable fur. It seems pretty spinnable. Similar to angora. Maybe we'll have furry mittens for the girl.

I'm on the colorwork on Osterdalen. Man, oh man, this is so much more enjoyable than all that plain stockinette!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Ooh, how exciting to be starting on the color again! I'm trying to talk my sister (a fellow knitter) into making an Olympic style sweater, or something, during the Olympics this summer. I think it would be fun.

You'll have to let me know how the possible mittens turn out. We have two golden retriever therapy dogs at my school and I mentioned something to the owner about spinning their fur and making something for her. I don't think she believes it will feel or smell good.