Saturday, February 07, 2009

Knitting a dog collar

Above are the before pictures; pre hand felting the balls and then putting the whole knitted item into a nylon stocking, and into the washing machine for a few cycles. This was handspun 2 ply, doubled up while knitting. Wool is a combo of a Lincoln/ Corrie cross blended with some nice yearling mohair.

Nice to combine a few of your favorite things; in this case my adoraBULL canine companion and knitting, fulling and felting. Too bad I lost this lei ( and his CGC medallion) at a rest stop in Oregon on our way back a few days ago- oh well, It was a prototype for mo betta to come. I will make a harness in the same style next.

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About Me

Marin County, California, United States
I work for 2 non-profits in Marin County CA (near SF) that serve the Developmentally Delayed. I was introduced to weaving and knitting at a very young age. Over the years I have always had knitting on hand. There was a time where I was severely chastised for being so old fashioned, so it is great to see the upsurge in the home arts now going on! I have expanded into machine knitting; fortunately there is a great Guild nearby that has really been great. Spinning Fibers is a new thrust as well, and felting has creeped in too. If only I had more time...